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Islam / Wake up call for the negligents
« on: December 31, 2003, 12:49:11 AM »
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Islam / REFLECTION ON THE PURPOSE OF LIFE
« on: January 10, 2004, 12:32:40 AM »
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Islam / Rational Analysis versus religious bigotry
« on: January 18, 2004, 04:28:10 PM »
Your god is One God; There is no god but He; The All-Merciful
The All-Compassionate.
 Behold in the creation of the Heavens and Earth
In the alternation of night and day, in the sailing of ships through the Ocean for the profit of mankind in the rain which God sends down from the skies, And the life He gives therewith to an earth that is dead in the creatures of all kinds
That He causes to multiply through the earth in the change of the winds and clouds Which run their appointed courses between the sky and earth in all these are
Signs indeed for people who use their reason.
This is quotation from Suratul Baqarah of the Quran which presents itself as a Guidance for mankind as a whole. It is addressed to all people that are conscious Of God who think about what they can see and hear and reflect on these . So therefore only those servants Of God who are knowledgeable truly stand in awe of Him.The heedless ignorant doesnot care.
The famous Islamic Jurist Imam Shafi'e was asked ?What was the proof for the existence of God in which Her replied ? the mulberry tree. Its colour, smell taste and Everything about it seem one and the same to you. But a caterpillar eats it and it Comes out as a fine silken thread. A bee feeds on it and it comes out as honey. A sheep eats it and it comes out as dung. Gazelles chew on it and it congeals producing the fragrance of musk.
Now who has made all these different things come from the same type of leaf He asked? So this is the reason why the Christians and Jews have got special status in Islam as the people of the book because they received the Scriptures Torah and the Injeel afore time. They were the first to be addressed to reflect on these Teachings calling them thus:
Say ?Oh People of the Book come to common terms as between us and you: That We worship non but God. That we associate no partners with Him: That we erect not from ourselves Lords or Patrons other than God: If they turn back Say Bear witness that we are Muslims.
 The Quran further expunges the misconception and erroneous belief that people have about Islam with regards to previous revelations and the prophets in the Following context;
Say ?We believe in Allah and the Revelation given to us
And to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob and the tribes and that given to Moses , Jesus and that given to all Prophets from their Lord We made no distinction between one and another of them and we bow in submission as Muslims.
So therefore Muslim does not claim to have Religion peculiar to himself only.
Religion is one and the same as always truth is one so therefore God should also be the same Supreme Being ?who suffers no fatigue needs  no rest or sleep He was neither born  nor is He the Father of anybody He needs no  partner or spouse as erroneously conceived by many people.
.Reflect at this beautiful description of the Unity of God in Suratul Ikhlas:
Say: He is the One God
God the Eternal Independent
He begets not nor was He begotten
And there is none comparable Unto Him.
Therefore every true scripture should never attribute to God something that goes against His unique Nature such as saying God was ever a man or there existed other gods or goddesses before. Therefore None is worthy of worship but Him only as
Attested by the Word every Muslim utters La ilaha Il Lallah.

The Quran therefore teaches us when you hear Gods name and His Attribute your heart will automatically be filled with awe and respect, love and gratitude unlike the one who does not believe will have the opposite effect in his Heart as he has hatred and grudge against his Creator. As for the Messengers or Prophets a person must have urge to follow them and aversion for all those who Oppose them. This is why you find a Muslim would never dream to employ his tongue to abuse any of the Prophets such as Jesus Moses as ?our Deen taught us to respect them not revile them. Every Muslim should strive to uphold among other things truthfulness, Justice, Honesty, sincerity trust, generosity, modesty, decency, humility, patience, courage Thankfulness, dignity, self-respect, and steadfastness and hard work. He must also endeavour to avoid ?committing sins such as telling lies, dishonesty, deceit, hypocrisy, cheating , rancour , Miserliness, Envy, hatred, shamelessness, self ?conceit cowardice and all other obnoxious Evil habits which were all taught to them by their Leader.
 There are three main criteria to which every good leader should be judged or provide which include among others: Providing for the well being of those being led ?as well as to provide ?a Social Forum in which the people may feel secure ?and finally ?to providing them with one set of belief such as the ?one given by Islam. Samples were taken of different leaders by the Time Magazine 30 years ago which came to a conclusion thus:
 Perhaps the Greatest Leader of all times was Mohammed who combined all these three functions mentioned above. Another writer who compiled 100 most influential people ever produced in the History of Mankind .came up with his first choice as Prophet Muhammad after analysing all the Qualities of this Great Leader.
Finally to Quote what a French Historian Larmatine wrote 150 years ago in 1854 about Prophet Muhammad .also explained his reasons thus:
 ?If greatness of purpose, smallness of means and outstanding results are the true criteria of human genius who could dare to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad? The most famous men created arms laws and empires only no more than material power which often crumbled away before their eyes, But this man moved not only armies, legislation, empires, peoples, dynasties. The Altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas the belief and the souls which left the Hatred of false gods and the passion for the One Immaterial God in the hearts Of Muslims. His Faith forbearance sincerity Prayers, Conversation with God His death and his triumph after death all these served to affirm conviction Which gave him power to restore a Creed?
Lamartine continued to describe Prophet Muhammad as Philosopher, Orator, Apostle Legislator, Warrior conqueror of ideas restorer of National dogmas of cults without images the founder Of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual Empire that is Muhammad. As Regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured Lamartine asked
Is there any man greater than Him? There are several objective Non-Muslims who expressed similar positive and objective opinions about the Prophet of Islam. But some insincere bigots are trying to paint black picture about Islam with the
Intention of blotting this light by all means so as to deprive others from gaining access to this Great Deen brought by the Prophet through insinuation and character assassination of no less than the Prophet himself and His Deen being followed by more ?than 1.3 billion people all over the Globe. Well I would like to add something The one who employs such tactical foul ?language to discredit other peoples beliefs shows how ?insincere and frustrated he is and therefore has lost all moral credibility as an intellectual or whatever position of honour ?holds as he is still immature dogmatic Religious bigot ?who ?does not adhere to the strict teaching of Jesus or Muhammad and should immediately be shunned by the Sincere followers of these Two Great Religions. His object is to try to sow discord among the two followers With a view to causing confusion thereby fanning Religious hatred and disturbances
This would not be in the interest of our Society and Country at large.
So therefore his plagiarism and write-ups should not be noticed and no one should take him seriously as he has already consigned his own garbage into the bin with his own hands through such emotional frenzy verbiage which has become typical of him.
WamaTaufiqi Illa Billah Alaihi Tawakaltu Wa ilaihi Unib... ?

Babandi Abubakar Gumel

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Islam / Politics or Deen?
« on: January 03, 2004, 07:37:59 PM »
People are unfortunately now much more concerned with the apparent practices of Deen such as Political, Economic and Cultural part of  this way of life rather than  the formal  practices or devotion. Well of course this has to do with the environment which we find ourselves. Muslims, non Muslims a like everyone is much more curious or interested in something such as the capture of a certain famous political figure because of his importance in politics rather than his Islam or his way of life.
This as I said has got something to do with politics, because he is a politician himself. This is why the whole world were all involved and paid so much attention to it, pious and impious alike.
Every Muslim knows that the most honourable amongst them in the sight of Allah is he who has got Taqwa, but unfortunately now we do not judge people by their Taqwa but by their Duniya influence. If somebody for instance is a Governor, Minister, Senator or an MP he is much more respected than a common Alim or Religious Scholar or even a Hafiz (one who memorises the whole Quran). So where is the Sharia? Are we really serious about it as a non-Muslim Leader challenged Muslims once saying it was a Political Sharia which would soon fizzle out. Alhamdu Lillahi it has not yet fizzled out as predicted yet it is sad to see that our Leaders are not so keen in the implementation of Sharia nor do our journalists so curious about the coverage of the real implementation of this natural way of life. What everyone is so interested is what a leader says not what he does weather it conforms to the Deen or not. It is not uncommon to find people not saying their five times Daily Prayers and yet no body bothers about it and the so called  Models  give the responsibility of implementing the Sharia to such unfortunate misguided miscreants who daily transgress the limits set by Allah.
   This reminds me of one of the saying's of Rasulullah in which He was quoted to have said a time will come when people would aspire for leadership. Well as we can see everybody in our Country wants be something great weather he is trustworthy or not. He does not care about the ordinary people. All he cares is to rule them despite the fact that he is not trustworthy and is such a compulsive liar at the same time he does not fulfil his promise and yet we regard him as a good Muslim. Well we know Rasulullah (S.A.W) said if anybody has got these three evil characteristics i.e. When he talks he tells lies, if you trust him you find he is not trustworthy and when he promises abjures then and then even if he prays, fasts and calls himself a true Muslim do not believe him as he is not, he is rather dubious Munafik or hypocrite. May Allah save us from such evil habits.
    What brings about all these in our Society? It is lack of Imaan or faith as our brothers in Tabligh have daily been reminding us but we are not curious about the activities of these people as politics is not involved so we have no time to sit with them in the Mosques and listen to their lectures .We rather abhor them as they have big beards that are synonymous with the current Political Islamic Activists who are being pursued all over the world for apparent political activities. So therefore you find The Amanah or trust will be taken away from the hearts of people to such an extent that you will find not a single person who is trustworthy in the whole of a village or a community except so and so as predicted by Rasulullah (S.A.W). Another factor which leads to this degeneration is due to lack of Daawah or invitation toward Allah. It is not uncommon today to find those who are involved in the activities of propagating the Deen are not being patronised simply because they either shun worldly pursuits or not toying the lines of the Duniya people.
      Due to this lack of Daawah activities you see people who do not care about Deen and not even the main basic Principles pillars of Deen such as Salah and yet they are Regarded as the Champions of the Sharia and extended their influence in our Society although Allah said Inna Akaramakum Indal Laahi Ataqakum. We only respect people according to their Duniya influence and not according to how much Deen they have in their lives. If you even try to remind such people about the consequence of their sinister activities you will be told to mind your own business or you will be dubbed ignorant fanatic who should be shunned by all. So what do we expect to get from Allah If we sincerely want His Rahmah and Pleasure we have to turn to Him in repentance and act according to the Sunnah Way of His beloved Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.). Why are we instructed to avoid evil by all means such as the use of force if we cannot by our tongues otherwise we should all feel it evil in our hearts which is the weakest degree of Imaan.
How many of us avoid such evil? We have to take stock of ourselves in this matter. Sharia cannot progress if we are not willing to follow Shari?a sincerely from the core of our hearts thus making sacrifice as demanded by the Deen... So therefore if we do not follow the tenets of the Deen we will not be deceiving anybody but ourselves.
     If I may ask how many of us sincerely care to learn about the Deen since the introduction of Sharia in our Country? How many of us have put into practice  what we have learnt and how many of us are willing to propagate this Deen which unfortunately is regarded as burden by the vast majority of our so called intellectuals who do not know anything about Sharia except stoning an adulterer and adulteress and the chopping of hands of a thief that are being given prominence  in the front pages of our Dailies.
Muslims have now been safely sub-divided into three  political sectors i.e., the so called sincere practicing Muslims who are regarded with suspicion as the potential danger and enemies that should be shun by one and all, the moderate Muslims who do not practice the Deen on regular basis as the Models of the Society and then the non-practicing Muslims who are  in between these two samples above.
        Unfortunately it has become part of our habits to pick and choose about Deen. We normally take the easiest form that brings benefit to our material gains such as aspiring for political leadership that included becoming a Governor, a Minister or an MP, Senator or even a Councillor in our Local Government. But if we really know the implication of aspiring for such a position on the Day of judgement we would never have dreamt of having such a aspiration. So this is why as Rasulullah has rightly predicted a time will come when people will aspire for Leadership. Abu Zar (Radiyallahu Anhu) or another Sahabah once asked Rasulullah to appoint him as Governor, but Rasulullah patted his chest and told him not ask people to appoint him as Leader because he could not carry it or discharge the responsibility successfully. So what is our situation now? Alas we reach a stage where by it was predicted that people will regard so and so as intelligent and yet he has no grain of Imaan in his heart. Allahu Akbar May Allah guide us show us the truth as truth and give us the ability to follow it and show us falsehood as false and give us the ability to shun it, amin. Deen is Naseeha or advice, and the Companions asked Rasulullah to whom and He said to Allah His Book, His Prophet the Muslim Leaders and the Muslim Community as a whole.
       The Naseeha to our Leaders is for them to be just and the Ulamah to guide the misguided and preach the truth irrespective of adverse criticism. It is the duty of the followers to act according to the Commands of Allah and the Sunnah of Rasulullah if we really want Sharia to succeed otherwise it will only be in name and not in practice.
Allah help us, amin.

Babandi Abubakar Gumel.

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Islam / QURAN USED AS REFERENCE ONLY BY ALL?
« on: February 07, 2004, 04:43:36 PM »
When Rasulullah (S.A.W) appointed Mua?az Bin Jabal Allah be pleased with him as the Governor of Yemen he gave him the following advice.
?O Mua?az I advise you to be pious with Allah and fear wrongdoing. Be truthful In speech, fulfil your promise and deliver what you are entrusted and avoid treachery. I advise you to be compassionate with the orphans and you should guard and protect your neighbour, swallow your anger be humble and lower your wing to the believers and maintain constancy with your faith learn and understand the Quran .You should love the Hereafter and prepare for your reckoning ( Day of Judgement) and curtail your hopes and you should do your best no matter whatever you do. I forbid you to insult any Muslim do not belie a truthful person or believe a liar no disobey a just Imam (Ruler). ?Rasulullah continued to advise Mua?az to always remember Allah (S.W.T).Remember him with each breath and keep His remembrance as you cross every rock and tree. Repent immediately whenever you commit a sin. If it is committed in secret you should repent privately if it is committed openly you should repent publicly.
 Allahu Akbar such was the advice of our Prophet to Mua?az Bin Jabal who was regarded as the most knowledgeable person regarding Halal (Lawful) and Haram (unlawful) among the Ummah which was comprehensive and concise. In one of his discourses Mua?az himself (R.A) warned of awful trials that were coming in which he said Quran would be opened only for reference by believers, hypocrites and the disbelievers men and women young and old. Therefore in the end a preacher would ponder, saying to himself ?How is it that I happen to be reading the divine Book and people seem not be interested nor follow its admonitions.
 This reminds me of the story of Salman Farsi another devoted Companion of the Prophet when he came to a Mosque in one of the Cities in Iraq it was said nearly
One thousand people came to greet him. He was so overwhelmed by the honour given to him and therefore asked them to sit down while he stood up and opened the Quran in which He began reading from Suratul Yusuf. In the end the crowd which thronged the gathering in the beginning started to diminish and ended up with about only one hundred people. Therefore Salman questioned the rest of the crowd as to whether they came to listen only to flowery ornate personal opinions or what? Stressing that when he read for them the Glorious Book of Allah they left which saddened him.
 This is the unfortunate situation we find ourselves in today. People are more curious and interested in personal and useless harmful opinions that would bring no benefit rather than listening to a quotation from the Book of Allah or the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W). They are more interested in the Science of polemics disputations and other unnecessary debates and useless talks which would be a source of regret for them on the Day of Judgement for not remembering Allah during such talks. This is why at the end of Tafsir or Hadith Session we read the Kaffara Dua that would atone the sin committed during the Session. Everyone knows this kind of gathering which are devoid of Allah?s blessing bring nothing but Woe and misery. It would in no way help uplift the Society instead it would bring about enmity, envy, hatred pride arrogance and rancour among the people cherishing friendship outwardly ?but inwardly cherish hatred against one another for turning away from the truth. It is said in Hadith the most sinful people among the Muslims are those who cater to confabulations (i.e. talking together) sinful casual conversions In the World. So therefore we have to be very careful as the Kiraman Katibin (the two Scribes Angels) are busy writing all the good and the evil we do and we say.
So therefore it is up to continue to do and say good or entertain our friends only for the sake of entertainment but remember Allah will call us to account. Abu Darda (R.A) another distinguished Companion said I laugh at someone who stretches his hopes in this World being unmindful of death which is steadily seeking to end his life. He also said I laugh at someone who is heedless and unaware that Allah is not unmindful of him and finally I laugh at someone who grins from ear to ear unaware whether his loud laughter is pleasing to his Lord or perhaps incurring His wrath. So therefore if someone is doing it out of ignorance is unfortunate had it been the will of Allah He would have taught him but however awful doom awaits such person even seven times more who is learned but does not act upon his knowledge according Abu Darda (R.A). That is why one of the four questions that everyone would be asked on the Day of Resurrection is whether he puts his knowledge into practice. This Deen is not Deen of following desires or fancies and talking rubbish but Deen of Action and Practice. If Allah gives somebody the ability to put into practice what he/She knows well and good because it is from Allah otherwise do not blame anybody but you. May Allah give us Taufiq. Amen.

Babandi Abubakar Gumel

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Islam / 200 Years of Shari'a in Nigeria
« on: February 16, 2004, 10:49:19 PM »
It is interesting to note that Muslims are unfortunately joining their non-Muslims counterparts ?in going against the commandments of Allah and the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (S.A.W).They have been doing it for years without even caring once to sit and reflect, why I do this or that. Is it a matter of lack of knowledge or only mere heedlessness or is it because Shari?a has not been imposed properly or sincerely? Many questions would be asked regarding these matters why this and that. Now the Shari'a Is in operation in our Country not withstanding these daily sins and transgression go on unabated without check and hindrance. The question is who could check these evils with a view to stopping them?
Our Leaders, policemen or other men in the Uniform and those who have authority or other politicians that have influence in the Society. Of course yes if they are determined and sincere. The only problem is some of the so called exemplary Leaders are not sincere in their actions instead of becoming Muttaqina Imama Shining examples of Righteousness they prefer to be leaders of Fusuq thus spreading fasiqanci and other evils secretly and openly and nobody would mince a word. Please remember the Day when you will be brought back to Allah, So therefore guard yourself against following desires and Society or majority which unfortunately people found themselves drowning in such evil habits of  without Ilm.
 A sincere Muslims follows no one but Allah and His Prophet. Take out the thermometer and measure your Imaan see how much fear of Allah have you in your heart, if your deeds lead you to doing righteous action then thank Him and know that you are Sincere and is a sign of acceptance otherwise
If you are doing all sorts of Fasiqanci without care to make taubah or return to path of righteousness Pray that Allah has not sealed your heart and so you must immediately return to Him. If one has got the fear of Allah in his heart He would never dream to engage any of his limbs against  any of the Commandments of Allah or the Sunnah of Prophet (S.A.W).
As we know Allah has given us Amanah our bodies and wealth which one day we have to give Him back this trust. So therefore we are seriously warned against the consequence of our activities. Every one has to make effort to strengthen his/her Imaan as we are going to Qabar alone without bodyguard or friends that would help us at the time of our needs which we would all face the time when we see the Angel of death. So my dear friends prepare before the Day when we would be called to give account of what we have done in this very short life which is full of pomp and pageantry. Imagine your first night in Qabar (grave) how would you fare are you ready to meet Munkar and Nakir the two Questioning Angels in the Grave. The Sahabahs Imaan was so strong, it was like Mountain unlike ours like pebbles.
Another analogy one can give between our Imaan and that of Sahabah is like the amount of water each one has. Some of our brothers and sisters Imaan is like water in a spoon that cannot quench thirst and some in a cup while others Imaan is like water in a jug slightly bigger than a cup while the others Imaan is like water in a bucket and others like bigger containers. However Sahabahs Imaan is like brook some like Rivers while others like Seas and Oceans which not only give them benefit themselves but also others were deriving such benefits from them.
Typical example of the greatness of Imaan of Sahabah could be deduced from the incident of one of the Companions of Rasulullah (S.A.W) called Abdullah Bin Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhuma) who was the Son of Umar Bin Khattab (R.A) the Second Caliph for us to reflect. In addition it would help us to reflect and gauge the temperature of our Imaan. He said ?I swear by Allah even if I unintentionally place my finger in a glass of wine I would not wish for that finger to follow me" Allahu Akbar this is one of the highest degrees of Imaan a person can ever dream of having. What made This Sahabah to abhor his finger which unintentionally touched Wine not to accompany him (to Akhirah), was of course their firm conviction On what Allah and His Prophet have warned about the evil consequence of Haram. Subhanallah for some people of course Muslims I?m talking about drinking alcohol dining and dancing and other Un-Islamic Haram activities Have become part of their daily habit competing with non-Muslims in spreading such evils in the name of progress and advancement which have become the norm in our Society. You would be dubbed as uncivilised for not socialising with them. With the introduction of Shari?a In our Society we hope our Leaders would set good example By embarking on a sincere campaign to curve these menace that are on the Increase with a view to stamping them out once and for all  so that the Shari?a States in the North could become crime-free zone  thus becoming shining example compared with the rest of the States that are not practicing Shari?a in the Country. There are basically three reasons why people don?t want follow Shari?a either they are Kafirun, Zalimun or Fasiqun. So therefore a Muslim who does not follow Shari?a he automatically falls in one of the categories of Zalim of Fasiq. Allah has reminded us in His Holy Book ?Oh You who believe why do you say thing which you don't practice". So therefore it is the responsibility of individuals and collective and all concerned males and females young and old each and every Muslim to make Fikr (worry) to help the Hukumah enforce the Shari?a Laws strictly without fear of favour. Whoever violates them how highly placed he/she may be must be made to taste the consequence of his evil deeds. If strict discipline is imposed no body would dare go against the Law. Discipline is synonymous with Sharia. Remember the time Of Buhari and Idiagbon 20 years ago although it was not Shari'a but because strict discipline was introduced people were alert to their responsibility. That was mulkin Soja and not of Shari?a.It was only War against indiscipline that helped yielded good result think about it, it was not divine law is only now we will be following the Devine Law if weare sincere. Now this is Mulkin Shari?a so it is the responsibility of every Muslim to help move forward this Devine Law which was given to us as a gift by the Creator for the benefit of Mankind as a whole so therefore we must set good example for others to follow by imposing the Shari?a first on our Nafs if we sincerely believe in what we say not qaulin bi ma amaalin i.e. Talk without practice. We should take advantage of democracy to revive our lost glory which Mujaddadi Shehu Usman Dan Fodio Rahimallahu Alaihi brought to this part of the Country exactly two hundred years ago in 1804.It was only abolished by the Colonialists when they conquered the whole Country about 100 years ago. A person who does good will never be forgotten like Mujaddadi May Allah enlighten His Grave for the good He brought to our people which we are still benefiting. Last time one of our brothers wrote an article about adultery which I?m sure would benefit all sincere Muslims who want make Hijira from Fusuq?to Taqwa even though many people are not so keen about reading such articles We pray Allah to reward Him and all those brothers and sisters who are making sincere effort to remind all the Mumineen to come back to the right path of Shari?a and avoid following Nafs and fancies that we desire which have unfortunately become a fashion and order of the Day in this Age and Era of the 21st Century which is 1400 away from the time of the Prophet and His Companions. Wata'awanu Alal Birri Wattaqawa Wala taawanu Alal Ithmi Wal udwan. So therefore it is all our responsibility and what do you think?
Allah Ya Taimakemu Yayi Mana Jagoranci Amen.

Babandi Abubakar Gumel.

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Islam / THE IMPORTANCE OF MUHARRAM AND HIJRAH
« on: February 23, 2004, 01:11:04 AM »
It is now 1425 years since Rasulullah (S.A.W) left Mecca for Medina on Migration popularly known as Hijira. It marked the beginning of Islamic Calendar in the Month of Muharram. Like the other 3 Months Dhul Qidah, Dhul Hajj, and Rajab Muharram is among the four Sacred Months out of the twelve Months in Muslim Calendar.
It is stated in a Hadith when the Prophet migrated to Medina he saw the Jews fasting on the 10th Day of Muharram. He inquired the reason as to why they were keeping fast on this Day to which they replied in commemoration to the victory granted to Musa and Bani Israel against Fir?aun on this Day.
Rasulullah said He was closer to Musa or have more right over Musa than them consequently he fasted on the 1oth of Muharram. Then He said if he lived the following year he would fast on the 9th of Muharram in addition to the tenth so as to be different from the Jews. Therefore the Muslims are required to fast on the 9th and 10th of Muharram if possible and if it is not a person can fast the 10th and the 11th. I will quote few Ahadith about the importance of this Month for benediction. We start with a general Hadith on the importance of the Month itself narrated by Abu Huraira and quoted by Muslim which says" The best Month for observing Saum next after Ramadan is the Month of Allah the Muharram. Muharram is given the title Shaharullah or Month of Allah because it is the beginning of the Islamic Year like January of the Gregorian Calendar. So therefore according to this Hadith fasting in this Month is better than any other Month of the year after the Ramadan. Narrated Ibn Abbas (Radhiyallu Anhuma) Allah's Messenger (S.A.W) observed Saum (fasting) on the Day of Ashura i.e. tenth of Muharram and commanded us to fast on this Day.
(Al Bukhari and Muslim) Another Hadith narrated by Abu Qatadah (Radhiyallu Anjou) Allah's Messenger (S.A.W.) was asked about observing Saum on the 10th Day of Muharram to which he replied it atones for the sins of the preceding year. Subhanallah that one day's fasting i.e. 10th of Muharram expiates one year?s sins. Imagine if you fast the whole of Ramadan and fast six days of Shawwal is equal to one year fast. So we pray to Allah to give us the Tawfiq to act upon These Ahadith quoted above and are a way of expressing our Shukr to our Creator Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala. So lale Marhabin da Shiga Sabuwar Shekara Allah shi Maimaita mana ya sa mu wanye lafiya Amin thumma Amin. Wa Akhiri Da'awana Anil Hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alamin.
 
Babandi Abubakar Gumel

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Islam / TONGUE A GREAT GIFT
« on: March 06, 2004, 03:05:44 PM »
Tongue ?is a great gift which Allah has given to Insan. lThough ?animals have tongues like us but Allah has not given them the ability to express their feelings as we human beings could as He made us the best and chosen among all His creations. So therefore  this unique position of ours as the best  requires us to  learn the method of how best to utilise our tongues especially We the Muslims so as to bring us benefit both  spiritually and materially in this World and our final abode the Akhirah. It is ?very essential   for every matured sane Muslim  who is concious of the ?the life hereafter and worried of his or her reckoning to reflect on the ways and manners one should use his or her tongue so as to bring  benefit  to himself and the Society in general.Using the tongue  in the best posssible  manner brings about goodness leading  to the attainment of the  pleasure of Allah in Duniya and Akhirah. However unfortunately doing the opposite would bring the  same  rather  opposite results thereby bringing Allah's   Wrath and Anger thus depriving one of His Mercy simply for misusing  this very natural gift i.e the ?tongue.So because of this we are advised in so many  Ahadith of the Prophet to utilise our tongues in the best possible manner so as to bring   benefit to Muslims in particular and the whole humanity in general as it said in Hadith Humanity is like Allah's Family so we should treat them well.Applying one's tongue in useful pursuits  leads one to  real Iman and and righteous deeds.A real Muslim is he who others are safe from the mischief of his hands and tongue.  As everyone is aware the tongue is a small flesh that brings about discord between two people such as husband and wife or even between Nation and another Nation. It is the same flesh that lands a person in real trouble leading to regret and sorrow that has no end and it is this flesh that would land  most people in Jahannam and deprive them of Jannah. Unfortunately it is the same tongue that creates discord among people which could lead to war for many years. Employing the same  flesh by uttering good  and nice beautiful word such as Kalimah Tayyiba Laila Ha illallah leads to the acceptance of  Iman which differentiates Haq and Baatil  Mumin and Kafir who tries to cover and find faults, all the blessings and bounties of Allah thus denying Him  instead of thanking  Him for all this he would rather find fault with the Creator through blaspheming and insinuating the Khaliq..The utterances of simple words by the tongue is in effect indirectly conveying  the message  which the heart wanted express but could not do it verbably so therefore it has to direct  the Messenger of the body i.e the tongue to convey this same message.Therefore the whole limbs of a human body defend on the tongues as their only spokesman.If any part of the body is sick it is only the tongue that can convey the message to others in the best possible manner.This is why It is said in a Hadith narrated by ?Abu sai'd Khudri (R.Anhu) reported Rasulullah (S.A.W) as saying
" When the son of Adam gets up in the morning,all the limbs humble themselves before the tongue saying: 'Fear Allah ?for our sake because we are with you,if you are ?straight (right)
we will also be straight( right) and if you are crooked,we will also become crooked ( or wrong).So therefore safeguarding the tongues against useless and unneccessary vain talks lead
to virtues deeds that bring good to Insan otherwise theyl bring nothing but misery?at the same time one is held responsible for his evil actions leading to regret in both Duniya and Akhirah.This is why ?the Prophet ?(S.A.W) advised thus: " Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day Must speak good or should keep quite. Well of course the condition is if one seriously believes in Allah and the Day of judgement as one who does not believe such as Atheists or free thinkers dont bother as they ?have no regards for the words of Allah and His Prophet. To them Allah's words are the same to others they have no weight whatsoever therefore is of no consequence or any ?importance that would make them pay heed. Imam Shafi'e ?Rahimallahu Alaihi said the meaning of the Hadith is whenever somebody wants speak should reflect before attempting to speak. Have we ever thought of this? How many of us have ever reflected before  speaking or taking our pens to write any unfortunate  trivial and unneccessery, satirical  gossips in a special column that ?bring no benefit to Muslims and the Society in general.We must not forget that one day we shall have to give  account of  whatever we have  said ?or written in our lives and we will be dumbfounded to  note that nothing is left in out in our reckord which would either be given on the right or the left hand. We all know the  the implication of receiving our reckords on the left or the Right. So therefore in our own interest we should avoid or even not try to write only for the mere sake of writing to please  others rather than our Creator.Doing so would not bring any good to us in both Duniya and Akhirah rather  untold hardship would be waiting in the Life hereafter both in Qabar,Hashar,Sirat and the rest of Akhirah in addition to bringing us face to face with the Creator  thus putting  us to shame before Allah in front of every one among His creations. May Allah save us Amen..Unfortunately a lot of us are so?carried away ?by the tirade wave of exhuberance of declamation vying  with ?one another demonstrating our elequence thus expressing  skills and ability to communicate in English and other Foreign Languages just for mere show only to please our fellow  colleuges  other intellectuals male and females rather than pleasing the Creator.However as Muslims ?I would like to remind my brothers and sisters ?to do things only for the sake of Allah rather than impresssing the Makhluq that would render our amaals null and void for our insincerity so we must purify our intention  so as to attract the pleaure Allah as all actions are only judged according to intentions. A Hadith says a man ?speaks nice and  good words ?without ?understanding ?it's importance ?and Allah records good pleasure ?for Him till he meets Him,similarly a person may speak evil without realising ?it's consequence and Allah becomes angry with Him and remains so till he meets him.So therefore our beloved Prophet (S.A.W) kindly requested us his followers not to indulge in excessive talking without remembering Allah as this hardens the hearts and those who would be farthest from Allah on the Day of Judgement would be those whose hearts are hard.In short it's the tongue that brings all this misfortune to a person so please My dear  keep it under control to enable you attain salvation in both the two Worlds. Another Hadith says " Whoever ?gives me guarantee to safe guard what is between his two jaws ( i.e tongue) and ?what is between his legs (private parts) I will give him guarantee of Paradise. Reflect on this simple and easy method of attaining a palace in Paradise.Although it looks easy but in reality it is difficult unless Allah makes it easy for a person. For  one cannot control his tongue as Rasulullah has clarified in another long and famous Hadith narrated by Muaz Bin jabl Radhiyallahu Anhu
in which the former asked Prophet to advise him on the action that may lead him to Paradise and take him away from Hell.Rasulullah replied it is difficult but easy only to whom Allah has made it easy .In the end of the Hadith Rasulullah advised Muaz to control his tongue to which he queried as to whether we would be called to account for what we say'? The Prophet retorted ' May your mother be berieved' Are people thrown on their faces in the fire ?for anything other than the produce of their tongues? So therefore my dear commorades, intellectuals, ?writers of good things please dont forget to speak good and write good things as we are Muslim first. Before taking pen to paper ?writing hurriedly with the intention  to impress the audience instead of seeking Allah's countenence  (S.W.T) ?We must always take care to ponder on what have been suggested above?to enable us make simple?analysis of what  we want  say or write in order to safeguard our Imaan and thus reaping the fruit and reward of obedience i.e that of the injuctions of Allah and following  the  Sunnah  way of our beloved Prophet  Muhammad (S.A.W)
all the times and treading on the right path.In addition is like killing two birds with one stone achieving Duniya and Akhirah. If we fail to comply we would surely lose the Akhirah and possibly  we might even lose the Duniya which is Batan Baka tantan. We should also not forget  the Honourable Kiraman Katibin are busy writing and taking notes of whatever we do say or write in words and deeds.So therefore please let us tread carefully and not get carried away by unnecceasry so-called writings of show which sometimes question the injunctions laid down by Allah thereby putting one in doubt  such as to whether we are allowed to come even near to Faasha not to talk of the indescency itself thus  supporting the views of Non-Muslims against the teachings of Rasulullah in the name of progress and intellectualism.I implore all my brothers and Sisters to please write something that would bring benefit to the Ummah and it may be the means of our  salvation in both this  life and the Life Hereafter.At the same time  we pray  due to His Mercy to shower HIs blessings on the Ummah so that  we may attain His  the pleasure in both Duniya and Akhirah.We should stop immitating others such  as  Ahlil Kitab whose lives were prolonged ?therefore so their hearts were hardened and most of them became rebellious ie were fasiqun.So we must avoid this danger of Fusuq. A person would be in the company of those whom he loves on the Day of Judgement.So if we sincerely  wanted to  be in the Company of Rasulullah ?and His Companions we must strictly follow their footsteps both in actions , words and deeds otherwise we would continue to be in the same heedleness ,contrivance bickering and fighting among ourselves  instead of making effort inviting people towards Haq we are being misguided ourselves and dont want take heed  or waver from our position. It is sad we are not wiiling to come out from this darkness and unfortunately and we will never come out of it may be until our respected Guest THE ANGEL OF DEATH comes to take us back to ALIMUL GHAIB WASSHAHADAT who would in turn tell us what we used to do.So please Remember the Hadith again If You believe in Allah and the Last Day  say good or you keep quite Allah has given us tongues to express Shukr and not Kufr .So Therefore it is your tongue that will guide you straight to Jannah for saying good  or Jahanam for saying Evil.Now the choice is yours.Wallahu Ala ma Nakulu Waakil.

Babandi Abubakar Gumel

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Islam / Privilege of Choice People turning to Islam
« on: March 13, 2004, 02:10:16 PM »
A Religious Education Teacher in the North Eastern England has predicted the number of British Muslim converts would equal or even overtake the present Immigrant Muslim community in the next ten years or so. Rose Kendrick a Teacher in Hull Comprehensive School who is also an author of a textbook guide to Quran  recently made the prediction in an interview with the Times Newspaper in which She inferred ? Islam is as much a World Faith as is Roman Catholicism. No one nationality claims it as its own? she noted...
 One interesting thing found in a survey carried out was that this wave surge of increase in the new converts continued unabated especially among women despite the negative publicity campaign carried in order to taint the image of the Muslims and Islam in the Media. According to Government and Academic sources the number of Muslims praying in the Mosques have already outstripped all the worshippers combined attending the Church of England in UK which is the Head of the Anglican Community throughout the World. This new trend of conversions is not peculiar to UK only but similar unprecedented surge in swing to the Deen is also noted in Europe and America despite the so called Islam phobia sway seen as deliberately being carried out by the Press in order to distort the image of Islam and the Muslims. An East London Convert Amina Ismail told the East London Local Muslim Newspaper ?When people immerse themselves in real Islamic literature they recognise the truth? She lamented. ?After preconceived prejudices are cleared people break down in tears, but they don?t bother to examine the faith until something happens which puts Islam on their laps? she confidently pointed out.
The Council of American Islamic Relations Chairman Nihad Awad according to the Paper is reported to have said as many as 34,000 Americans have converted to Islam in just two Months following the September 11 incident. He described the mass conversion as the highest rate ever recorded since the coming of Islam to the Country. A Dutch Islamic Centre has claimed a tenfold increase in conversion while a New Muslim project in Leicester Central England run by a former Irish Roman Catholic Batool Al-Toma reported a stream of new converts to the faith. According to the paper women converts to Islam in the US outnumber men by four to one and here in Britain many of the new converts are from the middle-class educated background who pray five times fast in Ramadan give Zakat and answer their mobiles with ?Assalamu Alaikum? at the same time highly articulate and tolerant like most Britons living in U.K. They made their choice of Islam over all other Religions due to privilege of choice.
Meanwhile three Muslim Schools out of the four only State Funded Schools throughout the UK have been celebrating their outstanding performance in the recent GCSE Secondary School Examination results here in London .Islamia Girls High School in Brent, West London the Madni Girls School in the Tower Hamlet and the Tayyibah Girls School in Hackney both in East London topped the tables in the Secondary School final results. The three Schools were said to have achieved 100% pass marks during the exams scoring between A-C grades in five subjects thus beating the National average of about 53%. Other Muslim Schools that have scored more than 90% included Jami?atul Ummah School in the Tower Hamlet also in East London and As Sadiq and Al-Zahra Schools both in Brent West London. So far  only four Muslim Schools are currently being funded by the Government out of nearly 100 of such schools throughout the UK as compared with about 30 Jewish Schools and nearly 7000 Christian Schools of different denominations The success of the Muslim Schools which are attributed to hard work and dedication of the pupils would help boost the morale of the Muslim community in UK and go along way to providing better prospect for new primary and Secondary Institutions  which have daily been springing almost every where throughout the Country. The Muslim girls are therefore keenly noted to be amongst the most intelligent in London according to real world trend for such performance thus completely destroying the spun myth of Islamic Women?s Education daily carried out in the Media.

Babandi Abubakar Gumel

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Islam / People intoxicated with Duniya
« on: March 22, 2004, 09:57:11 AM »
Ayahasabul Insana an yutruka suda.Thinketh ?man that he is to be left aimless. Well this is what people may be thinking
putting forward some philosophical arguments with the intention to dissuade others from the truth as they say it is bitter but we have to say it whether we like it or not.Remember ?we passed long period ?of time in which we were unremembered so tommorow ?if we are buried in the grave ?we would be forgotten.Rivalry in worldly increase distracteth you until you arrive in the grave.Without going into details I would like only to quote some qaseda regarding
death and the reality of Insan after his demise.It would only benefit those who want take benefit otherwise ?the unmindful Ghaafeel remains heedless in his usual negligence.The ?qaseda started describing ?who is a real traveller as not the one who is going from place to place such as from Kano to Zaria but the real traveller is the traveller going towards the grave with kafanto an unfamiliar strange place with insufficient provision to his or her destination i.e the ?Akhirah. The Poem continues thus:
 Alas! how many faults which were committted in negligence have been noted as story of the past and how many pains have remained in my heart as blazing flames to burn me. Leave me ?so that I May lament over myself and pass my life in worry and concern.Itseems as if the following scene is before my eye: I'm lying dead on my death bed surrounded by my family and their hands are turning my sides.Yes the following scene is also before me:people have gathered to lament and cry over me,the announcement of my death has been made and I'm being addressed as the deceased.A doctor
was brought for my treatment but today I do not see the doctor benefitting me.Shortly my soul will be removed in the agonies of death and my saliva will turn bitter during the final moments of my life.The agonies of death have intensified upon me and death without any gentleness or ease has extracted my soul from every vein.My soul was extracted and my body lay motionless amidst my family.Their hands were turning me from side to side.My familiy closed my eyes,tied a cloth around my jaw after disparity they immediately went to purchase my kafan. The person who loved me the most hastened towards the place of ghusl preparing to give me ghusl.Immediately placing me on the board reserved for the dead some people started giving me ghusl. water ?was thrown over me,I was ?washed thrice and people were told " bring the kafan".The Qaseda continued with description of this journey
thus:
Alas! Now they have taken me from the world on a journey without any provision which will convey me (to my destination)
Continuing in the same vain the Qaseda described how a person is carried towards his final destination after janaza prayer which was described in a beautiful manner thus:
A salah without ruku or sajdah was performed upon me so that
Allah Taala May shower His Mercy upon me.Slowly they lowered me into the grave and one person placed me into the Lahd (the hollow portion of Qabr).He uncovered my face to see me for the last time.He shed tears and kissed me.In the darkness of my grave none were present neither my mother nor my father no my brother to make feel at ease.This solitude this darkness,this horror was a small calamity when all of a sudden my eyes winessed a dreadful scene. Describing
the apearance of the two Angels Munkar and Nakir, " Their dreadfulness has rendered me senseless".They seated ?me strictly demanded me to answer their questions.Oh Allah besides You there is none to grant me salvation.Wallahi!
Subhanallah what a beautiful quotation of the reality of Akhirah.The qasedah continues to describe what happens after a person is buried and people are back home.They would be busy in rabon gado as it says. Back home my familiy divided my estate and the burden of my sins fell on my back.My wife took to another husband and made him the head of the house and goods.She made her son the servant and attendent of her new husband and my wealth became permissible for them gratis.Oh people of the world Don't be deceived by the beuty and glitter of the World.Carefully reflect what it has done to the wife children and home.Reflect on those who have hoarded the whole World! The poem concluded with a warning to the Nafs to abstain from disobedience so as to earn the beautiful pleasure of Allah and His Mercy.May Allah shower his Mercy and Blessings on the Ummah we turn to the right path and show us truth as truth and give us the ability to follow it and show us falsehood as false and give us the ability to shun it.Waakhiri Daawana Anil Hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alamin.
Mai kaunarku kuma Dan Uwanku Cikin Musulunci da ko yaushe ke begen yi muku Nasiha don tanadin Lahira.

Abubakar Babandi Gumel

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General Board / Yobe Conflict, who is to blame?
« on: January 11, 2004, 07:08:26 PM »
It is the collective responsibility of the Muslims to rectify any problem that may arise among them before it goes out of hand. Regarding the recent unfortunate incident which occurred in Yobe State during which some radical Youths went wild which resulted in ransacking a Police station, the situation called for a reappraisal in the Society. According to the Information received these irate radical Youths were not so keen with the way things were going in their States and other neighbouring States that introduced Sharia. The youngsters were mainly intellectuals who were the product of University Maiduguri and other Universities resented to the way things were going in the So Called Shari?a States. As they could not do anything they decided to migrate and shun the Society with the intention to build an egalitarian free-corrupt society devoid of sins and other vices. They were said to be living peacefully in their self-curved domain for over a year until recently when the unfortunate fracas between the police and the Youngsters resulted in the killing of seven of them.
       Meanwhile why have the youths resorted to this sort of brand new idea of creating their own State within a State? Well of course since the introduction of democracy in our Country people are free to choose whatever they like. This is why I can confidently say Nigeria is the most democratic Country in the Whole World. The reason I say so is no where can you find a Country where democracy go hand in hand with the Shari?a System except in Nigeria. This is why I disagree with some people
Who are crying foul about the Way the things are running in our Country. At least  the Federal Government has given the States freedom to run things as they like this is why Governor Sani of Zamfara state initiated the introduction of Sharia which he owes him my respect and credit for his foresight and  I pray  the system will continue till our posterity. One who introduces good will continue to accrue the same goodness without his reward being diminished. In this case we can say congratulations to Governor Sani for your initiative.  Although since the introduction of Sharia I have not been home to see how things are going but from the information I gather things are not going very well. So this why these   unfortunate irate youths decided to take law into their hands   which resulted  in clash between them and the police which quickly gave new names as the Taliban of Nigeria.
       Well before jumping to conclusion why such youngsters who are from responsible family decided to shun our Society. Is the Sharia operating or not? Unfortunately   according to reports evil is so dominant in our Society that has resulted   in letting them down. People are so far away from Deen that they regard good as evil and turn evil as good that resulted in procrastination among the Society
And they could not get out of this qualm and quandary   unfortunate situation.
        These laws abiding Citizens were said to be living peacefully in their self-Curved
Enclave  for a year or so until recently  when we were told  they attacked Police which resulted in clashes between the Youths, the Army and the Police as they  left the sleeping dog lying across without any problem. We must learn to tolerate each other in our Society both the democracy and Shari?a in our Country have given us ample opportunity to put into practice what we preach. Those who are calling for openness  must be ready to accommodate  their opponents and those States were Sharia are being introduced must fully conform with the tenets of Sharia they should not  let the Society to  degenerate that may lead to such an unfortunate incident which could result in the anger of Allah which We seek refuge. Therefore  everyone should learn to tolerate each other by being fair and just so as to enable  Sharia and democracy to continue go hand in hand in our Country which is the only Nation operating such a System in the whole World.

   Babandi Abubakar Gumel

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General Board / Time for reconcilliation not terror
« on: January 14, 2004, 11:09:56 PM »
I start with the quotation from the Quran   Suratul Furqan or Criterion thus: ?The Faithful Servants of Ar-Rahaman   are those who walk on the earth In humility and when the foolish address them (with bad words) they say Salamah (meaning peace or retort with mild words of gentleness). A Habit
Of our Prophet (S.A.W) says if a person believes in Allah and the Day of Judgement He should either speak well or keep quite. Many of us are in the habit Of using any kind of foul language to address others without any due consideration,
Forgetting that the Kiraman Katibeen the Two Angels assigned to record whatever good or evil we do... Unfortunately due to ignorance such people do relish calumny, backbiting and other slanderous activities which may ultimately land them in Hell Allah save us? This is why the Prophet Peace be Upon Him said if anyone defends his brother?s honour in this World Allah will shield his face from the Fire on the Day of Resurrection. Another Hadith says the One who spreads gossip which he has overheard will not enter the Garden. Finally He is not a liar who makes peace between two persons, saying what is good or adding something good.
     People are so far away from good the result of which you find evil spreading every where so quickly in the present Electronic Media Era. The good stuff  commonly found in the papers and the internet such as Islamic Sites often tend to be deliberately ignored  and brushed aside by the people ,as they are not so keen about  them, instead they prefer gossip columns and other similar  useless chit chat that will neither bring benefit nor harm but sheer waste of time. Unfortunately since the September 11 Muslims have become victims of circumstances and easy targets of attack especially innocent good practicing Muslims. Mere practicing the Deen would make you be target of calumny and slander.  It is our responsibility  to educate the people  about the Sunnah  Way of our Prophet (S.A.W) .but  as they say charity begins at home we ought  to start with our own brothers and sisters who are far away from Deen before going to  the Non-Muslims  majority of whom are unfortunately ignorant about  this Deen. All what   majority of people know about Islam now is what the Media inform or misinform them. The Information they normally carry with enthusiasm is the same kind of   stuff concerning evil of terrorism and terrorists all over the World that are being relayed in Media without a break. Unfortunately these evils are mainly synonymous with Islam and the Muslims only not with any other group... The frequent incessant use of these words have made every one forgotten the good things that Islam has brought to the World .Europe must remember their medieval Era when Islam brought light to them in Spain for more than 500 years. The West should bring an end their campaign on terrorism and sit down and discuss with the Muslim World with a view to overcoming their differences and now look for a better future for the whole mankind instead of being vindictive. Isa (Jesus) used to forgive so also Prophet Muhammad therefore we must learn from these two Great Leaders of Mankind...
 Any Muslim brother who tries to bring good to the Society will be equated as evil and therefore should be shunned with suspicion however sincere he may be. Why because evil is now the norm and way of life in our Society. The Prophet (S.A.W) has emphatically instructed His followers in the famous Hadith of Abu Said Khudri
Of Man Ra?a Minkun Munkaran that you must stop the evil by hand or else you say it by the use of tongue or at least feel it in your heart which is the weakest degree of Imaan. So how many of us are making effort in this direction. It is the responsibility of Hukumah (Authority) to stop evil by force and it is the duty of the Ulamah and influential people be them politicians, Emirs or traditional title holders to remind their followers to desist from evil, so no one is exempted the least a person can do is to feel it a vice in  his heart. So the introduction of Sharia in our Land has given us this opportunity to put into practice this Hadith. But we should not misuse this chance for our own selfish ends or desires. Remember we will all be accountable to Allah  therefore we should all make niyyah  to correct our intentions if  we sincerely want see Deen spread  all over the World. We know that while some people are making sincere effort to build and spread the Deen others do resort to covert effort to destroy it, through insinuations and character assassination of those concerned with the spread of True Deen. Anyhow they did the same to all the Prophets who are we, so those making effort should continue not to despair until the Has comes and Baatil will automatically disappear. However we must be careful and do it with Hikmah wisdom as Allah has commanded us otherwise it will bring negative impact which will make us all pay the price such as the September 11 incident that brought untold hardship to Muslims all over the world the guilty and the innocent. So therefore we need to correct our intention as well as our interaction with both Muslims and the Non-Muslims alike if we really want the Deen to make progress. So once again I remind my brothers and sisters to be sincere in all their activities not go for name and fame but only the pleasure of Allah which will in the end bring fruitful result for our quest for good life in this Duniya and the Hereafter. May Allah guide all of us to the right path Ameen.

Babandi Abubakar Gumel

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General Board / Wake up call for the negligents
« on: December 31, 2003, 12:49:11 AM »
As people are so much engrossed in materialism busy in getting more and more materials that would enable them live a comfortable life they tend to forget the Main purpose of their creation. Although Religious matters require full-time attention Yet man has inadequate time at his own disposal to spare due to gross negligence and Occupation with Worldly affairs. He has forgotten that one day he has to die weather he likes it or not and give account in front of his Creator. The life is so short sixty Seventy years to a hundred if you are lucky enough then you have to pass on to another life in the Grave before Resurrection standing before the Creator for judgement that will take approximately fifty thousand years of this World. So man should ponder and take provision with him to this strenuous journey ahead of him rather than deliberately trying to put aside and forget the purpose of his coming to this temporary abode of illusion before returning to the permanent and eternal Abode of Success that has no end. Although the journey is difficult and quiet hazardous Yet we have no alternative but to take the provision of Worship (Ibadah) Knowledge and Practice without which we will get nothing in the Hereafter. So therefore he who is deprived of this provision will regret after he left this World and he shall not be able to come back after he arrived there like a baby cannot go back into the womb of his mother once he comes to this world. Therefore as the journey is strenuous full of pit-falls only few people are willing to take this course. Even of the few who take this course only a few put into practice their intention with firm conviction, determination and resolution. Therefore it is no surprise to see those who reach their goals are fewer than expected. Such fewer people will be the most honourable servants of Allah whom He will exalt in both this World and in the Hereafter. May Allah the Exalted with His Special Mercy include us among such righteous servants of Allah who will be showered with countless blessings and favours in both the Two Worlds. If you carefully follow these steps which I will Insha-Allah enumerate you will reach your final destination with success and joy. I culled some of these very interesting steps from Imam Gazelle?s Book Minhajul-Abedeen added my observation and condensed them into Eighteen items altogether.
If you carefully follow them irrespective of whatever Worship or Ibadah You are doing by the Grace of Allah you will reach your destination which is the pleasure of Allah that was attained by the Companions of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him).



1. If a person resolves for the first time to take this path, he receives Allah?s guidance and help who in return put light (Nor) in his heart that would enable him distinguish between right and wrong. He described this sign of Light in the Quran in Chapter of Zumar the Troops verse 22. Is he whose Bosom, Allah has expanded for Islam so that he follows a light from His Lord (the same as he who disbelieve). Then woe unto those whose hearts are Hardened against remembrance of Allah. Such are in plain error... The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) has described three signs of this Light that has entered the heart as Distancing oneself from the House of fraud i.e. Duniya and turning to the Eternal House and finally preparing for death before its arrival.
So therefore this is a sign that one has taken the Life Hereafter seriously and is striving for it and therefore he moves the next step.



2 After this resolution a person comes to the conclusion that Allah the Lord Master of The Universe has been very kind to him by guiding him and giving him countless blessing that are so numerous the most important of which is Guidance (or Hidayah) which a person cannot buy with materials.
Therefore a person begins to think that the person who gave him all these
Bounties is bound to be thanked. So it is necessary to give thanks and expresse gratefulness to Allah for choosing him out of millions of people
to shower such blessing which will continue to multiply so long he continues to give thanks to him as He stated in the Quran ? And If you give thanks (for His bounties) He will increase and if you deny My Punishment is Severe. With this in mind Our Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) taught one of his Companions Muaaz Bin Jabal to be supplicating after every Prayer thus ( Allahumma Aainni Ala Zikirika Wa Shukuruka Wa Husni Ibadatika) oh Allah Help me to remember you and give thanks to you and worship you in the best manner. So if you are treading this path please take note.

3 There are 3 different types of Shukr or showing gratitude to Allah. One you do not express it verbally and second you express it only by tongue and thirdly you not sincerely express it only by tongue but all your limbs become submissive to the Commandments of your Creator. So this is highest and best way of expressing thanks to your Sustainer, the Nourisher and Provider. This will Lead you to be curious about this Being who gives Life and Death The All-Knowing Everlasting Who never dies and maintains His creation without getting tired; the only Being who is not in need of sleep nor will slumber overtake Him. So therefore one understands nobody is Worthy of Worship except Him. He is the one who has created Paradise for his Obedient Servants who will one day see Him as we see the Fourteenth Moon without any difficulty and made the Fire of Hell for all those who disobey him and try to be arrogant disregarding His Commands will suffer eternal doom without any helper beside him. So that is why He sent all His Prophets to inform the mankind about His Mercy and Fear His Wrath. These and other information about the Creator will create what is called Yakeen (Firm Conviction) in the Hearts of His servants who will dutifully and obediently carry out his injunctions without fear or hesitation.of any of His creation.

4 In return this belief would instil fear and anxiety in the heart of the faithful Servant of Allah who would in turn submit to Him faithfully without any hesitation or doubts which is usually found in those whose hearts there is disease and Allah will increase there diseases and theirs is a painful doom for their lies. It will awaken the servant to live to his responsibility and will never slack in his duty whic is imposed on him by his Creator Which most people unfortunately do not care to discharge faithfully. Now who is this Creator? Well He the same one who Adam worshipped so also Noah Worshipped ,similarly Abraham also Moses, Jacob Joseph, Ishmael Jesus and Finally Muhammad (All Peace Be upon Them) all came to teach Mankind. It is the same God Who is Ever Living Who never died and will never taste what me and You who will one day taste this same death. So therefore we must adore the one who has no Partner, the Only One Who begets not nor was He begotten and there is none comparable to Him. To know more about Him you must read His Last Message in the form of Quran which was revealed to the Last Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) after he gave the Injeel to Jesus, Torah to Moses and Psalm to David all worshipping the same God we were commanded to Say (O Muslims): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us and that, which was revealed unto Abraham, Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes and that which Moses and Jesus received from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them and unto Him we have surrendered .We worship the same God which all these Prophets used to worship who is not the Father of any of them nor is He the Husband of any Female of His Creation nor can he ever become the Uncle or Grandfather of any of such Makhluk.or creation.
Try to learn more from His Book and the Sunnah Way of His Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).

6 After realising the task ahead, you are therefore not expected to sit down fold your arms doing nothing in expectation of the Mercy or Rahmah of Allah. No doubt Allah is Forgiving Merciful but He also expects you to obey His injunctions if you want Him to shower His Blessings on you as We always call on him to give us good in this World and good in the Hereafter and Protect us from the Fire of Hell. So therefore be merciful on yourself by exerting pressure on your Nafs (Self-Ego) to start worshipping the Superior Master, the Lord of the Whole Universe as you have been serving Junior Master of the World in the name of your Boss. He Is the Rabb, Lord of all the Lords, Master of all Masters whose command everyone without exception must obey. He is the One who will Question us and no body will question Him for whatever He does He is the Wise The All-knowing. Giver of Kingdom to Whom He wills and withdraws kingdom from Whom He wills. He exalts whom He wills and abases whom He wills. That is Allah there is no God but Him. He himself bears witness that there is no God save Him so also the Angels and all men of Learning too are witnesses to this fact.
Maintaining justice again there is no God save Him the Almighty the Wise. Therefore having gained this knowledge about Him it is incumbent upon you to wake up from slumber and be prepared to sacrifice your pleasure in order to please Him as you used to please your bosses and acquaintances who sometimes deliberately take no notice of your effort. But Allah is Ever Thankful and Forgiving. So be alert and immediately return to your real Master who is Shakurun Haleem, otherwise you will end up in the misfortune of becoming Shaqee (Unfortunate in the Hereafter) instead of becoming Saeed (The Fortunate).

7 After reflecting for a while see how much you disregarded the orders of Allah in the past. Compare your obedience to Him and your obedience to other Creations like you who will neither benefit nor harm you except with the permission of Allah ,and yet He has not taken you to task although He is Sariul Hisab (Quick in Prosecution) and Shadidul Iqab (Stern in punishment).All along He has been very kind and lenient with you yet you have not recognised His leniency. You are busy trying to please other Creations who do not care much about your plight yet He takes care of you while you deliberately try to flout His commandments and the Sunnah Way of His Beloved Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W). If you are sincere Muslim who has submitted his will to Allah you must turn to him sincerely in repentance as you do not know the time when the Angel of death will visit you either at home or abroad while you are in the state of your unfortunate Ghafala (heedlessness).So therefore for goodness sake turn to him sincerely and do not forget him or else He will make you forget yourself.
8 Obviously by intending to do good a person may come across so many obstacles, namely Duniya wise (Worldly Affairs) that will attract you with its charms and beauty, in addition other creations of Allah will engage you in their Services which you will faithfully discharge in order to get promoted discarding the promotion in the Hereafter which every one should be aiming at. In addition to these two apparent obstacles there are two hidden enemies who are working against you namely Shaitan (Satan) and Nafs (Self-Ego).As for Satan He is working 24 hours Day And Night He And His Community trying to misguide the Children of Adam so as to enable him take as many as he can to the Fire of Hell before the End of the World. So you should be seeking refuge from Allah against this a vaunt enemy who is relentlessly making effort in order to destroy me and you. In collaboration with the Nafs the Ostentatious Self-Ego proclaiming it Self as * me* or I in the end will lead the same Self I in the ditch. So therefore to control the Nafs you should adopt Taqwa the Fear of Allah which will help elevate you as He said the Most Honoured amongst you in the sight of Allah is He who has got Taqwa. It is not your power, or material wealth that will bring you closer to your Creator. So
Therefore be careful do not be deceived by this short fraudulent despicable Duniya which is not as valuable as the wing of a Mosquito. If you are deceived well is unfortunate Allah will not lose anything as He is Ghaniyun Anil Alaameen not in need of anyone

9 By nature human being is weak he always wants do something positive but Due to this weak nature he cannot fulfil his desires as these desires can only be Fulfilled only in Paradise where he will be asked to express desire in which he will desire and desire until he exhausted all his desires then Allah (S.W.T) would tell him that he is given all what he desires and ten times more than his expectations. Therefore because of this ambition or desire, the man who wants to tread in the path of Allah will continue his effort despite all the obstacles surrounding him. Although he has overcome the four main obstacles i.e. Duniya, Nafs, Satan and the Creatures yet he will be confronted by another four. These are problem of Sustenance where by a person will be immersed in the thought of how he could secure his livelihood in order to maintain his dependents or family members.. Another obstacle that he may face is that of misgiving and fear as to weather this path which he is trying to tread is the right path or not. This will also instil fear and doubt in him in addition to the calamities and difficulties that he may face and finally the Divine Decree which could not be changed by anybody sometimes it is in ones favour and sometimes against him.. So what can you do when you are confronted with all these problems and others. A servant of Allah has no choice but to put his full trust in Allah and exercise patience in the event of any calamity or obstacle that he may come across and therefore submit passively with pleasure to any Divine Decree of Allah, God?s Willing such man will pass his exam successfully with credit or even distinction as we are all here itemporarily in this World for a short test.

10 So therefore do not give up, once you give up you fail and your enemies Nafs and Shaitan will overpower you and you will lose both Duniya and Akhirah, which is a real loss. It will be in your own interest to continue treading this path despite all your shortcomings. Naturally the Nafs with its evil qualities Is not interested in righteousness or Taqwa except the one whom Allah has shown favour. So therefore the best way to deal with Self-Ego is to force it to Obey the Creator weather it likes or not. The Nafs is like a horse without bridle If you don?t pull the bridle you will end up in a very unfortunate messy place of regret. Once you lull it by turning to obedience keeping Paradise in front and Shunning disobedience keeping the Hell in view this will help you become the Master of the Nafs rather than it becoming your Master. Some ended up worshipping the Nafs as Allah has mentioned in Suratul Jatheeyah Verse 23.
Has thou seen him who makes his desire his god and Allah sends him astray purposely and seals up his hearing and his heart, and sets on his sight a covering? Then who will lead him after Allah. Will you not then heed?

11 As stated earlier human being is very weak as he always succumbs to pressure.depending on where he finds himself. Despite the formal submission of his Nafs turning to worship from the Informal Disobedience to the aberration of formal obedience, still the Nafs wants be the Teacher and the Master with the help of Accursed Satan demonstrating Ria or Show off in the Ibadah. In addition as Nafs is Nafs it wants remain the same Me or * I * therefore the same pride of self remains in person despite the fact that he has made U-Turn from disobedience to obedience. However one should take into consideration that the love for show of his worships defeats the very purpose of that Ibadah. Unknowingly pride will lead him to start thinking he has become a Saintly figure therefore unwittingly he will fall prey to the Nafs and snares of Shaitan, thereby becomes victim of self-deception thus nullifying all his acts of Ibadah. In order to be saved from such deception one must be constantly beseeching the help of Allah to give him the ability to Serve Him faithfully and conscientiously without iota of Ria (Show) or Kibr (pride). Therefore one must also remember all the good qualities which he possesses are due to Allah?s help and Mercy.

12. In the absence of these two qualities Sincerity and Grace of Allah there are every likelihood that the good deeds may be ruined ending up in losing both Duniya and Akhirah. Due to this one should be afraid of his final end and should thereby continue to seek Allah?s Mercy and Grace to enable him accomplish the task which is ahead of him until he meets his goal. Imaan or Faith is between Fear and Hope and with the help of Allah you will realise Your goal as the Prophet taught Sayyadinah Muaaz not to forget to Beseech Allah after every Salah (Prayers) to help him to remember Allah Give thanks to Him and worship him in the best manner. The Prophet also taught Sayyadinah Abubakar to say ?Our Lord! Cause not our hearts to Stray after You have guided us and bestow on us Mercy from your presence Lo You are the only Bestower. Such duas and Supplications will help a Person overcome all difficulties and cross all the hazardous valleys and Hills that are lying in front of him.

13 In addition to supplications you should never forget to continuously express your gratitude to Allah who would in turn continue to give his special favours and blessing which He has been showering on you. By His Grace and Mercy He also saved you from committing sins and other vices. This means that Allah has chosen you as His close friend. So please be careful not to anger your friend by joining the other disobedient servants who have no regard for him. You must try your utmost best to strengthen your cordial relationship with your Creator in order to attract the continuous bounties which you have been enjoying exclusively without measure or stint... So if you reach this stage So you can confidently say Insha-Allah You are about to reach your goal in Life .You have fulfilled the purpose of life which we humans are all given together with Jinns only to worship the Creator. How do you do this is only by obeying the orders of Allah (S.W.T) as shown by our beloved Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) who has been sent as Mercy to the entire Universe.

14 Allah has already completed His favour on us and chosen Islam to be our Religion. So therefore any other method which a person may adopt other than Islam will surely be a loser in the Hereafter. You should bear in mind being the Best of the Ummah for you command good and forbid evil. If you colntinue to follow this path, it will land you in Allah?s Mercy and Grace which eventually leads to His love. How will He love us? We must follow the footsteps of our Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) as Allah has mentioned in the Holy Quran ?Say if You (Proclaim) to love Allah so follow me. Allah will love you and forgive your sins. Not only will you gain Allah?s love you will in addition attain divine access to His Court and win His pleasure as the Companions of the Prophet (S.A.W) won Allah?s divine pleasure which is open to all those coming up to the Day of Judgement provided they follow their Footsteps with Ihsan the highest level of faith.

15 We shouldn?t forget the saying of the Prophet (S.A.W ) If Allah loves a person He will call Angel Gabriel (Peace Be upon Him) and tell him that I love so and so .Therefore you should also love him. Due to this the Angel will make announcement in the Heaven saying Allah Loves So and So therefore you should also love him. Due to this special favour the whole Angels in the sky will start loving that person and his popularity will spread in the Earth due to the blessing of Allah and His Angels who constantly pray for this person.
Therefore because of his favoured status of close proximity to the Creator whatever this person desires Allah fulfils it. As he is constantly absorbed in the Spiritual Affairs of the Hereafter though he may be bodily living in the World yet his thoughts and attention are fully concentrated towards the Life Hereafter. Due to this spiritual devotion his love for this temporary Duniya will Gradually vanish from his heart as he has turned his fullest attention towards his Creator the Master Allah (S.W.T.).Finally friendship will be established between this person and Allah (S.W.T). You can just imagine if you become the friend of the King of Kings Lord of the Heavens and Earth what a divine Beautiful Access will you be enjoying.

16 Due to this special Divine Access which a person gains he will anxiously be waiting for a call from The Lord of the Tremendous Throne Allah (S.W.T) Whom every one has to go back to him at the time of death. Although most People are afraid of death even though it is inevitable yet this special friend of Allah is looking forward to the Day when he is going to meet his Creator. On the other hand the Creator himself is pleased to meet this person at the time of death. This is the reason why He will ask his Angels to welcome His special Guest at which five hundred Angels from each Heaven out of the Seven Heaven
Will welcome the Soul of this person after death. It will be emitting such scented smell which will make the Angels in each Heaven to ask whose soul is it. May Allah through His Mercy make us among such people Amen? As this person is wise he has been preparing for this day before it comes. That is the reason why our Prophet (S.A.W) has described in one of His Sayings an Intelligent person is he who controls his desires and makes preparation for death which every one has to taste or face. You may live as long as you wish but one day you have to part with your beloved or despicable World according to how you view it and be transferred to the real Life Hereafter.

17 Now the final call has come the one who is prepared is prepared and the one Who is negligent and arrogant will be humbled before Allah and His Angels.
So the servant of Allah who has been making effort throughout his life is now time for him to reap the fruits of his effort. He is among the chosen that used to obey the commands of Allah as they used to say Oh Lord ! We believe therefore forgive us and have mercy on us for you are the best of all who show mercy. But unfortunately they were taken as a laughing-stock by the foolish arrogants until they caused them to forget Allah. So now the Merciful Creator has decided to reward them for their steadfastness verily they are now triumphant May Allah include us among them by His Mercy Amen. Now it is time for them to enjoy honour that has no disgrace, permanent bliss and enjoyment that is beyond description. They will be successful in the Grave crossing the bridge of sirat after the Grave i.e. Day of Resurrection and finally be shown their final abode in Paradise where they will live for ever and ever for endless life.

18 The Poorest person in Paradise as stated by the Prophet (S.A. W) Allah will honour him with the Paradise the size of which will be ten times bigger than this World. He will be given such bounties as no eye has ever seen and no ear has ever heard and no human mind can comprehend. Like in this World people are hankering for status so also in the Hereafter there will different status called in Arabic Darajah those in the lower mansions of Paradise will see those in the upper mansions as we see stars in the sky. The lowest grade as we stated will get Paradise ten times the size of this World. How about the highest rank as Prophet Moses (Peace be Upon Him) asked His Lord Allah. In reply Allah (S.W.T) told him ?They are those whom I chose and established their honour
With My Own Hand. I attest with My Seal that they will be blessed with such Bounties as no eye has seen no ear has heard no human mind has perceived. May Allah in His Bountiful Mercy And Grace include us among chosen slaves who will enjoy His special favour of these great gifts which is awaiting all His Righteous servants in Jannah the best of which is beholding the Creator Himself. Allah the Exalted said those who believe and do righteous deeds, their Lord will guide them through their Faith under them will flow rivers in the Gardens of Delight there call in it will be Subhanaka Allahumma (Glory be to You O Allah) and their greeting in it will be Salaam (safety from evil) and their Final address will Alhamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen. (Praise be to Allah Lord Of the Entire Universe.)
Babandi Abubakar Gumel

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General Board / Over 20 people took shahadah
« on: January 31, 2004, 03:33:24 AM »
Let me start with the quotation of the Hadith ?He who has got in his mind pride to the weight of a mustard seed will not enter Paradise.? Allah says in the Quran Thus God seals the hearts of each proud and oppressive person. Alhamdu Lillahi it has become my habit in this Forum to always quote the Verses of the Quran or Hadith Of our Prophet (S.A.W) which is unfortunately being misrepresented or misunderstood by some. Rasulullah said save Your tongue from talks other than good. God is near every utterance of man. So let him take care of what he utters.
 The famous Hadith is he who believes in Allah and the last day should either speak well or should keep quite. I know it is difficult for others who follow their Nafs to follow this Hadith as it seems to them this Hadith curtails their freedom. So therefore men are divided into three groups the looter of war booties that are those who remember Allah constantly talkers of useless things who hold unnecessary talks and those who remain safe i.e. those who remain silent.
Mankind was one Ummat or people. Thereafter owing to envy they separated themselves after knowledge came to them and became rebellious. The purpose of Knowledge is to unite humanity through affection and divine service therefore those who are Mumineen will have sincere affection among themselves only to please Allah not to please any other Makhluq, as the famous Hadith says you will not be a true believer unless you love for your brother what you love for yourself.
Remember ?There is your Lords blowing in the days of your life. So beware and be Prepared for it? as Rasulullah warned us. The meaning of this preparation is to remove the impurities that have befallen the Soul as a result of sins committed by a Person. Therefore a Religious man remains eager to meet Me (i.e. His Lord Allah) but I?m more eager to meet him according to the Hadith. The Quran has mentioned in so many places such as in Suratul Alif Lam Mim sajdah thus: Is he who is a believer Like unto him who is an evil liver?  They are not alike.Afaman Kana Muminan kaman kana Fasikan La Yastaween.
So my dear readers the man who engaged all his limbs thoughts and actions only to please Allah like Rasulullah could not be equal to one who spent all his life to insinuate and assassinate the character of the beloved Prophet such as  Abu Jahal. So similarly if we are engaged in the effort of Daawah going from place to place calling people towards Allah and the Akhirat such as Rasulullah, others would of course be making  such effort  covertly or overtly in order to destroy our effort and character, but we should never lose heart instead we should continue with our streneous sincere effort sooner or later In-Sha-Allah the truth would prevail and we would certainly be vindicated by the Grace Of Allah. Unfortunately the person who makes effort only for his own physical comforts comes down to the class of an animal, he becomes envious like ox, greedy like pig eats like camel takes revenge like leopard cunning like jackal and clever like devil who is the embodiment of the above evils. According to Imam Ghazalli man has four natures? beastly, animal, devilish and Angelic natures. Anger is a sign of beastly nature along with enmity, hatred rebuke and attack while the animal nature
Is seen in him when sexual passion becomes strong and will therefore automatically becomes shameless as the Hadith clarifies if you are not ashamed of yourself do whatever you like. The devilish nature of human is his deceit, fraud conspiracy cheating, pride vainglory etc, while his Angelic nature is his Divine service Worship of God and other good deeds and righteousness. So therefore Deen can not come without effort and sacrifice. Alhamdu Lillahi through such sacrifice and effort 26 people took Shahada 2 years ago when we went Brazil. I?m not saying it out of pride or anything but just to remind us of the effort being constantly undertaken.
  Therefore the choice is ours guidance or misguidance. If we follow Rasulullah we will be guided to the right path up to Jannah, otherwise if we follow our Nafs and others we will end up somewhere not near the pleasure of Allah.May He save us. This Month of Dhul-Hijjah is the best time to perform righteous deeds.
In conclusion Allah says follow not that whereof you have no knowledge. Lo the hearing, the sight and the heart each of these will be questioned. So therefore we should be very careful of what we say or what we hear or write be it in the Paper or the Internet we must only do it to please Allah only not anyone else or otherwise Tomorrow we will have to give account before our Creator and we will regret and express remorse which will be of no use. May Allah guide us and show us the truth As truth and give us the ability to follow it and show us falsehood as false and give Us the ability to shun it Amen.

Babandi Abubakar Gumel

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General Board / The Only Ideal Human Being
« on: January 31, 2004, 05:40:59 PM »
Today more than fourteen hundred years the best human being stood on the Arafat Mountain near Mecca to give the last Sermon to the Humanity called Hajjatul Wida in which more than 120,000 Companions of the Prophet. Muhammad
Stood on the same Plain of Arafat to listen to this great discourse. After all these years more than two million Muslims gather at the same spot every year to commemorate the rites of Hajj or Pilgrimage  that was performed by the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W). Over 23,000 Pilgrims from the U.K joined their colleagues In Mecca to perform the Hajj. May Allah accept their Hajj and accept the entire Ummah to follow this ideal Prophet not only by tongue but by action.
   Whoever you are Rasulullah (S.A.W) is the best example to you oh Insan. Lets Start giving example with our Leaders. If you are President of a Country Rasulullah Is the President of the entire Ummah equally if you are Prime Minister he was like that. The Kings who are so pompous of their Royalty Rasulullah was Royal but was not so Proud He was simple Slave of Allah called Abdullah. So do not forget about the Generals who earn so many decorations for their bravery Rasulullah was like The General or even Field Marshall of the Entire Muslim Army . He was so brave during the battle of Uhud when the Muslims were running in confusion Rasulullah Stood like a Rock. It was his nature he never showed cowardice or afraid of any human being Creation or Makhluk except Allah Who is the Khaliq or Creator.

If you are Religious Scholar you should take a cue from the Prophet (S.A.W) whom Allah has described in His Holy Book the Al-Quran as Laqad Kana Lakum Fi Rasulullahi Uswatun Hasna i.e. you will find the best example in the Prophet of Allah. If you are A husband you know Rasulullah is the best husband of all The Mothers of believers..If you are Righteous or Muttaqi The One who fears Allah Rasulullah (S.A.W) fears Allah more than anybody. If you Claim you know God or you are closer to Him Rasulullah (S.A.W) is much closer to God than yourself. If you are a Judge although Rasulullah has not claimed to be the best Judge as He used to turn everything to Allah for Judgement as He was Ahkamul Hakimin but yet Judges and other Muslim qadis even today try to emulate Rasulullah in every aspect of judgement.

So what about neighbour ? Where can you find a neighbour Better than Muhammad (S.A.W). He was the one who was so much warned about the right of neighbourhood that he thought One day his neighbour would inherit Him.
His famous saying ?Wallahi Laa Yumin? three times By Allah He is not a believer and he were asked who and he said the person who is not safe from the Mischief of his neighbour. Regarding justice when some people from noble family came to seek his intercession in respect of one of their clan members after he or she committed theft He swore by Allah saying if Fatima daughter of Muhammad committed theft I would cut her hands. What of those who are claiming they are Duat or inviters towards Allah yet they have no wisdom on how to call people towards the Creator.
Rasulullah (S.A.W)?s example with regard to the Beoudein who urinated in the Mosque in a famous example for all those who make Daawah. What sort of Sabr or Patience they should Exercise. Allah is the best forgiver but Rasulullah used to forgive his enemies. During the conquest of Mecca Rasulullah entered the City triumphantly but forgave the people of the City despite the fact that they drove him away from the City
and used to persucute him He and his Companions. When He was sleeping under a tree with his word hanging a Bedouin picked the Sword and woke Muhammad from his comfortable sleep bragging as to who would save you from me to which theProphet who was never afraid of any Human  immediately replied Allah. This reply of the Prophet made the sword  fell from the Bedouin?s hand and Rasulullah took the sword and asked the Villager similar Question to which he implored him to be a good Captor which He demonstrated practically and let his Captive walked freely.
If one is a doctor he or she should try to study the Medicine used by the Prophet (S.A.W). For the teachers Rasulullah is the best teacher you could ever find on thesurfaceof the Earth although he was an excellent yet could not read andand write as He was unlettered. He could neither read nor write and yet humanity has never produced better teacher than Rasulullah. What about the students? Can we find better student with memory like Rasulullah. He was eager to memorise the Quran when it was being revealed to him but Allah (S.W.T) advised him Latuharrik Bihi Lisanikali ta?ajala Bihi in Suratul Qiyama. Do not hasten to memorise it was the responsibility of the One who revealed the Book to make him Memorise it. So Rasulullah (S.A.W) memory was like cassette recorder.
His Sunnah is the most documented and tested way of life. Every Muslim vies with each other to copy the way of life of this ideal Prophet. He demonstrated how to do things Practically from cradle to the grave, from morning till evening and all the times Rasulullah (S.A.W) showed how to live our 24 hours Daily lives. Al-Quran the Last Book revealed to Rasulullah in piecemeal within twenty three years is the most Authentic Kitab which challenges the whole humanity including the Jinn to produce The like of it. The challenge is still pending let the computer experts in this days and age come with a better book. We can go on counting and challenging everyone including the Scientists that included Astronauts who claimed to have been to the Moon to be told that Rasulullah travelled in the Miraj in one night from Masjid Haram to Masjid Aqsa and finally to the Heaven before returning back the same night. This journey which could not be comprehended by those who were weak in their faith and became a challenge for the entire mankind who would travel in the Space at latter days to come such as the one we are.
So therefore Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) who like Jesus, Moses Abraham Noah and all the other Prophets Before him came to teach Mankind the Tauheed or Oneness of the Creator not Associating Partner with Him. To learn more about Islam we need to study and follow the Sunnah Way of Rasulullah (S.A.W).The more we make effort the more we Learn and the more learn the more ability we get to practice this Deen which is the fastest growing Religion in the whole World. May Allah through His Mercy continue To guide us to follow this Ideal Prophet who is Mercy to the Entire Mankind. Every Muslim is an inviter towards Allah. Wa Akhiri Da?awanah anil Hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alamin.
  Babandi Abubakar Gumel

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