This is a subject ignored by many of us and only focused upon by a few of us. “Happiness” is very important and if you are a Muslim father and husband it is very important to raise and nurture your family upon it. Islam has all that is required for one to gain happiness wether he or she is rich or poor. Yet without beneficial knowledge many Muslims take harmful paths to find it. And many use “sadness” as a weapon assisting the Shaytaan against themselves and others and we seek refuge in Allah from this evil way.
Our children need it as it is essential for their coming years especially when life becomes hardest. May Allah bless and preserve our Sheikh Saalih al-Fawzaan.
In times such as these our children are exposed to serious evils on the Internet. It is the responsibilities of Muslim parents to watch over and control access of their children’s Internet experiences.
In this video Abu Muhammad al-Looweesi’aani reviews computer software that may help parents monitor and protect their children ensuring a safe and beneficial Internet experience with the help of Allah.
I once traveled with our father, our shaykh Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab Marzouq Al-Bannaa (may Allah preserve him and his family upon good), to visit our shaykh Muhammad Sa’eed Raslaan (may Allah preserve him and his family upon good) at his home.
As I sat watching Shaykh Hasan advise Shaykh Raslaan. I notice how Shaykh Raslaan would just sit and listen with his head down, not looking in the face of Shaykh Hasan, and would simply nod his head and say, yes shaykh, yes shaykh. Shaykh Raslaan humbled himself in front of his elder and showed him the utmost respect and honor.
After this Shaykh Raslaan served us drinks himself, making sure that each of us were satisfied and comfortable before he returned to his seat on the couch next to Shaykh Hasan.
As we began to make our way back to Shaykh Hasan’s car, I walked holding Shaykh Hasan’s hand. I heard footsteps running behind us. Someone tapped me on the shoulder… it was Shaykh Raslaan. He asked me if he could hold Shaykh Hasan’s hand and help him to his car. Of course I said yes and I followed behind watching this display of knowledge, wisdom, love and respect.
Allah’s Messenger (Allah’s peace and blessings upon him) said: (He who does not show mercy towards our young and does not honor our elders is not from us).
Just a little taste of how things go when those who are not qualified are over the affairs of others. And although it’s funny, in a way, to watch it is also sad.
How many of us are in charge today and cause such destruction with our hands and tongue?
So let’s think. As a man you may be the driver, the operator, the father, husband, son, step-father, uncle and brother. Let us fear Allah and be mindful of our trust. Let us be mindful that we have the ability to bring benefit as well as harm. Let’s seek nearness to Allah and do our best to protect the Muslims (and non Muslims) from our harm. Don’t give your good deeds away.
Let’s make du’aa for our brother hoping in return that Allah will have mercy on us and protect us from brining ourselves and our family towards destruction. Let’s focus on ourselves and our families first, the women and children under our care.
Let’s forgive and move on seeking the face of Allah, The Tremendous. The glorious return for the believers is only to Him, The Perfect. Why dwell on the past? But seek forgives from your Glorious Lord, give thanks, move on and prepare for your meeting with The Inheritor, Allah.
(They say): “Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower.” 3:8
85 – “O Allah, Knower of the unseen and the seen, Creator of the heavens and the Earth, Lord and Sovereign of all things, I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except You. I take refuge in You from the evil of my soul and from the evil and shirk of the devil, and from committing wrong against my soul or bringing such upon another Muslim.”
88 – “O Ever Living, O Self-Subsisting and Supporter of all, by Your mercy I seek assistance, rectify for me all of my affairs and do not leave me to myself, even for the blink of an eye.”
Righteousness is a choice. Let’s choose righteousness.
We’ve added another studio work from the book by Umm Abdillah al-Waadi’iyaah (hafeethahallah).
We encourage this work for brothers who are new to Islam and want to get married to someone’s Muslim daughter. He should know the female slave of Allah as described by the Qur’aan and the Sunnah. He should know her status and her honor before Allah. He should do his best to learn his religion so as to safeguard himself from blame before Allah when he meets Him, The Tremendous.
There is nothing better in this life than a righteous Muslim woman who is obedient to the man who shelters and safeguards her. With her he should find comfort and relief. So we must enable her to be there for us by being there for her firstly. Teach her and be patient with her. She’s someone’s daughter by Allah.
We ask Allah for strength and His aid upon this blessed path with righteous wives and righteous offspring and a blessed end.
Continuing with our focus upon the Muslim woman, may Allah aid and bless her, we release one of our studio works recorded in Philadelphia. Hasan as-Sumaalee is the narrator, may Allah reward him.
PLEASE NOTE: We are releasing studio production quality MP3s. You can play them directly from the site if you wish. But downloading them is better. If you have any issues with sound and playback let us know, may Allah honor you and us.
Adding more to our Women’s collection, Good News For The Strange Sister, was recorded in Los Angeles, CA at the Masjid where our Sheikh Fareed Abdullah (may Allah preserve him) is the Imam.
We had just gotten off of a long flight from the east coast, landed in LA and went to the Masjid in time for the khutbah. Word spread that Abu Uwais had just arrived. We were all tired and I was looking for a hotel and a bed. Someone came out and told Abu Uwais, “There are people here including sisters. They want to know if you can give a talk.” He looked at me and I looked at him. I said, “Give me a few minutes to unpack the audio.”
Abu Uwais then requested to use Fareed’s library which was upstairs in the Masjid. He came down shortly after I had set up the recording gear. He got on the microphone and the rest was history.
I understand that some people cried that day, from the affect of this talk which Abu Uwais had not prepared for in advance. I was in shock by the ease of delivery and fluency that I heard coming from him. But with Allah all things are possible.
When I came home to Philly after the trip I listened to it again. I thought about how it had touched those sisters who listened. So I gave it the title that you see.
If any sister is feeling low, sad or depressed I ask Allah, our God, to allow this talk to reach her as it reached our sisters on that sunny blessed day in Los Angeles with my dear companion whom I miss so very much, Abu Uwais Abdullah Ahmad Ali (may Allah have mercy upon his soul and those he left behind).