In Pursuit of Allaah's Pleasure and Needy for His Mercy. May Allaah 'azza wa jall make this blog a means of benefit. May He forgive me for my short comings and for the mistakes that I may make.

Shaykh al-Islam ibn Taymiyaah رحمه الله said;
“And whoever his sins are plenty, then his greatest remedy is Jihad”
[Majmou’ Al-Fatawa 28/421]

12th July 2014

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If you asked me what humanity is! respect to Mike Prysner - U.S soldier. جندي أمريكي قاتل أثناء الحرب الأمريكية على العراق

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26th June 2014

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How are you attracted to the jewels of this world when there are hidden diamonds in Allah’s Mercy (Paradise)? You have not died O Martyr! But it is us who have died through shame!
— Shaykh Abdur-Rahman al Ashmawee

3rd June 2014

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Diary of a Muhajirah - 2

Assalamu alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu, the topic I am briefly going to type up is regarding family and some of the trials one will have to go through regarding them.

The biggest Fitnah once you arrive in the land of Jihad is your family. Some people assume it will be easy, family will disown them and want nothing to do with them… If only it was as easy as that.

Leaving your family behind for the sake of Allah is a big enough Fitnah to handle, but realistically that is the smallest hurdle you will face along this blessed path involving your family.

Wallahi preparing yourself to leave is difficult because you are leaving the women who kept you in her womb for 9 months, who breastfed you, who stayed up till night taking care of each and every one of your needs and the person who you truly feel at Home with. Even if you know how right this path and decision is and how your love for Allah comes before anything and everything, this is still an ache which only one who has been through and experienced it can understand.

The first phone call you make once you cross the borders is one of the most difficult things you will ever have to do. Your parents are already worried enough over where you are, wether you are okay and what’s happened. How does a parent who has little Islamic knowledge and understanding comprehend why their son or daughter has left their well off life, education and a bright future behind to go live in a war torn country. Most likely they will blame themselves, they will think they have done something. But until they truly understand from the bottom of their heart that you have done this action sincerely for Allah’s sake they will live in hope that you will return. They might assume this is a ‘phase’ you are going through or a huge mistake you have made. I know of people who have been here in Shaam for over 2 years and their parents still try to persuade them to come back and live in false hope. Make Duaa that Allaah makes it easy for your parents to understand and accept your Hijrah feesabeelilah.

Sometimes it would be easier for you to accept your parents disowning you and wanting nothing to do with you.

However when you hear them sob and beg like crazy on the phone for you to come back it’s so hard. Wallahi it’s so hard to hear this and I can never do justice to how cold hearted you feel. But as long as you are firm and you know that this is all for the sake of Allah then nothing can shake you inshaAllaah.

Many people are using their parents as an excuse to stay back from making their feet dusty and would rather live in Dishonour amongst the kuffar. There is no way you can make this easier for your parents, your parents will be hurt, you will be judged and viewed by society and it will not matter an inch to you as you know the say of Allah is greater than that of all mankind put together.

■ Sister’s a little note: many people in present day do not understand and cannot comprehend at all why a female would choose to make this decision. They will point fingers and say behind your back and to your families faces that you are taking part in ‘Jihadul nikaah’ or ‘sexual jihad’ and many many more vile terms. It hurts because these words will come from perhaps some of your closest relatives. HasbunAllahu Wa Ni’maal Wakeel.

I cannot emphasise enough how important it is to keep making Dua. Wallahi I am witness to how Allah (swt) turned the heart of my parents. My own father was more than happy to be my Wali for my Nikaah when he at first did not accept my decision. Alhumdulilaah walakul Hamd. Once you are travelling to Shaam making continuous Dua as Allah (swt) always accepts the Dua of a musafir/ah.

I am aware of many sisters whose parents were completely against her Hijrah and disowned her in the beginning whom now are making plans to come visit them and visit this beautiful land. So do not think it will be last time you will see your beloved parents, maybe Allah has a better plan for the future.

Most importantly, it is your Fardh - regardless of how annoying and emotionally draining your parents can get - you have to keep ties of kinship and keep in touch with them. You have to answer to Allah (swt) so always fear Him and give your family and parents their right. Whenever it will be possible for you to send them a text or when you have internet you have to exhaust all means in trying. Just because you make Hijrah does not mean you don’t keep in touch with your family anymore. Ittiqullah.

I ask you all to keep me, my Husband, my family and all the Muhajireen in your Duaa. Apologies for the delay in uploading the post, but Wallahi it’s so difficult to try and find time off due to a busy timetable. Alhumdulilaah. If you need to contact me then follow me on Twitter (@_UmmLayth) or Kik me (_axa).

● Imaam Muslim reported in his Saheeh from the hadeeth of Abu Hurairah, radyAllaahu ‘anhu, that the Prophet, sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Islaam began as something strange and it will return to being strange as it began. So Toobaa is for the strangers.”
[Saheeh Muslim (1/130): See Sharh Saheeh Muslim of Imaam An-Nawawee (2/175-176)]

Imaam Ahmad and Ibn Maajah have also reported this hadeeth on the authority of Ibn Mas’ood, radyAllaahu ‘anhu, with the addition at the end of it: “It was said: ‘O Messenger of Allaah, and who are the strangers?’ He, sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘The Nuzaa’ (those who extract themselves) from their families and close relatives.’”
[ Sunan Ibn Maajah (no. 3988), Sunan At-Tirmidhee (5/18) and he said it was authentic]

● “Allaah does not burden a soul with more than it can handle.” [Surah Al-Baqarah: 286]

27th May 2014

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If a Muslim seeks to live in a non-Islamic ambience, his desire to live a Muslim life will be hard to actualize. This is due to the fact that the laws he considers defective, the taxes he considers wrong, the matters he considers illegitimate, the culture he considers ridden with immorality, the education system he considers horrible will be imposed upon him and his family, and he will not find a way out.

Thus a person or a group who believes in a value system is forced by the logic of its truth to seek its establishment in place of the opposing value system. If he does not become part of the effort to change the situation, he will prove himself to be false in his faith.

— Sayyid Qutb رحمه الله‎ [Fee Zhilaal Al-Quraan, 7/35]

27th May 2014

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Craving For Issuing Legal Verdicts (Fatāwā)

Umar b. ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz was asked about a question and he replied, ❝I am not one who is bold about giving religious verdicts.❞

He also wrote to one of his governors, ❝By Allāh I am not one who craves after giving religious verdicts, as long as I can find a way to avoid it.❞

Sufyān al-Thawrī said, ❝We reached the scholars and they used to hate answering questions and giving religious verdicts until they could find no way out except to give a verdict, but if they were relived of having to do so then that was more beloved to them.❞

(reported Ibn Rajab al-Ḥanbalī in his book: Sharḥ of the Ḥadīth: ❝Two hungry wolves…❞)

Ibn Yamīnah said, ❝This affair is not for those who love that the people should have need of them, rather this affair is only for those who love that someone can be found to take their place.❞

It also reported from him that he said, ❝The most knowledgeable of people concerning religious verdicts is the one who is most often silent, and the most ignorant of people about them is the one who speaks the most with regard to them.❞

(al-Khaṭīb, al-Faqīh wa ʾl-Mutafaqqih: 2/166)

13th May 2014

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storiesofthesahabah:

Feeling ungrateful to your mother?

Are you too irritated to her nonstop talking and asking about you?

You feel like just shutting your door and stop her from entering your room?

Wallah, you’re such a shame.

How can you do and be like that to your own mother?

_____

I’m not writing this because it’s mother’s day or whatever they call it, I am writing this because I miss my mother, and I want this to be a reminder to all of you, to recognize the worth and value of your mother, because once you lose her, nothing will be the same again.

While most of you can still see your mother’s smile, I cannot anymore.

While most of you can still put your head on your mom’s shoulder, I cannot anymore.

While most of you can still call out to your mother when you feel pain in your body, I cannot anymore.

While most of you can still go and have that heart to heart talk with your mother, I cannot anymore.

It’s been more than a year since she returned to Allaah Azza Wa Jall, but the pain remains and it is like she just left a moment ago.

Like a moment ago, you are holding her warm hands then after few minutes that warmness turned to coldness.

No one can truly describe the pain of losing a mother, even I who lost her own, I still cannot describe and put into words the pain I go through everyday of my life.

My dear brother and sister in Islam, in our deen we are taught on how high of a status a mother has, how she must be respected and how she should be taken care of, but sometimes you don’t need any other reason why these things should be done for her, sometimes it’s just because she deserves it, she is worth every minute of your life.

You, who is reading this, you might still have your mother with you, so I want you to do something, after you read this, go look at her, look at her face, run your fingers on her face, look at her beautiful eyes, then kiss her on his forehead and say you’re sorry, and I tell you in second, you will see your mother in tears, not because you have committed something, but because she will feel understood, cared, loved and all these feelings she needs to feel from you.

Why did I say sorry? because apologizing is harder than loving, we can say i love you to almost everyone we feel like to, but i’m sorry, we can only truly say that to people who means a lot to us, to people who we think deserves it most, and your mother is most worthy of your apology.

Apologizing doesn’t mean you are wrong or you have done something wrong, apologizing means that you are afraid to lose this person, to hurt this person, to not able to live up to what this person expects from you. With I’m sorry, there is the light of unconditional love and understanding.

Your mother deserves that, because you know for a fact that in a day when she calls you, you return her call with the “uff”. 

I want you to realize how much struggle and pain your mother underwent when she was carrying you and when she finally delivered you to this dunya. Not even a single labor pain of hers can be repaid by your lifetime service to her.

She is your mother, no one else can be you mother, only her. Let no one go beyond her status in your heart, because no one will love you like the way your mother would ever do. 

I have lost my mother but every moment I spent with her were the best moments of my life. 

So you, spend your days with your mother, make her smile, let her be pleased with you because she is one of your doors to Jannah.

Do not be too careless that you will just realize all of these on the day you see her being buried in her grave and I tell you when you see your mother shrouded in white cloth and being buried in her grave, that is the most painful thing, your heart will be in so much pain that you’ll just pass out.

In that moment, you could finally say that she has truly left, that later on she will be alone and be questioned and no one can help her not even you, only her and her deeds. Wallahi, we pray our mothers be granted Jannah. Amin.

So yes, my mother has left me already but Alhamdulillaah she left me at the doorstep of Allaah Azza Wa Jall. Alhamdulillaah Alhamdulillaah Alhamdulillaah.

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And we pray that with the Mercy of Allaah Azza Wa Jall He grants all our mothers the highest ranks of Jannah and that He may reunite us with our beloved mothers in His Jannah.

Amin.

Zohayma

storiesofthesahabah:

Feeling ungrateful to your mother?

Are you too irritated to her nonstop talking and asking about you?

You feel like just shutting your door and stop her from entering your room?

Wallah, you’re such a shame.

How can you do and be like that to your own mother?

_____

I’m not writing this because it’s mother’s day or whatever they call it, I am writing this because I miss my mother, and I want this to be a reminder to all of you, to recognize the worth and value of your mother, because once you lose her, nothing will be the same again.

While most of you can still see your mother’s smile, I cannot anymore.

While most of you can still put your head on your mom’s shoulder, I cannot anymore.

While most of you can still call out to your mother when you feel pain in your body, I cannot anymore.

While most of you can still go and have that heart to heart talk with your mother, I cannot anymore.

It’s been more than a year since she returned to Allaah Azza Wa Jall, but the pain remains and it is like she just left a moment ago.

Like a moment ago, you are holding her warm hands then after few minutes that warmness turned to coldness.

No one can truly describe the pain of losing a mother, even I who lost her own, I still cannot describe and put into words the pain I go through everyday of my life.

My dear brother and sister in Islam, in our deen we are taught on how high of a status a mother has, how she must be respected and how she should be taken care of, but sometimes you don’t need any other reason why these things should be done for her, sometimes it’s just because she deserves it, she is worth every minute of your life.

You, who is reading this, you might still have your mother with you, so I want you to do something, after you read this, go look at her, look at her face, run your fingers on her face, look at her beautiful eyes, then kiss her on his forehead and say you’re sorry, and I tell you in second, you will see your mother in tears, not because you have committed something, but because she will feel understood, cared, loved and all these feelings she needs to feel from you.

Why did I say sorry? because apologizing is harder than loving, we can say i love you to almost everyone we feel like to, but i’m sorry, we can only truly say that to people who means a lot to us, to people who we think deserves it most, and your mother is most worthy of your apology.

Apologizing doesn’t mean you are wrong or you have done something wrong, apologizing means that you are afraid to lose this person, to hurt this person, to not able to live up to what this person expects from you. With I’m sorry, there is the light of unconditional love and understanding.

Your mother deserves that, because you know for a fact that in a day when she calls you, you return her call with the “uff”.

I want you to realize how much struggle and pain your mother underwent when she was carrying you and when she finally delivered you to this dunya. Not even a single labor pain of hers can be repaid by your lifetime service to her.

She is your mother, no one else can be you mother, only her. Let no one go beyond her status in your heart, because no one will love you like the way your mother would ever do.

I have lost my mother but every moment I spent with her were the best moments of my life.

So you, spend your days with your mother, make her smile, let her be pleased with you because she is one of your doors to Jannah.

Do not be too careless that you will just realize all of these on the day you see her being buried in her grave and I tell you when you see your mother shrouded in white cloth and being buried in her grave, that is the most painful thing, your heart will be in so much pain that you’ll just pass out.

In that moment, you could finally say that she has truly left, that later on she will be alone and be questioned and no one can help her not even you, only her and her deeds. Wallahi, we pray our mothers be granted Jannah. Amin.

So yes, my mother has left me already but Alhamdulillaah she left me at the doorstep of Allaah Azza Wa Jall. Alhamdulillaah Alhamdulillaah Alhamdulillaah.

____

And we pray that with the Mercy of Allaah Azza Wa Jall He grants all our mothers the highest ranks of Jannah and that He may reunite us with our beloved mothers in His Jannah.

Amin.

Zohayma

13th May 2014

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#DustyFeet Part 5: What to Pack & Why →

paladinofjihad:

BismilLahi wa al-salāt wa al-salām ‘alā RasūlilLah

Assuming you’re ready to leave-assuming you’re ready to make hijra-one of the final pieces of your preparation puzzle would be to pack up.

In this part of the #DustyFeet series, I will try to shed light on the stuff you would rather…

Tagged: must read for those considering Hijrah!

11th May 2014

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So with any such interest their tongues become tied in pronouncing a word of truth, and you have not ceased to pretend to be observant of this, the tyrant of Bilad Al-Haramayn (the land of the 2 sanctuaries) is actively driving the people towards disbelief and blatant apostasy.
— The shaykh Abu Yahya Al-Libi (may Allah have Mercy upon him), said in speaking about the scholars of evil

10th May 2014

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Anonymous said: Assalamualakum, do you still use your kik? I want to ask you something in private and I'm wondering how should I contact you. Please let me know. Jazakillah Khair

Wa Alaykum As-salam Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu, my Kik app recently got deleted since I reboot my mobile. So all my messages which I had read and was planning on replying to soon have all dissappeared too :( so sisters if we were having a convo or if you sent a query please send it to me again inshaAllah

5th May 2014

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Safety is that you do not desire to be known. 
— Sufyān ath-Thawrī [Siyar A’laam an-Nubalā’, 7/257]

30th April 2014

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So know that the world – and whatever is above it and below it in the water- will not be corrected except when the actions of its people are all for Allāh. The actions of the body follow on from the actions and intentions of the heart. So when the actions and intentions of the heart are purely for Allāh alone, then it is corrected, and likewise the actions of the body will also be correct. However, if the actions and intentions of the heart are for other than Allāh, then it is corrupted, and likewise the actions of the body will be corrupted in proportion to how much the heart is corrupted.
— Ibn Rajab (d. 795 A.H.) [Jāmiʻ al-ʻUlūm wal-Ḥikam, pg. 120]

30th April 2014

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Sheikh Nasir Al Fahd didn’t write on the Sham issue because he knows his status as a prisoner deprives him of standing to rule on such issues[!]
— Sheikh Ahmad Musa Jibril (H)

24th April 2014

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http://7afidatayishah.tumblr.com/post/83603288773/when-we-were-staying-in-raqqah-in-a-sisters-maqar →

7afidatayishah:

When we were staying in Raqqah in a sisters maqar where the jama’a of our husbands were placed after the chaos broke out in Halab , we met people of many ages and backgrounds I thought I would never meet. Because our husbands were part of Omar Shishani’s jama’a which was mostly Chechens they knew…

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24th April 2014

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Anonymous said: Assalamualaikum, there is a new account by the name of AlBrittaniyah on twitter claiming to be you. Even has your tumblr linked. Can you please confirm if it's you? After you deleted your account, some fake accounts popped up with the exact name creating much misconception. Jazakillah Khair.

Wa Alaykum As-salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu, lool fake accounts? SubhanAllah I only just heard of this :/ strange.. and yeah I made a new twitter recently. If anyone wants to follow me its : https://mobile.twitter.com/AlBrittaniyah

20th April 2014

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رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيَّ