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Understanding The Intercession Of The Day Of Judgement

Posted in Tawheed/Shirk with tags , , , , , , on December 15, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

It is true that on the Day of Judgement, some humans will intercede for others, e.g, the Prophets, the martyrs, the highly righteous and others. But these intercessions will take place with two conditions:

1) With the permission of Allaah(i.e, that Allaah is pleased with the one who is interceding and gives him permission).

2) They will only intercede on behalf of those whom Allaah is pleased with.

The proof for these two conditions are found in the Quraan:

1) Allaah says, “Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His permission.” [2:255 – Also known as aayat Al-Kursee]

2)They cannot intercede except for him with whom He (Allaah) is pleased.” [21:28-29]

BOTH these conditions are needed. Intercession is of no avail if one of these two conditions are missing. For example, the intercession of Prophet Nooh (as) on behalf of his son was rejected as was the intercession of Prophet Ibraheem (as) on behalf of his father.

The wisdom behind these two conditions is that it keeps the hearts attached to Allaah, turned to Him, submissive to Him, and humble to Him, as He is the One who grants intercession. So we should attach our hearts to Him, and not to others besides Him for intercession.

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E-Book: Du’aas From The Qur’aan

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , on September 6, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

A Compilation Of Du’aas From The Qur’aan:

Click here to download the book.

Over 50 du’aas compiled in order they appear in the Quraan. Please download and forward to others inshaaAllaah.

Doing Du’aa To Other Than Allaah

Posted in Tawheed/Shirk with tags , , , , , , on March 17, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

Proof One:

The Prophet (saw) said, “Du’aa is ibaadah (worship).” [Aboo daawood]. And as every Muslim knows, ‘none has the right to be worshipped besides Allaah’.

This narration shows that doing du’aa to other than Allaah is unlawful and nothing short of shirk, as you are directing an act of worship (du’aa) to other than Allaah. And Allaah clearly mentions this prohibition in the verse, “Invoke not anyone along with Allaah.” [72:18] So he who directs an act of worship to other than Allaah has committed shirk (an act of associating partners with Allaah).

Proof Two:

Allaah says: “To You alone we worship, and to You alone we ask for help.” [1:4] This verse has many fascinating points which stress that only Allaah should be called upon for help. (1) Firstly, Allah repeats the word “iyyaaka (to You alone)” twice, and did not mention it only once by saying, “To You alone we worship and ask for help.” This is in order to emphasise that worship and seeking aid is solely for Allaah alone. (2) Secondly, we look at the structure of the sentence. A normal sentence would be phrased as “We worship You and we ask help from you.” where the doer of the action comes before the object. However the structure of the aayah has been phrased such that the object “You” is mentioned first then the doer and verb “we worship”. This is called “Al-hasr” (restriction/limitation) in the Arabic language, which in this case means to negate the performance of acts of worship to other than Allaah (swt). (3) Thirdly, we see that Allaah not only says “To You alone we worship” but also brings out  specific type of worship and stresses it again, by adding, “and to You alone we ask for help.” In this way, Allaah shows us the importance of this specific type of worship, as even though seeking aid is worship, and we have already stated we worship Him alone, Allaah brings it out again to emphasise its importance. (4) This statement is repeated at least 17 times a day. We say it again and again to as to drill it in ourselves that we only ask Allaah for help.

Proof Three:

Nay, the inhabitants of the graves cannot even hear the one doing du’aa to them. Allaah says: “The living and the dead are not alike. Allaah makes hear whoever He wishes hear, but you cannot make those in their graves hear.” [35:22]

Here, Allaah explains to the Prophet (saw) that he cannot make the rejecters of faith hear the message (as they are dead in heart and in spirit) any more than he can make those in their graves hear what is spoken to them. (See Tafseer At-Tabaree 21/36)

Proof Four:

Allaah says: “Verily, you cannot make the dead to hear, nor can you make the deaf to hear the call, when they flee, turning their backs.” [27:80]

Here, Allaah addresses the Prophet (saw) reminding him that he cannot make the disbelievers hear his invitation to Islaam, for they are like the dead who do not hear either.

Proof Five:

We also have the ahaadeeth which show that the dead cannot hear. The Prophet (saw) said: “Allaah has angels who travel about the earth; they convey to me the peace greetings from my Ummah.” [Aboo Daawood, from Ibn Mas’ood]

If he (saw) could hear it directly there would be no need for the angels to convey it to him. So since the best of creation cannot hear our pleads and our conversation, it hold even more true that those of lesser status than the Prophet (saw) cannot even have this feature of hearing us.

Proof Six:

Allaah says: “And those, whom you invoke or call upon instead of Him, own not even a Qitmir (the thin membrane over the date-stone). If you invoke (or call upon) them, they hear not your call, and if (in case) they were to hear, they could not grant it (your request) to you. And on the Day of Resurrection, they will disown your worshipping them.” [35:13-14]

So this verse proves the following four points: (a) The dead cannot hear, as it was the dead pious people whom the Mushriks used to call upon for help. (b) Even if they could hear you, they cannot even grant your request. (c) They will disown your worship of them. (d) And furthermore, this verse proves that du’aa is a form of worship, as the verse is talking about ‘calling upon’ others for help, and how those called upon will disown your worshipping them.

Proof seven:

So since it is established that not even the prophet can hear us, we realise the foolishness of calling out to him (saw) or other than him (saw). And this is even shown in the aayah where Allaah says: “And who is more astray than one who calls (invokes) besides Allah, such as will not answer him till the Day of Resurrection, and who are (even) unaware of their calls (invocations) to them?” [46:5]

Proof Eight:

Indeed we worship none but Allaah, and we have our complete trust in Him, as he says: … if Allah touches you with hurt, there is none who can remove it but He; and if He intends any good for you, there is none who can repel His Favour which He causes it to reach whomsoever of His slaves He will…” [10:107]

And there are numerous other verses that prove doing du’aa to other than Allaah is futile including 35:13-4

Supplicating To Allaah During Trials, Sh. Saalih Al-Fawzaan

Posted in Killing The Fitna, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 26, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Abundant supplication to Allaah is from the causes of success at times of trials, in order for Allaah to protect us from such tests.

The Messenger (saw) said:

Seek refuge in Allaah from trials whether apparent or hidden.” [Saheeh Muslim]

The Prophet (saw) in the last tashahhud would seek refuge from four things and he ordered us to do similarly. He (saw) said:

Seek refuge in Allaah form four: punishment of the hell fire; punishment of the grave; the trials of life and death; and from the trials of the Anti-Christ (Dajjaal).” [Saheeh Muslim]

The Muslim should increase therefore, in calling upon Allaah to protect himself from evil of known and unknown trials. He should beg Allaah, for He is close to us (in responding)and answering our prayers. Whoever turns to Allaah and seeks His protection, is protected by Him. Whoever calls upon Him, He answers. He descends every night to the lowest heaven and says:

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Protecting Your Wives And Children, By Sh. Saalih As-Suhaymee

Posted in Brothers Base, Marriage, Parenting with tags , , , , , , , on April 26, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

“They (the true believers) always supplicate to Allaah to rectify their wives and children:

And those who say, ‘Our Lord, bestow on us from our wives and offspring those who will be the comfort of our eyes’.

How will they be a comfort to the eyes? If they are obedient to Allaah and if you educate and cultivate them well, such that they are steadfast in the prayer and in doing good, when they use good speech and when they are regular in reading the Quraan because you taught them to be attached to the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger (saw) You protected your wife and children from going with the people of desires and atheists and away form the deviated people who have doubts.

Your children will be a comfort for your eyes if you trained them upon the obedience to Allaah from their childhood and are good to them from a young age, for as you are to them, they will be to you!

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Calling Upon Allaah | Quotes From The Salaf, Part 2

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , on September 11, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Al-Awzaa’ee said:

“The most excellent du’aa is insistence upon Allaah and earnest imploring unto Him.”

[Ash-Shu’ab, 2/1107]

Ibn ‘Uyaynah said:

“Don’t ever leave off making du’aa nor allow what [bad deeds] you commit to prevent you from it, for indeed Allaah answered the du’aa of Iblees (the Devil) and he is the most evil of creation [when he said to Allaah] “Grant me respite until the Day in which they will be resurrected.’ He (Allaah) said, ‘Indeed you are from those who are granted respite.’ ” [7:14-15]”

[Ash-Shu’ab, 2/1147]

Yahyaa Ibn Mu’aadh said:

“Do not find slow the answer to your du’aas when you have shut off its path with your sins.”

[As-Siyar, 13/15]

Calling Upon Allaah | Quotes From The Salaf, Part 1

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Abud Dardaa’ said:

“Whoever knocks on the door then it is on the brink of it being opened up for him, and whoever makes a lot of du’aa then his supplication is on the verge of being answered.”

[Ash-Shu’ab, 2/1142]

‘Aa’ishah (ra) said:

“Ask Allaah to facilitate everything, even the string to your sandal, for if Allaah had not made facilitation, it would not be facilitated.”

[Ash-Shu’ab, 2/1142]

Muhammad Ibn Al-Waleed said:

“Once ‘Umar Ibn ‘Abdil-‘Azeez passed by a man in whose hand were stones he played with and at the (same) time he was supplicating, ‘O Allaah! Allow me to marry one of the Hoor Al-‘Een‘, so ‘Umar turned to him and cried out, ‘What an evil proposer you are! Certainly you should throw these stones and make you du’aa sincere and pure to Allaah.‘ “

[Al-Hilyah, 5/287]