Website: Above The Throne

Assalamu Alaikum.

As everyone (from Ahlus Sunnah) knows, Allah is above His Throne and He is not “everywhere”.

Here’s an entire site dedicated to proving this (very obvious) fact using the proofs from the Quran, Sunnah and loads of classical scholars:

http://www.abovethethrone.com/arsh/

[HOJ students: This is for you as we covered this issue in class.]

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Reality of Tawakkul (relying upon Allah) by Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzan

Assalamu Alaikum.

One of my students had asked for lots more information on Tawakkul so let me start off with the first article*. I’ll be putting up more information on this issue, insha-Allah:

[*The following three articles are actually parts of a book by Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzan.]

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http://abdurrahman.org/character/meaningReliance.html

The Meaning of Reliance (Tawakkul) on Allaah

Shaikh Saalih bin Fawzaan Al-Fawzaan
Haqeeqat-ut-Tawakkul ‘alaAllaah (pg. 7-14)
Al-Ibaanah.com

All praise be to Allaah, Lord of the all that exists, and may Allaah send His peace and praises on His Messenger, our Prophet Muhammad, as well as on all of his family members and Companions, and those who follow his guidance, tread his methodology and adhere to his Sunnah until the Day of Recompense.

To Proceed: Relying on Allaah (tawakkul) is one of the greatest forms of worship. Allaah says: “So upon Allaah, put your trust if you are truly believers.” [Surah Al-Maa’idah: 23] So He made relying upon Allaah (tawakkul) a condition for Eemaan (Faith).

Allaah said to His Prophet: “So when you have made a decision, then put your trust in Allaah.” [Surah Aali ‘Imraan: 159]

So He ordered His Prophet to put his trust and reliance on Allaah.

Allaah says: “O Prophet! Allaah is sufficient for you and for the believers who follow you.” [Surah Al-Anfaal: 64]

And He says: “And whoever is dutiful to Allaah, He makes a way out for him (from every difficulty). And He will provide for him from places he never could imagine. And whoever puts his trust in Allaah, He will suffice him. Verily, Allaah will accomplish His purpose. Indeed, Allaah has set a measure for all things.” [Surah At-Talaaq: 2-3]

And He says: “And whoever is dutiful to Allaah, He will make his matter easy for him. That is the Command of Allaah, which He has sent down to you. And whoever fears Allaah and keeps his duty to Him, He will expiate from him his sins and enlarge his reward.” [Surah At-Talaaq: 4-5]
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Article: Islam is the Blessed Religion

Assalamu Alaikum.

Here’s a really, really wonderful article (it’s actually a transcript of a lecture) that talks about tawheed, bida (innovations), dawah, etc.

The Shaikh gives some really great examples (don’t miss the one about the old hag and bida!) and clarifies some really important issues.

I learnt a lot just by skimming through it (now I just need to read everything again slowly).

Please do read it* (and the Q and A session too):

[HOJ students – You will really like this as it summarises the whole course.]

Islam is the Blessed Religion by  Shaikh Muhammad Al-Aqeel

Can we see the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam) in our dreams?

Assalamu Alaikum.

[Been ages since my last post. Sorry. I usually post on my Ramadan blog.]

So, can we really see him on our dreams? Sort of.

Sort of, you ask?

Well yes, some people do see him. However, many people think that they saw him whereas in reality they did not.

Confused? Don’t be.

Here’s a nice clear article on this issue:

Issues related to seeing the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam) in a dream – Compiled by Shawana Aziz.

Please pass this on to others as I’ve heard many people claiming that they have seen the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam) in their dreams.

PS. The article is also good reading for those who want to read more about his (salallahu alaihi wasallam) description.