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Archive for the day “September 7, 2007”

Fundamentals of Tasawwuf by Imam an-Nawawi Part 2

From AhlusSunna

By Imam an-Nawawi

The foundations of all of these consist of five:

1. High aspiration,
2. Keeping Allah’s reverence,
3. Giving the best of service,
4. Keeping one’s spiritual resolves, and
5. Esteeming Allah’s blessings.

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Prophetic Guidance on Fasting: Chapters from Nawawi’s Guidance of the Righteous (Riyad al Salihin)

From Sunnipath

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, SunniPath Academy Teacher

Prophetic Guidance on Fasting: Chapters from Nawawi’s Guidance of the Righteous (Riyad al-Salihin)

Prophetic Guidance on Fasting

Chapters from Nawawi’s Guidance of the Righteous (Riyad al-Salihin)

Ustadha Ayesha Bewley’s translation: http://bewley.virtualave.net/riyad.html

217. Chapter: On the obligation to fast Ramadan and clarification of the excellence of fasting and what is connected to it

Allah Almighty says, “You who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you..” to His words “The month of Ramadan is the one in which the Qur’an was sent down as guidance for mankind, with Clear Signs containing guidance and discrimination. Any of you who are resident for the month should fast it. But any of you who are ill or on a journey should fast a number of other days.” (W2:182-184; H2:183-185)

1215. Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah, the Mighty and Exalted said, ‘Every action of the son of Adam is for himself except for fasting. It is Mine and I repay it.’ Fasting is a shield. When someone is fasting, he should not have sexual relations nor quarrel. If someone fights him or insults him, he should say, ‘I am fasting’. By the One in whose hand the self of Muhammad is, the changed breath in the mouth of the faster is more fragrant to Allah than the scent of musk. The faster experiences two joys: when he breaks his fast he rejoices and when he meets his Lord he rejoices in his fasting.” [Agreed upon]

In one variant of al-Bukhari, “He has left his food and drink and appetites for My sake. Fasting is Mine and I repay it. Any other good deed I repay with ten like it.”

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NBC NEWS: 20000 Americans Convert to Islam Each Year

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Daffodils by William Wordsworth

I wander’d lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretch’d in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed — and gazed — but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

Art: Palm Peace by Samir Malik

Art by Fahdi (Samir Malik)

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