Tonight's ruqya (Exorcism) seems like it may be difficult, its not easy on the sick person, please make dua Allah heals him
﴿فَإِذَا قَرَأْتَ الْقُرْءَانَ فَاسْتَعِذْ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَـنِ الرَّجِيمِ ﴾
(So when you ﴿want to﴾ recite the Qur'an, seek refuge with Allah from Shaytan, the outcast (the cursed one).) meaning, before you recite the Qur'an. Similarly, Allah said,
﴿إِذَا قُمْتُمْ إِلَى الصَّلوةِ فاغْسِلُواْ وُجُوهَكُمْ وَأَيْدِيَكُمْ﴾
(When you intend to offer As-Salah (the prayer), wash your faces and your hands (forearms)) (5:6) meaning, before you stand in prayer, as evident by the Hadiths that we mentioned. Imam Ahmad recorded that Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri said, "When the Messenger of Allah would stand up in prayer at night, he would start his prayer with the Takbir (saying "Allahu Akbar''; Allah is Greater) and would then supplicate,
«سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ وَبِحَمْدِكَ، وَتَبَارَكَ اسْمُكَ، وَتَعَالَى جَدُّكَ، وَلَا إِلَهَ غَيْرُكَ»
(All praise is due to You, O Allah, and also the thanks. Blessed be Your Name, Exalted be Your sovereignty, and there is no deity worthy of worship except You.)
He would then say thrice,
«لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ»
(There is no deity worthy of worship except Allah,).
He would then say,
«أَعُوذُ بِاللهِ السَّمِيعِ الْعَلِيمِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ مِنْ هَمْزَهِ وَنَفْخِهِ وَنَفْثِهِ»
(I seek refuge with Allah, the Hearing, the Knowing, from the cursed Satan, from his coercion, lures to arrogance and poems.).''
The four collectors of the Sunan recorded this Hadith, which At-Tirmidhi considered the most famous Hadith on this subject.
Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah recorded that Jubayr bin Mut`im said that his father said, "When the Messenger of Allah started the prayer, he said,
«اللهُ أَكْبَرُ كَبِيرًا ثَلَاثًا الْحَمْدُ للهِ كَثِيرًا ثَلَاثًا سُبْحَانَ اللهِ بُكْرَةً وَأَصِيلًا ثَلَاثًا اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ مِنْ هَمْزِهِ وَنَفْخِهِ وَنَفْثِهِ»
(Allah is the Greater, truly the Greatest (thrice); all praise is due to Allah always (thrice); and all praise is due to Allah day and night (thrice). O Allah! I seek refuge with You from the cursed Satan, from his Hamz, Nafkh and Nafth.).'' `Amr said, "The Hamz means asphyxiation, the Nafkh means arrogance, and the Nafth means poetry.'' Also, Ibn Majah recorded that `Ali bin Al-Mundhir said that Ibn Fudayl narrated that `Ata' bin As-Sa'ib said that Abu `Abdur-Rahman As-Sulami said that Ibn Mas`ud said that the Prophet said,
«اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الشَّيطَانِ الرَجِيمِ وَهَمْزِهِ وَنَفْخِهِ وَنَفْثِهِ»
(O Allah! I seek refuge with You from the cursed devil, from his Hamz, Nafkh and Nafth.)
He said, "The Hamz means death, the Nafkh means arrogance, and the Nafth means poetry.''
This weekend will be live on Guideus tv from buffalo New York. Feel free to follow the dawa tour from coast to coast live on www.guideus.tv, download the app, or tune in via satellite. below are the timings and locations:Friday, October 25th:
1:30 p.m. Masjid An-Noor: 745 Heim Road, Getzville, NY 14068 Tel: (716) 568-1013
5:00 p.m. University @ Buffalo Lecture Hall: Knox 20
Topic: Guidance from Above: A Christian Pastor’s Journey into Islam Through Studying the Bible
Saturday, October 26th:
12:00 p.m. Al-Huda Masjid: 154 Wilkesbarre Ave - Lackawanna , NY
6:00 p.m. Marygold Manor: 770 Maryvale Drive, Buffalo, NY
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The Tafsir of Isti`adhah (seeking Refuge)
﴿خُذِ الْعَفْوَ وَأْمُرْ بِالْعُرْفِ وَأَعْرِض عَنِ الْجَـهِلِينَ - وَإِمَّا يَنَزَغَنَّكَ مِنَ الشَّيْطَـنِ نَزْغٌ فَاسْتَعِذْ بِاللَّهِ إِنَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ ﴾
(Show forgiveness, enjoin what is good, and stay away from the foolish (i.e. don't punish them). And if an evil whisper comes to you from Shaytan (Satan), then seek refuge with Allah. Verily, He is Hearing, Knowing) (7:199-200),
﴿ادْفَعْ بِالَّتِى هِىَ أَحْسَنُ السَّيِّئَةَ نَحْنُ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا يَصِفُونَ - وَقُلْ رَّبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيـطِينِ - وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ رَبِّ أَن يَحْضُرُونِ ﴾
(Repel evil with that which is better. We are Best-Acquainted with things they utter. And say: "My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings (suggestions) of the Shayatin (devils). And I seek refuge with You, My Lord! lest they should come near me.'') (23:96-98) and,
﴿وَلاَ تَسْتَوِى الْحَسَنَةُ وَلاَ السَّيِّئَةُ ادْفَعْ بِالَّتِى هِىَ أَحْسَنُ فَإِذَا الَّذِى بَيْنَكَ وَبَيْنَهُ عَدَاوَةٌ كَأَنَّهُ وَلِىٌّ حَمِيمٌ - وَمَا يُلَقَّاهَا إِلاَّ الَّذِينَ صَبَرُواْ وَمَا يُلَقَّاهَآ إِلاَّ ذُو حَظِّ عَظِيمٍ - وَإِمَّا يَنزَغَنَّكَ مِنَ الشَّيْطَـنِ نَزْغٌ فَاسْتَعِذْ بِاللَّهِ إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ ﴾
(Repel (an evil) with one which is better, then verily he with whom there was enmity between you, (will become) as though he was a close friend. But none is granted it except those who are patient ـ and none is granted it except the owner of the great portion (of happiness in the Hereafter, i.e. Paradise and of a high moral character) in this world. And if an evil whisper from Shaytan tries to turn you away (O Muhammad ) (from doing good), then seek refuge in Allah. Verily, He is the Hearing, the Knowing.) (41:34-36) These are the only three Ayat that carry this meaning. Allah commanded that we be lenient human enemy, so that his soft nature might make him an ally and a supporter. He also commanded that we seek refuge from the satanic enemy, because the devil does not relent in his enmity if we treat him with kindness and leniency. The devil only seeks the destruction of the Son of Adam due to the vicious enmity and hatred he has always had towards man's father, Adam. Allah said,
﴿يَـبَنِى آدَمَ لاَ يَفْتِنَنَّكُمُ الشَّيْطَـنُ كَمَآ أَخْرَجَ أَبَوَيْكُم مِّنَ الْجَنَّةِ﴾
(O Children of Adam! Let not Shaytan deceive you, as he got your parents ﴿Adam and Hawwa' (Eve)﴾ out of Paradise) (7:27),
﴿إِنَّ الشَّيْطَـنَ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ فَاتَّخِذُوهُ عَدُوّاً إِنَّمَا يَدْعُو حِزْبَهُ لِيَكُونُواْ مِنْ أَصْحَـبِ السَّعِيرِ ﴾
(Surely, Shaytan is an enemy to you, so take (treat) him as an enemy. He only invites his Hizb (followers) that they may become the dwellers of the blazing Fire) (35:6) and,
﴿أَفَتَتَّخِذُونَهُ وَذُرِّيَّتَهُ أَوْلِيَآءَ مِن دُونِى وَهُمْ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ بِئْسَ لِلظَّـلِمِينَ بَدَلاً﴾
(Will you then take him (Iblis) and his offspring as protectors and helpers rather than Me while they are enemies to you What an evil is the exchange for the Zalimun (polytheists, and wrongdoers, etc)) (18:50).
The devil assured Adam that he wanted to advise him, but he was lying. Hence, how would he treat us after he had vowed,
﴿فَبِعِزَّتِكَ لأغْوِيَنَّهُمْ أَجْمَعِينَإِلاَّ عِبَادَكَ مِنْهُمُ الْمُخْلَصِينَ ﴾
("By Your might, then I will surely, mislead them all. Except Your chosen servants among them (i.e. faithful, obedient, true believers of Islamic Monotheism).'') (38:82-83)
Also, Allah said,
﴿فَإِذَا قَرَأْتَ الْقُرْءَانَ فَاسْتَعِذْ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَـنِ الرَّجِيمِ ﴾
﴿إِنَّهُ لَيْسَ لَهُ سُلْطَانٌ عَلَى الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَلَى رَبِّهِمْ يَتَوَكَّلُونَ - إِنَّمَا سُلْطَـنُهُ عَلَى الَّذِينَ يَتَوَلَّوْنَهُ وَالَّذِينَ هُم بِهِ مُشْرِكُونَ ﴾
(So when you ﴿want to﴾ recite the Qur'an, seek refuge with Allah from Shaytan, the outcast (the cursed one). Verily, he has no power over those who believe and put their trust only in their Lord (Allah). His power is only over those who obey and follow him (Satan), and those who join partners with Him.) (16:98-100).
Alhamdulillah today was a huge success. A few brothers showed up and we were able to begin to plant the seeds of Dawa downtown Ann Arbor. I see with this inshallah the non-Muslims will begin to expect us out there and begin to pour into Islam. They were very open and interested. we were seen by thousands of people and passed out over a hundred flyers. Inshallah next week we will have a better turn out from the Muslims because we're going to meet out there at the same time, same place. We're going to be leaving from the Muslim Community Association of Ann arbor 2301 Plymouth rd. Ann Arbor, mi. 48105 at 4:45 p.m. Monday, oct 28th 2013. Be there or be circle lol
All of these facts testify to the requirement that reciting the Qur'an (Al-Fatihah) in the prayer is required, and there is a consensus between the scholars on this ruling. The Hadith that we mentioned also testifies to this fact, for the Prophet said,
«مَنْ صَلَّى صَلَاةً لَمْ يَقْرَأْ فِيهَا بِأُمِّ الْقُرْآنِ فَهِيَ خِدَاجٌ»
(Whoever performs any prayer in which he did not recite Umm Al-Qur'an, his prayer is incomplete.)
Also, the Two Sahihs recorded that `Ubadah bin As-Samit said that the Messenger of Allah said,
«لَا صَلَاةَ لِمَنْ لَمْ يَقْرَأْ بِفَاتِحَةِ الْكِتَابِ»
(There is no prayer for whoever does not recite the Opening of the Book.)
Also, the Sahihs of Ibn Khuzaymah and Ibn Hibban recorded that Abu Hurayrah said that the Messenger of Allah said,
«لَا تُجْزِئُ صَلَاةٌ لَا يُقْرَأُ فِيهَا بِأُمِّ الْقُرآنِ»
(The prayer during which Umm Al-Qur'an is not recited is invalid.)
There are many other Hadiths on this subject. Therefore, reciting the Opening of the Book, during the prayer by the Imam and those praying behind him, is required in every prayer, and in every Rak`ah.
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Al-Fatihah and the Prayer
Muslim recorded that Abu Hurayrah said that the Prophet said,
«مَنْ صَلَى صَلَاةً لَمْ يَقْرَأْ فِيهَا أُمَّ الْقُرْآنِ فَهِيَ خِدَاجٌ ثَلَاثًا غَيْرُ تَمَامٍ»
(Whoever performs any prayer in which he did not read Umm Al-Qur'an, then his prayer is incomplete.) He said it thrice.
Abu Hurayrah was asked, "﴿When﴾ we stand behind the Imam'' He said, "Read it to yourself, for I heard the Messenger of Allah say,
« قَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ: قَسَمْتُ الصّلَاةَ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَ عَبْدِي نِصْفَيْنِ وَلِعَبْدِي مَا سَأَلَ فَإِذَا قَالَ:
﴿الْحَمْدُ للَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَـلَمِينَ ﴾، قَالَ اللهُ: حَمِدَنِي عَبْدِي وَإِذَا قَالَ:
﴿الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ ﴾، قَالَ اللهُ: أَثْنى عَلَيَّ عَبْدِي، فَإذَا قَالَ:
﴿مَـلِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ ﴾، قَالَ اللهُ: مَجَّدَنِي عَبْدِي وَقَالَ مَرَّةً: فَوَّضَ إِلَيَّ عَبْدِي فَإِذَا قَالَ:
﴿إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ ﴾، قَالَ: هذَا بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَ عَبْدِي وَلِعَبْدِي مَا سَأَلَ، فَإِذَا قَالَ:
﴿اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ - صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ الضَّآلِّينَ ﴾، قَالَ اللهُ: هذَا لِعَبْدِي وَلِعَبْدِي مَا سَأَلَ»
(Allah, the Exalted, said, `I have divided the prayer (Al-Fatihah) into two halves between Myself and My servant, and My servant shall have what he asks for.' If he says,
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ
(1. In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.)
﴾الْحَمْدُ للَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَـلَمِينَ﴿
(2. All praise and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of existence.)
Allah says, `My servant has praised Me.' When the servant says,
﴿الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ ﴾
(3. The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.)
Allah says, `My servant has glorified Me.' When he says,
﴿مَـلِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ ﴾
(4. The Owner of the Day of Recompense.) Allah says, `My servant has glorified Me,' or `My servant has related all matters to Me.' When he says,
﴿إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ ﴾
(5. You (alone) we worship, and You (alone) we ask for help.) Allah says, `This is between Me and My servant, and My servant shall acquire what he sought.' When he says,
﴿اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ - صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ الضَّآلِّينَ ﴾
(6. Guide us to the straight path.) (7. The way of those on whom You have granted Your grace, not (the way) of those who earned Your anger, nor of those who went astray), Allah says, `This is for My servant, and My servant shall acquire what he asked for.').''
These are the words of An-Nasa'i, while both Muslim and An-Nasa'i collected the following wording, "A half of it is for Me and a half for My servant, and My servant shall acquire what he asked for.''
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Eid Badi Shahad, driving with his wife and four daughters, ran a red light early yesterday morning at Riverside Drive and Fishinger Road. Perhaps realizing his mistake, he stopped — too late — in the intersection. Now, five brothers are orphaned and sisterless.
An Upper Arlington police officer responding to a report of an armed robbery at a nearby McDonald’s, lights flashing and siren wailing, slammed his cruiser into the family’s Toyota Corolla at 1:35 a.m.
Shahad, 39; his wife, Entisar W. Hameed, 31; and four daughters — Shuaa Badi, 16, Amna Badi, 14, Ekbal Badi, 12, and 2-year-old Lina Badi — all were pronounced dead at the scene.
None had on a seat belt.
The family had come from Iraq via Syria as refugees three years ago and moved into a small apartment on the West Side. All 11 lived there, along with Shahad’s 77-year-old mother.
Yesterday, the old woman sat wrapped in a blanket on the floor of the small apartment, surrounded by other Muslim women. She cried out and looked at the door every time it opened, as if searching for her son.
The family was among the first Iraqi families to be settled here, said Angie Plummer, executive director of Community Refugee and Immigration Services. They had welcomed their youngest daughter, Lina, since arriving in town.
Today, Plummer’s thoughts are with the surviving boys, ages 5 through 17, and Shahad’s mother.
“I’m hopeful that with the support of the community at large, these children can heal from this tragedy,” she said.
By midafternoon yesterday, women had descended upon the family’s apartment to be with Shahad’s mother. The boys were whisked away to be with other family members. Other than the oldest boy, they hadn’t yet been told of their loss, which came three days after Eid al-Adha, a Muslim holiday.
“This is the blessed month,” said Zeinab Ali, who came with her mother to mourn with the family. “It is like dying at Christmas.”
Police who reviewed the cruiser’s dash-camera video yesterday say they don’t know why Shahad was stopped in the intersection, headed west on Fishinger Road. The family was on the way home from a friend’s house.
“He went through the intersection and, for whatever reason, he just stopped,” Perry Township Police Chief Robert Oppenheimer said. “Whether he saw the cruiser coming or he realized he ran the red light and was going to back up, we’ll probably never know.”
The light had just flicked yellow when Upper Arlington Officer Shawn Paynter entered the intersection bound for the Henderson Road McDonald’s and hit the side of the family’s car.
Paynter was taken to OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital with minor head injuries. He didn’t know what happened to the people in the car, Oppenheimer said, until a nurse told him.
This is the second time six people have been killed in a single crash this year in Ohio, the State Highway Patrol reported. Six teenagers were killed on March 9 in Warren in northeastern Ohio when their car hit a guardrail and landed on its roof in a swamp.
Word of yesterday’s tragedy swept through River Pointe Apartments, a mostly Somali community. Last night, dozens of women in hijabs walked arm-in-arm and children huddled to listen.
“Their father was a great man,” said next-door neighbor Abdurahman Hussein, 23, praising both parents and recalling how Shahad would help neighbors fix their cars. “All we can do now is pray for them.”
Next-door neighbor Asha Hussein said, “They came here for a better life.”
Heather O’Bannon, director of the Westside Academy, choked back sobs yesterday afternoon as she spoke of the three older girls. They attended her school a couple of years ago.
“They were so smart and so sweet,” she said. “It’s a very sad situation.”
“When we were with them, we were letting them know they had options in their life, opportunity they didn’t have in Iraq. … I even sold Girl Scout cookies with them. They were very bright, very happy girls.”
O’Bannon said Columbus’ Iraqi community will rally to support the five surviving brothers, the oldest of whom is a senior at Franklin Heights High School.
Because Westside Academy serves students only through fourth grade, the girls had transferred to the International Academy of Columbus, O’Bannon said. The girls left that school to be home-schooled by their parents, she said.
The girls, fluent in Arabic, made huge strides learning English while attending his school, said Dr. Mouhamed Tarazi, director of the International Academy.
“The girls were so nice, so polite, well-raised,” said Tarazi. They attended the International Academy for two years until this fall. “They were loved by everybody: their classmates, their teachers. We are really going to miss them.”
Today, after prayers at the Noor Islamic Cultural Center, the six will be buried in the Islamic Cemetery of Columbus. The littlest girl will share a casket with one of her big sisters.
A fund to has been set up to help the family. Donations can be made at the Georgesville Road branch of Huntington National Bank, 121 Georgesville Rd.
Dispatch Researchers Susan Stonick and Linda Deitch and Dispatch Reporters Dean Narciso and Kathy Lynn Gray contributed to this story.