Monday, July 27, 2009

The Bennifit of a good Halaqah

Saturday, the Beta Chapter hosted a halaqah at Masjid Muhammad. It was a wonderful experience. Brother Muhammad Sideeq presented the talk. I am sharing what we discussed.

Topic: The Ease of Islam

Allah created the trees to do what they do. They root themselves in the ground, grow fruit and leaves, shed leaves in the fall and sway in the wind. That is the character of the tree. The tree does what it is designed to do and has no choice in the matter. When Allah created humans, we were given the choice to move and do as we see fit. Allah created everything in balance and proportion. Man was created to serve Allah, and when we fight what Allah creates for us that is where we see the difficulty with living.

Arabic Vocabulary Words-

Yaasurah- easy , lenient, prosperous, facilitate, gentle, multiply

Issurah- burden

Ahad- One Wahad- One, only used when referring Allah
Samad- Absolute

When given a choice between something difficult and something easy The Prophet (salahi wa alaihi was salaam)chose the easy way. There is nothing wrong with keeping the deen simple. The Prophet Muhammad (salahi wa alaihi was salaam) was soft hearten, and as a result Islam spread by guidance and the good character of Muslims.

In Sahih Bukhari
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
A Bedouin came and passed urine in one corner of the mosque. The people shouted at him but the Prophet stopped them till he finished urinating. The Prophet ordered them to spill a bucket of water over that place and they did so.

The brothers that witnessed this event wanted to go fist to cuff with this brother but the Prophet(salahi wa alaihi was salaam) instructed them to cover it, and then teach the brother that this was not something correct to do. If the brothers were allowed to do what they wanted to do this man would have never become Muslim.

Here is some simple things...

There is only ONE (1) God-

He is one, Ahad/Wahad/Samad

Man lives a life of struggle but believers find the struggles as a test. Look at our lives compared to the lives of the Prophet (salahi wa alaihi was salaam) and his companions. The Prophet (salahi wa alaihi was salaam) and his companions had to walk and ride camels to get to where they were going. They went miles at a time, walking and riding. We can simply hop on a bus or get in our cars.

When you over indulge one appetites the other appetites grow out of proportion and balance.

Ground yourself in the deen. Allah's creations find ease when the submit to the will of Allah.

We read the follow Surah's and Ayats

سورة الأعلى Sura #87 Al-Ala
1 Glorify the name of thy Guardian-Lord Most High,
2 Who hath created, and further, given order and proportion;
3 Who hath ordained laws. And granted guidance;
4 And Who bringeth out the (green and luscious) pasture,
5 And then doth make it (but) swarthy stubble.
6 By degrees shall We teach thee to declare (the Message), so thou shalt not forget,
7 Except as Allah wills: For He knoweth what is manifest and what is hidden.
8 And We will make it easy for thee (to follow) the simple (Path).
9 Therefore give admonition in case the admonition profits (the he"
10 The admonition will be received by those who fear ((Allah)):
11 But it will be avoided by those most unfortunate ones,
12 Who will enter the Great Fire,
13 In which they will then neither die nor live.
14 But those will prosper who purify themselves,
15 And glorify the name of their Guardian-Lord, and (lift their hearts) in prayer.
16 Nay (behold), ye prefer the life of this world;
17 But the Hereafter is better and more enduring.
18 And this is in the Books of the earliest (Revelation),-
19 The Books of Abraham and Moses.

Ash-Shams Sura #91سورة الشمس
1 By the Sun and his (glorious) splendour;
2 By the Moon as she follows him;
3 By the Day as it shows up (the Sun's) glory;
4 By the Night as it conceals it;
5 By the Firmament and its (wonderful) structure;
6 By the Earth and its (wide) expanse:
7 By the Soul, and the proportion and order given to it;
8 And its enlightenment as to its wrong and its right;-
9 Truly he succeeds that purifies it,
10 And he fails that corrupts it!
11 The Thamud (people) rejected (their prophet) through their inordinate wrong-doing,
12 Behold, the most wicked man among them was deputed (for impiety).
13 But the Messenger of Allah said to them: 'It is a She-camel of Allah. And (bar her not from) having her drink!'"
14 Then they rejected him (as a false prophet), and they hamstrung her. So their Lord, on account of their crime, obliterated their traces and made them equal (in destruction, high and low)!
15 And for Him is no fear of its consequences."

سورة الأعراف Sura #7 Al-Araf
42 But those who believe and work righteousness,- no burden do We place on any soul, but that which it can bear,- they will be Companions of the Garden, therein to dwell (for ever).
43 And We shall remove from their hearts any lurking sense of injury;- beneath them will be rivers flowing;- and they shall say: 'Praise be to Allah, who hath guided us to this (felicity): never could we have found guidance, had it not been for the guidance of Allah. indeed it was the truth, that the apostles of our Lord brought unto us.' And they shall hear the cry: 'Behold! the garden before you! Ye have been made its inheritors, for your deeds (of righteousness).'"
157 "Those who follow the apostle, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own (scriptures),- in the law and the Gospel;- for he commands them what is just and forbids them what is evil; he allows them as lawful what is good (and pure) and prohibits them from what is bad (and impure); He releases them from their heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them. So it is those who believe in him, honour him, help him, and follow the light which is sent down with him,- it is they who will prosper."

سورة الحديد Sura #57 Al-Hadid
27 Then, in their wake, We followed them up with (others of) Our apostles: We sent after them Jesus the son of Mary, and bestowed on him the Gospel; and We ordained in the hearts of those who followed him Compassion and Mercy. But the Monasticism which they invented for themselves, We did not prescribe for them: (We commanded) only the seeking for the Good Pleasure of Allah. but that they did not foster as they should have done. Yet We bestowed, on those among them who believed, their (due) reward, but many of them are rebellious transgressors.

سورة الليل Sura #92 Al-Lail
1 By the Night as it conceals (the light);
2 By the Day as it appears in glory;
3 By (the mystery of) the creation of male and female;-
4 Verily, (the ends) ye strive for are diverse.
5 So he who gives (in charity) and fears ((Allah)),
6 And (in all sincerity) testifies to the best,-
7 We will indeed make smooth for him the path to Bliss.
8 But he who is a greedy miser and thinks himself self-sufficient,
9 And gives the lie to the best,-
10 We will indeed make smooth for him the path to Misery;
11 Nor will his wealth profit him when he falls headlong (into the Pit).
12 Verily We take upon Ourselves to guide,
13 And verily unto Us (belong) the End and the Beginning.
14 Therefore do I warn you of a Fire blazing fiercely;
15 None shall reach it but those most unfortunate ones
16 Who give the lie to Truth and turn their backs.
17 But those most devoted to Allah shall be removed far from it,-
18 Those who spend their wealth for increase in self-purification,
19 And have in their minds no favour from anyone for which a reward is expected in return,
20 But only the desire to seek for the Countenance of their"
Lord Most High;
21 And soon will they attain (complete) satisfaction.

سورة الضحى Sura #93 Ad-Dhuha

1 By the Glorious Morning Light,
2 And by the Night when it is still,-
3 Thy Guardian-Lord hath not forsaken thee, nor is He displeased.
4 And verily the Hereafter will be better for thee than the present.
5 And soon will thy Guardian-Lord give thee (that wherewith) thou shalt be well-pleased.
6 Did He not find thee an orphan and give thee shelter (and care)?
7 And He found thee wandering, and He gave thee guidance.
8 And He found thee in need, and made thee independent.
9 Therefore, treat not the orphan with harshness,
10 Nor repulse the petitioner (unheard);
11 But the bounty of the Lord - rehearse and proclaim!"

سورة الشرح Sura #94 Al-Inshirah

1 Have We not expanded thee thy breast?-
2 And removed from thee thy burden
3 The which did gall thy back?-
4 And raised high the esteem (in which) thou (art held)?
5 So, verily, with every difficulty, there is relief:
6 Verily, with every difficulty there is relief.
7 Therefore, when thou art free (from thine immediate task), still labour hard,
8 And to thy Lord turn (all) thy attention."