Milad un Nabi or Prophet Birthday : 
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What Type Of A HIJAABI Are You?

1. Are you an "Occasional Hijaabi"?

  • Do you cover yourself only when you are in an Islamic gathering or when you do the tilawah of the Quran?
  • Do you cover yourself when you are in the KSA and forget that you are a muslim as soon as your plane lands in another country?
  • Do you cover yourself when you go out, but display your pics on FB for others to see? (My dear sisters in Islam, even if you have privatized your photos and you say that only your friends can see it, BEWARE! Anyone can save our photos and then do whatever they want with it and then you never know where it will end up. Not to mention the fact you friends may have people around while they are viewing the photos, who are non mahram to you!!!)

2. Are you a "Half Hijaabi"?

  • Do you sometimes cover only your head and then wear tight jeans or perhaps any other tight outfit? (Seriously, there are many people who do that, and it is such an insult for the hijabis!)
  • Do you cover your head but leave a part of it open either from the back or the front, so that you may look prettier?
  • Do you cover your complete body but are the 'abayas' you wear are so attractive and colourful that they draw attention and probably need another abaya over them to cover their adornment?
What is the actual intention behind this??? What else can it be other than to ATTRACT guys? Do you dress up the same way when you know that there will be no guys around you?

By the way, for those who don’t know, Hijaab is to be maintained infront of non mahrams (most males) and Alhamdulillah, we can dress up and beautify ourselves infront of our mahrams (our father, brothers, father's brothers, mother's brothers, grandfathers, sons, father in law, brother's sons, sister's sons, sons in law and young boys who haven't attained puberty) and in the gatherings of women.

Ponder over this hadeeth:

The prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said:

"In later (generations) of my ummah there will be women who will be dressed but naked. On top of their heads (what looks) like camel humps. They will not enter into paradise or (even) get a smell of it." (Muslim)My dear Sister’s in Islam, have you ever thought about the purpose of the Hijaab???

Why do we wear Hijaab?

  • Is it because you don’t have any other option but to wear it in KSA?
  • Is it because your parents tell u to do so?
  • Is it because people around you do so?

Do you feel oppressed wearing it??? Be frank to yourself.

Let’s see what our Lord has to say about it.

The reason why Hijaab is prescribed for women is mentioned in the Qur’an in the following verses of Surah Al-Ahzaab:

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

"O Prophet! Tell thy wives and daughters, and the believing women that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad); that is most convenient, that they should be known (as such) and not molested. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." [Al-Qur’an 33:59]The Qur’an says that Hijaab has been prescribed for the women so that they are recognized as modest women and this will also prevent them from being molested.

Now let’s analyze: Why do Muslims wear Hijab?

  1. Because it is an order from Allah. Simple, Allah ordered us and we do it. Islam is to submit to Allaah's orders, to win His pleasure, to to do what He wants, and refrain from what He dislikes. Its because He created us and everything around us, and He created us to worship Him alone. That’s the reason we exist right now and we have to return to Him, to account for every moment of our lives. Allah says : “And I have created Jinn and men only to worship me”. (51:56)
  2. We are precious. A father's advice to a daughter: "Hana, everything that God made valuable in the world is covered and hard to get to. Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected. Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell. Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers and layers of rock... You've got to work hard to get to them." He looked at me with serious eyes. "Your body is sacred. You're far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too."
  3. Its our right. When a woman is covered, men cannot judge her by her appearance but are forced to evaluate her by her personality, character, and morals. Hijab is a responsibility PLUS a right given to us by our Creator, Who knows us best. It's a benefit to us, so why not wear it? Why should we display our beauty to anybody and everybody? Is that all being female is about? Are our bodies that cheap? Why do we wish to make mindless objects of ourselves? Why wouldn't harrasment increase, if we are providing the material for it? Think about it!
This is ME reminding myself first and then my dear Sisters in Islam JUST IN CASE YOU FORGOT!  :)  

May Allah guide us all to that which please him!

Please feel free to share so that everyone can benefit inshaAllah!

Traps of Iblees (6 Traps)

by Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah rahimahullaah

from At-Tafseer Al-Qayyim of Shaikh Ibn Al-Qayyim [Al-Hijra magazine]

It is not possible to encompass one of Iblees' evils, let alone all of them. Since Iblees' evil is of six types, Iblees remains behind the son of Adam until he gets him to do one or more of these six evils.

1. THE FIRST EVIL IS THE EVIL OF KUFR AND SHIRK and enmity to Allâh and His Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam. If he gains this from the son of Adam, his moaning is eased, and he rests from his ordeal with this man. Further, this is the first thing Iblees wants from al-'Abd (the worshipper). If Iblees gains this, he makes this person part of his army, one of his soldiers, and he appoints him as a deputy or agent against other human beings. Then, this person becomes one of the deputies or callers of Iblees.

If he despairs of enticing him with the first evil, and if this person is one of those for whom it was written that he would be a Muslim in his mother's womb, Iblees tries the SECOND CLASS OF EVIL. 


2. THIS IS BID'AH (innovation). Iblees loves Bid'ah more than debauchery and disobedience because the harm of Bid'ah is in the essence of the religion. Moreover, it is an unrepentable sin and is against the call of the messengers and is a call to a message different from the one conveyed by Ar-Rasool. Bid'ah is a gate to Kufr and Shirk. Therefore, if Iblees gains the performance of Bid'ah from a person and makes him one of the people of Bid'ah, he also becomes one of his agents and a caller of his.

If Iblees fails and is unable to trap Al-'Abd at this class, and if he is one of those who were granted by Allâh the gift of As-Sunnah and hatred of the people of Bid'ah and error, he proceeds to the THIRD CLASS OF EVIL, which is the class of :

3. MAJOR SINS in their various forms.

Iblees is very covetous of letting a person fall into major sin, especially if he is a scholar who is followed. Iblees is covetous of that, so that he may repel people from him and spread his sins and disobedience amongst the people. He uses some people as his agents to spread this person's sins under the false pretence that this will help them to get closer to Allâh. But in fact this person is the deputy of Iblees without knowing it. For those who would like abomination to be spread amongst the believers there is a great torment in this life and in the Hereafter especially if they take charge of spreading about enormities, not out of advice, but by obeying Iblees and being his agent. All this is to repel people from the Scholar and from his benefit.

Furthermore, the sins of this person (scholar), even if they reach the sky, are less to Allâh than the sins of those who would like to spread his sins about. The scholar's sins are wrongdoing to himself. If he seeks forgiveness from Allâh and repents, Allâh will accept his repentance, and He will change his bad deeds to good deeds. However, the sin of those who spread about abominations are doing wrong to the believers by looking for their mistakes and by intending to expose them. Allâh is in close observation, and He knows about this ambuscade. Nothing hidden in the chest or soul is hidden to Allâh.

If Iblees is unable to snare Al-'Abd at this degree he moves him to the FOURTH CLASS, or the: 


4. MINOR SINS. These sins may ruin a person if they accumulate. That is why Ar-Rasool sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said, Be aware of the minor sins, because the simile of the minor sin is like the people who went to a desert. Then he sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam mentioned a Hadeeth the meaning of which is that every one of them brought a stick of wood until they had kindled a huge fire (just as the minor sins add up little by little until they become a major sin). The person continues taking the matter of minor sins easily until he considers them inconsequential. Therefore, a person who commits major sins but fears their effect is in a better condition than he is.

If the Al-'Abd has prevented Iblees from trapping him at this level, he moves him to the fifth level. 

5. The FIFTH LEVEL IS TO OCCUPY HIM WITH PERMISSIBLE THINGS that do not gain him reward or punishment. However, the punishment of this level is caused by passing the reward missed by being occupied with these deeds. If Al-'Abd has kept Iblees from succeeding at this level, and if he is careful about his time, being covetous with it, knows the value of moments, and knows the value of what comes of comfort or torment, Iblees transfers him to the sixth level. 

6. The SIXTH CLASS is to OCCUPY HIM WITH DEEDS OF LESSER REWARDto keep virtue away from him and to prevent him from attaining the reward of the favoured deed.

Therefore, he orders him to do a good action with less reward if that includes leaving a better action. Very few people are aware of this. Because if a person feels a strong urge to some kind of obedience, he does not doubt that it is true obedience and that he is getting closer to Allâh. He never thinks that this call is from Iblees because he believes that Iblees never calls one to do good. Therefore, he thinks that this call is from Allâh. Actually he is excused because he never knew that Iblees would call one to seventy doors of good deeds either to get him to one door of evil or to let a better deed than these seventy deeds pass away from him.

This cannot be known except by a light from Allâh, a light he instils in the heart of Al-'Abd. The source of this type of knowledge is following the way of Ar-Rasool sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam and taking care of the levels of deeds with Allâh, the deeds of His favoured ones, the deeds more pleasing to Him, and those more beneficial to Al-'Abd, and deeds that have more Naseehah (guidance) from Allâh, His Rasool, His Book, and His believing worshippers. No one has this type of knowledge except the inheritors of Ar-Rasool sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, his deputies in the Ummah, and his successors on earth. In addition, most of the creation is screened from this. This call does not come to their hearts. Allâh gives His favour to whomever He wills from among His worshippers.

If Al-'Abd prevents Iblees from trapping him at any of these six levels, and if it becomes difficult for Iblees, he empowers his party of jinn and human beings with different kinds of harm, IMPUTING DISBELIEF TO HIM, CALLING HIM MISGUIDED AND AN INNOVATOR, WARNING PEOPLE AGAINST HIM, and intending to weaken him and to disturb his heart. 

Iblees, by using this method, tries to confuse this person's thinking and tries to PREVENT PEOPLE FROM BENEFITING FROM HIM. Therefore Iblees expends his utmost effort to empower the defenders of falsehood, from human beings and from jinn, against him. Then the believer is at war until death. Whenever he gives up, he is hurt or is taken captive. Hence the believer is in Jihad until he meets with Allâh.