Restraining yawning – The Permanent Committee

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Q 3: I heard a man saying that when he yawns, he covers his mouth so that Satan may not enter inside him. He attributed this to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and claimed that it was mentioned in the Sahih (authentic) Book of Muslim. Is this true? 

A: It is Mustahab (desirable) for those who yawn to restrain it as much as possible and cover their mouths. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said,

When one of you yawns, you should try to restrain it with the help of your hand, since it is Satan that enters therein. Narrated by Muslim.

In another narration, You should cover your mouth with your hand and not yawn in a loud voice, as Satan will laugh at you if you do so.  

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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* A Woman asks Shaikh al-Fawzan about an Angel coming to Wake her Daughter for Fajr Prayer

September 11, 2014 Comments off

An interesting event was narrated to Shaikh al-Fawzaan, the question from the mother of this particular girl was as follows:

“I have an orphan daughter [i.e. her father has passed away, since it is not a condition for the mother to have passed away also for a child to be considered an orphan] and a man comes to her at night and wakes her up for the Fajr prayer and commands her to wake up her brothers and sisters for the prayer. The question therefore is; can we be certain that this individual who comes is an Angel? Do Angels descend to the Earth?”

Visit http://salaficentre.com/2012/10/a-woman-asks-shaikh-al-fawzan-about-an-angel-coming-to-wake-her-daughter-for-fajr-prayer/ to read the Shaykh’s answer.

Written by Abu Muadh Taqweem Aslam , hafidhahullaah

## [Transcribed] Shaytaan Is An Enemy To You, So Take Him As Your Enemy’ – By Shaykh Muhammad al Anjaree (hafidhahullaah)

September 3, 2014 Comments off

By Shaykh Muhammad al Anjaree (hafidhahullaah)

Translated by Nabil Chogle
Lecture of Naseehah given to Masjid Uthmaan LK
Audio courtesy of www.uthmaanlk.org – Download Mp3
Transcribed by Umm Yousufyaan Zeenat bint Ahmed

This Insaan, he was created with the purpose of worship of Allah (subhaanahu wa ta’aala) and at the same time he will have enemies like the Shaytaan. And this Insaan, he has many obstacles in his worship, you find himself in a test and he has obstacles; and from these tests he finds himself in between Truth and Falsehood, and needs to make the correct choice. And this Iblees tries to misguide this Insaan by taking him far away from the correct reality that indeed he is an enemy for him, he takes him far away from this reality, and he makes him forget that he is his enemy, and who is his real enemy; so this doubt and this forgetfulness, it takes the Insaan far away from the correct affair that the Iblees is his enemy, this forgetfulness indeed takes a person to a state where he is in the displeasure of Allah (subhaanahu wa ta’aala).

Read Transcribed text  – http://www.troid.ca/index.php/forums/audios-and-transcriptions/2169-shaytaan-is-an-enemy-to-you-sh-al-anjaree

[Video] Jinn and Shaytan as mentioned in the Noble Qur’an

September 3, 2014 Comments off

When a servant is hot tempered we play with him just as kids play with a ball ..

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One of the Salaf asked his student: ‘What do you do when the devil whispers to you?’

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One of the Salaf asked his student: ‘What do you do when the devil whispers to you?’

He replied: ‘I fight him back.’

The teacher asked: ‘What if he returns?’

He replied: ‘I fight him.’

The teacher asked again: ‘What if he returns?’

The student repeated again: ‘I fight him.’

The teacher said: ‘This will take too long. Do you see if you try to pass by some sheep and the shepherd’s dog barks at you to prevent you from passing, what would you do?’

He replied: ‘I would struggle to fight and repel him.’

The teacher replied: ‘This would take too long. Instead, seek the assistance of the sheep’s owner, he would suffice you from him . ‘

Posted from the Book – The Devil’s Deceptions (Talbis Iblis): By Imam Abu’l Faraj Ibn Al Jawzi, English Trans. Page 91

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Bewitchment of the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam)

September 1, 2014 Comments off

In the Book of Medicine of his Sahih, Al-Bukhari recorded that `A’ishah said, “The Messenger of Allah was bewitched until he thought that he had relations with his wives, but he had not had relations with them.”

Sufyan said, “This is the worst form of magic when it reaches this stage.”

So the Prophet said,

O `A’ishah! Do you know that Allah has answered me concerning that which I asked Him.

Two men came to me and one of them sat by my head while the other sat by my feet.

The one who was sitting by my head said to the other one, `What is wrong with this man’

The other replied, `He is bewitched.’

The first one said, `Who bewitched him’

The other replied, `Labid bin A`sam. He is a man from the tribe of Banu Zurayq who is an ally of the Jews, and a hypocrite.’

The first one asked, `With what (did he bewitch him)’

The other replied, `With a comb and hair from the comb.’

The first one asked, `Where (is the comb)’

The other answered, `In the dried bark of a male date palm under a rock in a well called Dharwan.’

`A’ishah said, “So he went to the well to remove it (the comb with the hair).

Then he said,

This is the well that I saw. It was as if its water had henna soaked in it and its palm trees were like the heads of devils.

So he removed it (of the well). Then I (`A’ishah) said, `Will you not make this public’

He replied, (Allah has cured me and I hate to spread (the news of) wickedness to any of the people.)”

Source : Tafseer Ibn Kathir , Soorah An-Naas  –  Dar-us-Salam Publications

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How come that the Messenger of Allah was bewitched? 

Q 6: How come that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) was bewitched when Allah addresses him saying: Allâh will protect you from mankind. How could he suffer the influence of magic at the time when he was responsible for conveying the Divine Revelation to the Muslims? Kindly explain the statement of the Mushriks (one who associates others with Allah in His Divinity or worship) in the Qur’an: You follow none but a bewitched man. Please, clarify and answer the misconceptions! 

A 6: According to an authentic Hadith, this incident of bewitching took place in Al-Madinah. When the Prophet (peace be upon him) started to receive Divine Revelation regularly, proofs of the truthfulness of his prophethood were established and Allah’s victory was granted to him over the disbelievers who felt disgraced. At that time, a man from the Jews called Labid ibn Al-A`sambewitched him by sticking one of the Prophet’s hairs to a comb. The Prophet (peace be upon him) started imagining that he had done a thing, which in fact he had not done. Despite being affected by magic, the Prophet (peace be upon him) was conscious of every single word he spoke to people. He would speak the words inspired to him by Allah (Exalted be He). However, the spell that was cast on him affected his intimate relation with his wives. `Aishah (may Allah be please with her) said: Once the Prophet was bewitched so that he began to imagine that he had done a thing which in fact he had not done

It was only when Jibril (Gabriel) (peace be upon him) told him about what had happened to him that the Prophet (peace be upon him) sent someone to bring the spell out from a well belonging to one of the Al-Ansar (the Helpers, inhabitants of Madinah who supported the Prophet). When he was rid of it, the spell was broken by Allah’s grace. It was then that Allah (Exalted be He) revealed the two Surahs, which came to be known as Al-Mu`awwidhatayn (Surahs Al-Falaq and Al-Nas). When the Prophet (peace be upon him) recited them, he was cured. Praising these two Surahs, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: No one can use anything that is equal to these two Surahs in seeking refuge in Allah. The fact that the Prophet (peace be upon him) was bewitched did not affect his conveying of the Islamic Message nor were the people around him affected by that. Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) protected him from failing to convey the Message of Islam to people.

Like all other prophets, Muhammad (peace be upon him) suffered several types of physical pain. For example, in the battle of Uhud, his face was wounded by the rings of his helmet that pierced his temples, his lower lip bled, and one of his teeth was broken. He also fell into a pit. The disbelievers also tightened a net around him in Makkah. He suffered pain like all the prophets who preceded him. Allah (Exalted be He) raised him to greater ranks and doubled his reward for his patient endurance of suffering and oppression at the hands of the disbelievers. Regarding the Ayah which reads: (Allâh will protect you from mankind…), it means that Allah (Exalted be He) will protect the Prophet (peace be upon him) from the disbelievers’ conspiracy to kill him and from their attempt to prevent him from conveying the Message of Islam.

Source: Fatwas of Ibn Baaz – http://www.alifta.net/Fatawa/FatawaChapters.aspx?languagename=en&View=Page&PageID=1009&PageNo=1&BookID=14

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