Imaam al-Bukhaari narrated in his Saheeh that Faatimah (may Allaah be pleased with her), the daughter of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) asked him for a servant. He said, Shall I not tell you of something that is better for you than that? When you go to sleep, say Subhaan-Allaah (Glory be to Allaah) thirty three times, Al-Hamdu Lillaah (praise be to Allaah) thirty three times, and Allaahu akbar (Allaah is Most Great) thirty four times.
(Saheeh al-Bukhaari bi Sharh al-Asqallaani, part 9/506).
Knowledge is not knowing a large number of texts and quoting narrations. It is a light that Allah places in the heart.
Imam Malik (Rahimahullah)
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TAFAKKUR: Part 315
GENETIC ENGINEERING'S IMPACT ON OUR LIVES: Part 1
Humanity's efforts to control nature dates back as far as recorded history. However, our mastery over nature has given rise to serious concerns. Some see it as opposing God's word, while others see it as disturbing Mother Nature's delicate balance. One thing for certain, though, is that since every action has a reaction, we have to make sure that the benefits of technological progress outweigh any potential harm.
Genetic engineering is one of the fastest developing fields of science. It continues to impact our lives in many ways: the Green Revolution, the quest for perfect animal stock, disease treatment, or human reproduction. But success also has brought concerns. Plants have become insect resistant and also more toxic. Genetically engineered cattle produce more milk but have mutated and overgrown. When scientists opened the window for asexual human reproduction, life became a commodity that could be produced in a culture dish.
And it all started when a monk experimented with some sweet peas...
FROM MENDEL TO DOLLY
Modern genetic engineering dates back to 1865, when the Austrian monk Gregor Mendel performed a series of experiments with sweet pea plants. These experiments led to changes in the plants' genetic construction. Genetic engineering, also known as bioengineering or recombinant DNA technology, is a general term referring to any alteration of an organism's genes in order to make them produce new substances or perform new functions. During the following years, these little experiments developed into a new field. The genes of plants and small-sized organisms were altered through crossing, but other than that research was limited.
In the 1930s, industrial corporations like America's Rockefeller Foundation or, 20 years later, Germany's Volkswagen Group (VW), discovered a different approach to raise economic efficiency. At the same time, motives of social control and surveillance directed the Rockefeller Foundation's interest in the human body to the individual and the collective levels. The Rockefeller Foundation outlined its rationale for supporting genetic research as follows: For the last 100 years physics and chemistry have reigned supreme, and the question of human behavior had been neglected. The new goal was to accomplish social control through understanding and knowledge of the very basic elements of the human body. With the promise of benefit for their own corporations, they started sponsoring this new subfield of biology. The National Institutes of Health, private corporations, institutes, and universities established research laboratories. The idea was that if more actors and institutions shared and exchanged knowledge, the more molecular biology's narration of life would be consolidated, disseminated, and legitimized.
Soon discoveries were reported from the science frontier. In 1953, M. Wilkins, F. Crick, and J. Watson discovered DNA's double helix model while working at the University of Cambridge in England. In 1962, they received the Nobel Prize for their discovery. In 1968 Nirenberg, Khorana and Holley received a Nobel Prize for their interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis.
The first frogs were cloned in 1970. In other words, an artificial copy of their embryo was produced. Soon this fast developing field of biology turned into a new industrial sphere. In 1980, industrial biotechnology emerged after the Supreme Court case of Diamond vs. Chakrabarty. In this case, Chakrabarty engineered and wanted to patent a certain kind of organism. After his request was denied, he went to court and received a favorable ruling. This decision led to the establishment of copyrights for living organisms, which ultimately industrialized the field. Producing and patenting new organisms were two crucial factors in the biotech industry's development. Consider Steen Willadsen, who cloned the first sheep in 1984 from an embryo. One year later, he mass-produced prize cattle embryos for Grenada Genetics in order to raise a perfect stock. However, that project soon was stopped because of the cloned cattle's high and death rates and abnormal behavior.
Since the biologic make-up of many mammals had been unveiled, scientists now had a new goal: exploring the human being. Therefore the U.S. Department of Energy launched the human genome project. Soon biotech giants like Celera and many private institutions got into the race. Their goal was to map the entire human genome in order to identify and eliminate disease-causing genes. This project raised certain concerns about what would be done with an individual's DNA information, who could access it (e.g., insurance companies and employers), and genetic discrimination.
The first human embryos were cloned in 1993. Four years, later the whole world got to meet Dolly, the first sheep cloned from an adult cell. This was an important development, for it opened the door to asexual reproduction. But despite the great enthusiasm with this achievement, some people started wondering about possible dangers. Finally in June 2000, Bill Clinton announced the completion of the human genone project.
HADITHS ON SPIRITUALITY: 4. Those Who Give Up All of Their Wealth Out of Trust in Allah
Abu al-Hasan Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn al-Hasan ibn al-Harith al-Karazi apprised us that Ali ibn Abd al-Aziz apprised us that Abu Nu’aym al-Fadl ibn Dukayn told us that Hisham ibn Saad told us, on the authority of Zayd ibn Aslam, on the authority of his father, who said:
I heard Umar say, “The Messenger of Allah ordered us to give in charity at a time when I had wealth in my possession. I said, ‘If I am going to outstrip Abu Bakr, it will be today. ’ I came with half of my wealth and the Messenger of Allah asked, ‘What did you leave for your family?’ I said, ‘Its equivalent. ’ Abu Bakr then came with everything in his possession, and he [i.e. the Messenger] asked, ‘O Abu Bakr, what did you leave for your family?’ He replied, ‘Allah and His Messenger. ’ I said, ‘I will never vie with you for anything. ’”1
1 It was also narrated by: Abu Dawud, al-Tirmidhi (who said, “This is a good, authentic hadith”), and al- Hakim in al-Mustadrak (who said after it, “This is an authentic hadith according to Muslim’s criteria, but they did not narrate it.”).
Tafsir Ibn Kathir:
Revealed in Makkah
How `Amr bin Al-`As was aware of the Qur'an's Miracle due to this Surah
They have mentioned that Amr bin Al-`As went to visit Musaylimah Al-Kadhdhab after the Messenger of Allah was commissioned (as a Prophet) and before `Amr had accepted Islam. Upon his arrival, Musaylimah said to him, "What has been revealed to your friend (Muhammad) during this time''
Amr said, "A short and concise Surah has been revealed to him.''
Musaylimah then said, "What is it''
Amr replied; By Al-`Asr.
Verily, man is in loss.
Except those who believe and do righteous deeds, and recommend one another to the truth, and recommend one another to patience.
So Musaylimah thought for a while. Then he said, "Indeed something similar has also been revealed to me.''
Amr asked him, "What is it''
"O Wabr (a small, furry mammal; hyrax), O Wabr! You are only two ears and a chest, and the rest of you is digging and burrowing.''
Then he said, "What do you think, O `Amr''
So `Amr said to him, "By Allah! Verily, you know that I know you are lying.''
I saw that Abu Bakr Al-Khara'iti mentioned a chain of narration for part of this story, or what was close to its meaning, in volume two of his famous book Masawi' ul-Akhlaq.
The Wabr is a small animal that resembles a cat, and the largest thing on it is its ears and its torso, while the rest of it is ugly. Musaylimah intended by the composition of these nonsensical verses to produce something which would oppose the Qur'an. Yet, it was not even convincing to the idol worshipper of that time.
At-Tabarani recorded from Abdullah bin Hisn Abi Madinah that he said,
"Whenever two men from the Companions of the Messenger of Allah used to meet, they would not part until one of them had recited Surah Al-`Asr in its entirety to the other, and one of them had given the greetings of peace to the other.''
Ash-Shafi`i said, "If the people were to ponder on this Surah, it would be sufficient for them.''
Surah Al-`Asr Ayah 1-3
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
1 By Al-`Asr.
2 Verily, man is in loss.
3 Except those who believe and do righteous deeds, and recommend one another to the truth, and recommend one another to patience.
By Al-`Asr. , Verily, man is in loss.
Al-`Asr is the time in which the movements of the Children of Adam occur, whether good or evil.
Malik narrated from Zayd bin Aslam that he said, "It is the evening.''
However, the first view is the popular opinion. Thus, Allah swears by this, that man is in (Khusr), which means in loss and destruction.
Except those who believe and do righteous good deeds.
So Allah makes an exception, among the species of man being in loss, for those who believe in their hearts and work righteous deeds with their limbs.
And recommend one another to the truth, This is to perform acts of obedience and avoid the forbidden things.
And recommend one another to patience.
meaning, with the plots, the evils, and the harms of those who harm people due to their commanding them to do good and forbidding them from evil.
This is the end of the Tafsir of Surah Al-`Asr, and all praise and thanks are due to Allah.
Riyad as-Salihin, The Book of Visiting the Sick, Book 6, Hadith 28
Chapter: Good Words to be Uttered before a dying Person and his Family
Umm Salamah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:
I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying, "When a person suffers from a calamity and utters: 'Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un. Allahumma ujurni fi musibati, wakhluf li khairan minha (We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return. O Allah! Compensate me in my affliction, recompense my loss and give me something better in exchange for it), then Allah surely compensates him with reward and better substitute." Umm Salamah (May Allah be pleased with her) said: When Abu Salamah (May Allah be pleased with him) died, I repeated the same supplication as the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) had commanded me (to do). So Allah bestowed upon me a better substitute than him (I was married to Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ)).
BASICS OF ISLAM : Existence and Oneness of God Almighty : The universe and God’s existence. Part1
The existence of God is too evident to need any arguments. Some saintly scholars even have stated that God is more manifest than any other being, but that those who lack insight cannot see Him. Others have said that He is concealed from direct perception because of the intensity of His Self-manifestation.
However, the great influence of positivist and materialist schools of thought on science and on all people of recent centuries makes it necessary to discuss this most manifest truth. As this now-prevalent “scientific” world-view reduces existence to what can be perceived directly, it blinds itself to those invisible dimensions of existence that are far vaster than the visible.
Let us reflect on one simple historical fact:
Since the beginning of human life, the overwhelming majority of humanity has believed that God exists.
This belief alone is enough to establish God’s Existence. Those who do not believe cannot claim to be smarter than those who do. Among past and present-day believers are innovative scientists, scholars, researchers and, most importantly, saints and Prophets, who are the experts in the field. In addition, people usually confuse the non-acceptance of something’s existence with the acceptance of its non-existence. While the former is only a negation or a rejection, the latter is a judgment that requires proof. No one has ever proven God’s non-existence, for to do so is impossible, whereas countless arguments prove His existence. This point may be clarified through the following comparison.
Suppose there is a large palace with 1,000 entrances, 999 of which are open and one which appears to be closed. No one could reasonably claim that the palace cannot be entered. Unbelievers are like those who, in order to assert that the palace cannot be entered, confine their (and others’) attention only to the door that is seemingly closed. The doors to God’s existence are open to everybody, provided that they sincerely intend to enter through them.
The most important factor leading many, especially those under the spell of materialistic science and its worldview, to fix their eyes on the apparently closed door is causality. Causality leads to the vicious chain of cause and effect, for each cause is also an effect. Moreover, the effect is totally different from the cause. All things and effects are usually so full of art and beneficial purposes that even if all causes gathered they would be unable to produce one single thing, let alone their simple immediate causes.
In order for a cause to produce an effect, it has to be able to produce the whole universe in which that effect takes place, for that effect cannot exist without the whole universe. Nor can they exist separately. Materialist scientists imagine powerless, dependent, and ignorant causes to be responsible for the existence of beings and things, and thus fancy them to possess absolute qualities. In this way they are implying (tacitly believing) that each of those causes possesses qualities that only can be attributed to God.
However, the latest discoveries of modern science, like the universe’s unity and its parts’ inseparability, exclude the possibility of all the explanations put forward by materialistic science. They demonstrate that all entities, whether in nature or in the laws and causes attributed to them, are devoid of power and knowledge. They are contingent, transient, and dependent beings. But the properties attributed to any of these entities need infinite qualities like absolute power and knowledge.
This shows that causality is by no means necessarily linked with “objective” study or “neutral” scientific investigation. It is no more than a personal opinion. Moreover, it is an opinion that is irrational and devoid of sense.
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THE MATHNAWI BOOK II STORY XVIII.The Young Ducks who were brought up under a Hen.
Although a domestic fowl may have taken thee,
Who art a duckling, under her wing and nurtured thee,
Thy mother was a duck of that ocean.
Thy nurse was earthy, and her wing dry land.
The longing for the ocean which fills thy heart,
That natural longing of thy soul comes from thy mother.
Thy longing for dry land comes to thee from thy nurse;
Quit thy nurse, for she will lead thee astray.
Leave thy nurse on the dry land and push on,
Enter the ocean of real Being, like the ducks!
Though thy nurse may frighten thee away from water,
Do thou fear not, but haste on into the ocean!
Thou art a duck, and flourishest on land and water,
And dost not, like a domestic fowl, dig up the house.
Thou art a king of "the sons of Adam honored by God," l
And settest foot alike on sea and land;
For impress on thy mind, "We have carried them by sea,"
Before the words, "We have carried them by land."
The angels go not on dry land,
And the animals know nothing of the sea;
Thou in body art an animal, in thy soul an angel;
Hence thou goest both upon earth and on heaven."
Hence to outward view "He is a man like you," 2
While to his sharp-seeing heart "it hath been revealed."
His earthy form has fallen on earth,
His spirit revolving above highest heaven.
O boy, we are all of us waterfowl,
The sea knows full well our language.
Solomon 3 is, as it were, that sea, and we as the birds;
In Solomon we hold our course to eternity.
Along with Solomon plunge into the ocean, 4
Then, like David, the water will make us coats-of-mail.
That Solomon is present to every one,
But negligence closes their eyes and bewitches them.
Hence, through ignorance, sloth, and folly,
Though he stands hard by us, we are shut off from him.
The noise of thunder makes the head of the thirsty ache;
When he knows not that it unlocks the blessed showers,
His eyes are fixed on the running stream,
Unwitting of the sweetness of the rain from heaven.
He urges the steed of his desire towards the caused,
And perforce remains shut off from the Causer.
Whoso beholds the Causer face to face,
How can he set his heart on things caused on earth?
1. Koran xvi. 72: "And now have we honored the sons of Adam, by sea and by land have we carried them."
2. Koran xviii. 110: "Say, in sooth I am only a man like you. It hath been revealed unto me that your God is one only God."
3. Koran xxvii. 16: "Solomon said, O men, we have been taught the speech of birds."
4. Koran xxvii. 44 and xxi. 80.
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Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam 'ala Rasulillah
Narrated Humaid bin 'Abdur-Rahman (Radi-Allahu 'anhu):
That he heard Muawiya bin Abi Sufyan (talking) on the pulpit in the year when he performed the Hajj. He took a tuft of hair that was in the hand of an orderly and said, "O people of Medina! Where are your learned men? I heard the Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) forbidding such a thing as this (i.e. false hair) and he used to say, 'The Israelis were destroyed when their ladies practiced this habit (of using false hair to lengthen their locks).' "
Bukhari Vol. 4 : No. 674
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Seeds of Reality 97
Mutual resemblance is the cause of contradiction; congruity is the basis of solidarity; smallness of character is the source of arrogance; weakness is the source of pride; impotence is the source of opposition; and curiosity is the teacher of knowledge.
~Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (r.a.)~
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SUNAN abi DAWUD : The Rites of Hajj (Kitab Al-Manasik Wa'l-Hajj) Hadith 143
Narrated al-Hajjaj ibn Amr:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said: If anyone breaks (a leg) or becomes lame or falls ill. He then narrated the tradition to the same effect. The narrator Salamah ibn Shabib said: Ma'mar narrated (this tradition) to us.
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Dua after the last tashahhud and before salaam #1
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ ، وَمِنْ عَذَابِ جَهَنَّمَ ، وَمِنْ فِتْـنَةِ الْمَحْيَا وَالْمَمَاتِ ، وَمِنْ شَرِّ فِتْـنَةِ الْمَسِيحِ الدَّجَّالِ
O Allah, I seek refuge with You from the torment of the grave, from the torment of the Fire, from the trials and tribulations of life and death and from the evil affliction of Al-Maseeh Ad-Dajjal (the Antichrist).
Note: Al-Maseeh Ad-Dajjal is among the great signs of the last hour and the greatest trials to befall mankind, which every Prophet has warned about.
Most of mankind will follow him. He will appear from Asbahaan (Isfahan), Iran in the end of days.
He will be given special powers and will make the truth seem false and vice versa. He will claim to be righteous and then he will claim prophethood and finally, divinity.
From his features is that he will be blind in his right eye which is a definite proof that contradicts his claim to be Allah as it is a sign of imperfection.
The letters ك ف ر letters of the word "Kafir" will be written between his eyes which every believer, literate or illiterate will be able to read.
allaahumma innee a‛oodhu bika min ‛adhaabil-qabri, wa min ‛adhaabi jahannam, wa min fitnatil-maḥyaa wal-mamaat, wa min sharri fitnatil-maseeḥ-id-dajjaal
Sources: Bukhari No# 832, 1377; Muslim No# 588, 590; Abu Dawud No# 880, 983, 984, 1542; At-Tirmidhi No# 3604; An-Nasa'i No# 1309, 2060, 2063, 5506 (and many others); Ibn Majah No# 909, 3840
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