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The Haa’iyyah Poem of Ibn Abee Daawood (d.316)

The famous Haa’iyyah poem of Ibn Abee Daawood (rahimahullaah) and its illustrious points concerning the correct Islaamic ‘Aqeedah was recently adapted using the explanation of Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan for the ‘Aqeedah course, as part of the Summer Islaamic Courses. The following is the text from the poem…

* Hold tightly to the rope of Allaah and the guidance,
And do not be an innovator, so that you might be successful.

* And practice your religion based on the Book of Allaah and the Sunan which
have come from the Messenger of Allaah so you will be saved and earn reward.

* And say: Not a created thing is the Speech of our great King,
Such was the religious position of the pious ones (before us) who spoke well.

* And do not be a person who takes no position on the Quran,
As did the followers of Jahm, and they had been too lax (to take the right position).

* And do not say that the Quran is created, meaning: its recitation,
Since the Speech of Allaah, through its recitation, is made clear.

* And say: Allaah will make himself visible to all the creation, openly,
Just as the full moon is not hard to see, and your Lord (will be seen) more clearly.

* And He was not born, nor has He fathered anyone,
Nor is there anything similar to Him, exalted be the Glorified One.

* A Jahmee rejects this, however, we have
As a testimony to the truth of what we say – a hadeeth that clarifies it.

* Jareer narrated it, from the words of Muhammad,
So say what he said about that, and you will be successful.

* And perhaps a Jahmee might deny His Right Hand as well,
While both of His Hands are giving out all kinds of bounties.

* And say: The Ever-Compelling descends each night,
Without asking for exact details, magnificent is the One God and most worthy of praise.

* Down to the lowest heaven, granting bounties from His Grace,
As the gates of the heavens are opened and spread widely.

* He says: Is there anyone seeking forgiveness who would like to meet a Forgiver?
Or anyone seeking bounties of goodness and provisions, so he could be given (what he requests)?

* A group have reported this whose reports are not to be rejected,
But sadly some have went wrong and did not believe them, marring themselves.

* And say: Indeed the best of the people after Muhammad
Were his two deputies of old, and then ‘Uthmaan, according to the most correct position.

* And the fourth of them was the best of creation after them,
‘Alee, the companion of goodness, through goodness he was successful.

* Those are the people, those who we have no doubt about,
Upon the great camels of Firdows, shining brightly and roaming about.

* Sa’eed, Sa’d, Ibn ‘Awf, Talhah,
‘Aamir of Fihr, and Zubayr the praiseworthy.

* And speak with the best terms about the Companions, all of them,
And do not be one who speaks ill of them, pointing out their faults and criticizing,

* Since the clear Revelation has spoke of their excellence,
And in (Soorah) al-Fat-h are verses about the Companions, praising them.

* And regarding the pre-ordained Qadr, be convinced, since it is
The pillar that combines many affairs of the Religion, and the Religion encompasses much.

* And do not reject, out of ignorance, (belief in) Nakeer and Munkar,
Or the Pool or the Scales, surely you are being advised sincerely.

* And say: Allaah, the Great, will remove, from of His Grace,
Out of the Fire, people, burned severely, who will then be tossed

* Into the river in Firdows, wherein they will regain life by its water,
Like a seed taken by a flood that comes and wipes things away with its abundant water.

* And surely, the Messenger of Allaah will intercede,
And speak about the punishment of the grave, that it is the truth, made clear.

* And do not make takfeer of those who pray, even if they commit sins,
Since all of them commits sins, while the Owner of the Throne forgives graciously.

* And do not hold a belief like that of the Khawaarij, for it is
A position held by only those who desire it, and it is destructive and disgraceful.

* And do not be a Murji’, one who plays games with his religion,
Surely, the Murji’ is joking about the religion (ie. not taking it seriously).

* And say: Eemaan (faith) consists of statements, intentions,
And Actions, according to the explicit statement of the Prophet.

* And it decreases sometimes, due to disobedience, and sometimes
Because of obedience it grows, and on the Scale it will outweigh (other things).

* And keep yourself from the opinions of people and their stances,
Since the stance of the Messenger of Allaah is more befitting and easier on one’s chest.

* And do not be from those who play games with their religion,
Attacking the people of hadeeth and reviling them.

* If you keep this belief all your life, O holder of this (poem),
You will be upon goodness, day and night.

Translated by Moosaa Richardson

June 19, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Whats on my mind – Alhamdulillah

Assalaamu Alaikum brothers and sisters in Islam

I like to talk about what is on my mind, inshaAllah, for those who know me, I talk about death alot, from death onwards is more serious than a second of this life if you think about it. Forgive me if I made any mistakes

Today is the day that will change your life, for yesterday you can not change the past and tomorrow may never come. Today is the day in which we as people can learn the deen and please Allah (swt) more.

Today is the day in which you can be grateful to Allah (swt) that you are still alive and able to please Allah (swt) when there are those in the grave right now who can not return back to earth and be a better person.

Its easy to make a mistake my brothers and sisters but are we able to raise our hands to Allah (swt) in dua and ask forgiveness? Sadly many of us including myself lack in this field, we say I’ll ask forgiveness later, tomorrow, next week, when I can be bothered! SubhanAllah, we don’t know if we will be alive later or tomorrow for only Allah (swt) will command the angel of Death to take our souls when the time comes and that is it for your temporary life.

There are many talks, many books about death, many of us listening to me know what death is about, but we don’t take death seriously, this is the start of everything that will happen to you in the next life, the grave, the Day of Judgement, the moment Allah (swt) tells you where you are going…it is all real, no lies, no fantasy, only truth and reality and second by second our time is coming up, that is how quick it is reaching us, second by second

Once the Prophet led Ishaa prayer during the last days of his life and after finishing the prayer he said: “Do you realize the importance of this night?” Nobody present on the surface of the earth tonight will be living after the completion of one hundred years from this night.” Bukhari

This is why I started off with today is the day that will change your life, for yesterday you can not change the past and tomorrow may never come. This inshaAllah will wake myself up first to become a better Muslim and then I hope that whomever reads or listens to this will wake up to, May Allah (swt) open our hearts to the true meaning of Islam and make us act upon and follow the true meaning of Islam.

Alhamdulillah we are Muslims, but this is no promise of Jannah, do we want to reach Jannah? Then there are rules we have to follow and that is following the Quran and Sunnah, sounds easy but the Ummah sadly makes life hard for themselves in all ways.

For example the prayer behind the Imam

What is happening during prayer? The Imam is about to prostate and so many Muslims are already prostrating before the Imam even gets to that position!

Prophet Muhammad (saw) led a prayer and after prayer he addressed the people and said “O people I am the Imam, don’t do in ruku ahead of me, nor stand up or do a thing ahead of me. Since I see you from the front and also from behind” then he said “If you too see what I saw, you would have wept more and laughed very little in your life time.” The people asked the Prophet (saw) what he had seen, the Prophet (saw) replied “I saw the Heaven and the Hell”

This is how seriously the smallest of things that we think is ok, but its not.

Another thing which really annoys me, is the lowering the gaze which brothers and sisters take for granted, NO the hadith doesn’t say you can have the first look for free and you are sinned on the second! You are sinned for intentionally looking at the opposite gender, if you looked by mistake for example brothers you were looking at the floor and looked up not knowing the sister is there then look back down and never to look at the sister again, inshaAllah Allah will forgive you for you obeyed what Allah said.

Prophet Muhammad (saw) said “The Adultery of the eyes is the sight to gaze at a forbidden thing, the adultery of the tongue is the talk.”

JazakAllah Khair for reading

June 10, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment