Prisoner Of Faith

Ask me anything   || Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama'ah || Seeker of Knowledge | Bengali Origin | Melbourne | Twitter: @ash_Shawqi

internet so slow… cant access anything.. feels like im in a jungle..

— 2 days ago

Those that read articles and books with a clear bias without even starting it, and having their mind made up before even reading it with an open heart sincerely striving to find the truth, are no different to those Non-Muslims who read the Qur’an looking for mistakes and flaws only in order to stay away from that which is a manifest truth.

— 1 week ago with 3 notes

Sucks having a phone with super laggy apps.. :( 

— 1 week ago

ما قيمة هذه الدنيا التي تتعلقون بها ؟ 

“What is the value of this world that you cling to?

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"A Da’wah which follows the path of the Prophets, establishes the creed of Ibrahīm and unearths at-Tawhīd, cannot be left alone.

Hence, he who is not opposed by the enemies of Allāh, has not conveyed the message and must have certain deficiencies..”

- Sheikh Abu Muhammad Āsim al-Maqdisi 
[This is our Aqīdah p.6]

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Lol at whoever asked me the question of leaving, neither do you know my circumstances or anything like that. Apart from that, my leader? who is that exactly? Show’s how much of an ignorant fool you are. 

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Anonymous asked: My friend (we are msulims) is depressed and suicidal and harms her self occasionally. It's usually scratch like cuts so not deep. Is there anything about this in the Quran? And what happens if she does it in Ramadan?


Answer:

Please forgive me for the long reply. 

First of all, we should realize that Allah has blessed us with the biggest of blessings, and this is Islam. Many of us are not appreciative of it enough, and little do we realize that so many people are misguided, drowned in waves of sin and evil, further falling into destruction, yet Allah has given us a clear path, a path that comes with clarity. This life is is a test, and we have been given it easy, why? Because it is an open book test. The Qur’an and Sunnah is the path to salvation, so we have the steps to achieve success right in our hands.

There is no reason to be depressed in Islam, of course I know, we all go though hardships and times of calamity, just as many of us have gone through it in the past. This is inevitable in one’s life, no one will live a life completely full of ease and joy, there are always obstacles that are bound to come in the way.  

Allah says: 

"And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient." (2:155)

“Nor kill or destroy yourselves: for verily Allah has been to you Most Merciful!” (Quran, 4:29)

“And never give up hope of Allah’s soothing Mercy: truly no one despairs of Allah’s soothing Mercy, except those who have no faith.” (Quran, 12:87)

These verses of the Qur’an need to be pondered about, every Muslim individual should. Suicide is Haram, He who commits suicide by throttling shall keep on throttling himself in the Hell Fire (forever) and he who commits suicide by stabbing himself shall keep on stabbing himself in the Hell-Fire. (Bukhari). 

You should advise her, console her, comfort her, show her that she has many things to be grateful for, many things to be appreciative about. Take out all the pessimism and replace it with hope, let her understand that Allah said “Verily, after hardship there is relief.”. Don’t give up on her, and keep doing all you can to her source of comfort insha’Allah. May Allah protect us all from evil thoughts. 

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Anonymous asked: Hi just reminding you if you can possibly reply to my post soon. That is if you're not still busy


Answer:

Please forgive me, wallahi. 

Can you copy paste the question and send it on ask

— 2 weeks ago
The Difference between following the scholars and worshiping the scholars


Taking the stances and opinions of the scholars does not necessitate “worshiping” personalities as some claim. The Ulama of Islām are much greater in wisdom, understanding and most fundamentally, knowledge, than all of us laymen. Indeed, there is a great difference in referring to the people of knowledge with sincerity in arriving to the truth, than it is to take the stances and opinions of scholars based upon your own whims that conform to your desires. So whatever agrees with your desires, you follow that particular scholar, and you elevate his status, speak good of him and promote his works. As for what doesn’t conform with your desires, you degrade his status, belittle him and believe him to be a person of deviance.

Allāh says:

فَاسْأَلُواْ أَهْلَ الذِّكْرِ إِن كُنتُمْ لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ

"So ask the people of knowledge, if you do not know." [16:43]

Could it possibly be Allāh commanded us to be worshipers of the people of knowledge!? Rather we know those with more knowledge, are those with more piety, therefore we refer back to them. The one who truly is more pious, are more wary of their stances, as well as more fearful of Allāh at all times in the judgements they come to make.

The follower of the scholar who strives to seek the truth upon sincerity, only sees that scholar as a tool that will enable him to do so. This is why it as well known in Masā’il ul-Fiqh that the layman is allowed to refers to the scholars whom he *trusts*, and believes to be a person of knowledge and piety. Where as the worshiper of the scholar, elevates him to a status of a Deity, understands him to be the only source of truth and evidence, rejects clear evidence from the Qur’ān and Sunnah while it is made apparent to him, sticks to this scholar alone as the only source of perceived truth, and surely following them in their judgement when they make Halāl what Allāh made Harām, and Harām what Allāh made Halal.

We sadly find the same people who degrade the scholars (as well as their status) and insist on stating their insight and stances are irrelevant as a response when it goes against their own stance, are the very one’s who quote scholars when they are supporting of their stance (regardless of their deviance). When one debates in matters of Islām, whether it be Fiqh, Aqīdah, Sharī’ah, Jihād, etc - majority of the people in general will always be quoting the statements of scholars. Why? Because they are the very tools for us to understand the Qur’ān and Sunnah. Without knowledge, ignorance is rampant. Without seeking the counsel of those who have attained knowledge, ignorance among the people will also be rampant.

The layman will not be excused in matters of Tawhīd and Shirk, as the matter of Tawhīd is as clear as the sun in the day. If one is to violate Tawhīd based upon the beliefs/views of a scholar, this will not save him in any way from the Hellfire. The scholar in this regard who is deviating the people from the correct worship will bear the the sins of all those whom he misguided. As for issues related to Fiqh, Hadīth, Politics, these matters can always be referred back to the sound people of knowledge.

There is a difference between rejecting those who follow a certain opinion, based upon clarity, an Ijtihād of a scholar and Shar’ī evidence, and there is no reason for us to mock and belittle a people that follow another (opinion), and vice versa. Let it be known, the righteous scholar is not the one that has the most understanding in the sciences of the Sharī’ah, but defends the Tawaghīt, calls to fight against the Mujahidīn, is an obstacle for implementing Jihad and establishing the Dīn of Allāh, but rather he is the one with knowledge supports the cause of the Ummah, makes Barā’ from the Tawaghīt, aids the Mujahidīn with his tongue at the very least, and is a proponent in establishing Allāh’s religion.

May Allāh guide us to the truth and to what pleases Him alone.

- Abu Zubayr ash-Shawqi

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Compare the difference between Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Malik Abdullah Al-Sau’di. When I saw al-Baghdadi I honestly see a man of honor that refuses to bow down to the Kuffar and Tawagheet, when I see Abdullah of Sa’ud, I see a khabeeth who neither represents the Sunnah by appearance nor looks like any man that holds dignity and pride (for Islam).

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Sh. Ibn al-Uthaymīn mentions in his Sharh of Usul ath-Thalātha that actions are the fruits of knowledge, whoever acts without knowledge has resembled the Christians, and whoever knows but doesn’t act (upon it), has resembled the Jews.

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Anonymous asked: My friend (we are muslim) is depressed and suicidal, and she harms herself occasionally. I was wondering if you had anything you could tell me?


Answer:

Yes I will reply, please forgive me Ive been abit busy

— 2 weeks ago

Men who always criticize cooking: Those who don’t understand appreciation & neither do they realize the blessing of having food to eat in itself!

The same men lack feelings and care for others - how does it not emotionally affect a woman when she puts in her effort to cook for her husband, or a mother for her son, when in return all she receives is criticism and no appreciation for her time and effort! 

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Anonymous asked: What are your thoughts and opinions on the khilafah?


Answer:

I still have my concerns, patiently waiting insha’Allah.

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Anonymous asked: Please answer my previous message it's important


Answer:

Regarding what?

— 2 weeks ago