Hide the vices

Published August 3, 2012 by arabian roses

6 comments on “Hide the vices

  • Salam and Good Morning to you~ Can you explain this a bit more for me~ I would appreciate it and also what does (saws) mean~ Thank you in advance for your reply~
    Many Blessings,
    Satprem

    • Salam Mark .I’m sO happy to see you’re back that means you’re recovering well alhumdoliallah( thanks Allah) .
      I’m so happy to answer your questions =)
      1- (saws) is abreviation to the following arabic expression salla Allaho Alaihi Wasalla صلى الله عليه وسلم.It means in English May Allah sends his blessings and peace upon him,him refers to prophet Muhammad.Allah commands us to say that whenever his name is mentioned it shows our matchless love and respect for him and Allah rewards those who said that for Allah and his angels call down blessings on prophet Muhammad may peace be upon him. It’s a short and simple sentence but it bears within it unrivalled blessings here are some:
      1 “If anyone of my community says one prayer on me, ten good actions are written down for him and ten bad actions are effaced from him.”
      2-The Prophet, may ALLAH bless him and grant him peace,said “My intercession will be available on the Day of Rising to anyone who says, after hearing the adhan, ‘O ALLAH! Lord of this perfect call and established prayer, give Muhammad ‘al-wasila’ and superiority and raise him up to the praiseworthy station which You promised him.”
      3-The Prophet, may ALLAH bless him and grant him peace, said, “If someone blesses me in a book, the angels do not cease to bless him as long as my name is in that book.”
      3-It is related that the Prophet, may ALLAH bless him and grant him peace, said, “If someone blesses me 100 times on Friday, he will be forgiven the mistakes of 80 years.”
      4-It is related that the Prophet, may ALLAH bless him and grant him peace, said, “When someone blesses me greatly according to what is due me, ALLAH, ‘azza wa jalla, creates from that word an angel with one wing in the east and one wing in the west with his feet resting in the lowest of the earth, and his neck bowed under the Throne. ALLAH, ‘azza wa jalla, says to him, ‘Bless My slave as he blessed My Prophet,’ and he will continue to bless him until the Day of Resurrection.”
      5-It is related that the Prophet, may ALLAH bless him and grant him peace, said, “If someone blesses me once, ALLAH blesses him ten times; and if someone blesses me ten times, ALLAH blesses him one hundred times; and if someone blesses me one hundred times, ALLAH blesses one thousand times; and whoever blesses me one hundred times, ALLAH will forbid his body to the Fire, strengthen him with a firm word in the life of this world and in the Next in the questioning, and He will admit him to the Garden. His prayers on me will come to him as a light on the Day of Resurrection on the Sirat, visible at a distance of 500 years, and ALLAH will give him a castle in the Garden for every prayer that he prayed for me, whether there is little or a lot.”
      6-It was said to the Messenger of ALLAH, may ALLAH bless him and grant him peace, “What do you think is that state of those who pray for blessing on you who are not with you or who will come after you?” He said, “I hear the prayer of the people of my love and I know them. The prayer of other than them is presented to me.”
      We say peace upon him when talking about other prophets as well they’re Allah messengers from Allah to show us the straight path and we should revere them. My answer to your second question is coming =)

    • These words will clarify the Hadith of (words ) Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him very well . I hope it helps =)
      We all know very well that we are all sinners. No matter how good we think we are, how ‘religious’ we look, or how good people think we are, we are ALL sinners – without exception. Sometime or the other, be it in public, in private, in the darkness of night or in the brightness of daylight, we all commit sins. It’s an inherent part of human nature.

      As far as our own sins are concerned, we should always try to hide them and not make them public. Of course, if we have done something which has hurt someone else or denied them their rights, then we should definitely fess up and ask them for forgiveness (such as stealing something or damaging someone’s property). But if we do something which we know we shouldn’t be doing (such as making out with a member of the opposite sex or looking at stuff we shouldn’t be seeing), we should keep quiet about it and sincerely ask Allah for forgiveness. Allah says in the Holy Quran:

      Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly (for forgiveness) and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean. (Quran, 2:222)

      If we see or hear about someone else committing a sin, we should always try to ignore it. Instead of spreading it, we should hide it and keep it a secret. It is reported that the Prophet :SAW: has said:

      Whosoever covers (the sins of) a Muslim, Allah covers (his sins) on the Day of Judgment. (Reported by Bukhari)

      If we find it too difficult to keep it secret, the most we are allowed to do is discuss the issue with the person, in private, and try to encourage them to stop committing the sin(s). Allah has said:
      The believers, men and women, are Auliyâ’ (helpers, supporters, friends, protectors) of one another, they enjoin Al-Ma’rûf (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism and all that Islâm orders one to do), and they forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. polytheism and disbelief of all kinds, and all that Islâm has forbidden). (Quran, 71:9)

      The only exception to this is if we find out that someone has committed a crime that has left someone injured or killed, or in which something was stolen or someone was denied something to which they were entitled to. In these cases, we MUST make the information public so that the person is brought to justice.

      One thing we must not do when we find out about someone else’s sins is discuss them and gossip about them. Why? Because doing so will considered backbiting, which has been compared to eating the flesh (meat) of our own dead brother. Allah Subhanahu wa T’ala has said:

      O you who believe! Avoid much suspicions, indeed some suspicions are sins. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting). And fear Allâh. Verily, Allâh is the One Who accepts repentance, Most Merciful. (Quran, 49:12)

      But what if what we’re saying is really true?

      Allah’s Apostle :SAW: said:

      Do you know what is backbiting? They (the Companions) said: Allah and His Apostle (peace be upon him) know best. Thereupon he (the Prophet) said: Backbiting implies your talking about your brother in a manner which he does not like. It was said to him: What is your opinion about this that if I actually find (that weakness) in my brother which I made a mention of? He said: If (that weakness) is actually found (in him) what you assert, you in fact backbited him, and if that is not in him it is a slander. (Reported by Muslim)

      If we enjoy spreading stuff about people, we must think about what we are doing. Allah says in the Holy Quran:

      Those who love (to see) scandal published (and) broadcast among the Believers will have a grievous Penalty in this life and in the Hereafter: Allah knows and ye know not. (Quran, 19-24)

      In the above verse, Allah is warning all those who like to spread scandals and gossip about other believing Muslims to be careful, because they “will have a grievous Penalty in this life and in the Hereafter”.

      May Allah protect us all, and may He forgive all our sins.

      Ameen.

      Update

      ‘Abd Allah reported that the Prophet of Allah, upon him be peace, said, “A believer is not a fault-finder and is not abusive, obscene, or course.”
      (Hadith – Bukhari’s Book of Manners 313, Ahmad, Ibn Hibban, and Hakim)

      … Ibn ‘Abbas said, “If you wish to mention the faults of your friend, mention your own faults first.”
      (Hadith – Bukhari’s Book of Manners 329)

      … Ibn ‘Abbas said on the following verse of the Qur’an, “Nor defame one another” (49:11), “Do not spend your time finding fault with one another.”
      (Hadith – Bukhari’s Book of Manners #330)

      Jubayr ibn Nufayr reported that Mu’adh ibn Jabal said, “If you love someone, do not quarrel with him and do not annoy him. Do not ask others about him, for the one you ask might be his enemy and thus tell you things about him that are not true and thus break you apart.”
      (Hadith – Bukhari’s Book of Manners 545)

      ‘Amr ibn al ‘As said, “…I am amazed at one who spots an impurity in the eye of another but is unable to detect it in his/her own eye, or who attempts to remove a grudge from another’s heart while making no attempt to remove grduges from his/her own heart. I have never blamed anyone for the confidences of mine that they have betrayed. How could I, when already they have given me reason for pause?”
      (Hadith – Bukhari’s Book of Manners #889 and Ibn Hibban)

      Bilal ibn Sa’d al Ash’ari reported that Mu’awiyah wrote to Abu Darda’ “Write to the wrongdoers of Damascus.” So he asked, “What do I have to do with the wrongdoers of Damascus? How will I know them?” Abu Darda’s son, Bilal said, “I will write to them,” which he did. Then Abu Darda’ said [to Bilal], “How did you know to whom to write? You could not have known they were wrongdoers unless you were one of them. Begin with yourself!” So he did not address the letter in anyone’s name.*
      (Hadith – Bukhari’s Book of Manners 1295)

      ·i.e. he didn’t single out a specific person as a wrongdoer, but spoke about wrongdoings in general, to come as a reminder (of Quran and Sunnah) to the people.
      source is http://www.turntoislam.com/towards correcting the misconceptions about Islam.

    • Exposing the sins of your friend or neighbor or brother or son or father ,of any living soul is forbidden and covering it is like you saved that person from being buried alive you saved his /her life and his/her reputation .Many commit suicide or retreat to live in isolation or descend into the abyss of sins after a sin they committed in a moment of weakness is veiled or spread . If Allah loves our sins to be veiled he would let others know and read on’s inner intentions ,evil thoughts , and wicked desires but he didn’t for he’s “Ghafara” which linguistically means “to cover or hide”, hence God is “Al-Ghaffar” in the sense that He keeps your innermost thoughts and intentions hidden from other fellow humans. Therefore, your innermost feelings, intentions, thoughts and ambitions are well-protected and well-covered.And Ghafar is one of the 99 holy names of Allah the almighty .

  • Salam and Good Morning~ That was a very detailed and appreciated explanation~ Thank you for taking the time to write and explain all of this~ I have studied many religions and though many have a very regimental and seemingly long list of requirements, I always am able to pick our the commonalities, metaphors and “bottom lines” of whatever faith I am looking at~ All of what you have written makes complete sense and I am grateful to have a peek into the Islamic Tradition~ Blessed to know you and once again, Grateful for the time and energy that you took for me~ Blessings to you and yours~ Satprem~

    • Salam Mark =) I rejoiced in answering your questions =) Islam is religion of ease ,it’s easy to follow and to live by🙂 Islam is a way of life ,it runs in the vein of every day of our life,it’s not rituals confined to a particular day or a particular ceremony , islam is us and it doesn’t give long lists of requirements it’s vey easy to follow and when a person fails to fulfill some requirements Allah make it easier for him or her ;Allah enjoins us to not burden ourselves with acts of worship ,moderation and easiness go hand in hand with islam .Here are many examples that show that islam is religion of ease, I’m going to list some for you Mark :
      1-Allah enjoin us to pray 5 prayers a day and before performing Salat or prayer we must do wudu which is abultion ,one’s body must be clean but if you’re sick and water can harm you ,you can perform tayammum which is abultion using sand .
      2-We can perform prayer sitting when you’re able to stand.
      3-In ramadan a travaller or a sick person,pregnant defer their fasting to make up for the lost days at a later time.
      4- You can undertake Haj or pilgimage ONLY if you can afford it.
      Thare are many occasions that show that Islam is a religion of ease =)I wish you a gorgeous day today full of glad tidings inshallah🙂 salam.

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