Salahuddin of the Caucasus

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Who was the man who the “The London Time” defined as “the greatest chieftain who ever lived”?
Who was the man who “The Times” a 150 years ago wrote so many articles on, that the articles, such that the cuttings reached him in the mountain of Caucasus.
Well, this legendary man was born in a village called Gimry in Dagestan in 1797 and belonged to a family of Avars (people who live in Caucasus and who have a high nasab and family) . He is called as Iman Shamil. As a child he would spend much of his time in the Masjid and was very pious.
One day he was stabbed by a sword, which caused him a serious injury in his chest. He removed the sword and ran into the forest and trained himself so much, that later they would say no man could run like him, nor ride a horse, nor swim, nor fight like he did.
He could jump over a stream which was 27 feet, he could leap over the shoulder of a person and while riding a horse, he would have a rifle in one hand, a sword in the other and would control the horse with the reins in his mouth.

At that time the Russians zoomed into power; defeating the Persians, Turks and ruling all the way up to china. They had Serbia, Mongolia and Poland. Even the British were concerned, for if they took the Caucasus, they would be their neighbours in India.
As it is, the Russians spoke about a crusade, saying “if we take the Caucasus, then we will be able to start a new crusade and liberate the holy lands of Masjid Al-Aqsa.”
But Imam Shamil stood like a mountain in their way. Though they did whatever they could, but they could not defeat this valiant man. And for the next quarter of a century, he did not allow this superpower to move.
This is the legend, the knight, the chevalier who fought for this Muslim Ummah and stood like a barrier in the face of the enemy. He later on passed away in Madinah and is buried in Jannatul Baqi.

Bint hasan, AAT

The Euphrates

Have you ever heard about The Euphrates?

It is a river in Iraq which also passes through some of the parts in Syria, Iran and Turkey. It is the longest and one of the most historically important rivers of Western Asia. Together with the Tigris, it is one of the two defining rivers of Mesopotamia.

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Do you know that river Euphrates has been mentioned by Allah’s Messenger in relation with the signs of the Hour?

Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “The Last Hour will not arrive until the Euphrates uncovers a mountain of gold, over which people will fight. Ninety-nine out of every hundred will die but every man amongst them would say that perhaps he would be the one who will be saved (and thus possess the gold).” [Sahîh Muslim]

The Euphrates will have a mountain of gold beneath it. And when this mountain of gold will be revealed, there will be chaos on Earth! People will rush forth and fight for hoarding the gold.

Ninety-nine out of every hundred will be killed during the fight. And all those fighting will say that definitely they are the one who is going to prevail over the mountain of gold.

Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “The Last Hour will not arrive until the Euphrates uncovers a treasure of gold, so whoever finds it should take nothing from it.” [Sahîh Muslim]

 

So as to abide by the command of our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), we Muslims should refrain even from thinking about acquiring a single piece of gold upon its discovery.

And the most baffling thing about river Euphrates – It has been reported on 20th March, 2009 by National Public Radio that it’s been drying up. And due to it being dried up, some of the ancient archaeological sites, which were not known until now, are being revealed!

According to Jay Famiglietti, GRACE data shows an alarming rate of decrease in total water storage in the Tigris and Euphrates river basins, which currently have the second fastest rate of groundwater storage loss on Earth, after India. The rate was especially striking after the 2007 drought.

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Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) not only prophesied the uncovering of the mountain of gold but also apprised us in a stern warning about not getting involved in any way.
The events of the last day are matters of the unseen. We cannot know how and when these events will occur until they have already taken place.

Maha Basaad, AAT

A Responsible Muslim

Responsibility. A scary word for most of us , as we are questioned if a responsibility is not fulfilled. As we grow responsibilities grow with us.  We as muslims have a lot of responsibilities but Allah has given us a guide , the Quran to fulfill them and  the Prophet is a perfect example of how they should be followed.

On the Day of Resurrection, people will be asked about other matters, including the following:

It was narrated from Ibn Mas’ood (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The son of Adam will not be dismissed from before his Lord on the Day of Resurrection until he has been questioned about five things: his life and how he spent it, his youth and how he used it, his wealth and how he earned it and how he disposed of it, and how he acted upon what he acquired of knowledge.” (Tirmidhi)

We will be held responsible for our actions as Allah has given us free will to make choices. For this we need to first gain knowledge as to what are our responsibilities and how we can carry them out. Some of us don’t want knowledge so that there is no  responsibility but we are compelled to gain knowledge as ignorance which has been created by oneself can’t be forgiven.

So be responsible.

Not being responsible will only make you feel miserable and you will be held accountable for every second of your life. Procrastinating or neglecting our duties once will only make us do it over and over again when a time comes when we would eventually forget or neglect it completely , so make an action plan, writing it down is better as you won’t forget and just do it!

We as muslims just have to follow the guidelines and everything will fall in to place and In Shaa Allah we can be called a Responsible Muslim.

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Fatima Damad, AAT

Short, Tight and See-through

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In our article entitled ‘conditions of hijab’ we looked at the requirements necessary to implement proper hijab. Here we will look at the impermissibility of wearing certain clothing.

 

Allah is our Lawgiver, and He is the one to decide our code of dress. He sent the Prophet peace be upon him to further explain these guidelines. Being muslim, entails that one should submit wholeheartedly to the laws of Allah and the explanations of the Prophet peace be upon him, for he was our teacher and guide. Thus, when we read an ayah or hadith our hearts should immediately acquiesce. We cannot choose to follow some commands and leave others under the pretence that our taqwa (piety) is in our hearts.  Because, though Taqwa rests in the heart, it is manifested in the limbs.

Beware, in the body there is a piece of flesh; if it is sound, the whole body is sound and if it is corrupt the whole body is corrupt, and hearken it is the heart. (Muslim)

Shaytan has used fashion as a means of deceit. He has tinkered with the concept of hijab until it has become a fashion parade and he has turned modesty into nudity.

In front of non-mahram men, we as muslimahs are forbidden from wearing clothing that is tight, which reveals the shapes of our bodies. Similarly that which short and exposes us and that which is see-through and provides little covering. Reason being, we are commanded by our Lord to cover ourselves. Furthermore,

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah () said, “There are two types of people who will be punished in Hell and whom I have not seen: men having whips like the tails of cows and they will be beating people with them, and, women who will be dressed but appear to be naked, inviting to evil; and they themselves will be inclined to it. Their heads will appear like the humps of the Bactrian camel inclined to one side. They will not enter Jannah and they will not smell its fragrance which is perceptible from such and such a distance.” [Muslim].

And in another narration “During the last days of my ummah there will be women who are clothed yet naked, with something on their heads like the humps of camels, curse them, for they are cursed.”

Whether your clothes is skin-tight, too short or sheer and thus revealing it is all a form of being clothed yet naked. All three fall under being clothed in insufficient clothes such that one’s awrah is still apparent.

Is this hadith not sufficient to make us reflect? My sisters, do you want to be amongst the inhabitants of the hell-fire, whose heat is raging fiercely? Hellfire, wherein your skin is burnt, and restored and burnt over, there is no relief from the pain, nor death to end the torment!

I’m sure we would much prefer Gardens of delight, where beauty and happiness abounds. My sisters, a little effort in this short life, for eternity in paradise…is that not a valuable exchange?! So rush forward to profit from it!

May Allah strengthen us all to abstain from his prohibitions.

The Conditions of Hijab

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In our last article we touched on the obligation of Hijab. Here, we will look at the requirements necessary to meet that obligation.

Hijab has become a fashion accessory; the final piece that sets it all off. But this is not what it was intended for. It was intended to protect the muslim woman, to preserve her modesty, to cover her. Today’s modern hijab exposes the woman, adorns her attire or on the other extreme makes her look a right frump. Few are those who have struck the right balance between elegance and full coverage. This should be our aim, to be presentable without being attractive, to be beautiful for who you are, whilst being fully garbed.

So here are some guidelines to help you along the way:

  • Cleanliness: Whatever you choose to cover yourself with, my dear sisters, ensure it is clean. I have seen sisters with food stains decorating their clothes, and kitchen smells to accentuate it. Not the best combination! Our Prophet taught us that cleanliness is half of faith (collected by Muslim) As such if we truly believe in Allah, and His Messenger we should follow their orders and ensure we and our clothes are clean both in the house and outside of it.
  • Ironing: we no longer live in an age where ironing is a luxury, rather it is now a necessity. Please, ensure your clothes have not just been pulled out from under the mattress!
  • Full coverage: Not medium, nor sheer. Ensure everything that is supposed to be covered is fully covered. As a muslimah, that is your whole body, with the exclusion of the hands and face, at most. So my sisters, pull your hijabs forward to cover your hair, unroll your sleeves to cover your forearms, and roll down your trousers to cover your ankles. As women, our awrah is precious, let’s make the effort to cover it all. Your feet should be covered, for Umm Salamah directly asked the prophet regarding covering the feet,

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever lets his garment drag out of pride, Allah will not look at him on the Day of Resurrection.” Umm Salamah said: What should women do with their hems? He said: “They should let them down a hand span.” She said: “Then their feet will show.” He said: “Then let it down a cubit, but no more than that.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi 1731and An-Nasaa’i (5336). The hadeeth was classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 1864)

“O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allaah is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Al-Ahzab 33:59)

  • Not Transparent: The garments you choose to cover yourself with should not be transparent or see-through. They should be opaque, so as not to reveal your skin or the shape of your body beneath. Our Prophet warned us about this when he said,

“During the last days of my ummah there will be women who are clothed yet naked, with something on their heads like the humps of camels, curse them, for they are cursed” and in another narration he added, ‘they will not enter paradise though its fragrance can be detected from such-and such a distance,” (Collected by Muslim)

Ibn Abdil Barr said about ‘women who are clothed yet naked’ that what the Prophet meant was women who wear clothes made of light fabric which describes and does not cover. They are clothed in name but naked in reality. (Transmitted by al-Suyooti in Tanweer al-Hawaalik)

  • Avoid Camel Humps: Sadly this has evolved into a hijab fashion, where girls tie their hair up high, or add a volumous accessory to give the appearance of large amount of hair under the hijab. I’ve heard many excuses for using this style, such as, ‘it holds my hijab in place,’ and ‘my hair will show otherwise,’ but my sisters, fear Allah, do not lose your jannah! The sahabiyyat were women too, and they managed to cover their hair in appropriate manner without resembling the humps of camels.
  • It should be loose fitting: The clothes you choose sisters, should be loose, not fitted or sitting on your figure. This has become a big issue especially with the uprising of the jersey abayas…Reason being; jersey is naturally a fabric that sits and sticks, and so as a person moves the full shape of their body is seen. My dear sisters, I advise you to refrain from jersey abayas or narrow cut abayas and the like. The purpose of clothing is to prevent fitnah (temptation), and this can only be achieved if clothes are wide and loose. Tight clothes, even if they conceal the colour of the skin, still describe the size and shape of the body or part of it, and create a vivid image in the minds of men. Protect your modesty to earn the pleasure of Allah.

Usaamah ibn Zayd said: “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) gave me a thick Egyptian garment that was one of the gifts given to him by Dihya al-Kalbi, and I gave it to my wife to wear. He said, ‘Why do I not see you wearing that Egyptian garment?’ I said, ‘I gave it to my wife to wear.’ He said, ‘Tell her to wear a gown underneath it, for I am afraid that it may describe the size of her bones.’” (Narrated by al-Diyaa’ al-Maqdisi in al-Ahaadeeth al-Mukhtaarah, 1/442, and by Ahmad and Al-Bayhaqi)

  • Perfumery: As women our clothes are not allowed to be perfumed before we leave the house, or appear before non-mahram men.

Abu Musa al-Ash’ari said: the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Any woman who puts on perfume then passes by people so that they can smell her fragrance, is an adulteress.”

  • Attractive colours: Many sisters choose their hijab colour because it accentuates their eye colour or brings out the colour in their cheeks. My sisters, your hijab should not be dreary or dull, but neither should it be attractive, remember the purpose of the hijab it to protect you and the men from fitna.
  • Your clothes should not resemble the clothing of men, whether in your home or outside:

Abu Hurayrah said: “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) cursed the man who wears women’s clothes, and the woman who wears men’s clothes.”

‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say: ‘They are not part of us, the women who imitate men and the men who imitate women.’”

  • It should not resemble the dressing of the disbelievers: Our Prophet said,

“Whoever imitates a people is one of them.” (Narrated by Abu Dawood (4031) and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani) 

  • It should not be a garment of fame or vanity or to express pride:

Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: ‘Whoever wears a garment of fame and vanity in this world, Allah will clothe him in a garment of humiliation on the Day of Resurrection, then He will cause Fire to flame up around him.’” (Hijaab al-Mar’ah al-Muslimah, p. 54-67).

Choose your outfit wisely my sisters, it represents you before the people, and before Allah. It is a symbol of your virtue, a token of your devotion and a means of protection.

May Allah strengthen us all to come closer to Him, by dressing in the manner most pleasing to Him.

 

The Obligation of Hijab

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Hijab Fashion has sadly given rise to the so-called feministic and modern opinion where many have begun to believe that ‘hijab’ is no longer obligatory; that covering the hair and body of the muslim woman is not necessary. This phenomenon has affected many women in the West, in the Asian subcontinent and even in the Arab world. The work of shaytaan spreads like wildfire!

Allah says, “And tell the believing women to lower their gaze, and protect their private parts and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent, and to draw their veils all over Juyoobihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms) and not to reveal their adornment except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husband’s fathers, or their sons, or their husband’s sons, or their brothers or their brother’s sons, or their sister’s sons, or their (Muslim) women (i.e. their sisters in Islam), or the (female) slaves whom their right hands possess, or old male servants who lack vigour, or small children who have no sense of feminine nudity. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And all of you beg Allah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful” [al-Noor 24:31]

“O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allah is Ever Oft‑Forgiving, Most Merciful” [al-Ahzaab 33:59]

These verses are clear evidence that the muslim woman is to cover herself. There is no room for anything contrary. The entirety of a woman’s body is awrah, to be covered in the presence of non-mahrams. Her body is precious and valued, not to flaunt and expose to the prying eyes of every random person.

However, just reading these verses is insufficient. We must learn how to implement what is revealed in the verses. And who better to teach us than our instructor, Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him? And who better to implement what he taught than his wives, the mother of the believers and the sahabiyyaat, the best of women? These women were the cream of the crop, they were chosen by Allah to live during the time of the Prophet. They were women of Jannah, chosen to be amongst the Prophet’s companions.

It was narrated from Safiyyah bint Shaybah that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) used to say: When these words were revealed – “and to draw their veils all over Juyoobihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms)” – they took their izaars (a kind of garment) and tore them from the edges and covered themselves with them.  Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 4481.

‘Aa’ishah said: “The women of Quraysh are good, but by Allah I have never seen any better than the women of the Ansaar, or any who believed the Book of Allah more strongly or had more faith in the Revelation. When Soorat al-Noor was revealed – “and to draw their veils all over Juyoobihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms)” – their menfolk came to them and recited to them what had been revealed, and there was not one woman among them who did not go to her apron, and the following morning they prayed wrapped up as if there were crows on their heads.” (Abu Dawud)

These Ahadith are just a few of the many that explain the covering of woman in Islam. It is apparent that hijab is not a figment of imagination of the righteous scholars nor an invention of the pious predecessors, rather it is the law of Allah.

Imagine, the best of women, rushing to cover themselves to apply Allah’s command, in full submission to the Lord of the Worlds. Wouldn’t you want to be like them? To be with them in Jannah?

Then let us do the same…

A Mosaic Lost

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The sun rises as a blazing bowl of fire, tinting the horizon with red, pink and gold. Irradiating with its rays golden sands and oceans azure, its waves rippling welcoming the morning bright. Herbage in different shades of green decorating lush forests aided by flowers of an array of colours befitting an artists’ palette.

The cities with its cosmopolitan civilizations with its sky scrapers greeting the sky, a realm of lights and sounds.

Different landscapes bringing in threads of different admiration and awe, forming a colourful mosaic embedded in the heart and witnessed by the eye.

And what if this kaleidoscope of colours were to turn pitch black, with not a ray of light and only the feeling of claustrophobia seeping in, perhaps that is how it must be when one becomes blind.

Cut off from the colours and beauty of this world, life must then appear cumbersome and dreary, hopeless and arid.

Yet there is a hope for such individuals, and I won’t say that it is a glimmer of hope for verily this hadith by far is so powerful that it could fill a persons’ entire life with hope:

The Messenger (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Allah The Most High has said, ‘If I take away the eyesight of a slave of Mine and he shows patience and seeks My reward, then I shall reward him with nothing less than Paradise.”[Sahih Al-Bukhari]

This hadith shows the virtue of being patient at the loss of one’s eyesight whereby the Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) mentioned that the person who loses their eyesight, remains patient and awaits the reward with Allah Almighty, Allah will grant them paradise.
And Allah Knows Best!

Indeed being patient is no easy feat, but Allah has made patience like a horse that never gets tired, an army that can never be defeated and a strong fortress that can never be breached. Patience and victory are twin brothers, for victory comes with patience, relief comes with distress and ease comes with hardship. Patience is of more help to the one who has it than men, as it helps without any need for equipment or numbers and its relationship to victory is like that of the head to the body.

My message to all those who have been afflicted with blindness is to stay firm and hold on to patience as a lifesaver and hope for reward and Paradise from the All Merciful.

“Surely, Allah is with those who are AsSaabiroon (the patient)
[al-Anfaal 6:46]

Bint Ayesha
AAT; Writer

The Rights of Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)

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  • Belief: That is to believe in his Prophethood and Messengership, that he was sent by Allah as a messenger to mankind,

“So believe in Allah and His Messenger and the Qur’an which We have sent down.” (64:08)

“O you who have believed, believe in Allah and His Messenger and the Book that He sent down upon His Messenger and the Scripture which He sent down before. And whoever disbelieves in Allah, His angels, His books, His messengers, and the Last Day has certainly gone far astray.” (An-Nisaa, 4:136)

  • Obedience: To obey him in what he has commanded, and abstain from what he has prohibited,

The Prophet peace be upon him said, “All my nation will enter paradise except those who would refuse.’ They asked, ‘O Messenger of Allah, who would refuse?’ He replied, ‘Whoever obeys me will enter paradise, whoever disobeyed me has in fact refused.” (Bukhari)

“And whoever obeys Allah and the Messenger – those will be with the ones upon whom Allah has bestowed favor of the prophets, the steadfast affirmers of truth, the martyrs and the righteous. And excellent are those as companions.” (An-Nisaa 4:69)

To disobey him has dire consequences in the hereafter, as Allah says (the translation of which is),

“And whoever opposes the Messenger after guidance has become clear to him and follows other than the way of the believers – We will give him what he has taken and drive him into Hell, and evil it is as a destination.” (04:111)

  • ‘Ittibaa’: To emulate his example, and follow his Sunnah (religious tradition and way),

“Say, [O Muhammad], “If you should love Allah, then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins.” (3:31)

“Say, [O Muhammad], “O mankind, indeed I am the Messenger of Allah to you all, [from Him] to whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. There is no deity except Him; He gives life and causes death.” So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the unlettered prophet, who believes in Allah and His words, and follow him that you may be guided.” (Al-Araaf 7:158)

  • Love: To love him a respectful and admirational love more than one’s self and family,

 “None of you believes until I become more beloved to him than his parents, children and all of humanity.” (Ibn Majah)

  • Reverence: To honour and respect him,

“…So they who have believed in him, honoured him, supported him and followed the light which was sent down with him – it is those who will be the successful.” (7:157)

  • Seal of Prophets: To believe he is the final messenger, and that there are no more prophets after him,

“Muhammad is not the father of [any] one of your men, but [he is] the Messenger of Allah and last of the prophets.” (33:40)

  • Tasleem and Salawaat: To send peace and blessing upon him at the mention of his name,

The Messenger of Allah said, “The miser is the one in whose presence I am mentioned but he does not supplicate for me.” [At- Tirmidhi].

“Indeed, Allah confers blessing upon the Prophet, and His angels [ask Him to do so]. O you who have believed, ask [ Allah to confer] blessing upon him and ask [Allah to grant him] peace.” (Al-Ahzab 33:56)

  • To defend him: To defend his honour and his reputation and that of his family and companions.
  • Correct Information: To share the truth about him, and spread correct knowledge.

“Whoever tells a lie against me (intentionally) then let him occupy, his seat in Hellfire.” (Bukhari)

  • Learning more about him: We can only do the above by learning about him, finding out who he was, what was his message, and what was his mission.

 

Al-Hakeem, Al-Hakam, Al-Haakim

Be it misery or delight, disease or health, blessing or misfortune, we are told that there is Allah’s (Glory be to Him) Hikmah (wisdom) behind it because He is Al-Hakeem. It is one of the frequently occurred Names in the Qur’an. Let us learn more about this Name, than just a meaning.

Al-Hakeem occurred 94 times, Al-Hakam 114, and Al-Haakim 5 times. Derived from same the root word Ha-ka-ma, these three Names mean the following: to prevent or restrain from falsehood and ignorance, to be Wise, to put in order, to pass judgment, to judge, and pass a verdict. The difference between them is in the grammatical functions (noun/verb). It also means to put things in an appropriate place and time.

He (Glory be to Him) completed His Shar’iah with His ultimate knowledge and wisdom. He knows who is eligible for his kindness and favors. His commandments and judgments are with wisdom and equity. “Is not Allah the most just of judges?” (Surah At-Teen, 8)

His orders rule over all other false orders. Whatever hurdles and trials we face have wisdom behind them. Behind everything is a result and wisdom. Allah (Glory be to Him) mends affairs of everyone’s’ to His Order with hikmah (wisdom).

“To Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth. Whether you show what is within yourselves or conceal it, Allah will bring you to account for it. Then He will forgive whom He wills and punish whom He wills, and Allah is over all things competent.” (Al-Baqarah, 284)

Two types of hikmah (wisdom) of Allah (Glory be to Him) that is apparent:

  1. Hikmah in His Creation:

Allah’s creation, big or small, was created in truth. He created a perfect structure to live their lives, He did not leave them helpless, and made their goals.

“We did not create them except in truth, but most of them do not know.” (Ad-Dukhan, 39)

Nothing is created in vain; the creation is created for which it is qualified. He (Praise be to Him) carries out the order of the world with His hikmah (wisdom).

“And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.” (Adh-Dhariyaat, 56)

He (Glory be to Him) created everything in the best stature, (At-Teen, 4), suited to their purpose. The birds have wings to fly; humans have fingers to perform multiple tasks, etc.

  1. Hikmah in His laws:

Allah (Glory be to Him) has revealed His shari’ah through His messengers (peace be upon them all) and His books revealed to them, and the hikmah (wisdom) behind the revelation is to let us know who The Creator is and how we must worship Him alone as He willed. Allah (Praise be to Him) called this Qur’an as “Hakeem” in Surah Ya-Sin: “By the Qur’an, full of wisdom,” meaning, Al-Muhkam (perfect) which falsehood cannot come to from before it or behind it. (Tafseer ibn Katheer)

“Alif, Lam, Ra. [This is] a Book whose verses are perfected and then presented in detail from [one who is] Wise and Acquainted.” (Surah Hud, 1)

Learning about such a beautiful Name surely fills the heart of believer full of Eemaan (faith) and much more:

  1. Believing that all of the Commandments revealed by Allah (Glory be to Him) have no participant in it. In addition, upon Him is the final judgment, makes a believer content.

“And he said, “O my sons, do not enter from one gate but enter from different gates; and I cannot avail you against [the decree of] Allah at all. The decision is only for Allah; upon Him I have relied, and upon Him let those who would rely [indeed] rely.” (Surah Yusuf, 67)

  1. These laws should be accepted whether we like it or not. However, for those who follow them there is honor and glory.
  2. Believing in Allah’s ultimate wisdom makes a believer thankful and he is patient when in affliction.

“And He is the subjugator (Al-Qaahir) over His servants. And He is the Wise, the Acquainted [with all].”  (Surah Al-An’am, 18)

  1. Allah grants wisdom to whomever He wills.

“He gives wisdom to whom He wills, and whoever has been given wisdom has certainly been given much good. And none will remember except those of understanding.” (Surah Al-Baqarah, 262)

“And when Joseph reached maturity, We gave him judgment and knowledge. And thus We reward the doers of good.” (Surah Yusuf, 22)

Making right decisions at the right moments is also a part of hikmah (wisdom).

  1. The Prophets (peace be upon them all) were given wisdom and were commanded to call people with wisdom.

“Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has strayed from His way, and He is most knowing of who is [rightly] guided.” (Surah An-Nahl,125)

Yahya related to me from Malik that he heard that Luqman al-Hakim made his will and counseled his son, saying, “My son! Sit with the learned men and keep close to them. Allah gives life to the hearts with the light of wisdom as Allah gives life to the dead earth with the abundant rain of the sky.” (Muwatta Malik: Book 59, Hadith 1859)