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AlTayyib app (new Audio added)


AlTayyib application now available in Apple's App Store for use with your Ipod/IPhone/IPad device.

You will be able to hear audio lectures, read all articles and Ghurabaa Magazines and more.

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The Girl is All Blessings*

By: Sheikh Ahmad ibn Abdel-Razzaq ibn Muhammad Al-Ibrahim

The Arabs, in pre-Islamic era, were freely practicing a very vicious custom of killing the female newborns by burying them alive.  Allah says in the Qura'an regarding this issue: "And when one of them (Father) was given the news of the female newborn, his face would turn gloomy and dark with anger. He (father) tries to hides himself from the people because of the disgrace of such news. Will he keep the newborn despite the disgrace or bury it alive? How sinful is their judgment!"


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Just Trust Allah

Many Muslim fellows approach me to seek some advice on how to solve their problems from sharia perspective, issues like parents, spouses, children, business and even friends.  What extremely concerns me about all the complaints is the lack of trust in Allah as well as the deficiency in the understanding of the Sunan "laws" of Allah that he has set in this world.

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Lost Wisdom


Allah has blessed this ummah with God-fearing scholars who, because of their sincerity to their Lord, were able to bring us the most beneficial knowledge to help us in every aspect of our lives. It can be disconcerting to receive emails from Muslims who sign their messages with a quote from a non-Muslim without realizing the wisdom our beloved messenger and those scholars left for us to use and benefit from. Although fitting for these words to be written in gold, the least we can do for one another is enlighten ourselves and our brothers with these life lessons. It is so necessary to shed light on this brilliant wisdom so that we may learn and appreciate from this blessed endowment.

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From the Editor:
If the Muslim community wants to grow, then they will have to do two things: choose their leaders then hold them accountable.
SOME of the individuals who are leading our masajid (mosques) are people who are somehow born into those positions. We really do not understand how they got there or when; I mean, it is more complicated to prove than the Theory of Evolution (which will never be proven). A lot of these brothers who are in authority positions suffer from a phenomenon I would diagnose and call Shura-philia.

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Al-Aqsa Bleeding


 سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي أَسْرَىٰ بِعَبْدِهِ لَيْلًا مِّنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ الْأَقْصَى الَّذِي بَارَكْنَا حَوْلَهُ لِنُرِيَهُ مِنْ آيَاتِنَا إِنَّهُ هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْبَصِيرُ

Glorified (and Exalted) be He (Allah) [above all that (evil) they associate with Him] Who took His slave (Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم) for a journey by night from Al-Masjid-al-Haram (at Makkah) to Al-Masjid-al-Aqsa (in Jerusalem), the neighbourhood whereof We have blessed, in order that We might show him (Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم) of Our Ayat (proofs, evidence, lessons, signs, etc.). Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer

Our beloved messenger peace be upon him has told us how the believers should feel toward one another and with each other, as in the hadith of Al-Nu`maan ibn Bashir may Allah be please with him reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim where the messenger peace be upon him said: The analogy of the believers in their love, mercy and kindness toward each other is like one body; “ If any part of

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Al-Burdah Poem! Why?


It is the time of the year again when a lot of Muslims and Islamic centers and mosques start spreading out flyers all over the place to commemorate the birth of our beloved Muhammad (peace be upon him). Regarding the ruling of such celebration, you can find the answer in the Fatwa section of this issue. 
When a dear brother approached me to tell me how much it was touching and effective the recitation of a poem the night before, and how everyone in the masjid or house (not sure) was indulged
and crying due to the words in this chanting (na`at). This chanting that happens to be recited every year by people whom we do not hear from the whole year is called Al-Burdah; which means literally the cloak. This poem was written by Al-Buseeri, whose full name was Muhammad ibn Sa‘eed ibn Hammaad al-Sunhaaji. He was born in 608 AH and died in 696 AH, who claimed that he saw the messenger (peace be upon him) in his dream placing his cloak over him so he was cured the next morning from his sickness, and as a result he composed Al-Burdah
Even though the poem is of a high caliber of eloquence in the praising of our messenger (peace be upon him), but it has a lot of violations of the principles of faith and aqeedah of Islam and Muslims. I will mention some of those violations hoping that it will be an eye opener for all the brothers and sisters who thought that Allah can be worshipped via what he made forbidden and haram.
Without any further delay, I will dive with you into this poem to extract those infractions of the principles of faith.
Al-Buseeri said:
 يا أكرمَ الخلْقِ مالي مَن ألوذُ به              سواك عند حدوثِ الحادثِ العَمم                      
Which translates into:
O noblest of creation, I have no one to turn to       except you when major calamity strikes
I say:
“Turning to” anyone in the time of calamities is only allowed when such person can help with such calamity but to leave this “turning to” to include every calamity possible is something that you are allowed to ask ONLY Allah (subhanahu wata`ala). This is by the consensus of the scholars of this ummah and he who does that has fallen into shirk.
Al-Buseeri said:

فإن لي ذمة منه بتسميتي ***** محمداً وهو أوفى الخلق بالذمم
Which translates to:
I have a promise from him (messenger) because my name is Muhammad, and he is the most trustful of all creation in fulfilling his promises.
I say:
How does Al-Buseeri claim that he has a promise from the messenger peace be upon him to take care of him because they share the same name? Does he have a verse from the Qura`an or a hadith from the Sunnah of that, because if he can not produce such evidence, then we will have no choice but to call him a liar who relates to the messenger what he did not say, and such person should assume his place in the hell-fire as the messenger peace be upon him said.
How many people named Muhammad have gone astray from the way of Allah subhanahu wata`ala and the guidance of the messenger peace be upon him. Where in our Qura`an or Sunnah does it say if your name is Muhammad you should be taken care of? In our societies, we see Muhammad dwelling on the innovations, selling and drinking liquor, committing adultery, dealing with riba and usury, allying the disbelievers on the account of the believers, and the list continues.
Al-Buseeri says:
إن لم تكن في معادي آخذا بيدي ***** فضلا وإلا فقل يا زلة القدم
Which translates as:
If you do not take my hand out if kindness on the Day of Resurrection, then what great trouble I will be in
I say:
Did Al-Buseeri forget that only Allah is the one who has the absolute power to benefit and help, to harm and prevent?
Al-Buseeri said:
فإن من جودك الدنيا وضرتها ***** ومن علومك علم اللوح والقلم
Which translate into:
This world and the Hereafter are part of your blessings, and part of your knowledge is the knowledge of Al-Lawh Al-Mahfoodh and the Pen.
I say:
I seek refuge in Allah from this shirk and exaggeration! The heavens and the earth and what is in between all belong to Allah subhanahu wata`ala alone. The knowledge of Al-Lawh Al-Mahfoodh and the Pen only belongs to Allah subhanahu wata`ala. This is clear kufr and heresy.
Al-Buseeri says:
دع ما ادعته النصارى في نبيهم ***** واحكم بما شئت مدحاً فيه واحتكم
Which translates into:
Avoid only what the Christians used to praise their prophet (by calling him God), and praise his with anything else (beside saying he is God) you wish.
I say:
The messenger peace be upon him said: “Do not exaggerate about me as the Christians exaggerated about the son of Maryam, for I am just a slave, so say ‘The slave of Allaah and His Messenger.” I think this is enough to argue this line of his poem.
These are a few lines of this infamous poem, and after all this my beloved Muslim, you still think that you are showing love to the messenger peace be upon him by uttering these lines. 
I know you love the messenger peace be upon him, and I know you would give up a lot for him, but remember that what would pleases him is to follow his way and his guidance. They took advantage of this emotion and love when they told you that this poem represents the love for the messengerpeace be upon him, and they neglected Allah’s words where he says:” Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم to mankind): "If you (really) love Allah then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Qur'an and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
I ask Allah subhanahu wata`ala to guide me and you and all the Muslims to follow this religion in a way that will bring us closer to the gardens of heaven and drive us away from the pits of hell-fire.
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Ghurabaa Magazine

Inviting to Allah was the mission of the prophets-peace be upon them. It then became the mission of those who followed them throughout the years. Allah only sent prophets who would tell their people to worship Allah: (Worship your Lord; you have no lord other than him), so after the main purpose behind creation was established, the changes to the different aspects of life, from economical to social to political followed.

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What is Aqidah?

When we say Aqidah, we mean that which your heart accepts without reservation, from the absolute facts revealed to Allah’s messenger, peace be upon him. The word Aqidah comes from the Arabic root of `Aqada which means to hold tightly and make a knot. The meaning of Aqidah as it relates to our behavior and mentality means to be firm and tenacious. This is the way every Muslim should feel when it comes to the fundamentals of Islam; have firm belief and strong conviction in your heart.

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Declaration About the Sunnah


Shaafi`ee said: [Al-Bayaan] includes all that the Apostle has provided in the sunna concerning which there is no [legislation in the] Book. There is in this book - concerning God's favoring mankind [with the ability] to understand the Book and Wisdom - a proof that Wisdom is the sunna of the Apostle of God.

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