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The Prohibition of sitting half in the sun and half in the shade – Hadith

1) Aboo Hurayrah رضى الله عنه said: Abool-Qaasim صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “If one of you was sitting in the sunlight”, and Makhlad said: “in the shadow, so the shade that is over him moves away from him, and part of him is in the sun and part (of him) is in the shade, then let him get up (and move).” [2]

2) And in another narration: He prohibited that one sit between the sunlight and the shade, and he said: “It is the sitting of shaytaan.” [3]

3) Qays bin Abee Haazim narrated from his father that he said: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم saw me and I was sitting in the sun, so he said: “Move to the shade.”

In the wording of Aboo Daawood (#4822), Qays reported that his father narrated that he came and the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم was giving a khutbah, so he stood in the sun, so he ordered him to move to the shade. [4]


[2] Aboo Daawood (#4821), al-Humaydee in al-Musnad (1138), Ahmad (2/383). Shaykh al-Albaanee declared it saheeh. See As-Saheehah (#837) [3] Collected by Ahmad (3/413). Shaykh al-Albaanee said: “And this isnaad is saheeh, it’s men are thiqaat (trustworthy narrators), men of the Shaykhayn (al-Bukhaaree and Muslim), with the exception of Katheer, and he is Ibn Abee Katheer al-Basree as al-‘Ajalee and Ibn Hibbaan have said, and a group from the thiqaat narrated from him. See As-Saheehah (#838) [4] Declared saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaanee. See As-Saheehah (#833)

Source: Protecting oneself from shaytaan and from harm through the Words of Remembrance found in the Authentic Sunnah – (Part 3) –


Protecting the Home by Recitation of the Qur’aan – Hadith

Aboo Hurayrah رضى الله عنه narrated that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Do not make your homes like graveyards, indeed shaytaan avoids the home in which Sooratul-Baqarah is read.” [1]

Ibn Mas’ood رضى الله عنه narrated that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Verily everything has a high point, and the highest point of the Qur’aan is Sooratul-Baqarah, and verily shaytaan, if he hears Sooratul-Baqarah recited, he leaves the house in which Sooratul-Baqarah is recited.”[2]

And the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Recite Sooratul-Baqarah in your homes, for indeed shaytaan does not enter a house in which Sooratul-Baqarah is recited in.” [3]

Aboo Mas’ood narrated that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:“Whoever recites the two verses from the end of Sooratul-Baqarah in a night, they will suffice him.” [4]

‘Uqbah bin ‘Aamir narrated that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Recite these two aayaat that are at the end of Sooratul-Baqarah, for indeed my Lord gave them to me from under the ‘Arsh.” [5]

And the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “(( Qul Huwal-llaahu Ahad )) and the Mu’awwidhatayn [Sooratul-Falaq and Sooratun-Naas] when you reach evening and when you reach the morning 3 times suffice you from everything.” [6]

[1] Muslim, at-Tirmidhee(#2877), Ahkaamul-Janaa’iz (p.212) of Shaykhal-Albaanee
[2] Declared hasan by Shaykh al-Albaanee. See As-Saheehah (#588)
[3] Declared hasan by Shaykh al-Albaanee. As-Saheehah (# 1521) * Note: What is intended, and Allaah knows best, is the actual recitation of the Qur’aan by the occupants themselves, not playing audio files (or cds, cassettes) in the home. {A.S.}
[4] Al-Bukhaaree, Muslim, Aboo Daawood (#1397), at-Tirmidhee (#2881), Ibn Maajah (#1368 and 1369)
[5] as-Saheehah (#1482)
[6] Saheeh. Refer to Saheehul-Jaami’ (#4406) and al-Mishkaat (#2163)

Source for above : [eBook] Protecting oneself from shaytaan and from harm through the Words of Remembrance found in the Authentic Sunnah

Is Iblis an Angel ? – Permanent Committee

The origin of Iblis and his fate on the Day of Judgment

Q 3: Is Iblis (Satan) a jinn or a fallen angel? If he is a jinn, what is the point of the exception made in the Qur’anic Ayah (verse) which reads: So the angels prostrated themselves, all of them: …except Iblîs (Satan)

A: It is well-known that angels belong to a category of beings whom Allah (Exalted be He) has created from light. They never disobey the commands they receive from Allah. However, Allah (Exalted be He) mentions Iblis in the Qur’an that he was from the jinn. Allah (Exalted be He) says: And (remember) when We said to the angels: “Prostrate yourselves unto Adam.” So they prostrated themselves except Iblîs (Satan). He was one of the jinn; he disobeyed the Command of his Lord.” Justifying his refusal to prostrate himself to Adam, according to the Qur’anic text, Iblis addresses Allah (Exalted be He) saying: “You created me from fire, and him You created from clay”.

As for excepting Iblis from the general class of angels in the Ayah which reads: “So the angels prostrated themselves, all of them: …except Iblîs (Satan)” the Arabic word illa (i.e. Except), which ordinarily means except and is used as indicating Istithna’( exception ), is sometimes used to indicate Istithna’ Munqati` (an exception where the thing excluded is not of the same type as the thing that was mentioned before the word illa).

It is grammatically correct in Arabic to say:” ja’ al-qawmu illa himaran”, the meaning of which is that “all the people came except a donkey”; the people and the donkey belonging to two different classes. It is exactly in this sense that the word illa (except) is used here; the angels and Iblis belonged to two different classes.

However, some scholars are of the view that Iblis originally belonged to the category of angels, but incurred the eternal curse of Allah (Exalted be He) when he disobeyed His command and persisted in rebellion.

Shaytan’s Social Media Tricks .YOU MUST READ IT !

(A note from the Understand Quran team: We are deeply grateful to Allah (swt) that Facebook and other social networks have for us been very effective means of getting the message of the Quran to the entire world, expanding the ummah, and deepening the knowledge of each brother and sister as well as those outside Islam (who we are hoping will join us soon, inshaa Allah). We are also personally grateful that social media helps us to stay connected with our dear ones. The following article addresses the pitfalls of using social media for the strong purposes, and does not mean to suggest that social media is something bad in itself.)

How fabulous is Facebook for you? How tempting is Twitter? How indulgent is Instagram? How wary are you on Watsapp?

Social media are part of our lives and they are both blessings and tests from Allah ‘azza wa jall. You might be able to control yourself and use technology to do good deeds, like sharing Islamic knowledge and keeping ties with family, or you might find yourself drifting away from your good intentions and ending up wasting your time, maybe even backbiting.

In this week’s central ayah Allah ‘azza wa jall says: And keep yourself patient [by being] with those who call upon their Lord in the morning and the evening, seeking His countenance. And let not your eyes pass beyond them . . .[Quran, 18:28]

Lesson 1: Don’t narrate every thought.

The Prophet salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: It is enough sin for a man to speak of everything that he hears. [Al-Silsilah al-Saheehah] How often do you share people’s statuses expressing their mood or even post about your own fleeting thoughts? Is it of any benefit to yourself or others? Tip: Ask yourself before posting: is this something that will benefit or be of interest to those who read it?

Lesson 2: Check if it’s true.

How often do you share someone else’s information without even knowing if it’s really true? O you who believe! If a Faasiq (liar — evil person) comes to you with any news, verify it, lest you should harm people in ignorance, and afterwards you become regretful for what you have done. [Quran, 49:6] The scholars have advised us to verify matters and not to rush to pass on news until we are sure that it is true, even if the news is good news, because if it becomes apparent that the one who passed it on is mistaken, you risk losing your credibility with others.

Lesson 3: Button on, modesty off? Guard your chastity!

If you openly backbite without shame on Facebook or Twitter, or talk about your sins, you are telling the world who you are. Did you know that openly talking about your sin is a sin in itself? Salmaan al-Faarisee radiyallahu ‘anhu said: When Allah wants destruction for a person, he takes shame away (from his heart).

If you were walking outside you wouldn’t just start proclaiming your sins, right? It is all alike [to Him] whether any of you conceals his thought or brings it into the open, and whether he seeks to hide [his evil deeds] under the cover of night or walks [boldly] in the light of day. [Quran, 13:10] Tip: Keep reminding yourself that even though you are behind a computer or phone screen, you are still responsible for what you do.

Lesson 4: Don’t ‘like’ like crazy!

The Prophet salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: You will be with those whom you love. [Al-Bukhaaree] Be careful with clicking that “like” button, especially when it comes to liking certain brands or certain people who are involved in haraam activities. An extra good or bad effect is that whatever you like ends up in your friends’ newsfeeds, so you might be double-gaining or double-losing by promoting immoral people or ideas.

Lesson 5: Not only good multiplies.

Allah ‘azza wa jall has told us that each good deed shall be multiplied at least ten times, while each sin only once. However, through social media statements, bad words and other wrong deeds can be re-posted and re-tweeted for others to share again and again. Imagine that you posted a backbiting statement and 1000 people like and share it!

The Prophet salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: Verily a person utters a word, that he deems harmless, but it results in his falling into the depths of the Hellfire. [At-Tirmidhee, Ibn Majah] So when you sign out or log off, your wrong action may multiply long after!

Lesson 6: Don’t spread marital secrets.

The Prophet salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: Among the most evil of people before Allah on the Day of Resurrection will be a man who is intimate with a woman and she with him, then he spreads her secret. [Muslim] This points out to spreading marital secrets. Another common practice is showing pictures of the gifts your husband gave you, the places you went with your spouse for dinner, etc. Apart from these things being private, it can also incite hasad (envy) from those who are not as happy. This doesn’t mean you can’t share any of your happy moments; just balance the pro’s and con’s.

Lesson 7: Account deleted, record saved!

Every post on Facebook, every tweet on Twitter, and each word on Watsapp becomes a fixed record that will either count for you or against you when you stand for Allah ‘azza wa jall! You might have security settings, only allowing your friends to see what you post, but the recording angels write down everything! Not a word does he utter but there is a recorder by him, ready (to note it) [Quran, 50:18]

Imagine the day your book of deeds will be presented to you and scrolls of Facebook conversations about nothing, Tweets, and Watsapp messages full of gossip and tale-bearing: [It will be said], “Read your record. Sufficient is yourself against you this Day as accountant. [Quran, 17:14] Long after you delete your account, your messages and posts will live on in your record of deeds.

A final advice

It’s easy to get sucked into Facebook and other media. The beautiful central ayah of the week is your homework. Deeply reflect on its advice when you feel tempted to read all those statuses, spend hours on commenting, or even arguing on insignificant matters online and realize what your purpose of this life is: And keep yourself patient [by being] with those who call upon their Lord in the morning and the evening, seeking His countenance. And let not your eyes pass beyond them, desiring adornments of the worldly life, and do not obey one whose heart We have made heedless of Our remembrance and who follows his desire and whose affair is ever [in] neglect. [Quran, 18:28]

Keep fighting temptations and distractions. Stick to the people who strive for Allah ‘azza wa jall, and keep focused on the Hereafter. Why would you even be interested in those who don’t remember Allah?

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