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Poem on the Conditions of La Ilaha illa Allah – Arabic/English translation for easy memorization



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English Translation:

Ramadhān has come, O people of understanding
So welcome it after its long absence.
A year from our life has passed while we were in a state of heedlessness
So pay attention for life is like the shadow of (a fast-moving) cloud.
And prepare yourselves for patience and hardship,
For the rewards of those who have patience are beyond measure.
Allāh rewards those who fast because for His sake they held easy that which is hard.
None shall enter the Gate of Rayyān except the one who fasts.
How excellent indeed that Gate is among the other Gates!


Arabic Text:


رمـضانُ أقـبلَ يا أُولي الألبابِ
فاستَـقْـبلوه بعدَ طولِ غيـابِ

عـامٌ مضى من عمْرِنا في غفْلةٍ
فَتَـنَبَّهـوا فالعمرُ ظـلُّ سَحابِ

وتَهـيّؤوا لِـتَصَـبُّرٍ ومـشـقَّةٍ
فأجـورُ من صَبَروا بغير حسابِ

اللهُ يَجزي الصائـميـنَ لأنـهم
مِنْ أَجلِـهِ سَخِـروا بكلِّ صعابِ

لا يَدخـلُ الـريَّـانَ إلا صائـمٌ

أَكْرِمْ بـبابِ الصْـومِ في الأبوابِ



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At the Ka’bah


ولمَّا رأتْ أبصارُهُم بيتَهُ الذي = قلوبُ الوَرَى شوقًا إليهِ تَضَرَّمُ
كأنهمُ لمْ يَنْصَبُوا قطُّ قبْلهُ = لأنَّ شَقاهُمْ قد ترحَّلَ عنْهُمُو
فلِلَّهِ كمْ مِن عَبْرةٍ مُهْرَاقةٍ = وأخرى على آثارِها لا تَقَدَّمُ
وَقدْ شَرِقتْ عينُ المُحِبِّ بدَمْعِها = فينظرُ مِن بينِ الدُّموعِ ويُسْجِمُ
إذا عَايَنَتْهُ العَيْنُ زالَ ظلامُها = وزالَ عن القلبِ الكئيبِ التألُّمُ
ولا يَعْرِفُ الطرْفُ المُعايِنُ حسْنَهُ = إلى أن يعودَ الطرْفُ والشوقُ أعْظمُ
ولا عجبٌ مِن ذا فحِينَ أضافهُ = إلى نفسِهِ الرحمنُ ؛ فهو المعظَّمُ
كسَاهُ منَ الإجْلالِ أعظمَ حُلةٍ = عليها طِرازٌ بالمَلاحَةِ مُعْلَمُ
فمِنْ أجلِ ذا كلُّ القلوبِ تُحِبُّهُ = وتَخْضَعُ إجْلالا لهُ وتُعَظِّمُ




When they see His House – that magnificent sight For which the hearts of all creatures are set alight – It seems they’ve never felt tired before, For their discomfort and hardship is no more. Now the eye of the Lover drowns in its streams, It sees through its tears the goal of its dreams; Now for Allah, how many tears are issued, Each one being followed by a multitude? When the eye perceives the House, its darkness clears, And from the sorrowful heart, pain disappears; Vision cannot encompass this beautiful sight: Each glance returns with greater delight! No wonder at this, for when the Merciful preferred The House for Himself, it became most honoured. He clothed it in Majesty, a magnificent garment; Embroidered it with Beauty, a wonderful ornament! The hearts all love the House therefore, Awed and humbled, in respect and honour.

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Q: Some people celebrate Valentine ‘s Day on February 14 by exchanging red roses, dressing in red, and congratulating one another on that day. Some cake shops make heart-shaped cakes in red and draw hearts on them and other shops advertise special items on sale for this day. What is your opinion on:

First: Celebrating this day?

Second: Buying from these stores on this day?

(Part No. 2; Page No. 263)

Third: Shop owners who do not celebrate this day selling gifts to those who do celebrate it?

May Allah reward you with the best.

A: The clear-cut evidence from the Qur’an and Sunnah, upon which the Salaf (righteous predecessors) of this Ummah (nation based on one creed) of this Ummah unanimously agree, confirms that there are only two `Eids (festivals) in Islam: `Eid-ul-Fitr (the Festival of Breaking the Fast) and `Eid-ul-Adha (the Festival of the Sacrifice). Any other festival, whether peculiar to a person, a group, an event or stands for any meaning whatever, is an invented festival that is not permissible for Muslims to celebrate, approve of, enjoy, or support in any way, because this is considered to be a transgression of the Boundaries of Allah. Anyone who transgresses the boundaries set by Allah has wronged themselves. If we add to this fabricated festival the fact that it is one of the festivals of the Kafirs (disbelievers), this heaps sin upon sin, because it entails imitating them and is a type of support of them. Allah (Glorified be He) forbids the Mu’mins (believers), in His Ever-Glorious Book, from imitating or supporting the Kafirs. It is authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Anyone who imitates a people is one of them. Valentine ‘s Day falls under this heading, as it is one of the idolatrous Christian festivals. It is not lawful for a Muslim who believes in Allah and the Last Day to celebrate, approve of, or congratulate people on it; it is forbidden to them. Rather, it is obligatory for them to ignore and avoid it, in obedience to Allah and His Messenger and to keep away from that which will arouse Allah’s Anger and incur Punishment.

(Part No. 2; Page No. 264)

It is also Haram (prohibited) for Muslims to support this festival or any other forbidden festival by any means, whether by supplying food or drinks; selling, buying, manufacturing, gift-giving, corresponding, advertising and so on, because all this comes under cooperating in sin and transgression, and disobeying Allah and His Messenger. Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says: Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwâ (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allâh. Verily, Allâh is Severe in punishment.

It is obligatory for Muslims to adhere to the Qur’an and Sunnah in all matters, especially in times of Fitnah (trial) when corruption is widespread. They must be sagacious enough and on their guard to avoid falling into the misguidance of those who have earned Allah’s Anger, those who went astray, or the Fasiqs (those flagrantly violating Islamic law) who have no fear of Allah nor have pride in being Muslims. Muslims should resort to Allah, asking for guidance and steadfastness in Islam, as it is Allah Alone Who guides and keeps us steadfast.

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, and his family and Companions.

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’

Member Member Member Chairman
Bakr Abu Zayd Salih Al-Fawzan `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah Al Al-Shaykh

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