ANGELS of Mercy do not enter Some Houses!

Alhamdulillaah wasalaatu wasalaam ‘ala rasulillaah. The angels do not enter a house in which there is:

A. AN IMAGE OF LIVING THINGS 
The Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wasalam said; “The angels do not enter a house in which there is an image.” Al-Bukhari 3226 and Muslim 2106. What is meant by the angels who do not enter a house in which there are images are the angels who go around with mercy, blessings and prayers for forgiveness The words “the angels do not enter” mean: the angels of mercy, not the recording angels or the Angels of death, Tuhfat al-Ahwadhi (8/72).
According to the correct view, this image includes:
1. Those that are hung up to be venerated and respected, as in the case of pictures of kings, presidents, ministers, scholars etc. it is haram
2. Those that are hung up for the sake of memory, such as hanging up pictures of one’s friends, parents etc. it is haram, Muslim 2104
3. Those that are hung up for the purpose of adornment, it is haram. Al-Bukhari, 5610; Muslim, 2107. Sharh Muslim, 14/84, Al-Nihaayah, 4/789, Sharh al-Nasaa’i, 1/141, Fataawa wa Rasaa’il Muhammad ibn Ibraaheem, 1/169, Tuhfat al-Ahwadhi, 8/72, Liqa’ al-Baab al-Maftooh, 85/6, Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 1/705.

B. A DOG
The Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wasalam said: “The angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or an image.” Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Ibn Maajah. Also, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu ‘alayhi wasalam said: “Whoever keeps a dog, a qiraat from his good deeds will be deducted every day, except a dog for farming or herding livestock.” Al-Bukhari 2145, Muslim 2978, 2943, Ibn Maajah (3640), Sharh Muslim 10/342; Fath al-Baari, 5/9 Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, 4/241. Al-Nawawi said in Sharh Muslim (10/340) that it is permissible to keep dog in the case of necessity.

C. A BELL
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu ‘alayhi wasalam said: “The angels do not accompany any group with whom there is a dog or a bell.” Muslim 2113, 2114. The bells that are haram are those resembling the church bells of the Christians or have musical sounds. Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah (26/284), Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen (4/340).
My brethren, if you don’t keep the aforementioned at home what is the consequence?! It is so bad today that some hang picture(s) in the mosque of Allaah – Subhanallah! We are believers, we deserved to be blessed, and we are getting it except those who refuse to welcome it.

May Allah grant us understanding.

My Parent! My Parent!! Bless My Parent…Oh Allaah! (4 of 4)

Hear and Obey the Prophet! Upholding family ties means to behave well with them no matter what they do to us

  • Verily, the relatives of my father are not my allies. Verily, only Allah and the righteous believers are my allies. Yet, they have the bonds of kinship and I will uphold their family ties. Sahih Bukhari 5644
  • The one who keep good relations with his family is not the one who recompenses the good done to him. Rather, the one who keeps good relations with his family is the one who continues to be good to them despite having been cut off by them. Sahih Bukhari 5645
  • He is disgraced! Again, he is disgraced! Again, he is disgraced! It was said, “Who is disgraced, O Messenger of Allah?” The Prophet said: The one who sees his parents grow old, one or both of them, and he does not enter Paradise through them. Sahih Muslim 2551
  • A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, I have relatives with whom I try to relate but they cut me off. I treat them well, but they treat me badly. I am forbearing with them, but they are harsh with me.” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: If it is as you say, then it is as if you threw hot ashes at them. There will always remain with you support from Allah that will keep you prominent over them as long as you adhere to this behavior. Sahih Muslim 2558
  • Whoever is pleased to have his provision expanded and his life span extended, then he should keep good relations with his family. Sahih Bukhari 1961.
  • Worship Allah and do not associate anything with him, establish prayer, give in charity, and keep relations with your family. Sahih Bukhari 1332
  • Verily, alms given to the poor is charity. Whatever is given to family members is worth two rewards, one as charity and another as good relations. Sunan An-Nasa’i 2582
  • The parent is the best of the gates of Paradise, so keep to this gate or lose it. Sunan Ibn Majah 3663
  • The maternal aunt has the same status as the mother. Sunan At-Tirmidhi 1904.

Among beauties of Islam, Allaah commands us to treat our parents well in all matters and behave with them kindly. The Quran and Sunnah contain many injunctions calling us to behave well with our parent, even if they are unbelievers, and scholars have compiled these into many works demonstrating the importance of being dutiful and kind to them. Severing family relations is an act of “corruption” that is the symbol of the disobedient and sinful. Healthy family ties begin with “righteousness towards parents”. Allah has commanded us in many verses to be excellent to our parents and has indicated the importance of this deed by stating it in association with the pure worship of Allah alone. Q4:36, Q6:151

Oh Allaah! Bless our parents, forgive them, have mercy on them, unite us in Aljannah…

My Parent! My Parent!! Bless My Parent…Oh Allaah! (3 of 4)

Kindness to Parents Continue after they have Died

As for after the parents have died, the child can do many things, such as the following:

  1. Paying off the debt for them. My Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The soul of the believer is suspended because of his debt until it is paid off.” al-Tirmidhi (1078). Al-Mubaarakfoori said in Tuhfat al-Ahwadhi (4/164): The words “the soul of the believer is suspended” – al-Suyooti said: i.e., it is detained and kept from reaching its noble destination.
  2. Rich child whose parent had not performed Hajj may perform Hajj and Umrah in their behalf, or pay for someone else who has performed hajj before to perform Hajj on their behalf. Bukhaari, al-Fath, 7315, Muslim no. 1149
  3. Asking for forgiveness for them and pray for mercy for them. Q17:24. Shaykh Ibn Sa’di (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: this means, pray for mercy for them, when they are alive and after they die. Tafseer al-Sa’di, p. 524. It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “A man may be raised in status in Paradise and will say, where did this come from? And it will be said: From your son’s praying for forgiveness for you.” Narrated by Ibn Maajah, 3660; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, no. 1617. Tirmidhi, no 1376
  4. Obligatory fasts missed by dead persons may be done on their behalf by their close relatives. The fasts may be from Ramadhan or from oaths (Nadhr). Muslim no. 1149
  5. Charity (not gift) may be given in their behalf. Bukhaari, Fath, 1388, Bukhaari, Fath, 2756. Please read more here: http://fiqhclass.org/index.php/2017/05/30/fiqhul-janazah-understanding-islamic-funeral-arrangements-concluding-part/
  6. It is also Sunnah to honor them by maintaining ties with those whom our parent used to keep in touch with, such as relatives and friends.  Muslim, 2552

Dangers of Disobeying Parent

An-Nasaa’i (2562) narrated that Ibn ‘Umar said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “There are three whom Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, will not look at on the Day of Resurrection: the one who disobeys his parents, the woman who acts in a masculine manner, and the cuckold. And there are three who will not enter Paradise: the one who disobeys his parents, the one who is addicted to alcohol, and the one who reminds people of what he has given to them.”Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh an-Nasaa’i

At-Tirmidhi (1905) narrated that Abu Hurayrah said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “There are three supplications that will undoubtedly be answered: the supplication of one who is wronged, the supplication of the traveler and the supplication of a parent against his child.” Classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh at-Tirmidhi. Ahmad (24299) Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh at-Targheeb, 2515

Oh Allaah! Bless our parents, forgive them, have mercy on them, unite us in Aljannah…