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Accepted Islam at the age of 8

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Alexander Fretz was born to Christian parents in 1990 and his mother chose from the very beginning to allow him to pick the religion he wants for himself. She bought him various religious books and after a close look, he announced that he was a Muslim at the age of 8. Moreover, he learned everything about Islam such as prayer, Qur’an memorization, calling the athan, and many of the Shariah laws before meeting one Muslim!

He chose to be named Mohammed Abdullah following the example of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alihi Wa sallam whom he loved.

He was invited by one of the Islamic channels accompanied by his mother and while the host was preparing to ask the young child questions, he was surprised that the child was doing the questioning…he asked, “How can I perform hajj and umrah? Is the travel expensive? Where did you buy the clothes of Ihram?”

The young child was popular in his school and when the time of prayer comes, he stands alone calling the athan and prays.

The host asked him, “Do you face problems or disturbances with that?”, So he replied with a broken heart, “Some prayers pass me sometimes because I don’ t know the exact time for prayer!”

He was asked, “What attracted you to Islam?” He replied, “The more I read about it, the more I loved it.”

He was asked, “What are your aspirations?” He replied with longing, “First that I become a photographer so that I can convey the right image of the Muslims because it pains me much to see the filthy American films which tries to tarnish the image of my beloved Mohammed (Sallallahu Alihi WaSallam). The second is to go to Makkah and kiss the black stone.”

He was asked, “What are some of your other aspirations?” He replied, “I hope that Palestine would return to Muslims as this is their land and it was stripped by the Isreal from them!”

He was asked, “Do you eat pork with your parents?” He replied, “Pig is a very filthy animal, I don’t eat it neither do I know how people can eat it.”

He was asked, “Do you pray in school?” He replied, “Yes, and I have found a secret place in the library where I can pray everyday.”

So Maghrib prayer entered (while he was in the interview) when he looked at the host and said, “Would you allow me to raise the athan?”

Then he got up and called the athan which caused the host to tear up and cry.

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Death on a Friday or in Ramadhan

There is a common belief that one who passes away during blessed days or months is saved from the punishment of the grave.

The following discussion supports this.

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Death on a Friday

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘As (radiyallahu ánhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu álaihi Wasallam) said, ‘Whoever passes away on a Friday will be saved from the punishment of the grave.’

(Musnad Ahmad vol.2 pg.220; hadith 7050, 6646).

Similar narrations have been reported by Sayyiduna Jabir ibn Abdullah

(refer Hilyat al-Awliya vol.3 pg.181),

Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (refer Abu Ya’ala, Majma al-Zawa’id vol.2 pg.319)

and others.

Meaning of this Hadith

It is possible that the punishment is withheld for that day or even permanently. (Fatawa Mahmudiyya vol.6 pg.62; Rad al-Muhtar vol.2 pg.165)

Death in Ramadhan

As for the one passing away in Ramadan being saved from punishments, this can be deduced from the hadith that in Ramadan, the doors of Jahannam (Hell) are closed and the doors of Jannah are opened. (Sahih al-Bukhari hadith 3277; also refer to Fatawa Mahmudiyya vol.6 pg.63)

Hafiz Ibn Rajab al-Hambali (rahimahullah) states, ‘Our predecessors preferred a death after the performance of a good action like the fast of Ramadan … and it used to be said, ‘Whoever passes away in this manner is forgiven’.’(Lata’if al-Ma’arif pg.173)

Imam Ibn Abid-Dunya (rahimahullah) has narrated from Imams; Musayyab ibn Rafi’i (rahimahullah) and Khaythamah ibn ‘Abdul-Rahman (rahimahullah) (two tabi’een) that they said, ‘It used to be said (i.e, by the Sahabah ), ‘Whoever observes the fast of Ramadan and passes away during that year enters Jannah.’ (Fadha’il Shahr Ramadan pgs.44;48)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

May Allah Taála grants us a blessed death. Ameen.
It is hoped that one who remains in the state of wudhu will receive a “good death”

Season of Rewards – Maulana Siraj Uddin

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Lā ʾilāha ʾillallāh, Muḥammad rasūlu-llāh لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله
There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad (PBUH) is the messenger of Allah.
This oath is the first pillar of Islam

Salah (صلاة‎)

is the practice of formal prayer in Islam. Its supreme importance for Muslims is indicated by its status as the second of the Five Pillars of Islam.

Zakāt (زكاة‎)

is the giving of a fixed portion of one's wealth to charity, generally to the poor and needy. It is the fourth of the Five Pillars of Islam.

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Hajj (حج‎)

is the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is the largest pilgrimage in the world, and is the fifth pillar of Islam. A religious duty that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so.

Sawm (صوم‎)

is an Arabic word for fasting. Meaning to abstain from eating, drinking, having sex and anything against Islamic law from dawn till dusk. The observance of Sawm during the holy month of Ramadan is the third of the Five Pillars of Islam.

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