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SUPER FUN ACTIVITY BOOK {COMING SOON}

Assalam u alaikum

I am excited to inform you that currently I am working on a project which is full of fun activities and brain twisters for your child . It aims for  children ages between 6-8 but no doubt older children can have fun likewise.

It will include this and much more; in sha Allah

  • Dot to Dot
  • Word search
  • Drawing
  • Colouring
  • Suduko
  • Spot the difference
  • Secret Message

Stay tuned and get subscribing to be notified when its released be ithnillah.

Baarakallahu feekum.

 

 

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The Map Colouring Book (Review)

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

I recently bought this book as Maryam loves colouring, and we were exploring different cultures and countries around the world, so this seems to be a perfect combination of both.

We have other resources to cover this topic but this is a little bit different and fun ! Thought to share with all of you.

The Map Colouring Book features perforated pages so you can easily tear the map after colouring as a poster to stick on a wall. 

You can  purchase it from the link below or do a little research to get a cheaper bargain!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Map-Colouring-Book-Books/dp/1780553617/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1465471888&sr=8-1&keywords=the+map+colouring+book

Note: Its a giant book so you cant carry it around!

Divided into 23 different sections that celebrate the various countries and continents, the book offers plenty of colouring fun and each country is also illustrated with some of its signature traits and landmarks.
Wonderfully detailed, the appealing designs range from Colombian whale watching to a giant gecko in the Ivory Coast and a dragon in Wales. After finishing each page, it can be perforated and displayed for all to see.

A sightseeing trip around the world that your children will love taking!

 

 

 

 

Writing practice with a difference

Excellent Work. Allahumma Baarik Aayki ❣❣

Islamic Bedtime Stories

Masha’Allah, Yusef loves to read. And hates to write. When he manifested a strong interest in learning cursive writing (something that feels optional and sort of forgotten in the UK) I did not want to lose this chance for him to have some quality time with pen and paper, Insha’Allah!

After the basic letter formation, what is available for cursive practice are often collections of quotations from famous people for a child to copy. Err…no thanks. Why look in that direction when something much better is available to us?

So here it is: The first part of our “An-Nawawi’s 40 Ahadith workbook” ! Alhamdulillah.

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I chose this collection of ahadith because it contains all the basic principles of the religion, masha’Allah and because I am currently studying them, so the explanations are fresh in my mind, Alhamdulillah.

A little warning is needed: I useless at any formatting or graphics of any kind…

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POSTER-RAMADAN

Ramadhān Resources

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

alhamdulillah we are gifted this blessed month of Ramadhaan once again by the grace of Almighty. This post is a collection of all the Ramadhān posts I have written this year and the previous year, Alhamdulillāh:

Kids Ramadhān Journal

Ramadhān Memo

Complete the Reading of The Qurān this Ramadhān

Ramadhān Preparations

Homemade Pizza

Cutlets or Aloo Tikki

Sittings During the Blessed Month of Ramadhān

Teach Me Rasool Allah ﷺ {Booklet}

5 Pillars of Islam Handwriting Practice Book

A-Z Colouring & Drawing Book

The Book of Fasting: Ibn Hajar’s Buloogh al-Maraam by Abu Khadeejah (Explanation of Al-Fawzaan)

Learn Short Ahādith in Arabic

Tarāweeh In The Masjid or at Home for Women

Hadith Handwriting Practice & Colouring Book

Approaching Of Ramadhan And The Severity Of Wasting Time By Abu Idrees

Ramadān Printable Calendar

Printable Ramadhān Board Game

Let’s Learn About our World { Workbook 1}

Let’s Learn About Our World {Workbook 2}

Rozah kay Ehkaam (Rules of Fasting – Urdu)

“Rewards for Dhikr” {Chart}

I’tikāf with a Smart Phone

Date Bites

Creamy Date Porridge

Make Someone Happy this Ramadhān

 

Gardening

Gardening

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Alhamdulillāh, the weather is turning more warmer and the sun is starting to come out more, therefore, we have started planting a variety of things. Here is an update from the last post on how the plants have progressed so far….

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So far we have planted chives, onions, radishes, nasturtiums, sunflowers, bee-friendly flowers (lavender, echinacea, marjoram and nigella), strawberries, mint, sweetcorn and french marigolds, alhamdulillāh.

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Ramadhān Journal

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

This journal was supposed to be published last Ramadhān, but because it was not ready by the deadline, we couldn’t post it, Qaddarallāha Mā Shā’a Fa’al. So this Ramadhān we wanted to meet the deadline and hence got the chance to revise and improve it and also make an edition for boys, Alhamdulillah!

My daughter wanted to give her journal a magazine look, so although I  know it might not be printer-friendly, I wanted to support her in her first creation (as she is not the sort that does these kinds of things very often!), so if you want to save on printer ink you could choose ‘Toner Saving mode’ before printing or alternatively you can print it ‘Black & White’.

Before printing, choose the option ‘Borderless Printing’ to prevent any white edges showing on the cover page.

I printed the cover page separately on photo paper, and then printed the rest of the papers, double-sided. Then, I used these clear binding papers for the front and back cover of the journal. And this is how it looks:

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A walk in the Park…

  بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

The purpose of writing this post is to encourage parents to spend some quality time with each child. A special time a special activity even if its is for 10 minutes,  just like a 1 to 1 session as I find its very important.

I took my daughter to a park near home while the other two were in school. We prepared  a little picnic rucksack and had a fun time together. Alhamdulillah

I got to know about some of her ideas and thoughts and found that she was very happy and refreshed when we came back home.

I am planning to do that quite often ان شاء الله .

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Here is a little story which may benefit you.

Shaykh Abdur Razzack Al-Badr narrates the story of Shaykh Abdur Rahman ibn Naasir As-sa’di with his little ones…

The following is a Summary Translation

Shaykh Abdur Razzaq Al Badr: If the person sees his daughters or his little ones playing with toys, he should sit with them sometimes.

Shaykh Abdur Rahman As Sa’di—may Allah have mercy upon him; once his young daughter—young at that time—and her friend who was her age, were in the courtyard of the home. And he was a major scholar, and judge, and Imam and lecturer. He was going to leave from the home and there was his daughter and a young girl her age playing with these toys. And they had made up a skit as though they were in a room, pretending that some things were tea and coffee and they sat playing as girls play. When he wanted to leave the other young girl—not the daughter of the Shaykh—said to him: ‘Why don’t you visit us?’ He replied: ‘Tomorrow inshaAllah I will visit you.’

So when he wanted to exit he came to the house and stood at the door and knocked on the door and he called his daughter’s friend by her name. She opened the door and said: ‘Please enter.’ So he came and sat with them in their spot. They sat and pretended to give him coffee and they spoke with him and told him about their toys, and then he stood.

When he wanted to stand his daughter said to him: ‘You have not been my guest.’ He replied: ‘Tomorrow I will be your guest.’ The next day he came and knocked on the door and he called his daughter by her name and she opened the door and said: ‘Please enter.’ He entered this room and sat with them and he humored them and he conversed with them.

This doesn’t take more than three or four minutes from a person. And his daughter cheerfully narrates this now in one of the books, and she is an adult now. This occurred once in her youth but it brought about tremendous happiness for her.
Thus a person should not be neglectful of these affairs. When he sees his daughters he gives them some of his time; four minutes, five minutes, at most ten minutes; but it will do a lot in the heart of the young one.

Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
via #mtws – http://mtws.posthaven.com/imam-abdur-rahman-as-sadi-attends-the-tea-party

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Humility before Three

Al-Kisai was the tutor of Ameen and Mamun, the two sons of Harun Rasheed (the ruler of the time). One day, the tutor got up to leave and both boys ran to their esteemed teacher in order to hand him his shoes. After much argumentation, they both agreed that each would give one shoe so both could share in the display of reverence. Upon hearing this act, Harun Rasheed went to Kisai and asked, ‘Who is the most honourable of people?”

The teacher replied, “I do not know anyone more honourable than the Leader of the Believers.”

Harun Rasheed quickly replied, “No, most honourable among people is he for whom two fight to present him with his shoes, and to please both he instructs them to each give him one.”

Kisai became somewhat anxious and began to justify what he had done. Harun explained, “If you had prevented them from giving you your shoes, indeed I would have unquestionably blamed you. Certainly, their deed did not compromise their honour; rather their status, inner merit and worth have increased. One can never be dishonoured if he displays humility before these three: a leader, a teacher and parents.”

TAKEN FROM GEMS & JEWELS, COMPILED BY ABDUL-MALIK MUJAHID
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Foreword

Islām commands its followers to contribute to the welfare, well-being and good of the Muslim Ummah (community). It forbids anything that causes mischief, sedition or harms the interests of the Ummah.

Allāh, the lord of Honour, exhorts His servants to perform good deeds and display good manners without any discrimination. This encompasses our kith and kin, friends, neighbours, the whole community, all Muslims, even people of other religious groups.

Islām enjoins on us to respect and obey parents. This is considered good manners under the Shari’ah (Islamic Law).

The importance of helping and behaving well toward our parents cannot be stressed enough.

These are real-life accounts that I have collected after going through quite a number of books. First I thought I should include the stories that give accounts of good treatment of parents. Then I felt that stories about children disobeying their parents should also be included as lessons to be followed.

The posts of this series are sprinkled with stories on how to please parents, so that readers are inspired to take action and earn their pleasure.

We should keep in mind that parents who are angry with their offspring immediately forgive them as soon as they repent. Parents need us whether they are alive or dead.

The real objective of this series is for readers to learn from the accounts of good behaviour.

The tales of disobedience provide an opportunity for soul-searching: Are we committing such mistakes knowingly or unknowingly?

Unfortunately, there are instances in our society of defiant children who harass and disobey their parents. Their misdeeds end badly and stand out as examples and warnings to others, to mend their ways and earn Allāh’s Mercy.

There are many people in our society who have earned entry into Heaven by being extremely respectful to their parents. There are also others, who are paving their way to the hellfire by disobeying their parents.

May this series help inform our new generation about their duties and obligations toward their parents.

I look forward to getting feedback from esteemed readers!

Abdul Malik-Mujahid

Umm Faatimah

Finished product!

DIY Qur’ān Cover

Assalāmu ‘Alaykum,

The Qur’ān that I use for my hifdh was gifted to me by one of my teachers, so when it started falling apart, I didn’t want to replace it with a new one, especially because I had memorised so much with it. So my dear mother (may Allāh preserve her) designed a new cover for me to preserve the cover of the mushaf. Here are some pictures:

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Truth & Lying

Allāh Subhānahu Wa Ta’aala says in the Noble Qur’ān about the basic qualities of a believer:

O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do? Most hateful it is with ‘Allāh that you say that which you do not do.” (Qur’ān 61:2,3)

Allah’s Messenger (Sallallāhu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam) was asked, “Can a believer be a miser?” He said, “Yes.” He was asked, “Can a believer be a coward?” He said, “Yes.” And he was asked, “And can a believer be a liar?” He said, “No.”

It has been related that a man went to Allah’s Messenger (Sallallāhu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam) and said, “O Messenger of Allah, indeed I do three sins in secret: (I drink) alcohol, fornication and lying. So inform me which of them I should abandon.” He said, “Leave off lying.” The man went away, and later desired to fornicate, but he thought to himself, “I will go to the Messenger of Allah and he will ask me whether I fornicated? If I say yes, he will punish me. And if I say no, I will have broken the covenant and lied.” So he abstained from fornicating, and the same occurred regarding alcohol. He returned to Allah’s Messenger (Sallallāhu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam) and said, “O Messenger of Allah, indeed I have abandoned all of them.”

My brothers & sisters, do you not see then, that lying is the root of every wicked deed, and it leads to all other sins. You will not see anyone more miserable and wretched than the liar, and disbelief is the most severe kind of lying, for it is lying upon Allah.

TAKEN FROM GEMS & JEWELS COMPILED BY ABDUL-MALIK MUJAHID
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The Doctor & the Digger

There was a man who had a very lazy servant. One day, he sent him to buy grapes and figs, and he took so long in returning from the errand that the master’s patience was running out. The servant finally came, but he only brought one of the two items that he was originally commanded to bring. The master beat him and reproached him severely and said, “When you go out to do something, you will be more productive if you try to do another task at the same time.”

Some days passed and the master became sick, so he ordered his servant to bring a doctor. He took a long time to return, and when he finally did return he brought with him a doctor and another man as well. His master asked about the other man and the servant said, “You beat me and ordered me to do two things instead of one at a time, saying that it would be more productive. So, I came to you with a doctor, and if Allāh cures you, then that is fine; otherwise, this other man will dig for you, your grave, for he is a grave digger!”

Taken from Gems & Jewels, Compiled by Abdul-Malik Mujahid
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Introduction – New Series

Assalāmu ‘Alaykum,

I hope to share the advice and stories from this beautiful book ‘Loving Our Parents, Stories of Duties and Obligations’ by Abdul Malik Mujahid weekly, In Shā Allāh. I will try to keep the posts short, splitting an advice or story into two separate posts if it is too long, to allow the content inside to sink in and affect the hearts of all us and enable us to act upon it, Āmeen.

May Allāh make it easy for me and make this series a source of Sadaqah Jāriyah for us. May Allāh reward the author too for compiling a lovely, heart-rendering book.

Āmeen

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She is in Paradise

Khālid Bin Safwān saw a group in the Masjid of Basrah, and he said, “What is this gathering?” He was told, “There is a woman who informs men about women who are available for marriage.”

He went to her and said, “I want to marry a woman.” She said, “Describe her to me.”

He said, “I want her to be a virgin who is wise like a married woman, or a married woman who is innocent like a virgin; she should be sweet when she is near, splendid when she is at a distance, she should have lived a life of luxury and then became afflicted with poverty – so she has the manners of the rich and the humility of the poor. When we gather wealth we should be as the people of the world, and when we become poor, we should be as the people of the Hereafter.”

She said, “I know of such a woman for you.” He said, “And where is she?” She said, “In Paradise, so work to achieve her!”

Taken from Gems & Jewels, compiled by Abdul-Malik Mujahid
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Love of Allāh

Ibn Qayyim  رحمه الله said that there are ten things that bring about the love of Allāh:

1) Recitation of the Qur’ān with reflection and with understanding of its meanings.

2) Seeking closeness to Allāh by performing voluntary deeds after having performed obligatory ones, for that leads one to the highest levels of love.

3) Remembering Allāh during every situation – with one’s time, heart and deeds… one’s share of that love is to the degree of one’s share in the remembrance.

4) Preferring what He loves to what you love when your desires are strong.

5) Allowing your heart to reflect on His names and Attributes.

6) Reflecting on His many favours and blessings, both the apparent ones and hidden ones, for that leads to His love.

7) Having your heart softened as it is worshipping Allāh.

8) Being alone with Him in worship when He descends during the last third of the night. And this means to invoke Him, to recite His Speech, to stand with all sincerity and with good manners and with good submission, and then to end that with repentance and with seeking His forgiveness.

9) Sitting with those who are truthful in their love of Allāh.

10) Staying away from all that creates barriers between the heart and Allāh.

Taken from Gems & Jewels, compiled by Abdul-Malik Mujahid
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Wisdom of a Scholar

A Dialogue between a Scholar and an Alcoholic

Alcoholic: Do you think I am doing wrong by eating a date?

Scholar: No.

Alcoholic: And if I ate with it some grass?

Scholar: There is nothing wrong with that.

Alcoholic: And if I were to wash them down with water?

Scholar: Drink and enjoy.

Alcoholic: Since all of that is permissible, then why do you forbid us from alcohol, which consists of the above-mentioned ingredients?

Scholar: If I poured water on top of you, would that hurt you?

Alcoholic: No it would not.

Scholar: And if I were to sprinkle some dirt in that, would you be hurt?

Alcoholic: That would not harm me.

Scholar: But if I were to mix water and dirt together and through a process make a large brick from those two elements, and then were I to throw that large brick at you, would you be hurt?

Alcoholic: That would kill me!

Scholar: The same goes for alcohol.

Subhānallāh, look at the wisdom of the scholar! Such are the kind of questions of the Jāhil people of our time and the Scholars answer them perfectly!

Taken from Gems & Jewels, compiled by Abdul-Malik Mujahid
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Moisturising Cream

I have tried keeping this cream very simple and after a few trials and errors I have got it right. Alhamdulillah

I used Coconut oil,  Argan oil, Shea butter, Beeswax and a few drops of essential oil. All products 100% organic.

My kids love this cream and refuse to use and buy any other moisturising cream from local shops.

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❀ S P R I N G ❀

Alhamdulillah Spring is here… at this particular time of the year we (mums) are mostly happy to see the sun only because we  can hang our laundry outside , lol… kids can play in the garden for hours…. of course, if you have one….

But this spring we have decided to do something different, something we haven’t done before… Gardening!

We are all very excited to plant some flowers and organic vegetables. Girls have read the Beginners Gardening Book thoroughly and made a shopping list. They also search for the best offers and bargains for the seeds they chose to plant.

We have got all the things we need, and Alhamdulillah ready to start…

I have collected all the kmages of our gardening in the beginning of March/April and presented it in a slideshow:

 

 

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Ma’arifat Ilaahee or is kay Taqazay

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

فضیلۃ الشیخ ڈاکٹر جسٹس عبد المحسن بن محمد القاسم حفظہ اللہ نے 24 -جمادی الاولی-1437 کا خطبہ جمعہ مسجد نبوی میں “معرفتِ الہی اور اس کے تقاضے” کے عنوان پر ارشاد فرمایا، جس کے اہم نکات یہ تھے: ٭اللہ تعالی کی معرفت سب سے اعلی ترین علم٭ فطری عقیدہ اور اس کی اہمیت٭ معبود وہی جو پروردگار ہے٭ رسولوں کی بعثت کا بنیادی مقصد٭ صفات و افعال باری تعالی: خالق، مالک، مختار کل، امورِ کائنات کا نظم و نسق، صفتِ کلام، علیم، علام الغیوب، سمیع، بصیر، کریم، مجیب، رزاق، صبور، غنی، صمد، حیی، قیوم، ٭قیامت کے دن زمین و آسمان کی حالت و کیفیت٭ اللہ کے ہاں شفاعت کی اجازت کس کو اور کس کیلیے؟٭ کرسی کی صفات٭ اللہ تعالی کے بارے میں ہماری ذمہ داری٭ مشرک اور اللہ تعالی کے حقوق٭ گناہ کرتے ہوئے کیا سوچیں؟ ۔

پہلا خطبہ:

یقیناً تمام تعریفیں اللہ کیلئے ہیں، ہم اسکی تعریف بیان کرتے ہیں، اسی سے مدد کے طلب گار ہیں اور اپنے گناہوں کی بخشش بھی مانگتے ہیں، نفسانی و بُرے اعمال کے شر سے اُسی کی پناہ چاہتے ہیں، جسے اللہ ہدایت عنایت کر دے اسے کوئی بھی گمراہ نہیں کر سکتا، اور جسے وہ گمراہ کر دے اسکا کوئی بھی رہنما نہیں بن سکتا، میں گواہی دیتا ہوں کہ اللہ کے سوا کوئی معبودِ بر حق نہیں ، وہ تنہا ہے اسکا کوئی شریک نہیں، اور میں یہ بھی گواہی دیتا ہوں کہ محمد اللہ کے بندے اور اسکے رسول ہیں، اللہ تعالی آپ پر ، آپکی آل ، اور صحابہ کرام پر ڈھیروں درود و سلامتی نازل فرمائے۔

حمد و صلاۃ کے بعد:

اللہ کے بندو! تقوی الہی ایسے اختیار کرو جیسے تقوی اختیار کرنے کا حق ہے ، اور اسلام کے کڑے کو مضبوطی سے تھام لو۔

مسلمانو!

جس ذات کے بارے میں علم ہوگا تو اس کے بارے میں علم کا رتبہ بھی اتنا ہی مقام و مرتبہ رکھے گا، اور سب سے اشرف ترین علم ذات باری تعالی سے متعلق علم ہے، جسے حاصل کرنا اور اس کی تعظیم کرنا تمام ضروریات سے بھی ضروری ہے، بلکہ یہی حقیقی ضرورت ہے، نیز اللہ تعالی نے اپنے بندوں کی فطرت میں اپنی محبت و معرفت ڈالی ہے اور دل کو صرف اللہ کی محبت کیلیے پیدا کیا، {فِطْرَتَ اللَّهِ الَّتِي فَطَرَ النَّاسَ عَلَيْهَا لَا تَبْدِيلَ لِخَلْقِ اللَّهِ}یہی فطرت الٰہی ہے جس پر اللہ نے لوگوں کو پیدا کیا ہے، اللہ کی اس تخلیق میں کوئی رد و بدل نہیں ہو سکتا [الروم : 30] یہاں فطرت سے مراد دین حنیف ہے جس پر ہر بچے کو پیدا کیا جاتا ہے، لیکن شیطانی جن و انس اسے تبدیل کرنے کی پوری کوشش کرتے ہیں، حدیث قدسی میں ہے کہ: (میں نے اپنے تمام بندوں کو دینِ حنیف پر پیدا کیا ہے، لیکن شیاطین ان کے پاس آ کر انہیں ان کے دین سے پھیر دیتے ہیں) مسلم

اس لیے تمام مسلمانوں کو اپنی فطرت کا خیال رکھنے کا حکم دیا گیا ہے؛ تاکہ منحرف لوگ بھی اپنی اصل پر واپس آ جائیں اور مؤمنوں کا ایمان مزید بڑھ جائے۔

اللہ تعالی نے اپنی ربوبیت اور الوہیت کے دلائل پیش کیے ہیں، اگر اللہ کا کلام اور اس کی نشانیاں لکھنے کیلیے سمندر کا پانی روشنائی بن جائے تو کلامِ الہی مکمل ہونے سے پہلے سمندر کا پانی ختم ہو جائے گا۔

رسولوں کو فطرت کی تکمیل و پائیداری کیلیے بھیجا گیا ، توحید ربوبیت پر ایمان لانا پیغمبروں کا عظیم پیغام اور ایمانی بنیادوں میں سے ایک بنیاد ہے، نیز توحید ربوبیت توحید کی ان تین اقسام میں شامل ہے جن کیلیے اللہ تعالی نے بندوں کو پیدا فرمایا ، بلکہ وحدانیتِ الہی کی دلیل توحید ربوبیت ہے، اللہ تعالی نے عقیدہ توحید ثابت کرنے کیلیے ربوبیت کو ہی دلیل کے طور پر پیش کیا، توحید ربوبیت میں شرک عظیم اور قبیح ترین شرک ہے، نیز توحید الوہیت میں غلطی وہی کھاتا ہے جو اس کا حق ادا نہ کرے۔

اللہ تعالی کی تمام صفات اور افعال کامل ہیں، ربوبیت اللہ تعالی کی صفات میں شامل ہے، جس طرح الوہیت میں کوئی بھی اللہ تعالی کا شریک نہیں بالکل اسی طرح ربوبیت میں بھی اس کا کوئی شریک نہیں ، فرمانِ باری تعالی ہے: {قُلْ أَغَيْرَ اللَّهِ أَبْغِي رَبًّا وَهُوَ رَبُّ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ} آپ کہہ دیں: کیا میں اللہ کے سوا کسی اور کو پروردگار مانوں؟ حالانکہ وہی ہر چیز کا رب ہے۔[الأنعام : 164]

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