Monthly Archives: November 2018

She’s a matured type of sister.

Shaykh Fareed Abdullah said: the Prophet (ﷺ‎‬) said marry al-wadood al-walood.

al-wadood is that type of lady, she causes the atmosphere around you to be perfumed. Because of how good she is in her character.

She makes the dunya pleasant for you. She knows how to get you to smile when you’re down, when things are rough how to rub you on your neck and your shoulders and to speak to you in a way that comforts you.

She’s a matured type of sister.

She knows when to present an issue and when not to.

She says, “Well it’s not the appropriate time, I could see where his head is, let me just leave this all for now.”

Shaykh Fareed Abdullah goes on with this. And it hit home so hard when I heard these words.

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Displaying oneself on social network

Instagram and the Vanity of Social Networks

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Published on 1 May 2016

A brief reminder from Ḥasan al-Ṣumālī concerning Instagram and the love of displaying oneself on social networks, sinning and showing off one’s sins.

The noble speaker reminds the listeners to remember death: the destroyer of desires.

How lowly is it to not only sin but to show off one’s sins, with no shame, no fear, no realisation of the return to Allāh.

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Media Mind Control

Media Mind Control (Beware) ..

How does the media attempt at mind control, and can it really work?

To understand how one can control the mind, one has to look at the function and structure of the brain.

The brain is made up of many pathways called ‘neurons’. These neuron pathways make up the white and grey matter of the brain; so from this information you can gather that the brain in its entirety is completely made up of these neurons.

Neuron pathways are the transmitters of chemicals and hormones which control our emotions and other vital performances to ensure survival and management of other bodily things.

There are different types of neuron pathways, and each different type performs a different function by conducting different chemicals or hormones to and fro different parts of the body and the brain.

If there is more or less of a certain hormone, the brain changes shape to accommodate. Brain shape changes can influence and morph behaviour, altering the way we think and feel about things. This is called ‘neuroplasticity’.

The more we are exposed to the stimuli which would change the way we feel about things, or cause us to feel emotion outside of our daily life, the more our brains produce and withhold certain hormones.

So how does the media control the way we feel?

Well, the entertainment industry is based on just that, enthralling and allowing for emotions outside of our daily life to affect us. They choose the emotion, the picture and the information that we watch (that on a natural day, in our natural environment would not apply to us), and we simply and only watch and FEEL.

That is how important our emotions are. When we watch and feel, our minds are slowly and steadily changing.

Here are two examples:

Have you ever watched a such a touching movie and had your view of your own situation change, just because of one storyline that was not even reality?

Have you ever felt emotions in a movie about a circumstance that never actually happened to you?

This affect is even greater in magnitude with music. The changes in our emotional status can waver from happy to sad in 3 minutes due to the power of music having such a huge impact on our minds and emotions.

With our emotions changing so rapidly, infact so much it is unnatural, we put ourselves in a constant confused state. Our minds are producing haphazard hormones, and eventually we feel out of touch with our own reality, we are never settled.

These changing hormones results in such a common anxiety, and in this panic we are completely vulnerable and exposed.

It is like a constant and steady type of PTSD, we are like sponges, and the media can feed us anything they like with the increased probability of us accepting it.

And that is mind control..

In a nutshell:

Emotions are not invisible, they are actually physical hormones which affect the shape of our minds.

Haphazard emotional exposure causes unnatural and unhealthy hormone production and brain structure changes, putting us in a constant feeling of being ‘out of touch’ with reality and hence causing anxiety.

In this state of numb panic, we are like sponges. We will be more susceptible to what the media tells us about the world… because we no longer feel that we know.

How do you beat it?

Look away from the screen ♥

Do not readily accept information from the media, use your ability and your own life experiences to validate information ♥

Be selective of what you expose yourself to ♥

Remember to live your own life ♥

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Easy to be around

“Verily the weightiest deed to be placed in a believer’s scale (of deeds) on the day of judgement will be good character”
[Tirmidhi]

Shaikh Muḥammadu-bnu Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn
رحمه الله said:

“From the signs of a person’s good manners is his dealings with others and that he is someone easy to be around. His friends and family don’t find it difficult to be in his company nor does he make things difficult upon them.”
مكارم الأخلاق
Translation of the interpretation_

may Allah Ta’ala enable us to be an embodiment of excellent character and good manners
Aameen.

Mus’ab ibn Umair

Nowadays many of the youth are dreaming of living a rich kids life, having model looks and being intelligent as well.

O Muslims, there was a young man like this and his name was Mus’ab ibn Umair. He was born and brought up in wealth, grew up with its luxuries, pampered by his parents, the talk of the ladies of Makkah, the jewel of its clubs and assemblies.

When Mus’ab ibn Umair accepted Islam and his mother found out, she was infuriated! She did everything in her power to make him leave Islam and when everything failed she threw him out of the house and withheld from him all the luxury he had been overwhelmed by.

He went from luxury to poverty, and the young man who once everyone looked up to was now so poor that when people saw him they lowered their heads and shed some tears because they saw him wearing worn out garments.

They were accustomed to his former appearance before he had become a Muslim, when his clothes had been like garden flowers, elegant and fragrant. There was no youth in Makkah more petted by his parents than he, and he abandoned all that for the love of Allah and His Prophet!

He became satisfied with a hard life he had never seen before, wearing the roughest clothes, eating one day and going hungry another. This spirit, which was grounded in the strongest faith, adorned with the light of Allah, made him another man, one who appeals to the eyes of other great souls.

During the battle of Uhud this same Mus’ab ibn Umair died on the battlefield defending the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam).

When he was martyred, he did not leave behind anything except a sheet of shredded woollen cloth. If the companions covered his feet with it, his head was uncovered, and if they covered his feet with it, his head was uncovered.

The Prophet then said to the companions, “Cover his head with it and put lemon grass over his feet.”

Mus’ab ibn Umair was a precious jewel in Makkah, and none was more distinguished than him in his days before Islam, but his life ended bare-headed in a garment with no other possessions.

The next time you are jealous of someone or chasing this Dunya for trivial things then think of Mus’ab ibn Umair and the great sacrifices he made for this Deen.

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Signs of weak Emaan

Signs Of Weak Emaan!!

1. Committing sins and not feeling any guilt.

2. Having a hard heart and no desire to read the Quran.

3. Feeling too lazy to do good deeds, e.g. being late for salat

4. Neglecting the Sunnah.

5. Having mood swings, for instance being upset about petty things and bothered and irritated most of the time.

6. Not feeling anything when hearing verses from the Quran, for example when Allah warns us of punishments and His promise of glad tidings.

7. Finding difficulty in remembering Allah and making dhikr.

8. Not feeling bad when things are done against the Shariah.

9. Desiring status and wealth.

10. Being mean and miserly, i.e. not wanting to part with wealth.

11. Ordering others to do good deeds when not practising them ourselves.

12. Feeling pleased when things are not progressing for others.

13. Being concerned with whether something is haram or halal only; and not avoiding makroo (not recommended) things.

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Astaghfirullah

People often forget the importance of the simple yet powerful dua (supplication) – Istighfar i.e., saying “Astaghfirullah” (I seek forgiveness of Allah). It is the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) to seek istighfaar 100 times daily. Let us see the benefits and virtues of reciting this simple beautiful supplication inShaAllah.

Istighfar (Astaghfirullah) is the gateway of relief and happiness. Whenever you are in distress start reciting it and Insha Allah it will take you out of your anxiety and will put you in a peaceful situation and will give you happiness.

Istighfar removes anxiety and duas are answered.
Istighfar opens the door of sustenance.
Istighfar opens the door of mercy.
Istighfar opens the door of knowledge.
Istighfar is also gateway of productivity.
Istighfar relieves you.

When you feel that sadness within you, when you are disturbed and frustrated, when anxiety surrounds you, say “Astaghfirullah” “Astaghfirullah”…

Reciting Astaghfiruallah is an effective method of calming our self and wipes away the variety of worldly worries from our mind and body. It may also help us, if we are suffering from depression, it calm us and lessen our depression.

Astaghfirullah also helps us to refrain from all forms of sins. Regularly saying this reminds us that Allah is everywhere and in this way there is very small chances of doing wrongful actions.

Ibn Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) said:

The Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said, “If anyone constantly seeks pardon (from Allah), Allah will appoint for him a way out of every distress and a relief from every anxiety, and will provide sustenance for him from where he expects not.”
[Abu Dawud].

In another hadith, Abdullah bin Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:
“The one who (regularly) says Istighfaar, that is, frequently repent to Allah Ta’aala for sins committed, Allah Azza Wa-Jal will open a path from poverty and difficulties. All sorrow and hardship will be removed, and in its place prosperity and contentment granted. One will receive sustenance from unimagined and unexpected sources.”

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) has said in another Hadith:
“The one who seeks forgiveness for Muslim males and females from Allah Ta’aala twenty six or twenty five times every day, Allah Ta’ala will count that person among those whose Du’a is accepted, and through the barakah of whom those on earth gain Rizq (sustenance).”

Do Tasbih of Astaghfaar at least 100 times daily as it is the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

In one minute, you can say “Astaghfirullah” more than 100 times! The virtue of seeking forgiveness is well-known, it is a reason of obtaining forgiveness, entering Paradise, having good provisions, increasing one’s strength, repelling harm, having affairs facilitated, the descent of rain, and increasing in wealth and children.

The doors of repentance are always open therefore don’t delay your repentance in a hope of tomorrow, as tomorrow is uncertain , Repent now and make it a habit to ask Allah’s forgiveness by reciting “Astaghfirullah”.

Say I believe in Allah’s mercy, I have sinned, I have gone astray, I have been negligent, but still I believe in Allah’s soothing mercy and forgiveness, I’ll not despair!

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