Monthly Archives: August 2019

O successful sister

🌹O successful sister, when you read a verse from the Book of Allāh or a Hadīth from the Messenger of Allāh Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam which entails a directive specific to the woman,

Strive to listen to the verse with :
– deep thought,
– tranquility,
– acceptance, and
– an open chest,

Because the speech that you are listening to is the speech of He who :
– created you,
– brought you into existence, and
– provided you with hearing, sight, senses, strength, and blessings.

Shaykh Abdur-Razzaaq Ibn ‘Abdul-Muhsin Al-Badr حفظه الله

[A Piece of Advice & Admonition for the Women, p. 18 | Translated by Jamīl Finch | Hikmah Publications]

Stay In Your Homes

Stay In Your Homes — [al-Qurʾān 33:33]

Sh. al-Albānī Raḥimahullāh said:

“It is known in legislation and with people of knowledge that the basic principle for a man is that he steps out of the house to earn for the benefit of his children and family, and on contrary the basic principle for woman is that she stays in her home and does not leave it (unnecessarily) […]

… So when a woman becomes like a man; leaving (her house) in the morning and returning in the evening; then due to that she becomes an imitator¹ of men whether she realises it or not.”

● [سلسلة الهدى والنور ١٩]

¹The Messenger of Allāh Ṣallallāhu-ʿAlaihi Wa Sallam said:

لعن الله المتشبهات من النساء بالرجال

“May Allāh ˹curse˺ women who imitate men..!!”

● [Ṣaḥīḥ al-Jāmiʿ aṣ-Ṣagheer no. 5100, declared ‘Authentic’ by al-Albānī]

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The Mercy of Allah

The Mercy of Allah ﷻ is endless.

It is there for us to ask and for Allah to give it to us if He chooses to shower it upon us.

In Saheeh Muslim it is narrated from Abu Hurayrah Radi Allahu Anhu that the Prophet ﷺ said:

“Allah has one hundred parts of mercy, of which He sent down one part between the jinn, mankind, the animals and the insects, by means of which they are compassionate and merciful to one another, and by means of which wild animals are kind to their offspring. And Allah has kept back ninety-nine parts of His Mercy with which to be Merciful to His slaves of the Day of Resurrection.”

●[Muslim, al-Tawbah, 6908]

“No one’s deeds will ever admit him to Paradise.”
They said, “Not even you, O Messenger of Allah?”
He said, “No, not even me, unless Allah showers me with His Mercy…

[Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5349; Muslim, 7042]

Exclusively for Allah

Types of worship

Ibn Kathīr رحمه الله stated:

“All the types of worship which Allāh commanded like:
– Islām,
– Īmān, and
– ihsān (perfection of worship), and
– from that is invocation (du’ā),

– reverential fear (khawf),
– hope and longing (rajā’),
– trust and reliance (tawakkul),
– fervent desire (raghbah),

– dread (rahbah),
– reverence and
– humility (khushū),
– awe (khashyah),
– turning repentantly (inābah),

– appealing for aid and
– assistance (isti’ānah),
– seeking refuge (isti’ādhah),

– seeking deliverance and
– rescue (istighāthah),
– sacrificing (dhabh),
– vows (nadhr), and

The rest of the types of worship commanded by Allāh, all of them are to be done exclusively for Allāh, the Most High…”

[Take from the translation of the Three Fundamental Principles with the translation of Abu Talhah Dawud Burbank رحمه الله]

[A Comprehensive Guide For The New Muslim, page 24 | Translated by Anwar Wright | Published by Hikmah Publications]

Three categories

The believer are of three categories

1) Those who are foremost in doing good deeds. They are those who establish the obligations as well as the recommended acts, and they abandon the prohibitions as well as what is disliked.

2) Those who follow a middle course. They are those who limit themselves to performing the obligatory actions and avoiding the prohibited actions.

3) Those who wrong themselves. They are those who mix righteous actions with other [actions] that are evil.

Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan Bin Nāsr As-Sa’di رحمه الله with notes by Shaykh ‘Abdur-Razzāq Al-Badr حفظه الله

[Questions & Answers Regarding the Most Important Affairs, page 28 | Translated by Raha Batts | Authentic Statements Publishing]

To teach their young

The fathers and mothers are to teach their young

Shaykh Abdul-Qādr al-Junayd حفظه الله said:

“The young -male and female- must not see or hear from their fathers, mothers, of anyone who lives with them anything of shirk, be it major or minor shirk, nor (should they see or hear) the means leading to either type of shirk.

So, if they live in this (type of) condition and this kind of environment, this will be immensely helpful in keeping them away from shirk, its people, it’s callers, and its channels.

Instead, they would rather reject it if they were to hear it or witness it.”

[Ways to Teach the Young Tawhīd, page 7 | Translated by Abu Anas Atif Hasan | Al-Binaa Publishing]

Etiquette

ETIQUETTE To Follow In Day To Day Life –

1. Don’t call someone more than twice continuously. If they don’t pick up your call, presume they have something important to attend to;

2. Return money that you have borrowed even before the other person remembers asking for it from you. It shows your integrity and character. Same goes with umbrellas, pens and lunch boxes;

3. Never order the expensive dish on the menu when someone is giving you a lunch/dinner. If possible ask them to order their choice of food for you;

4. Don’t ask awkward questions like ‘Oh so you aren’t married yet?’ Or ‘Don’t you have kids’ or ‘Why didn’t you buy a house?’ Or why don’t you buy a car? For God’s sake it isn’t your problem;

5. Always open the door for the person coming behind you. It doesn’t matter if it is a guy or a girl, senior or junior. You don’t grow small by treating someone well in public;

6. If you take a taxi with a friend and he/she pays now, try paying next time;

7. Respect different shades of opinions. Remember what’s 6 to you will appear 9 to someone facing you. Besides, second opinion is good for an alternative;

8. Never interrupt people talking. Allow them to pour it out. As they say, hear them all and filter them all;

9. If you tease someone, and they don’t seem to enjoy it, stop it and never do it again. It encourages one to do more and it shows how appreciative you’re;

10. Say “thank you” when someone is helping you.

11. Praise publicly. Criticize privately;

12. There’s almost never a reason to comment on someone’s weight. Just say, “You look fantastic.” If they want to talk about losing weight, they will;

13. When someone shows you a photo on their phone, don’t swipe left or right. You never know what’s next;

14. If a colleague tells you they have a doctors’ appointment, don’t ask what it’s for, just say “I hope you’re okay”.. Don’t put them in the uncomfortable position of having to tell you their personal illness. If they want you to know, they’ll do so without your inquisitiveness;

15. Treat the cleaner with the same respect as the CEO. Nobody is impressed at how rude you can treat someone below you but people will notice if you treat them with respect;

16. If a person is speaking directly to you, staring at your phone is rude;

17. Never give advice until you’re asked;

18. When meeting someone after a long time, unless they want to talk about it, don’t ask them their age and salary;

19. Mind your business unless anything involves you directly – just stay out of it;

20. Remove your sunglasses if you are talking to anyone in the street. It is a sign of respect. Moreso, eye contact is as important as your speech;

21. Never talk about your riches in the midst of the poor. Similarly, don’t talk about your children in the midst of the barren…or talk about your spouses around those who don’t.

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You feel shy

You know there are times when all you need is your room in solitude and your best friend; quran. that kind of moment gives your heart a relief. while reciting the words of a merciful Lord you get that kind of a mixed feeling, chills and peace at the same time. the heart beats faster and it feels like it’s splitting apart.

You can’t stop but cry. those tears spring from the bottom of the heart. thinking yourself in your room, stretching the map of your mind up to the miraculous universe and remembering that Allah has chosen you from millions and billions of people, to obey Him, believe in His existence, feel He’s near you, feel as He’s watching and hearing you, realizing His explicit signs, His beautiful creations, understanding His words, witness His oneness… this kind of thinking makes you love Allah.

It boosts your imaan. this feeling starts with a smile but you end up crying knowing how blessed you are, what grace He has bestowed upon you… ya Rabb… and yes you cry, and you know why? because you know your weaknesses, your times of ungratfulnes, forgetfulness. you feel shy. of course you do.

Because you know that you did not love Him as He loved you, and you did not pay attention to His restrictions and orders He has given you as He paid attention to give blessings upon you, and you did not remember Him as He was constantly fulfilling your needs and answering your prayers.


You were drowning but He still saved you. my Rabb, You are the Highest. there is none worthy of worship in truth except You, alone, without any partner. make me die as a muslim and return me to you in a beautiful way!
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Takbir sound cloud page

This link is to a sound cloud page. It plays Takbir even if you exit the page. Please share so people can benefit in these 10 blessed days.

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Takbir sound cloud page link

Ya Allāh, You see & they don’t.

Ya Allāh, how do I explain to them, when I say I’m tired I don’t mean physically.

Ya Allāh, how do I tell them about the realisation that it’s the burden of my sins that’s left me in pieces.

Ya Allāh, how do I tell them I always slip even when I resolve never to.

Ya Allāh, how do I tell them that it’s my guilt that they fail to see but You do.

Ya Allāh, how do I tell them I’m not even close to what they see me as.

Ya Allāh, how do I tell them it hurts, it hurts when I see them admiring a sinner like me.

Ya Allāh, how do I tell them that I toss & turn at night to find the sleep that I lost at the thoughts of pleasing this temporary dunyā & not You.

Ya Allāh, how do I tell them where my wrong decisions have brought me to.

Ya Allāh, how do I tell them that the smile that I lost is a result of my choices.

Ya Allāh, You know & they don’t.

Ya Allāh, You see & they don’t.

Ya Allāh, forgive me for what You know & they don’t.

Only You know of the sins upon sins that You – Al Sattār – hide.

Forgive me ya Rabbī for the way I fail myself everyday & night.

I can’t explain to them that when I say I’m tired, I don’t mean physically but ya Rabbī, You know what leaves me so exhausted. So forgive me & keep me & my sins covered & allow me to always turn to You even when I can barely crawl, even when my sins burden me to the point where I’m about to lose it.

On days like these, Ya Rabbī, remind me of Your words

“Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allāh. Indeed, Allāh forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful. [39:53]

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