Monthly Archives: December 2019

Start with the Quran


  1. Start with the Quran and see how your day gets filled with barakah – read, understand and reflect!
  2. Yess learn your rights, but learn the rights others have over you first. The rights your parents, your spouse, your family and friends have over you.
  3. Make more dua, not in rush.. but a real sincere dua from the heart. Don’t make your dua only future based, ask Your Rabb for the present. Include your parents, family and the Ummah.
  4. Istighfaar is your key
  5. Give in charity and Allah will increase your Rizq – a smile is charity, a good word too.
  6. Remembering Allah in difficulty is easy, don’t forget to remember Him in ease. Talk to Your Lord, He is listening.
  7. Shukr – thank Allah and thank others for what you have and what you didnt get.
  8. Spend more time to reflect – reflect about your behaviour, your actions, your thoughts, …
  9. Speaking is silver but silence is gold
  10. Iqra – Read and educate yourself. We have all the resources, learn and teach through your actions.


He opens for you the doors of good and directs you towards it.

Types of companions:

Sheikh ‘Uthaymeen رحمه الله تعالى said: Companions can be categorised into 3 types :

The 1st: The companion of personal interest

This is one who accompanies you so long as he attains some sort of benefit from you; whether this be wealth, status or so forth. Whereby if this benefit ceases, he turns into an enemy and treats you like a total stranger as though you do not know him. How many of this type of companions there are! How many they are who make accusations concerning Sadaqah.

Allah عز وجل Has said in the Qur’an:

وَمِنْهُم مَّن يَلْمِزُكَ فِي الصَّدَقَاتِ فَإِنْ أُعْطُوا مِنْهَا رَضُوا وَإِن لَّمْ يُعْطَوْا مِنْهَا إِذَا هُمْ يَسْخَطُونَ“

And from them are some who accuse you (O Muhammad) in the matter of (the distribution of) the alms. If they are given part thereof, they are pleased, but if they are not given thereof, behold! They are annoyed!” {Surah Tawbah, Ayah 58}

He could be a close friend to you and you view him as the most honourable of the people and he views you the same. One day he asks you, “Give me your book so that I may read it.” You say to him, “By Allah, I need the book tomorrow (so I can’t give it to you).” He becomes haughty towards you and displays enmity towards you. Is this a (true) friend? This is a friend of benefit!

The Second: The Friend of Delight

Meaning, he only befriends you because he finds pleasure in speaking with you and associating with you and being with you. However he does not benefit from you nor do you benefit from him. Neither of you benefit the other. It is nothing except a waste of time. Regarding this one should also beware that he should waste your time!

The Third: The Friend of Virtue

He carries you toward that which beautifies (you) and prohibits you from that which disfigures. He opens for you the doors of good and directs you towards it. If you slip he corrects you in a manner that does not strip you of honour. This the friend of virtue!

Sharh Hilyah Taalib Al-‘Ilm Pg. 102

Translated by: Abu Ishaq Muhammad Al-Ba’alawi

Girls in this Dunya

The most beautiful girls in this Dunya
are those women who keep their Awrah closed.

There’s a woman who dressed good because she wants to please Allah the Almighty and she is afraid of the consequences of not following what the right dress of a Muslimah is.

You want to be respected, right?
Then start within yourself and learn how to give respect to yourself before others.

Keep and protect yourself from the evil eyes by covering yourself with proper dress as stated in the noble Qur’an.

Being careless in dressing by showing the curve of your body is just like you are selling yourself into a cheap prize.

Learn how to be an excellent one not the perfectionist. Allahul Musta’an…




Do you know why it bacame hard for us to stand in prayer for an hour or two in qiyam ul layl during Ramadan ?

It is because we used 11 months before it to sleep much and pray less. Meanwhile these few hours we spend in qiyam ul layl in Ramadan the salaf used to pray more than that even if it is not Ramadan and when Ramadan comes their worship becomes more than that of our effort in Ramadan.

May this be a reminder for us now that it is only 5 months till the next Ramadan in sha Allah.

Sins and Evil Deeds

The Difference Between Sins And Evil Deeds

The Great Scholar Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawzeeyah [رحمه الله] said:

❝Whereby the word ‘sins’ is mentioned in the Qur’aan then the intent by it is, the major sins.

Whereby the word ‘bad deeds’ then the intent by it is, the lesser sins.

When reflecting upon the Ayaat of the Noble Qur’aan we find:

The word ‘forgiveness’ [al-Maghfiratu] is presented with sins and the word ‘at-Takfeer’ [nullification] is presented with bad deeds.

Allaah [تعالى] said:

‏﴿رَبَّنَا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَكَفِّرْ عَنَّا سَيِّئَاتِنَا﴾

«Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and remit from us our evil deeds.»

This is because the word ‘forgiveness’ [al-Maghfiratu] includes prevention and protection and the word ‘at-Takfeer’ [nullification] includes concealment and removal.

The evidence that bad deeds are the lesser sins and what nullifies them is the saying of Allah [تعالى]:

‏﴿إِنْ تَجْتَنِبُوا كَبَائِرَ مَا تُنْهَوْنَ عَنْهُ نُكَفِّرْ عَنْكُمْ سَيِّئَاتِكُمْ﴾

«If you avoid the great sins which you are forbidden to do, We shall remit from you your [small] sins.»

[From Mudarij As-Salikeen, (1/317) | Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya Miraath al-Anbiyya]