Category Archives: A Great Act Of Worship

Are our hearts alive?

Many of us think we are so busy that we don’t find time to recite quran or do dhikr. We make excuses in our minds. We have time to cook, clean, talk to our family and friends, but when it comes to worshipping Allah – we stick to the OBLIGATION . How many of leave the place of prayer immediately after our fard salah, ready to engage in anything else except the dhikr of Allah?

We run behind our responsibilities of this world, forgetting the purpose of our creation. Allah orders His faithful servants to remember Him frequently and to refrain from being distracted from His remembrance by indulging in their properties and children excessively.
Allah says, “Let not your wealth nor your children distract you from remembrance of Allah.” Quran 63:9

Allah has stressed the value of dhikr and has made it of more importance than anything else, “And verily the dhikr of Allah is greatest.” Qur’ an 29:45

Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The likeness of him who makes dhikr to his Lord to him who does not do so is as the likeness of the living to the dead.” (Bukhari)

Are our hearts alive? If we don’t make dhikr or Allah, then it’s as if they are dead. Question yourself. Is your heart really alive?

Ibn al-Qayyim said, “The morning and evening adhkaar play the role of a shield; the thicker it is the more its owner will not be affected. Rather, its strength can reach to such an extent that the arrow shot at it will bounce back to affect the one who shot it.”..

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Correct hijab

It’s very sad to see that instead those who sell islamic dresses convey the true essence of hijāb (i.e, to cover/to hide) through their production of clothing they instead promote tabarruj! Subh’anAllāh light colors, with ribbons and almost imitating the gowns/princess dresses of kuffar and design it as an abaya. It’s very very sad to see that we as Muslim women are supposed to dress properly the Hijāb and Abaya to cover to hide we now instead buying those which is very good and eye catching for photography on social media or even in public. One of the people disliked by the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم is a woman who adorns herself to those who are not permissible to her (i.e., non-mahram) (Sunan An-Nasa’i)

And O you my beloved sister if you are just starting to wear abaya and hijab or you have any other necessary reasons to wear thus, atleast don’t post it online and display it like a fashion. For hijāb meant to hide you and not to display you. By Allah this is a reminder for myself first.

⬇️⬇️⬇️ Correct hijab ☑️ Maria Al-Qibtiyyah

Start with the Quran

Bismillah

  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.

Source:bintamatullah

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

Qiyam

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.

He is the Only One

Remembering The Beloved

The lover never forgets the name of the beloved. If a lover puts on airs of trying to forget the name of his beloved, he will never manage to do it. He is also not able to stop mentioning him with his tongue. How can a lover forget his beloved while his name is inscribed on the heart!

Whenever the polytheists tortured Bilal in order to renounce monotheism, he kept saying “He is the Only One.” If they said to him on “say Al-Lât and Al-‘Uzzâ”, He would say, “I can not.”

As long as a worshipper’s knowledge of Allah is strong, he will keep on remembering Him. Some ascetics even used to say “Allah” when they were asleep.

The inhabitants of Paradise will say Tasbih just as they take a breath. For them, “There is no god worthy of worship but Allah” will be just like cool water for the people of this world. Ath-Thawry used to say, “I don not remember You too much because I forget You, but this is the habit of my tongue.”

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📔Jaami` Al-`Uloom wa Al-Hikam

On this blessed path

This path is a lonely path. 

So don’t be surprised when a time comes when you become a stranger among people you thought were strangers like yourself.
The longer you remain on this blessed path, the more the people will see you as someone who baffles them because a person who chases this dunya will always find ambitions for the akhirah strange.

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