Category Archives: Islamic Treasure

Dawah : A daee lives the best life!

What is Dawah?

Dawah is not just talks and speeches; it is a warm invitation through beautiful actions.

  • It is not just about quoting a lot; it is about reaching hearts.
  • It is not just presenting statistics, data, number or logic; it is a lovely feeling of influencing hearts and minds.
  • It is not just winning a debate; it is winning the person.
  • It is not just sharing those positive phrases on social media it is making your life positive and of those around you.
  • It is about being cheerful.
  • It is greetings accompanied by smile.

Narrated Ibn Jaz: “I have not seen anyone who smiled more than the Messenger of Allah ().” [At-Tirmithi]

It is being polite and humble. It is talking wisdom and remaining silent.

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet () said, “He who believes in Allah and the Last Day must either speak good or remain silent.” [Muslim].

 Sunnah.com reference : Book 18, Hadith 1 Arabic/English book reference : Book 18, Hadith 1511

It is taking a tough stand when satan urges you to disobey Allah. It is enjoying halal provided by our Lord. It is helping people by going out of the way.

It is not just talking confidently maintaining eye contact; it is lowering your gaze and not just in public but also on social media and websites.

“Tell the believing men to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts…” – [al-Noor 24:30] 

And, it is definitely not long conversations about divisions, highlighting other people’s mistakes, judging people etc.

It means “a call” or “an invitation” and in Islamic context inviting to Allah’s deen. Deen which has several meanings one of it is a “way of life”.

A daee lives the best life!

“And who is better in speech than one who invites to Allah and does righteousness and says, “Indeed, I am of the Muslims.” Surah Fussilat 33:41

(Join the Understand Quran Academy and learn to read and understand the Quran. Nothing is better in dawah than knowing the book of Allah in Arabic. And a good understanding of the Quran adds cherry to the cake in a Daee’s profession in particular and a Muslim’s life in general)

 

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Experience them. Live them. Feel them. Express gratitude for them.

 

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Have an idea to do good?

Write it down. Make a plan. Seek clarity and guidance through du’a and istikhaarah.

Pay attention to your intention. Execute.

Address any uncertainties/unforeseen circumstances through clear thinking, du’a, tweaking plans, and seeking counsel.

Continue. Complete.

Realise that your completion, or journey, may not be as you had envisioned.

Realise that there will be obstacles and tests.

Experience them. Live them. Feel them. Express gratitude for them.

Take the lessons. This is where growth lies: in the journey.

Express gratitude upon completion. Ask Allah to accept. Ask for forgiveness for any mistakes and shortcomings. Repeat 🙂

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Sadness departs with a sajdah and Happiness comes with a sincere dua.

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a friend will not share your struggles, and
a loved one cannot physically take away your pain, and
a close one will not stay up the night on your behalf.

So look after yourself,
Protect yourself,
Nurture yourself, and
Don’t give life’s events more than what they are really worth.

Know for certain that when you break no one will heal you except you, and when you are defeated no one will give you victory except your determination.

Your ability to stand up again and carry on is your responsibility.

Do not look for your self worth in the eyes of people; look for your worth from within your conscience.

If your conscience is at peace then you will ascend high and if you truly know yourself then what is said about you won’t harm you.

Do not carry the worries of this life because that is for Allah. And
Do not carry the worries of sustenance because it is from Allah. And
Do not carry the anxiety for the future because it is in the Hands of Allah.

Carry one thing: How to please Allah, because if you please Him, He pleases you, fulfils you, and enriches you.

Do not weep from a life that made your heart weep.

Just say, :

“Oh Allah compensate me with good in this life and the hereafter.”

Sadness departs with a sajdah and
Happiness comes with a sincere dua.

Allah does not forget the good you do nor does He forget the good you did to others and the pain you relieved them from.

Nor will He forget the eye which was about to cry but you made it laugh instead.

Live your life with this principle:

Be good even if you don’t receive good, not for the sake of others but because Allah loves those who do good.” -Ibn Qayyim

She was a generous, loving and caring woman.

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A story that I love so much subhan’Allah. I don’t know who wrote this but it’s worth reading. “Love is indeed blind ❤️
 
I officially have a new person on My list of role models in my life.
 
My mother in law, rahmatullah aleyha ❤️
 
I have never met her, but her actions in the worldly life still reminds of her Subhanallah.
 
She was a generous, loving and caring woman.
 
She used to feed the poor in the city she lived, and even sent help and similar things to the poor outside, on the countryside.
 
There is a hospital near the house she used to live in, when she finished her primal duties, she went to the hospital and checked on the sick and injured.
 
Cooked for them, helped them, spent time with them, supported them with loving words, kind hands and her beautiful smile.
 
She have born and raised nine children, supported them in islamical and worldly studies.
 
My dear mother in law have wittnessed all of her children get married, except her youngest son. My husband.
 
Suddenly she became sick and died of illness in her stomach.
 
At her funeral, Hundreds of people attended, prayed for her, expressing their gratitude over her actions towards them.
 
Despite his Young age, My husband were one of the persons who putted her in her grave, he and the others smelled fragrance of musk from her body.
 
She did so many things, achieved all this (and things I haven’t heard of yet) in her life wearing the faceveil; niqab.
 
She started wearing it in her youth until she died, may Allah accept her struggles , Amin!
 
I grieved and sometimes stil grieving that I haven’t met this beautiful soul. People are still talking about her and sees her in beautiful dreams.
 
Shortly after We got married My husband had a dream of her.
 
My mother in law and I was standing outside, Both wearing niqab, talking and laughing, and hubby approached her and thaught it was me.
 
His mother laughed and said:
 
“My dear son, i am so proud of you. Take care of your wife, she are indeed a gift to you.”
 
The first times I met My sisters in law, they expressed how much i reminded them of their beloved mother.
 
In appearance and Character.
 
I ask Allah that i could achieve and follow her steps in her charitywork and actions.
 
I know that i am not close as she was, but i Will try My best.
 
May Allah protect her from punishment in the grave, forgive her sins, and bless her with the highest rank in Paradise, Allahomma amin! ❤️”
 

When will I be

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Imaam Aboo Bakr al-Aajuree  رحمه الله رحمة واسعة, said in his Poem when will I?

A person when reading the Quraan his concern should not be, when will I complete this Soorah?

His concern should be:

When will I be enriched by Allaah  سبحانه و تعالى , Glorified and Exalted be He ] so I am only in need of Him and no one else?

When will I be of the Pious ones?

When I will be of those who have true reliance upon Allaah  سبحانه و تعالى ?

When will I become of those who have awe and humility of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى?

When will I become of the patient ones?

When will I become of the truthful ones?

When will I become of those who truly fear Allaah سبحانه و تعالى ?

When will I become from those who hope in Allaah سبحانه و تعالى ?

When will I become from those who abstain from the world?

When will I have desire for the Hereafter?

When will I make a true repentance from sins?

When will I recognise the numerous blessings?

When will I be grateful for them?

When will I realise what Allaah سبحانه و تعالى is addressing me with?

When will I reflect upon what I am reciting?

When will I control my soul over its wants?

When will I strive a true striving for Allaah سبحانه و تعالى ?

When will I safeguard my tongue?

When will I lower my gaze?

When will I protect my private parts (from illegal relations)?

When will I be shy from Allaah سبحانه و تعالى  with a true shyness?

When will I busy myself with my own faults?

When will I rectify my affairs which have become corrupted?

When will I take account of myself?

When will I prepare provisions (good deeds) for the day of my return (to Allaah سبحانه و تعالى ?

When will I be pleased with Allaah سبحانه و تعالى ?

When will I take heed from the warnings of the Quraan?

When will I love what Allaah سبحانه و تعالى loves?

When will I hate what Allaah سبحانه و تعالى  hates?

When will I busy myself with the remembrance of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى than being busy with the remembrance of others?

When will I do actions sincerely for Allaah سبحانه و تعالى ?

When will I reduce my false hopes?

When will I prepare for my death when my lifespan will come to an end?

When will I build for my life in the grave?

When will I reflect and ponder over the Day of Standing and its hardships?

When will I take heed in what my Lord has warned me regarding the Fire and its severe heat?

[Taken from the magnificent book- The Manners of Those Who  Carry The Quraan by Imaam Aboo Bakr Al-Aajuree رحمه الله رحمة واسعة]

Helping to do good in any way

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Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

“Jihad is of various kinds, :

– with one’s self,
– one’s wealth,
– by making du’aa’,
– by teaching and guiding,
– by helping to do good in any way.

The greatest form of jihad is:

– jihad with one’s self (i.e., going oneself and fighting), followed by

– jihad with one’s wealth,
– jihad by speaking out and guiding others.

Da’wah is also part of jihad.
But going out oneself to fight in jihad is the highest form.

(Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Baaz, 7/334, 335)

Guarding Words & Choosing Expressions With Care

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Guarding Words & Choosing Expressions With Care

Part 1.

He ﷺ used to:

  • choose his words carefully in his public addresses,
  • selecting for his people the best terms, and
  • he used to avoid the expressions of the coarse folk and obscenities.

He was neither obscene in speech, nor in deed, nor did he bellow, nor did he speak crudely or coarsely. And he disliked that noble words should be used regarding a person who did not deserve it and he disliked that hated expressions be used regarding one who did not deserve it. –

Do not say: “As Allāh wills and so and so wills” and carrying the same meaning is the saying of one who does not guard himself against Shirk: “I seek help with Allāh and with you” and “Allāh and you are sufficient for me” and “I have no-one except Allāh and you” and “I place my trust and dependence in Allāh and by your life” and “This is from Allāh and from you” and “By Allāh and by your life” and other such sayings in which the one who says them assigns partners to Allāh. –

But if a person said “I seek help with Allāh and then with you” or “As Allāh wills, then as you will” then there is no objection to it, as in the hadith of the three from Bani Isra’īl ‘There is no sufficiency for me (to complete my journey) this day except with Allāh and then with you’ [Narrated by Muslim on the authority of Abu Hurayrah] –

None of you should say: “May shaytān perish”, for if you say that, he will swell so much so that he will be like a house and he will say “by my power I have vanquished him by my power” but say “In the Name of Allah” for when you say that he will diminish so that he will be like a fly.

Similar to this is the saying “May Allāh humiliate shaytān” and “May Allāh disgrace shaytān” for all of these things make him happy and he says “The son of Adam knows that I have defeated him by my power” and this lends support to him in his misguidance; this is why the Prophet ﷺ advised a person who is touched by something from shaytān to mention Allāh and to recite His Name and seek refuge with Him from shaytān, for that is more beneficial for him and more exasperating for shaytān.

Guarding Words and Choosing Expressions With Care
Part 2.

He also forbade that a person should say, after missing something “If only I had done such-and-such” and he said:

Verily it opens up the door to the deeds of shaytān. –

And he guided us to what is more beneficial than that, which is to say “QadarAllāhu Wa Mā Shā’a Fa’ala” (Allāh has ordained and as He willed, He has done).

This is because his saying “If I had done such-and-such, I would not have lost the thing which I lost” or “I would not have done that thing which I did” does not benefit anything, for it does not change what has already occurred, nor does the word ‘if’ solve his problem. –

And implied in it is that if the matter had been as he planned to himself, it would have been other than as Allāh decreed, and the occurrence of something other than what Allāh has decreed is impossible, so his speech includes untruth, ignorance and impossibility. –

And if it is free from denial of Allāh’s qadr, it is not free from opposing it by saying ‘if’. And if it is said “But the things which he wished for are also a part of qadr” it may be said: That is true, but that is of benefit before something disliked which Allāh ordained occurs, and once it occurs, there is no way to avoid it or lessen it.

Rather, what he should do in these circumstances is:

  • to face the deeds necessary to remove or limit the damage resulting from the qadr and
  • not to wish for something whose occurrence is not to be hoped for,

For that is simply helplessness and Allāh censures helplessness, but He loves intelligence and resourcefulness, which is to undertake the means of achieving one’s aims and this opens up the door to goodness, while helplessness opens the door to shaytān,

For if person fails to do what is of benefit to him, it becomes a vain desire, which is why the Prophet ﷺsought refuge with Allāh from:

  • helplessness and laziness for they are the key to every evil- and anxiety,
  • depression,
  • cowardice,
  • miserliness,
  • the burdensome debt and
  • the oppression of men result from them-

All of these things result from helplessness and laziness.

Guarding Words and Choosing Expressions With Care
Part 3.

And it is from the Wisdom of the Almighty, the Most Wise, that He inflicts these two things upon the hearts which reject Him, in order:

  • to turn them away from many of the acts of disobedience which they commit, and
  • these hearts remain in this prison until they reach a state of pure, unadulterated acceptance and affirmation of Allāh’s Oneness and draws near to Allāh, and
  • there is no way to purify the hearts from that imprisonment, except this,
  • there is no recourse except to Allāh Alone, for nothing leads to Allāh except Allāh and nothing guides to Him but He. –

And whatever situation the slave finds himself in, it is Allāh who placed him in it and it is thanks to Him and His Wisdom.

And he does not forbid the slave from any right which is his, rather,

He prevents him in order that he may implore Allāh through the deeds which He loves and then He gives him; and

He prevents him in order that he may return to Him and strengthen him through humility towards Him,

  • to make him independent of people through his need for Allāh, to restore him by submission before Allāh,
  • to raise him to the noblest position and to show him the wisdom in His Ability and the Mercy in His Might. –

And truly, when His forbiddance is in fact giving and His punishment is in fact Discipline.

And when he causes an enemy to be victorious over him, it is in order that he be guided to Allāh and Allāh knows better where and to whom, He gives His Bounty and He knows better where and with whom He places His Message. –

Therefore,

  • when a person is prevented from something, it becomes a gift bestowed on him,
  • while whoever busied himself with what was bestowed upon him, it becomes a prevention for him from the reward of the Hereafter.

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