Category Archives: Seek Allah’s Forgiveness

Giving ease to the Heart

*From The Means Of Ease And Delight For The Heart*

Shamsuddeen Muhammad Bin Abee Bakr Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah [D.751 A.H.] [رحمه الله] said:

❝From the means of ease and delight for the heart, is: continuous remembrance of Allaah in all circumstances, and in every place.

Dhikr has an amazing effect in giving ease to the heart, and pleasure to the heart.

Negligence has a strange effect on making the heart constrained, imprisoning it and punishing it.❞

[Zaad al-Ma’ad By Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, (2/25) | Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya Miraath al-Anbiyya]

Let us at least try to seclude ourselves spiritually

SubhanAllāh, I can’t believe that it’s already time for i’tikāf on Saturday.
We’ve waited all year for this, and now it’s just around the corner.
Whether we perform i’tikāf or not, we should try to seclude ourselves from others as much as possible, without forsaking the rights of the spouse or family of course.
If we cannot seclude ourselves physically, then let us at least try to seclude ourselves spiritually so we are always thinking about Allāh and not indulging in anything that diverts us away from Allāh, whilst hoping to gain the reward of i’tikāf because we were only prevented from doing it due to the commitments and responsibilities we have.
Let us be sincere in doing that, so we aim to stay awake the whole night as if we are in i’tikāf, increasing in our worship and devotion to Allāh.
In order to gain the best of these 10 nights, let us feel we are in i’tikāf, whether we are in the Masjid, at home, at work, or even during our commute.
What follows are golden tips and points to consider for people wishing to be in this state, extracted and reworded from a reminder given by Shaykh Muhammad b. Muhammad al-Mukhtār al-Shinqīti.
Let us try to implement them whether we are secluding ourselves in the Masjid or elsewhere.
1): The seclusion should be in a perfect manner.
For whoever achieves this, he will have peace of heart, and therefore will have his sins forgiven and have all forms of good open before him.
In doing so a person should feel that the dunya, with all of its beauty will never stand between them and their lord, and that all of the profits in the dunya do not compare with the profits with their Lord.
We spend 300 or so days working for the dunya and dealing with it, so we should feel we are in need of some time to devote ourselves to our Lord, to cry before Him, humble ourselves before Him, and supplicate to Him.
We can achieve this by leaving all of the worries of the dunya for one worry, which is the worry or concern of pleasing our Lord.
2): We should feel heavy, full of sins, so when we leave our house we should do so with the intention of escaping from this dunya and family to complain to Allāh of our sins and shortcomings.
We should feel our footsteps towards the Masjid heavy from sins and shortcomings, and enter hoping for the reward for Allāh.
3): As we enter the Masjid and commence our seclusion—for whatever time period—we should forget about all of our worries and concerns.
Be sincere with Allāh, and know that Allāh does not accept things except those that are for His sake.
Try and hope from the bottom of your heart that no other human being knows you are there so that your seclusion is sincerely for Allāh.
4): Know that we did not depart from our families to indulge in conversations, rather we have left what we love, for that which is more beloved to our hearts – Allāh, so the most despised thing is when someone talks about the dunya when in seclusion with Allāh.
If we are truthful and sincere to Allāh, He will allow us to witness and worship Him in laylat al-qadr, inshāAllāh.
Some people prepare for it and are sincere in their objective and want to improve, so they leave with the ability to read the Qur’ān every 3 days.
Some leave with the ability to contemplate over the Qur’ān, crying when listening to it. Some leave with the habit of fasting on Mondays and Thursdays.
5): We should look for the best of companionship if we feel a need for companionship, otherwise the objective is to separate ourselves from the creation of Allāh, for a short period of time at least.
Know that none are more generous, kind, and merciful than Allāh.
When you are a guest at someone’s house, they treat you well, so how about when you are a guest in Allāh’s house?
Who knows, you may leave with a great happiness and spiritual uplift that is not matched by anything like it.
Who knows, Allāh may look at you in a moment whilst you are humble and crying before Him, so He guides and protects you so you never fall astray.
Who knows, Allāh may look at you at a moment whilst you are humble and crying before Him, so He forgives you and frees you from Hellfire.
Allāh forgives the sinner whilst he is far from Him and may have not turned to Him, so how would He be with the one who visits His house and devotes himself to Allāh, then asks Him for forgiveness?
As such, we should stand in a broken, humble needy state before Allāh, whilst feeling that we stand before a merciful generous loving Lord, and with hands raised in supplication to Him, :
– ask Him for forgiveness,
– supplicating for our parents and family, and for the whole Muslim ummah.
How much of a great happiness will we attain if this duʿā’ is accepted?
Whether you are performing i’tikāf or are secluding yourself in worship on a nightly basis, let us strive to make the most out of this short period of intensity, so that it has a lasting effect on us.
May Allāh azza-wa-jall accept from all of us. Aamin

A ring thrown in the desert

The Magnitude Of Allāh’s Throne !! Subḥān Allāh !!

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : ما السماوات السبع في الكرسي إلا كحلقة ملقاة بأرض فلاة ، وفضل العرش على الكرسي كفضل تلك الفلاة على تلك الحلقة.

The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said:

“The seven heavens with the Kursee (of Allāh) in comparison are nothing except like a ring thrown in the desert and the Throne of Allāh compared to the Kursee is like that desert compared to that ring.”

● [رواه ابن حبان في صحيحه ٢/٧٦ رقم ٣٦١]

Sh. Ibn al-‘Uthaymeen رحمه الله said in its explanation:

“Kursee linguistically means ‘A chair or whatever is sat upon’ as for the Kursee that Allāh associates with Himself, it is the place of Allāh’s Two Feet,

It is authentically narrated from Ibn ‘Abbās رضي الله عنهما in al-Mustadrak that he said:

‘The Kursee of Allāh is the place of (His) Two Feet and the ‘Arsh (Throne of Allāh), none can perceive its proportion except Allāh, the Mighty and Honorable’.”

● [شرح العقيدة الحموية]


Have you read Quraan today?

Have you read Quraan today?

Imām Nawawī رحمه الله said: “Reciting the Qur’ān is the most important of adhkar, which should be done regularly. No day or night should be without and it may be attained by reciting a few verse.”

● [كتبا الأذكـار للنـووي ١٢٢٥/٢]

Ibn Jawzī: “The one who has Mus-ḥaf must recite it everyday of whatever is easy for him lest he be from those who’ve forsaken Qur’ān.“

● [الآداب الشرعية ٢\٣٠٠]

Ibn Abbās said: “Allāh took responsibility for who reads the Qur’ān & ACTS ON what is in it; he won’t go astray in this life nor despair in hereafter.

● [مفتاح دار السعادة ٥٨/١]

Ibn Mas’ood رضي الله عنه: “Qur’ān is the Speech of Allāh, uncreated, so indeed whoever loves Qur’ān then he loves Allāh.”

● [فقه الأدعية والأذكار ج١ ص٦٦]


Take Care Of The Poor Ones

Take Care Of The Poor Ones

عن أبي هريرة أن رجلا شكا إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قسوة قلبه فقال له : إن أردت تليين قلبك ، فأطعم المسكين و امسح رأس اليتيم.

From Abū Hurayrah رضي الله عنه who narrated that a man complained to Messenger of Allāh ﷺ about the hardness of his heart so the Prophet said to him:

“If you want to soften your heart then feed the poor and pat the head of the orphan.”

● [سلسلة الأحاديث الصحيحة ٢\٥٣٣]


Let him not be angry with his wife


How Much Shaytan Tries to Cause Marital Strife

Abū ʾUmāmah – Allāh be pleased with him, said:

Verily Shayṭān comes to your bed after your wife has made it and prepared it and throws a stick, a stone, or something [similar] on it to make the husband angry with his wife.

So if someone finds this, let him not be angry with his wife, for it is the work of Shayṭān.

Al-Bukhārī, Al-Adab Al-Mufrad #1191. The chain of transmission is graded ḥasan by Shaykh Al-Albānī; he also regards it as being authentic from the Prophet ﷺ . See Ṣaḥīḥ Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 1:463


Let not any one of you belittle himself


The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

Let not any one of you belittle himself.

They said: O Messenger of Allah, how can any one of us belittle himself?

He said:

He finds a matter concerning Allah about which he should say something, and he does not say [it], so Allah (mighty and sublime be He) says to him on the Day of Resurrection:

What prevented you from saying something about such-and-such and such-and-such?

He say: [It was] out of fear of people.

Then He says: Rather it is I whom you should more properly fear.