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Alhamdulillah the Sunnah continues to be preserved

Allah has showered His mercy over us by preserving for us the books of Hadith that the Ummah has accepted and transmitted for over a thousand years, such as Sahih al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, the Sunan, Muwatta Malik, and Musnad Ahmad. The preservation of Hadith is a job done by an Ummah of scholarship, not by one or two scholars of Hadith.

This is why you will not find a single Hadith (literally not one) in Sahih al-Bukhari, for example, except that you will also find it in other books of Hadith with sound chains of narrations.

Alhamdulillah the Sunnah continues to be preserved, and the few who have misunderstood or are not guided are also always going to be there, so that the people of Sunnah continue to be rewarded and raised in the sight of Allah for contributing towards spreading and preserving the Prophetic teachings, and removing doubts from it.

May Allah raise us with the imams of Hadith. Anyone who learns what they have gone through to ensure that the Prophetic guidance is kept pure will have great love and respect for them.


I am far from Allah. But I want to change. How can I get to closer?

Try as much as you can to do these things

Start off each day with ‘adhkaar al-istiyqaadh’ (waking up Supplications), thanking Allah for waking up in good shape.

Put Allah first in your life.

Broaden your horizons – learn 5 new verses from the Quran every day, travel to pray far in the mosque to brighten your day,take up a booklet having supplications and read them.

Pray Salaat Al-dhuhaa (after sunrise).

If someone says something mean  ;to you, just shrug it off and dismiss it in a friendly, laidback manner, and pray that Allah shall forgive them.

When you get angry, remember Allah, and how short and worthless life is to waste in being Angry.

Remember that you can never have too many friends, but you can have few quality friends that help you fulfill the purpose of your creation (i.e. live for Allah).

When you’re happy, try to share your happiness with others. Thank Allah for that, and pray its continuation.

When something bad or embarrassing happens to you, just think that it could always be worse, remember the reward of patience,and thank Allah that it’s not worse than it is.

Do something extra of goodness once in a while, like feeding a poor person, or caressing an orphan’s head.

Never stop believing that you can win Allah’s love and thus work For it. Then you can win the love of Allah’s slaves.

Spend some time thinking of Allah’s amazing creation.

Always love those who love Allah unconditionally. This way you will ensure that you live for Him, love for Him, and hate for Him(those who are enemies of Him).

Find the righteous ways to express yourself, and if you think that what you are about to say shall cause no benefit, maintain silence (this is tough!!).

Every now and then, give yourself a break. Play sports, give time to your family, friends, but always remember Allah and watch that He is watching you.

Pray for blessing to come to those being lost, and pray to Allah to guide them to the right path.

Hug your parents, kiss their hands and heads and always obey but stop at Allah’s orders.

Smile to everyone, for your smile makes a big difference to him or her and you are rewarded.

Forgive, forget and smile.

Tears are not for women only… tears are for all human beings with feelings remaining in them. Don’t restrain your tears when remembering Allah.

When people criticize your actions and effort, revise your actions and see if they please Allah or no. If they do; then ignore and remember how the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa sallam) and the Sahaba were criticized, made fun of and even physically harmed, so have patience.

Read the Quran daily and try to have a schedule for completing it as much as you could. As you open the Quran daily, read with observing not just passing your eyes through the words.

Don’t let popularity go to your head, for it never lasts and you may lose from it more than gain.

Never look down on anybody, for, to Allah, they may be better than you

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Rare footage shows how women dressed in England just over 100 years


On Mobile Phones and Du’aa…

“’Ibn Mas’ood, may Allah be pleased with him, saw a man supplicating to Allaah while holding a stone, so he said, ‘When you beseech your Lord for some good then don’t ask Him while you have a stone in your hand.”
Az-Zuhd of Ibn Mubaarak, 84.

Shaikh Abdur-Razzaaq al-Badr said,
‘Such things in their hands would weaken their devotion when supplicating.

What have mobile phones done to the hearts then and how much have they turned away and hindered people from the Knower of the Unseen?’”


Make effort

“I understand now,” he said as he sat on his prayer mat. He understood and was in awe. Nothing had gone his way but a warm feeling spread in his chest. His efforts had seemingly mounted to nothing and the people pitied him but for once this didn’t knock him. He knew the Hand that moved this universe was the Hand that turned his life.

“Failure” they said. But in a world where every day was another chance to make an effort, ‘failing’ seemed almost natural. In a world where we’ve been given the Divine instruction to ‘Work!’, ‘Make effort!’ and ‘Try again!’, failing didn’t seem so scary but merely just part of the journey.

“Fear not the people, but fear Me.” [al-Ma’idah: 44]

“I understand,” he said again, as he realized the absence of fear in his heart was what allowed the warm feeling to spread. Slowly he got up from his prayer mat, folded it away, and walked back out into the world. Fearless and with an acknowledging heart, he was now unstoppable.


via Fajr Literary

Talab al-ʿilm

“Talab al-ʿilm is not a side hobby. It’s a commitment that requires an unimaginable amount of energy and time. It demands sacrifices. My advice to everyone remains: look at what you can let go of. How can you rearrange your life better to make permanent room to consistently learn this Deen?

If you have time for recurring gatherings (of gossip), or to go shopping when you are not in *need* of anything, or to aimlessly watch tv, or scroll on your phone for hours, then you sure can make time to learn about Allah. Start with something small, even if it is an hour a week, be consistent and dedicated and ask Allah to open His abundant favours upon you.”Source:al-afaf

Perhaps you din’t know

Beautifully written by a Chinese revert sister. (It is written to the killer who attacked Muslims in NZ)

(I) Appreciate that you made the effort to find out the timing of our noon prayer.

Appreciate that you learnt more about our religion to know that Fridays are the days the men go to the Mosques for their congregational prayers.

But I guess there were some things you, rather unfortunately, didn’t get to learn.

Perhaps you didn’t know that what you did made them Martyrs.

And how you have single-handedly raised the statuses of our brothers and sisters in the eyes of their beloved Creator with your actions. And how, through your actions, they will be raised as the most righteous and pious of Muslims.

Perhaps you didn’t know that doing what you did, at the time and place you chose, it actually meant that the last words that escaped their lips were probably words of remembrance and praise of Allah. Which is a noble end many Muslims could only dream of.

And perhaps you didn’t know, but what you did would almost guarantee them paradise.

Appreciate that you showed the world how Muslims welcome, with open arms, even people like yourself into our Mosques, which is our second home.

Appreciate you for showing that our mosques have no locks or gates, and are unguarded because everyone and anyone is welcome to be with us.

Appreciate you for allowing the world to see the powerful image of a man you injured, lying on back on the stretcher with his index finger raised high, as a declaration of his faith and complete trust in Allah.

Appreciate how you brought the Churches and communities together to stand with us Muslims.

Appreciate that you made countless New Zealanders come out of their homes to visit the mosques nearest to them with flowers with beautiful messages of peace and love.

You have broken many many hearts and you have made the world weep. You have left a huge void.

But what you also have done have brought us closer together. And it has strengthened our faith and resolve.

In the coming weeks, more people will turn up in the Mosques, a place you hate so much, fortified by the strength in their faith, and inspired by their fallen brothers and sisters.

In the coming weeks, more non Muslims will turn up at the gates of mosques with fresh flowers and beautifully handwritten notes. They may not have known where the mosques in their area was. But now, they do. All because of you.

You may have achieved your aim of intended destruction, but I guess you failed to incite hatred, fear and despair in all of us.

And while I understand that it may have been your objective, I hate to say that after all of that elaborate planning, and the perverse and wretched efforts on your part, you still failed to drive a divide among the the Muslims and non-Muslims in the world.

For that, I can’t say that I’m sorry.
(A Radiant Muslim)