Tie Your Camel

Tie Your Camel

Anas (radi Allahu anhu) reported that a person asked Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), “Should I tie my camel and have Tawakkul (trust in Allah for her protection) or should I leave her untied and have Tawakkul.” Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied, “Tie her and have Tawakkul.” (Hasan) [Jami At-Tirmidhi]

Tawakkul means to put in one’s best efforts to do what Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) expects one to do and then leave the results to Allah’s will. Tawakkul comes from conviction in qada wa qadar, one of the six pillars of eeman: What Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has written for me must come to pass.

Tawakkul in Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) includes tawakkul in His provision of rizq. 50,000 years before the creation of the universe, what provisions would come to me were written down in Lawh Mahfuz (The Preserved Tablet). Our test in this world is of the means we choose to earn these provisions. Do we adopt halal means and work seeking the pleasure of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala); or do we resort to haraam, not trusting the rizq to come to us through halal means?

To seek one’s livelihood is the way of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam). Even he did not sit at home waiting for provision to fall out of the sky. But he (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) also said not to kill oneself in trying to earn more and more; since only that which is ordained for us will come to us.

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Our mother Hazrat Aisha’s (ra) knowledge

Although Hazrat Aisha (ra) was still very young when our beloved Prophet (saas) died, she was one of those who best knew, understood and committed to memory  the Holy Qur’an and the Sunna of our Prophet (saas). Hazrat Aisha (ra) began memorizing the Qur’an from an early age and made enthusiastic use of our Prophet’s (saas) learning.

Leading members of the community in both the time of the Prophet’s (saas) Companions, and of those who had spoken to and learned from them, sought Hazrat Aisha’s (ra) advice on a great many matters. Many jurists consulted with our mother Hazrat Aisha (ra) in order to benefit from her legal knowledge.

Hazrat Aisha (ra) used Arabic very well, and due to her clear and accessible way of speaking and the way she preached in the manner most suited to the person concerned, she had a great impact on those to whom she spoke.

In addition to being our Prophet’s (saas) wife, Hazrat Aisha (ra) was also a worthy student of his, and occupies a special place in the field of learning. She corrected errors made by many scholars in the field of canonical jurisprudence and issued perfect interpretations of a number of hadiths. Hazrat Umar (ra) always sought the opinions of Hazrat Aisha (ra) on legal issues regarding women. This learning on the part of our mother Hazrat Aisha (ra) is related as followes in Islamic reference sources:

Abu Musa al-Ash’ari says: “When we had difficulty understanding a hadith from Rasulullah (saas), we would ask Hazrat Aisha (ra) what it meant and we always received an answer from her “. (www.beyan.com.tr)

Hazrat Urve says of Hazrat Aisha (ra) that, “I never saw a woman more learned than Hazrat Aisha (ra) in the fields of canonical jurisprudence, medicine and poetry.”

Ata bin Abî Rebâh said, “Hazrat Aisha (ra) was one of the members of the Ummah with the best knowledge of religious law and who held the very soundest opinions.”

Because of her remarkable  memory and her close attention to every move made by our Prophet (saas), the information provided by our mother Hazrat Aisha (ra) is of the greatest value. Hazrat Aisha (ra), one of the Companions who related most hadiths,  handed down a total of 2,210 hadiths from our Prophet (saas). Continue reading “Our mother Hazrat Aisha’s (ra) knowledge”

Moderation in JOY and GRIEF

Muslims’ commitment to Allah and His religion entails an unconditional loyalty.

For this reason, fluctuating conditions and circumstances never change believers’ zeal, enthusiasm and determination to live by the Qur’an.

Allah mentions two basic reactions shown by a believer.

First, hardship or severe conditions never daunt him.
Second, he never exults or feels pride because of what he obtains in this world. Allah reveals this in the Qur’an as:

That is so that you will not be grieved about the things that pass you by or exult about the things that come to you. Allah does not love any vain or boastful man. (Surat al-Hadid; 23)

Man is always vulnerable, since he has no idea about what awaits him in life.
A young person may suddenly be seized by a serious disease or become bedridden because of an accident. Anyone may lose all his wealth in a day or encounter events he never anticipated. Continue reading “Moderation in JOY and GRIEF”

Muhammad Ali’s advice to his daughters

downloadThe following incident took place when Muhammad Ali’s daughters arrived at his home wearing clothes that were not modest. Here is the story as told by one of his daughters:

When we finally arrived, the chauffeur escorted my younger sister, Laila, and me up to my father’s suite. As usual, he was hiding behind the door waiting to scare us. We exchanged many hugs and kisses as we could possibly give in one day.

My father took a good look at us. Then he sat me down on his lap and said something that I will never forget. He looked me straight in the eyes and said, “Hana, everything that God made valuable in the world is covered and hard to get to. Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected. Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell. Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers and layers of rock. You’ve got to work hard to get to them.”

He looked at me with serious eyes. “Your body is sacred. You’re far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too.” Source: Taken from the book: More Than A Hero: Muhammad Ali’s Life Lessons Through His Daughter’s Eyes.
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How to Keep your Bathroom Mold-Free

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Indoor mold exposure is associated with numerous health problems, including respiratory problems, asthma and allergies. Mold thrives in moist conditions and therefore the bathroom is ideal place for mold to grow. However, a few preventative measures can help to rid yourself of mold and mildew in and around the bathroom.

Make Sure Your Drains Drain Properly

Check that there is good drainage in the sink, bathtub or shower. When water doesn’t drain properly, it stands, creating an environment that is moist for longer periods of time and these are environments in which mold thrives. If the water does not drain as quickly as the water is run, there is a drainage problem. Use a bleach solution, or a solution specially formulated to unclog drains, or call a plumber if the drain stoppage is particularly bad.

Reduce Clutter

Toiletries, shampoo and shower gel bottles, etc are constantly in contact with water and are the perfect breeding ground for mold. The more of them there is in the bathroom, the longer it takes for the shower or bathroom to dry. . Throw away, store, or use up any products that you don’t use frequently. Place them where they will not sit in collected water – you may even consider hanging a shelf that is easily reached from the shower, as this will allow your products to air-dry completely, avoiding mold growth.
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Why I’m not Happy?

My hair is white now, where is happiness?

To remain happy in this world, we need to avoid those things which make us sad. There is nothing in this world which will give us continuous happiness but they will make us sad one or the another day. For example, you marry but you are not happy with each other even though it was a love marriage, you get a job but your colleages are corrupt, your parents are rude, your children are disobeident and there are endless matters which will make you sad and very few countable moments of happiness. That is why a Muslim is told in Islaam to have no hope and expectations from this world and to live this life for the next life to attain Paradise. If a human being spends his/her life upon the guidelines of Islaam and strives to attain paradise then his happiness is declared in this world and in the next world. Because you purchase sadness for the cost of next life which can be full of happiness.

Happiness is something which you cannot purchase from the super market, it needs your attention & dedication of which way is the right way of spending life. You will never be happy until you spend your life totally to attain paradise. Leaving the halaal pleasures of this world will never make you a happy person like monks and nuns, it is the challenge of taking both the visions together that will give you the continous happiness. We ask Allaah to give you the good of this world and of the next life!

Sheikh Danish Riyaz

Source : http://muslimfaith.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/why-im-not-happy/