The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah said, ‘I have prepared for My righteous slaves (such excellent things) as no eye has ever seen, nor an ear has ever heard, nor a human heart can ever think of.’” [Bukhaari]
Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) refers to us as “Abd” – slaves. Allah has made Jannah for His “righteous slaves.” The question is; do we act like righteous slaves? The following true story is narrated in “100 Qissatin min Qisasis Saalaheen:”
Bishr was enjoying himself in his home, drinking and passing time with his friends when a righteous man knocked on his door. A slave girl opened the door. He asked her: “Is the owner of this house a free man or a slave?” She replied: “He is a free man.” He said: “You have spoken the truth, for if he were a slave he would have had the etiquettes of a slave and would have left his desires.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Misbah Akhtar
The issue of single Muslim mothers is fast becoming a prevalent one; with divorce on the rise it seems only logical that some of these statistics would also apply to Muslim households.
Why then are they not revered as they deserve to be and instead looked down upon and scorned by many communities? Is it really seen as so contagious that girls from ‘respectable’ families should stay away from these women in case they too, catch it?
Why are these women made to feel humiliated and isolated from their community as if they chose this path for themselves? Being left with no option but to walk is not the same as breaking up a perfectly happy marriage for selfish reasons; only Allah knows the whole truth and what is in someone’s heart so why then do people assume? Read the rest of this entry »
The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When Allah gathers the first and the last on the Day of Resurrection, a banner will be raised for every betrayer, and it will be said, ‘This is the betrayer of So and so, the son of So and so.’” [Muslim]
A betrayer is one who makes a promise then does not fulfill it, or whose loyalty and support is counted on but who does not deliver it.
VERY BENEFICIAL NAFL SALAAHS :
1) Tahiyyatul Wudhu
• After Wudhu.
• 2 Rakaats.
Benefit: Entitled to enter Jannat.
2) Tahiyyatul Masjid
• Upon entering Masjid & before sitting down.
• 2 Rakaats.
Benefit: To honour ﷲ͜عَزَّوَجَــــل
• Performed 15 minutes after sunrise.
• 2 or 4 Rakaats.
Benefit: Thawaab of one Hajj & Umrah Read the rest of this entry »
Lower thy wing to the Believers!
Let us consider the following ayat of the Quran (15:88)
“But lower thy wing (in gentleness) to the believers –
Yusuf Ali’s Translation.
“But spread the wings of thy
tenderness over the believers” – Muha
mmad Asad’s Translation.
The Arabic term “janaah” refers to a
“wing” of a bird. But do we have
wings? Please refer the footnote
given by Muhammad Asad for the
1 / 4
The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Acts of kindness and virtue save a man from the adverse consequences of his wicked deeds. The charity that is given discreetly cools down Allah’s anger and kindness to relatives increases a man’s age.” [Tibraani]
When we throw a ball against a wall it comes back at us, because every action has an equal and opposite reaction. So also we should be aware that all our evil deeds will come back and hurt us. But while we are helpless against having a ball bounce back, we can prevent the fallout of our bad actions from hitting us. Read the rest of this entry »