“To dishonour a Muslim is tantamount to taking the highest form of usury.”
Numerous Ahaadeeth in various different wordings have been reported on this subject. Some of these have already been quoted on previous pages. It is a serious affair. But for us it seems like an easy matter. For a very minor thing or at times merely on suspicion, we have no qualms about defaming, deriding and dishonouring others. In the eyes of Allah this dishonouring and disrespectful abuse of a Muslim is such an evil deed that it has been compared with the worst form of usury. Just imagine! There is not only one Hadeeth stating this, but many. In one Hadeeth it is said: “The worst form of usury is to degrade a Muslim over another with abuse.” (Jami) Read more... (1105 words, 3 images, estimated 4:25 mins reading time)
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied: “If this man should go forth in order to (work and) maintain and support his minor children, he strives in the Path of Allah. And if he goes forth to support his elderly parents, he also strives in the Path of Allah. And if he goes forth to acquire (that whereby he sees to) his own daily necessities and to save himself from consuming (and performing) that which is prohibited, he is also in the Path of Allah. However, if he sets forth for fame or for show to be seen by others, he is in the path of Shaytaan.” (Targheeb) Read more... (1201 words, 2 images, estimated 4:48 mins reading time)
According to another Hadeeth Allah says: “O Children of Adam! Free yourself of all duties to serve Me and I will fill your hearts with independence of others and cause your worries to disappear. Otherwise, I will fill your hearts with continuous pre-occupations and not let your worries leave you.” (Targheeb)
It thus becomes quite clear that all those people who desire only worldly benefits and strive only to attain these useless benefits, have wasted their valuable time and effort.
Sayyidina Ka‟ab (Radiallahu anhu) reports that Rasuluilah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Give glad tidings to the Ummat and they shall attain glory, devotion to their deen, high rank and conquest of the land. Read more... (503 words, 1 image, estimated 2:01 mins reading time)
“Selfish personal motives play a part in people‟s actions and intentions and it seems as if everyone are following their own desires.”
Sincerity in actions and Deeds
It is not inconceivable that some people are as you point out. If not all, then there are surely some who do things in obedience to their desires.
But of course this is also the result of discarding the teachings of Islam. If we should accept and act according to our Islamic teachings then not one of those evil consequences will appear. There is no doubt whatsoever that whoever performs any religious duty to satisfy his desires and ego does great harm to himself. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: Read more... (458 words, 2 images, estimated 1:50 mins reading time)
Who is a Shaheed? Read more... (1808 words, estimated 7:14 mins reading time)
Love for the saints
Shaikh Abul Fawaris Shah bin Shujah (Rahmatullah Alayh) says: ¡°No Ibaadah is better than to have love for the saints of Allah, because love of the Auliya is a sign of being loved by Allah.¡± (Nuzhatul-basateen).
Hence I earnestly beseech and advise you to love the Auliya dearly. I sincerely hope that you will accept this advice of mine.
O my friend beloved, harken to my advice;
For the righteous youths,
Consider the advising words of the elders
More precious than their lives. Read more... (1021 words, estimated 4:05 mins reading time)