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)
- Allatheena yaqooloona rabbana innana amanna faighfir lana thunoobana waqina AAathaba alnnari
“Our Lord! We have indeed believed: forgive us our sins, and save us from the punishment of the Fire” (Qur’aan: 3:16)
- Rabbana ighfir lana waliikhwanina allatheena sabaqoona bialeemani wala tajAAal fee quloobina ghillan lillatheena amanoo rabbana innaka raoofun raheemun
“Our Lord! Forgive us, and our brethren who came before us into the Faith, and put not in our hearts any hatred against those who have believed. Our Lord! You are indeed full of Kindness, Most Merciful.” (Qur’aan: 59:10) Read more... (1130 words, estimated 4:31 mins reading time)
- Waqul rabbi ighfir wairham waanta khayru alrrahimeena
- Qul in kuntum tuhibboona Allaha faittabiAAoonee yuhbibkumu Allahu wayaghfir lakum thunoobakum waAllahu ghafoorun raheemun
Say: “If you do love Allah, Follow me: Allah will love you and forgive you your sins: For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Qur’aan: 3:31)
- Inna allatheena amanoo waAAamiloo alssalihati sayajAAalu lahumu alrrahmanu wuddan
“On those who believe and work deeds of righteousness, will (Allah) Most Gracious bestow love”. (Qur’aan: 19:96)
- Rabbana hab lana min azwajina wathurriyyatina qurrata aAAyunin waijAAalna lilmuttaqeena imaman
“Our Lord! Bestow on us wives and offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders of the Muttaqun (the righteous).” (Qur’aan: 25:74) Read more... (165 words, estimated 40 secs reading time)
- Lain lam yahdinee rabbee laakoonanna mina alqawmi alddalleena
“Unless my Lord guide me, I shall surely be among those who go astray”. (Qur’aan: 6.77)
- AAasa rabbee an yahdiyanee sawaa alssabeeli
“I do hope that my Lord will show me the smooth and straight Path.” (Qur’aan: 28.22)
- Rabbana la tuzigh quloobana baAAda ith hadaytana wahab lana min ladunka rahmatan innaka anta alwahhabu
“Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, but grant us mercy from You. You are the Grantor of bounties without measure”. (Qur’aan: 3:8)
Hadrat Abu Hurayrah ( radiallahu anhu ) narrates that Rasulullah ( sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ) said: ” ALLAH Ta’ala does not look at your bodies and your appearances. Instead, he looks at your hearts. ” This means that ALLAH Ta’ala does not accept actions that merely appear to be good externally while they are devoid of sincerity and attention from the heart. For example, a person may be occupied in a certain act of ibaadah.
Apparently, he may be engaged in an act of ibaadah while in his heart he is oblivious to what he is doing. The heart cannot even discern whether he is standing in front of ALLAH Ta’ala or busy doing something else. Read more... (585 words, estimated 2:20 mins reading time)
“(Remember) When the Hawaariyyeen said: “O Isaa, Son of Maryam! Can your Rabb send down for us a Maa-idah from the sky?’ He (Nabi Isaa) said: “Fear Allah if indeed you are Believers.” They said: “We wish to eat from it to satisfy our hearts and so that we know that you have been truthful to us, and so that we become witnesses to it.”
Isaa, the Son of Maryam said:”O Allah! Send down to us a Maa-idah from the sky so that it becomes a festival (Eid) for those of us present and for our posterity, and a sign from You. And feed us. You are the best of sustainers. Read more... (684 words, estimated 2:44 mins reading time)
No religion is as broadminded and tolerant as Islam. The hearts of Muslims are very liberal but this does not mean they are deprived of their sense of honour. Their Haya is everything for them.
So it can never mean that we adopt the ways of the infidels and start celebrating their festivals. Today this deluge of following the west witnessed in our society is utterly damaging for our faith. It is our obligation to set dikes before this flood, build up our courage, and dishearten those who are helping these waves to cross all bounds.
Hadrat Abu Zarr Gaffari (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated: The Messenger of ALLAH (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) was asked, “What do you say about a man who does good deeds and is on that account spoken well by the people? (According to another narration the last clause was: is loved by the people?) He replied, This is real good tiding for a true Muslim.” [Sahih Muslim]
Similarly if someone does any good work openly with the intention that others may follow him and learn to do likewise, then it will not be taken as dissimulation: but in such a situation that servant of ALLAH will get divine reward for teaching and preaching (religion). From numerous traditions it appears that this was the intention behind many actions of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). Read more... (163 words, estimated 39 secs reading time)
Oh guests of the Most Merciful! Oh fortunate ones! Oh travelers to the Haram! Congratulations on being invited by the Lord of the worlds! Be glad that He has invited you to His House! Not only that, but He has given you the provisions for travel and lodging. And not only that, but He has also filled your hearts with such love of Him and His House that today you leave your homes, your cities, your countries and embark on this journey solely for the pleasure of your Lord. Had this desire not been there then you would have never planned to undertake this journey. Read more... (1856 words, 2 images, estimated 7:25 mins reading time)
A person who recites the coming verse thrice and then blows on himself. After doing this, he goes before the person endowed with power (Such as a chief or Judge etc.), he will display much sympathy and leniency by the Grace of Allah.
كَمْ آتَيْنَاهُمْ مِنْ آيَةٍ بَيِّنَةٍ وَمَنْ يُبَدِّلْ نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ مِنْ بَعْدِ مَا جَاءَتْهُ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ (2:211)
how many a clear sign We have given to them; and whoever changes the blessing of Allah after it has come to him, then Allah is severe in punishment.
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