Signs of Allahs love

This hadith qudsi includes a number of benefits of Allah’s love for His slave:

i. «I am his hearing with which he hears» i.e., he does not listen to anything but that which Allah loves.

ii. «his seeing with which he sees» i.e., he does not see anything but that which Allah loves.

iii. «his hand with which he strikes» i.e., he does not do anything with his hand but that which Allah loves.

iv. «and his foot with which … read more

Holding grudges

Hadith Qudsi

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Messenger of Allah said:

The gates of Paradise will be opened on Mondays and on Thursdays, and every servant [of Allah] who associates nothing with Allah will be forgiven, except for the man who has a grudge against his brother. [About them] it will be said: Delay these two until they are reconciled; delay these two until they are reconciled.

It was … read more

Humbleness

Aymaan Ibn ‘Abdil-‘Azeez Abaanamee narrates:

“I recall once, I was walking with the shaykh (Ibn ‘Uthaymeen) heading towards al-Masjid al-Haraam, and every time we passed by someone he would convey greetings (salaam) upon them; even the children.

He extended greetings to one child who recognised him, and who then gave the shaykh a miswaak (tooth stick). The shaykh accepted it, smiling with complete humility and a welcoming heart.”

From: Jewels of Guidance, p. 135

Benefits of Remembering ALLAH

Abu Malik Al-Ash’ari (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Purity is half of iman (faith). ‘Al-hamdu lillah (all praise and gratitude belong to Allah)’ fills the scales, and ‘subhan-Allah (how far is Allah from every imperfection) and ‘Al-hamdulillah (all praise and gratitude belong to Allah)’ fill that which is between heaven and earth.”

[Muslim].

وعن أبي مالك الأشعري رضي الله عنه قال‏:‏ قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم‏:‏ ‏ “‏الطهور شطر الإيمان، … read more

For whom Qur’an is beneficial?

“إن هذا القرآن لا يمنح كنوزه إلا لمن يُقبل عليه بهذه الروح : روح المعرفة المنشئة للعمل ، إنه لم يجئ ليكون كتاب متاع عقلي ، ولا كتاب أدب وفن ، ولا كتاب قصة وتاريخ -وإن كان هذا كله من محتوياته- إنما جاء ليكون منهاج حياة ، منهاجاً إلهياً خالصاً ،

This Quran does not bestow its treasures upon the one who does not approach it with this spirit: the spirit of knowledge that leads to action. The Quran hasn’t … read more

RECITE THE DUROOD AND ALL WILL BE WELL

Remember that reciting the Durood is most loved by Allah (S.W.T)

Allah himself pays his Salam on the Prophet (P.B.U.H)

By this you can tell how important it is to include the Durood as much as you can

The most facinating thing is that when you pay your regards to the Prophet (P.B.U.H) he knows who has sent this gift to him

He who sends a single Durood upon me, Almighty Allah rewards him ten times and ten good deeds … read more

Hadith Reflection

Sahih Bukhari

Volume 2, Book 18, Number 151 :

Narrated by Abu Masud

The Prophet said, “The sun and the moon do not eclipse because of the death of someone from the people but they are two signs amongst the signs of Allah. When you see them stand up and pray.”

Al-Fatiha : Umm Al-Kitab

The Reason it is called Umm Al-Kitab

In the beginning of the Book of Tafsir, in his Sahih, Al-Bukhari said; “It is called Umm Al-Kitab, because the Qur’an starts with it and because the prayer is started by reciting it.” It was also said that it is called Umm Al-Kitab, because it contains the meanings of the entire Qur’an. Ibn Jarir said, “The Arabs call every comprehensive matter that contains several specific areas an Umm. For instance, they call the … read more

With those whom you love

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “You will be with those whom you love.”

Even if our deeds never reach the likes of the Prophets (as) or the Companions (ra), but if we love them and obey their footsteps – we will be with them. What a terrible tragedy to read the Qur’an and not be with these Prophets in Jannah! So ask Allah to raise you up with these Prophets and Companions!

The Prophets of the Family … read more

The people of hell will look around

The people of hell will look around for those they hated in Dunya but they will not find them there! Today, good Muslims, righteous practicing Muslims are looked down upon – considered backward, extremist or worse off than them.

But, on the Last Day, these people will enter Jannah! So love those who obey Allah and His Messenger (saw), and do not be repulsed by them. On the Last Day, their haters will be in hell while those who loved … read more

Cure through adversity

Allah SWT knows that in your heart is a disease that you’re unable to treat by yourself. Hence, He tests you with many difficulties so that you unwillingly extract that disease from your heart. Even though you may experience a little pain, you’ll be happier thereafter.

Sincerity in acts of worship

When you perform acts of worship for worldly reason only, Allah SWT may prevent you from worldly blessings so that sincerity returns to yor heart and you develop your worship solely for the Most Merciful Lord. Then He will give you more and nothing can stop Him from that.

Punishment out of mercy

Allah SWT may hasten His punishment for sins committed so that you hasten to repent. He will then forgive you, purify you, and not allow for sins to overwhelm your heart, harden it, and thereby become sealed.

Devine Nourishment

While you’re being tested, Allah SWT will show you someone in a worse state than you suffering the same affliction. Therefore, you’ll sense His gentleness with you and you’ll say from the depths of your heart: Alhamdulillah

What a terrible friend

“What a terrible friend are the Dirham and Dinar. They do not benefit you until they leave you” – Al Hassan Al Basri

Reflection: We will find ourselves in grief and depression if we make money our companion. It should be viewed as a tool for livelihood and means of coming closer to Allah (by spending it on our families, others in need, and that which Allah loves).