Monday, 30 June 2014

Ramadan Approaches

What do we wish to take from this blessed month. Here are 30 mini clips to help.

Brief gems of Quran
1 juz a day with Nouman Ali Khan
Watch before each tarawee

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Saturday, 8 March 2014

Saturday, 2 November 2013

I love Islam

The beauty of our deen is in its application. Easy like the wind.  Do not force it or else it will not last.  Its too relaxed and you will not taste its true essence.

Talking excessively

The Worst People Of This Nation

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ : شِرَارُ أُمَّتِي الثَّرْثَارُونَ ، الْمُشَّدِّقُونَ ، الْمُتَفَيْهِقُونَ ، وَخِيَارُ أُمَّتِي أَحَاسِنُهُمْ أَخْلاقًا.

Abu Hurayrah reported that the Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "The worst of my community are those who speak a lot, those who are diffuse in speech and those who fill their mouth with words. The best of my community are the best of them in character."

Scholarly comments for this subject:

"Those who speak a lot" refers to the people who constantly talk about things of no importance in Islam.[1]

"Those who are diffuse in speech” This applies to the person who constantly chatters and idly gossips without prudence.[2]

"Those who fill their mouth with words…" This refers to a person who talks at great length.[3]

"The best of my community are the best of them in character.” This was mentioned with those who speak a lot, because the one who perfects his character weighs his speech and actions. He rarely speaks about things that don’t concern him. He protects himself from talking too much, gossiping, and talking at great length. The only people described  with these traits are those with bad character, those who are arrogant, and those who make themselves look good at the expense of making others look bad.[4]

[1] Ibn Qayyim in Madraj As-Salikeen( 2/307)
[2] Ibn Athar in An-Nihiyah(1/595)
[3] Al-Amir As-Sanani’ Sharh Jami As-Saghir (6/496)
[4] Ibid

Friday, 25 October 2013

Monday, 14 October 2013

True Religion

True Religion shines in the face of the Believer & impresses itself on others widout words. It's subsequently followed by words that are Uplifting & Beneficial.

Al-Hasan Al-Basree said:
"The believer is like a prisoner in this lowly world, who tries to free himself from its shackles and chains, never feeling secure in it, until the day he meets his Lord."
~Az-Zuhd by Ibn al-Mubaarak

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Calamity Strikes - It serves as an opportunity to come closer to your creator

Ibn Taymiyah said: 'A calamity that makes you turn to Allah is better for you than a blessing which makes you forget the remembrance of Allah.'

Thus in our times of trouble, when we go through pain and suffering and in our times of loss, we need to trust Allah Azzawajjal. We need to keep in mind that as long as we fear Him and try our best to obey Him, He will never do us wrong. He will protect us and guide us and do the best for us, no matter what the situation apparently looks like.

Allaah Azzawajjal says in a hadeeth Qudsi:
'I am as my slave thinks of me and I am with him whenever he remembers me.' (Agreed Upon).

Surah Taha

Good Replaces Bad

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “No man does a wrong action then performs Wudu and does his Wudu well, then performs two Rakaat and seeks Allah’s forgiveness, but that He will forgive him.” [Ahmad]

Similar is Allah’s promise in the Quran: “Except the one who repents and believes and does good deeds, then Allah will replace the evil deeds of such people by good deeds, and Allah is Most-Forgiving, Very-Merciful.” [Surah Al-Furqan, Ayat 70]

A true repentance will not only remove the bad deed from your record, but will actually convert it into a good deed. Once you have realized your mistake, make Wudu properly and then pray two Rakaat seeking Allah’s forgiveness.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Don't give up!

Something I read this morning which made you think that anything is possible with passion and dedication.

"Muhammad (saw) was an orphan but it never made him despondent. 

Imam Al Burkhari was born blind but his mother never gave up duas.

Usama was the son of a slave but it never held him back. Ibn Baz was blind but he didn't sit and cry. 

Ibn Taymiya was jailed but he never gave in. 

Al Nawawi also had 24 hours in a day like everyone else but milked it for its worth. 

Muadh Ibn Jabal died young but will lead the ulama in the hereafter.

Mandela was jailed for 27 years and came out and led a nation. 

Musa (as) had the water in front of him and firoun behind him but never gave up. 

Yusuf (as) was in a dark well but later sat on a throne."

Do not give up. Seek Ilm don't make excuses.  Look at those before you and do small but frequent deeds and build up.