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    Valuable Islamic Quotes

    "Verily the world is accursed and accursed is what it contains, except the remembrance of Allāh, that which Allāh loves, and someone with sacred knowledge or someone learning it." (Tirmidhī, Ibn Māja)
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    قرآن کی تعریف کلام اللہ المعجز المنزل علی خاتم الانبیاء والمرسلین بواسطۃ الامین جبرئیل علیہ السلام المکتوب فی المصاحف المنقول الینا بالتواتر المتعبد بتلاوتہ المبدوء بسورۃ الفاتحۃا لمختم بسورہ الناس قرآن اللہ کا کلام ہے جو معجزہ ہے خاتم الانبیاء الرسل حضرت محمد ﷺ پر جبرئیل امین کے واسطے نازل ہوا ہے مصاحف میں اس کے حروف لکھے ہوئے ہیں ہم تک حد تواتر سے نقل چلا آیا ہے اس کی تلاوت عبادت ہے اور باعث ثواب ہے اس کی ابتداء سورۃ فاتحہ سےا ور اختتام سورہ ناس پر ہوتاہے. قرآن کی یہ تعریف علماء اور اصولیین کے درمیان متفقہ تعریف ہے ۔ طالب علوم قرآن کی کیا شان ہونی چاہیے ؟ طالب علوم قرآن کی یہ شان ہونی چاہیے کہ وہ خود کو قرآنی آداب سے وابستہ اور قرآنی اخلاق سے آراستہ کرے علم سے مقصد اللہ کی رضا اور دارآخرت ہو،نہ کہ دنیا اورا س کا مال اسباب ،ا سے قرآن پر عامل ہونا چاہیے تاکہ قرآن قیامت کےدن اس کے خلاف نہیں بلکہ اس کے حق میں حجت اور سفارشی بن سکے۔ا رشاد نبوی ﷺ ہے :”القرآن حجۃ لک او علیک “۔ ” قرآ ن یا تو آپ کے حق میں سفارشی ہے یا آپ کے خلاف حجت ہے “۔ (قرطبی) شیخ الاسلام حافظ ابن تیمیہ ؒفرماتے ہیں “جو قرآن کی تلاوت نہ کرے اس نے قرآن کو نظر انداز کیا جو قرآن کی تلاوت تو کرے لیکن اس کے معانی پرغوروتدبر نہ کرے اس نے بھی قرآن کو نظرانداز کیا۔اور جو قرآن کی تلاوت بھی کرے اس کے معانی میں غور وتدبر بھی کرے لیکن اس پر عمل نہ کیا توا س نے بھی قرآن کو نظر انداز کیا۔” ابن تیمیہ ؒ اس آیت کی طرف اشارہ کررہے ہیں کہ: وَقَالَ الرَّسُولُ يَا رَبِّ إِنَّ قَوْمِي اتَّخَذُوا هَـٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ مَهْجُورًا﴿٣٠﴾ ۔” اورا س د ن رسول کہیں گے اے میرے پروردگا ر میری قوم نے اس قرآن کو بالکل نظر انداز کر رکھاتھا۔ ( فرقان 30 قرطبی ) تحریر: مفتی انس عبد الرحيم http://www.suffahpk.com/quran-ki-taref/
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    Is It Permissible For Women To Cut Their Hair?

    Women cutting their Hair <QUESTION> What is the ruling regarding cutting the hair for women? If it is allowed, then how short can she cut it? <ANSWER> In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, In general, the major classical Hanafi Fiqh books prohibit the cutting of hair for women. This is also affirmed by many Indian Subcontinent scholars. However, some scholars of the Arab world have permitted it conditionally. In a Hadith, “the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) forbade women from shaving their hair.” (Sunan Tirmidhi, 2/246 & Sunan Nasa’i, 5/407) Imam al-Haskafi (Allah have mercy on him) mentions in his famous book in Hanafi Fiqh: “If a woman cuts her hair, she will be sinful and cursed. In al-Bazzaziyya it is added: “Even with the permission of the husband, as there is no obedience to the creation in disobeying the Creator.” (See: Radd al-Muhtar with the Durr of al-Haskafi, kitab al-hazr wal-ibaha, 5/261) The main two reasons given by scholars for the impermissibility of women cutting their hair are: a) Imitation of the Kuffar (non-Muslims), b) Imitation of men, Both of which have been clearly prohibited in Shariah. In the Hadith recorded by Imam Abu Dawud in his ‘Sunan’ and others, the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “Whosoever imitates a group is amongst them.” (Sunan Abu Dawud, no. 4031) Regarding the imitation of men, the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) cursed those men who imitate women and those women who imitate men.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, 7/205) For the above two reasons, the jurists (fuqaha) have generally prohibited the cutting of hair for women. It is for the reason of imitating men; they considered such women to be cursed, as in the Hadith women who imitate men are cursed by the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) In view of the above, it would generally not be permitted for women to cut their hair. To imitate the styles of the Kuffar and non-Muslim women is not permissible. The hair cuts prevalent among many modern women have a clear resemblance with the styles of non-Muslim women, thus it will be unlawful. Similarly, to shorten the hair in a way that it resembles the hair of men is also prohibited. If a woman does so, she will earn the curse of the blessed Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) However, if a woman trims her hair slightly in a way that she did not contravene any of the above two reasons, then this would be (and Allah knows best) permitted. In other words, there are two conditions for this permissibility, and they both should be understood properly, and not misused or taken out of context: 1) There should be no imitation of non-Muslim Women, The hairstyles adopted by kuffar and non-Muslim women, such as flicks, perms, fringes, etc… will not be allowed. Cutting the hair from the front will also be impermissible. 2) There should be no imitation of men Cutting the hair in any way that resembles the hair of men is unlawful (haram), as mentioned previously. Therefore, if a woman cuts her hair from the lower end slightly in order to equate the level of the hairs, then this will be permissible. It should be noted that, if the hair is cut, then it should be well below the shoulders, and this permissibility is only to cut it slightly. If the woman is married, then this should be done with the consent of her husband. Finally, it should be remembered that it is better for a woman to not cut her hair altogether, unless there is some genuine reason. In the early times, a woman’s beauty was considered in the length of her hair, and not in looking like a man. In conclusion, generally it is not permissible for a woman to cut her hair. However, if the hair is cut in the manner outlined above, it would be permissible, although better to avoid. And Allah knows best [Mufti] Muhammad ibn Adam Darul Iftaa Leicester , UK http://daruliftaa.com/node/4672
  4. Need of a Heart with Noor (light / radiance) Pathofehsaan Excerpts taken from Hazrat Shaykh Talha Qasmi Naqshbandi Damat Barkatuhum’s discourses If the heart is not purified and the Noor (light/radiance) is not attained and if the person is actually Munafiq and he does not believe in Allah by heart or he is Munafiq in his deeds and is living the life of negligence then his heart will be void of light, his heart will be dark. Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “The heart which remembers Allah is alive, and the heart which does not remember Allah is dead”. And Allah Ta’ala said: Think about that person who was dead then we made him alive. Mufassireen comment that this verse is talking about the heart. First the heart was dead and then Allah made it alive. And Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم, who is the biggest Mufassir, the Imam and the seal of Mufassireen said: “The heart that is Zakir (that does Zikr constantly) is the heart that is alive and the heart that is Ghaafil (negligent) is the heart that is dead.” That means previously the heart was Ghaafil and we made it Zakir. And after becoming Zakir, what happens is وَجَعَلۡنَا لَهُ ۥ نُورً۬ا يَمۡشِى بِهِۦ فِى ٱلنَّاسِ We grant him Noor (light) and when he walks, he walks with that light. This Noor goes along with him to any locality he enters. When he talks to someone or sits with someone, his words leave an impact on their hearts. This is what is called as Tawajjuh. This is the benefit of company. When someone sits in the company of a person who has the light in his heart, then his own heart gets illuminated with this light. Is he like one who is in utter darkness and is not able to emerge therefrom? Do you know how the heart gets illuminated? Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم has told us that when a person does good deeds and remembers Allah, then a small amount of light develops in his heart similar to the light of the firefly. When he increases in good deeds, protects himself from sinful ways and remembers Allah more, then this light increases as well. Slowly and gradually this light increases and consequently his whole heart becomes illuminated. This light not only stays in the heart, it moves further to the flesh, to other organs, to bones, to hair, to skin and the whole body of man becomes illuminated. Angels see him as a jewel of light. He seems like a walking light and the Sahib-e-kashf can see this. And when he further advances in dhikr, his light further expands; first of all, the diameter of 1 meter is formed around him, then it grows to 5 meters and so on and so forth. Sometimes this diameter expands to 100-200 meters around him and people become attentive towards him. If Allah SWT endows this light to all Muslims, then Insha’Allah kufr and shirk will be eliminated from this country. Do you think this is something new I’m talking about? In the famous book of hadith Sunan At-Tirmidhi, Imam Tirmidhi رحمة الله عليه has mentioned a narration from Hazrat Abdullah ibn Abbas رضي الله عنه. He says that in the last part of night, I saw Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم woke up and performed the Salah of Tahajjud and then he started making dua to Allah. The dua is very detailed and the words of this dua are very ajeeb (strange). Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم has asked Allah for every good and sought refuge from every bad. Different words are mentioned in different narrations. Muhadditheen have collected it all and they have mentioned that Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم has asked Allah Ta’ala for Noor in 17 different ways. In this way Muhammad Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم used to ask Allah for Noor (light) whom Allah has made entirely of light. [The argument of Noor and Bashar is not related to this]. Allah Ta’ala has granted this light to everyone and the greatest amount of light in this universe is granted to Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم. But then why would he ask Allah for this dua in Tahajjud? So that the listeners listen to him. And his pure wives listened to him, Hazrat Abdullah ibn Abbas RA listened to him and he conveyed it to us and it will reach all the Muslims until the day of judgment. May Allah reward him and other narrators and Imam Tirmidhi who recorded it so it reached us and we know what to ask from Allah SWT. Those who don’t care about light in this world will have no light in the hereafter. They will be standing in darkness, while this light is important to enter Jannah. It will be said to them go back to the dunya and seek some light. Is it possible to return back to dunya? No! These poor people will think that light is being distributed somewhere behind them. They will turn back and meanwhile the people of Iman will move forward and a wall will be placed between them. These Munafiqeen can be me and you if we are not concerned about ourselves. Allah has granted this life to take heed. The life of negligence and heedlessness is not good for us. It will become the reason of embarrassment on the day of Judgment. May Allah protect me, you and all Muslims from this embarrassment (Ameen). Do not think that someone else is being discussed here. Make it a habit of reading and listening to the Quran as if it is talking about you. They will ask why are you being selfish? Were we not with you in the dunya? We used to perform salah together in the masjid. We used to go together on Iftar parties and wedding functions. We were relatives to each other. You gave my son your daughter and I gave my daughter to your son. Yes, this verse is talking about Muslims who were negligent in this dunya. May Allah protect us all from this negligence. The people of Iman will answer yes you used to live with us but you didn’t understand what we said. You considered us foolish that we leave our businesses and visit the masjid five times daily. Once a person came to me and said: “You people are the biggest hindrance in the success of Muslims. They remain inside Masajid at the time of business. Isn’t it enough to just pray Fajr and Isha? Muslims are losing just because of you at the time of Dhuhr, Asr and Maghrib.” This is the condition of Muslims in this dunya. I don’t know what will happen in akhirah. May Allah protect us. It has been a long time since that person talked to me and I’ve no idea whether he is alive or not. May Allah keep him in His protection and if his mindset has not been changed then Allah ta’ala grant him forgiveness. So my friends, those who fear about their akhirah are being considered stupid. Once a person came to our Hazrat Peer Sahab and said: Don’t you have any other business that you just keep doing “Allah Allah”. Hazrat’s eyes got filled with tears and he joined his hands in front of him and said: “For the sake of Allah give this Shahadah in front of Allah on the day of judgment that this person had no other work except doing Allah Allah.” The people of Iman will say: Yes you were our relatives but you were deluded by the dunya and you awaited the afflictions to fall on us. And you had no belief for the hereafter in your hearts. You just called yourselves Muslims from your tongues whereas you doubted it in your hearts. And you had big desires and dreams in your hearts. You were deluded by these desires and the biggest deluder is Satan. https://youtu.be/2EeLtIz_ERI
  5. Question Aoa I wanted to know about the permissibility of writing Fictional stories in Islam and whether earnings made from them are halal or not. I have conflicting fatwas, some saying it is permitted while the others are condemning it. Those who say it is permitted say it because: It is permissible to write fiction books if the following conditions are met: 1) Content of the stories should be within the boundaries of the Qur’an and Sunnah of the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasalam i.e. the storylines should not be about immodesty, immorality and violence. 2) If it is written for a purpose of deriving a moral or a lesson . Those who say it is forbidden do so because according to them: It is based on a lie. What i don’t understand is that every reader knows that the book is a Fictional work i.e. it is from author’s imagination and the events have no realexistence and is not based on a true story. How can this be classified as a lie? Answer Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakuhu, Since there is no clear verse in the Quran or any narration from the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) on the issue of writing fictional tales, there will be differences of opinion amongst scholars. According to our teachers, writing fictional tales is permissible if it is for eductional purposes or to drive home a moral and lesson. However, there are conditions, boundaries and guidelines which one should adhere to: 1) There should not be anything which contradicts the Shari‘ah and Islamic religion. 2) The content should not promote false ideologies, obscenity, immorality, violence or anything else prohibited in Islam. 3) There should be no pictures of animate objects included. 4) The reader should be made aware that he/she is reading something which is fictional. They should know that this is entirely from the authors imagination. 5) There should be no attempt to distort any real incident or historical event. 6) There should be no disrespect to any religion, race, gender etc. 7) The author should try his/her level best to give some benefit to the reader; whether it is through the moral of the story, educational content, or even by enhancing the readers linguistic skills. If the above is kept in mind at the time of writing, then there is no reason for it to be impermissible to write anything fictional, which is beneficial. The earnings derived from inventing and transcribing such material will be Halal and pure. And Allah Ta'ala knows best Wassalam Ismail Moosa (Mufti) https://www.fatwaa.com/permissibility-of-writing-fictional-stories/
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    Valuable Islamic Quotes

    "When you enjoy your Ibadat (salaah, fasting, etc) in the same way we enjoy our food then you have Halawatul Imaan (sweetness of Imaan)."
  7. The Fallacy of Critiquing the Noble Companions (Radhiallahu Anhum) in the Name of Research An excerpt from Maqam-i-Sahaba of the Late Grand Mufti of Pakistan, Mufti Muhammad Shafi (rahimahullah): With regard to research and critique, one of the first Islamic principles to bear in mind is that one’s effort and time should not be expended on researching matters which contain no foreseeable benefit in this life or the next. In Islam, research for the sake of it is considered a futile and superfluous act, which Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) strongly discouraged. This is more so when the research or critique creates discord and strife. The likeness of such critique is that of a “good” son researching whether he is really the biological son of his father, and to this end, he goes to great lengths to investigate different aspects of his mother’s life. In the matter of critiquing others, Islam has laid down rules and parameters that are just and wise, and it does not allow for anyone to unreservedly say whatever they want about whomever they want. This is not the place to go into detailed discussion; books on the science of jarh and ta’deel cover this in detail. However, research and critique imported from Europe is unrestricted and without bounds, and there is no real place therein for respect and being mindful of limits. Sadly, many writers today have been influenced by this new style of critique. Without any worldly or religious need, making prominent individuals the target of unbounded criticism is considered a commendable academic service and the mark of being a researcher. The pious predecessors and great imams of this Ummah had been subject to iniquitous critiques for a long time; now we are seeing these critiques have slowly edged their way to the noble Companions (radhiallahu anhum) too. Many writers who class themselves to be part of the Ahl al-Sunnah wa ’l-Jama’ah have started to practice their critique skills on the noble Companions (radhiallahu anhum), considering it an excellent research initiative and showcase for their academic prowess. Under the pretext of supporting and defending Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (radhiallahu anhu) and his son Yazid, some went to the extreme of targeting not only Sayyiduna Ali (radhiallahu anhu) and his family, but rather all of the Banu Hashim. In doing so, they did not just violate the respect and sanctity of the noble Companions (radhiallahu anhum), but they also broke every rule of balanced and regulated critique. On the other hand, when others started to write, they criticised and disparaged Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (radhiallahu anhu) and Sayyiduna Uthman (radhiallahu anhu) in the same way. The current generation of educated youths, unknowledgeable in religious knowledge and etiquette of Islam, but fascinated by the newly-imported culture of Europe, became influenced by both groups and started maligning the noble Companions (radhiallahu anhum) in their circles. The noble Companions (radhiallahu anhum), who are the intermediary link between Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and the Ummah, are now viewed in the same light as other political leaders who fight for power, and who in the quest for securing power for themselves, misguide and destroy nations. A certain deviant group which abuses the noble Companions (radhiallahu anhum) is understood to be a separate sect. Muslims in general do not become affected by their deviance; in fact, they despise them. However, this dilemma has now arisen in those who claim to be from the Ahl al-Sunnah wa ’l-Jama’ah. It is evident that if Muslims lose their trust, may Allah forbid, in the noble Companions (radhiallahu anhum), there can remain no trust in the Qur’an and Sunnah or any principle of Islam. What can be the consequence of this besides open irreligiousness? All of this has compelled me to put pen to paper on this topic. And Allah’s help is sought, and on Him is our reliance. (Maqam-i-Sahaba, pg 8-10)
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    Valuable Islamic Quotes

    "The tongue is either a weapon of mass destruction or a tool of great construction." ~ Moulana Yunus Patel ~
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    Valuable Islamic Quotes

    . إذا تم العقل نقص الكلام “The smarter you are, the less you speak.”
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    Remember Death

  11. Translation: The causes of marriage of Muslim girls with non-Muslim boys and its prevention If you are present in a civil and gracious gathering and an old man arrives who is wearing a skullcap, the colour of which is just like that of red chilli. His shirt is dark green in colour and dhoti is yellow just like turmeric, then that man would probably be the centre of attention for everyone. And it is not far fetched that some people would start doubting his mental health. The reason is not that such three-coloured dresses are prohibited by law or religion but because all three components of dress do not match and complement each other in terms of colour. That's why upon seeing such a man, it will come to mind that this is an uncivilized man from some rural area or he is not mentally fit. Therefore good taste demands that a man wears clothes which compliment each other. Similarly there is another dress which a man selects for himself for his entire life. This dress refers to the lifetime companionship which he will acquire after nikah. The Qur'an has declared that husband and wife are dress for each other. هُنَّ لِبَاسٌ۬ لَّكُمۡ وَأَنتُمۡ لِبَاسٌ۬ لَّهُنَّ‌ۗ (al-Baqarah 187) because the dress is a secret keeper for the body of human and conceals its weaknesses. It is a companion of winter and summer. It protects him from hotness, cold and rain and it is also a cause of beauty for his body. The husband and wife should also treat each other in the same manner. They should also conceal each others flaws. They should comfort and remain with each other in good and bad times. They should serve as a means of dignity and honour for each other through their personality and character. Therefore just like it is important to look for matching and complimentary characteristics while selecting a dress, similarly while selecting the dress of your life i.e. your spouse, it is important to look for these matching features. Referring to the same thing, Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم said that a man sometimes marries a woman for her dignified lineage, sometimes he looks at her wealth and property amd sometimes he sees her beauty and charm. All these criterias do not ensure success. The fourth criteria is her religious commitment and Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم has guaranteed success for those who use this yardstick. (Sahih Bukhari, Hadeeth number 4700) So the biggest yardstick for a Muslim is righteousness and character. A religiously committed husband cannot love and cannot attain contentment and satisfaction from a non-religious wife and vice versa. Therefore it is encouraged to look for righteousness when selecting a spouse. Though it has not been declared wajib, but it has been encouraged because it is possible that a strayed person can come back to the right path and a sinner Muslim can become righteous. However when the difference is not religiousness but religion in itself, meaning husband believes in one religion and the wife believes in another religion. One does not prostrate before anyone except God, and another prostrates and bow down before every creation then how can they develop understanding with each other? It is possible that in their emotions, two people belonging to different religions can marry each other. However when time will pass and their love will start diminishing, distance will increase, both will start thinking about going back to their real life. They will dispute about children and both will desire that their children start following the religion they believe in. Their children's marriage issues will also be very difficult, because no one from both societies will desire to accommodate them and they will get alienated by both paternal and maternal relatives. The fundamental wisdom behind this command is that it is important for the sustainability and stability of their marriage and for the pleasant relationship amongst the spouses that the husband and wife should have harmony in their thoughts, beliefs and practices. If this harmony does not exist, it will give rise to hatred and the purpose of nikah will not get achieved. Therefore Muslims have always adopted this attitude that they have always been on the forefront in their tolerance, brotherhood and love with non-Muslims. They have progressed in economy, trade and politics in each others companionship. However they have maintained their identity in the case of marriage and they have protected their family's internal environment from strange foreigners. Therefore the environment of their home remained Islamic. Just imagine that your whole family is taking benefit from the blessings of Ramadhan; everyone is fasting during the day and is busy in doing dhikr and reciting the Qur'an, nights are spent in taraweeh and tahajjud, sehri is being eaten before dawn, Allah is being invoked in du'as and on the other hand your daughter in law or your son in law is not familiar with prayer, they aquire the pleasure of food during the day and spend their nights singing bhajan (devotional songs and hymns) so how can they adjust themselves in this house? Alas! This awareness has been declining and the incidents of Muslim and non-Muslim marriage have been increasing. Previously the incidents of marriage of Muslim boys and non-Muslim girls were heard. Obviously this is also not allowed in the Islamic law, but the matter has now gone beyond that. The incidents of Muslim girls going out with non-Muslim boys are increasing. In the past such one or two cases would shake the whole society but when the people of a particular area become used to earthquakes, then these earthquakes stop elevating their heart beats. Similar situation is seen in the Muslim society, it seems like people have become used to hearing such cases. The reality is that it is a very important social issue. It is necessary to ponder over this matter seriously and to find solutions of this problem with wisdom and insight, otherwise it will become difficult to keep the religious identity of the next generation intact. After 1967 several Palestinians were given refuge in America and Britain, a significant number of Turks got residence in Germany. Through planning, the Islamic honour was removed from the hearts of these immigrants. They were got convinced regarding the inter-religion marriages and now the situation is that they have now lost their identity. It cannot even be imagined upon seeing those people that their ancestors were Muslims, Arabs or Turks. Do we also want to suffer from the same situation in this country? Apparently their are three main causes of marriage with non-Muslim girls: first extravagance in marriages, second: the academic incompetence of Muslim boys, third: coeducation. The extravagance in marriages has so much increased that now layperson's marriage is defeating the marriages of the past kings and nawabs. The rich people have made it a means of showing off their money. The middle class people sometimes get forced to sell off their properties due to this. And if the weak class is away from religion, then they start thinking of ways to get rid of their children, whether they enter a Muslim's house or a non-Muslim's. Until and unless the rich people of the society start adopting simplicity, there is no chance of seeing any sort of change in this condition. Therefore it is necessary that just like in instances of natural afflictions, the campaigns of help and rescue are launched, similarly for introducing simplicity in marriages, Ulama and Mashaikh, social and political leaders, journalists and intellectuals, religious organizations and parties should start a campaign and they should knock on people's doors and encourage them to conduct their marriages in a simple way. The academic situation is that girls are making progress in education and it seems like boys have commenced their journey towards decline. The result is that the educated girls do not find their equal match. In the present condition it is not possible to force the girls that they abandon education, especially in these circumstances when efforts are being made to give them 50% share in all fields of life. In this condition, if Muslim girls give up education then these 50% seats will automatically be acquired by others without any effort. And then the competition which is present in the acquisition of education, especially the facilities being offered to girls, after this your advices in this regard will not bear any fruitful results. Therefore it is important to develop this attitide in boys that they start progressing in the academic struggle. If this awareness is developed in all Muslim homes then it will not happen that equal match is not available for young educated girls. Secondly it is important to nurture the wisdom and insight of these educated girls that for a Muslim, the main cause of pride is his being a man of iman, not his being more educated or more wealthy, because education and wealth are not enough; Iman is extra precious jewel. For a Muslim girl nothing can be more disgusting from the state that she has made such a man her companion of life who lacks iman. The third cause of these incidents is "coeducation". The free mixing of girls and boys is destructive not only in terms of moral values, but it is also harmful on the basis of learning psychology. But alas! the educational institutions which are under the administration of Muslims, they too very proudly declare that they have "coeducation". This education system is not only harmful significantly for the Muslims but also for the whole Indian society. Therefore it is the responsibility of Muslims that they establish more and more separate institutions for girls and boys at least upto the level of junior college, and if it is not possible to establish separate professional colleges then atleast temporary partition (wall) should be kept in classrooms that separates the places of seats of girls and boys. Also in Muslim areas efforts should be made to convince the Government to establish girls schools and colleges. It is the blessing of Allah that currently in most small and big cities, Muslims are establishing educational institutions. If all Muslims decide that above the level of primary schools, they will make available separate institutions for girls and boys then it is an estimate that 50% Muslim girls and boys will inshaAllah be protected from the harms of coeducation. Though there are also other causes of these unpleasant incidents, but they become the cause of one or two incidents. These three causes are more important and it is necessary that Muslims ponder on this and the nurturers of Ummah should find out the solutions of this indescribable situation with complete seriousness, lest our today's negligence will become the cause of tomorrow's flood and then it will not be possible to hold back the water with dams.
  12. Never miss your breakfast Shaykhul Islam Mufti Taqi Usmani D.B states: I was once accompanying my Shaykh Dr Abdul Hay during his travels. After Fajr I went to sit in Shaykh's company. Shaykh enquired whether I had had my breakfast. I replied in the negative. Shaykh further enquired for the reason. I responded that the hosts had yet not offered it. Shaykh replied, "I am not enquiring about that breakfast. I am enquiring about the breakfast for your soul, which is in your control. Take out some time in the mornings for Zikrullah, remembering Allah. This is the breakfast for your soul." Shaykh continued, "When a person has something to eat in the morning, it serves as energy and a source of strength for his body. If a person leaves home without breakfast he ends up struggling at work. Similarly if you present yourself before Allah (in the masjid) and do Zikr of Allah swt, this will serve as a spiritual breakfast for you, and your soul will acquire energy and strength. After this when you go out you will confront your Nafs and Shaytan. If you have had your spiritual breakfast you will find within you the energy and strength to combat your Nafs and Shaytan. They will then not be able to defeat you." Darse: Sha'bul Imaan. Page 150.
  13. 28 ways for Youth to Spend Everyday of their Lives! By Hamza AsadullahWe all know how uncertain life is and most of us may directly or indirectly know of young people who have passed away. Knowing this fact then what is it that is fooling us into thinking that we may not be next? What is stopping us from thinking that the next grave to be filled is not ours? Our youth will come and go very quickly and if we waste it then we will regret it forever in the Hereafter without a doubt. Therefore the best time in a persons life to do good deeds is whilst in our youth. This is the time to gain good habits that we can adopt and practice for the rest of our lives inshaAllah. So rather than spending endless hours on video games, movies etc then we should be spending our time wisely by doing good deeds that will benefit us and our communities. This is the best time in our lives to get closer to Allah! There is no time like the present and there may not be a tomorrow! So now is the time to make the changes is now before it is too late! Remember that we are on a journey in this life to the Hereafter which will last forever. This short temporary life can end any second for us. We are being tested like we are in an examination room and Allah is the examiner. However in this exam we know not at which moment it will end. Therefore we must be prepared just like we prepare for a journey or an exam. If we are unprepared and have nothing to show when we face Allah then we would have failed this exam and missed out on the one opportunity we have in this life to be the best we can possibly be in order to please Allah and achieve the highest Jannah possible! Here are some tips on how the youth should spend everyday of their lives in pleasing Allah and getting closer to him before death overtakes us: 1. Having a good sleeping patternWe need to structure our day and also get ourselves into a proper sleeping pattern where we sleep and wake up around the same times so our body gets used to it. The best time to sleep would be around half 10 no later than half 11 and this ensures that we can easily wake up for Fajr Salah and even wake up for Tahajjud which is one of the best prayers after Fard Salah and the best way to get closer to Allah and achieve high ranks in Paradise! We should try to sleep and wake up around the same time so our body would then adjust to this pattern and we would even end up waking up naturally around the same time. Sleep is meant to be for nights and the day is meant to be for activity so make sure you don't spend the nights awake if there is no valid reason for it or if it is not necessary to be awake after 11.2. Exercise We should try and exercise at least 30-45 minutes a day. The best exercise is in the morning where one can go for a jog or swift walk or a gym which may be better motivation for most. It is best to do some resistance training as well which also aides in weight loss and keeping body in good shape for Ibadah (worship). If you exercise then you will be able to get good sleep and also get up in the mornings easier especially for Fajr. So make a routine of going to the gym at least 3 to 4 times a week or doing 45 minutes swift walking a day or a jog in the morning or any part of the day. Cycling is also good as it takes the pressure of the knees. 3. Limit time watching TV, playing video games and on the computerWe should try to Limit our time watching TV and spent playing games and on the computer otherwise one can easily get carried away and spend hours on end watching TV, playing games and on the computer and waste significant amounts of time which we can NEVER get back!. 4. Watch what you eatIt is very important one eats right as what we eat will effect us day to day and many foods will make us feel lazy and lethargic which will effect our Ibadah (Worship). Therefore what we out into our stomachs everyday is extremely important.5. BreakfastWe should always eat a good breakfast because it would give us the best start to the day. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) used to have honey in some warm water when he woke up. This cleanses the stomach. A while later a good breakfast to have would be oats and porridge as they slowly release energy and most other cereals have way too much sugar in them. Of one can have some yogurt with honey and fruit. One can sweeten ones porridge with a little honey. One can also have brown wholegrain toast with boiled egg. 6. Lunch Have a light but filling lunch because if our lunch is too heavy then we will certainly begin to feel lethargic later on in the afternoon so make sure you don't have a heavy lunch. It is best to avoid fried foods and too much carbohydrates at lunch as in too much rice, pasta or potato as these can make you very lethargic later on in the afternoon. Stick to eating a healthy wholegrain bread sandwich with salmon, tuna, chicken with salad or soup with some brown bread. Whatever you eat make sure its not too heavy as this will make one very tired towards the middle to end of the afternoon and make one groggy after coming home from work especially after a long day.7. Snacking Avoid snacking on too many crisps, chocolates and biscuits. Rather replace with fruit with yoghurt or healthy snacks. Avoid too much coffee and tea throughout the day because ones body can get used to it and one would end up getting headaches and groggy if one doesn’t have tea or coffee. Stick to a cup or two of green tea as this is a very good source of antioxidants.8. Evening meal The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) recommended eating evening meal so one should have a good meal in the evenings but again not too heavy because the heavier the meal the more harder it will be too get up in the morning for Fajr and work. Have a high protein meal with more fish and chicken and meat about twice a week. If one does not eat meat then replace with tofu, Soya products and paneer (indian cheese) in a healthy stir fry with vegetables. Try not to have too much rice or too many chapatti’s. Always have as much fresh vegetables and salad as you can with your meals.Best to eat between 6 to 7 and no later because one should eat no later than 4 hours before sleep.9. Balanced diet Have a good and balanced diet not eating too much of any particular thing. Have plenty of fruit and vegetables of different varieties as our body needs a variety of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Don't rely on supplements rather take your vitamins and minerals naturally from healthy and fresh food.10. Brain food Almonds are a very good brain food as are oily fish which contain a lot of Omega 3 oils like Mackerel, sardines and salmon. Also opt for a lot more wholegrain in your diet like whole grain bread, rice and pasta. Seeds are also brilliant so get some mix seeds and put some in your porridge or on some yogurt with honey every morning or as a desert or snack with honey. Have a lot of tomatoes as well which contain a lot of lycopene which is really good for your brain and for your skin.11. Structure day Structure your day properly and try to make a timetable or plan for yourself. You have to be determined and think to yourself "I cannot waste anymore time like this for death can come at any second and I need to make the best of my time". Making the best use of time in our lives is crucial. The time we have now has to be spent as much as possible worshipping Allah or no doubt it will become a source of regret for us in the hereafter. Here is what you can do to make the best use of your free time:12. Salah (prayers)We should all be praying our Fard Salah everyday 5 times without fail. If there is a discrepancy in our Fard Salah then we should really sort our act out because this is very serious. Watch this short clip on the importance of Salah:Why do you not pray? https://youtu.be/Nby1TfsVIYE On top of praying our Fard Salah we should also pray our Sunnah Mu’kkadah which is the Sunnah that we should read unless we have a valid excuse includes 2 Sunnah Mu’kkadah before Fard of Fajr, 4 Sunnah Mu’kkadah before Fard of Dhuhr and 2 after Fard of Dhuhr 2 after Fard of Maghrib, 2 Sunnah Mu’kkadah after Fard of Isha. The Ghair Mu’kkadah is the Sunnah is not emphasised but we should still read it as it is a lot of reward and a means of getting closer to Allah. These include the 4 Sunnah before 4 Fard of Asr and 4 Sunnah before 4 Fard of Isha. As much as possible we should try to pray our Nafil Salah as this is one of the best ways to get closer to Allah and it also makes up for any deficiencies in our Fard salaah. Here are the nafil prayers we can pray everyday in addition to Fard and Sunnah:VERY Rewarding Nafl Salaah’s we can Pray Everyday!http://www.islamicboard.com/worship-...-everyday.htmlWe should try our best to do all of our Fard, Sunnah and nafil everyday as we need as many good deeds as we can whilst we are alive and will regret the good deeds we missed out on. 13. Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah)The easiest thing to do each day is the Dhikr and glorification of Allah. Rasulallah (Pbuh) advised us to always keep our lips moist with Dhikr. This is also one of the best deeds and once we get into the habit of it, it is the easiest and feels the sweetest in ones heart. The more Dhikr we do the more good acts like will gravitate towards. If we remember Allah all the time then we will remember the world less. When we remember Allah then Allah remembers us. If we forget Allah then Allah forgets us. Dhikr is so east that we can do it anytime and anywhere especially in our free time, when were at school, college, university, work, or even out shopping or in paying a bill. Whatever were doing we should remember Allah and keep our lips moist with glorifying him. It is best to use our fingers or a rosary (Tasbih) or even a metal Dhikr counter which is available in any Islamic shop. The reason why it is best to use a rosary and a counter is because they are the best reminders for one to do Dhikr in the first place. When you have it in your hands then you get reminded to do Dhikr but if you don't then most often you would forget or not do as much as you could do if you had a counter. I would recommend all to get a metal counter which I find most practical as one can use it where ever one maybe. You click the metal counter every time you repeat a glorification of Allah or a durood and you can count your Dhikr so as to quantify it so you can do different types of glorifications. One should never let Shaythaan put one off doing Dhikr and one should note down how much Dhikr or glorifications one I going to do everyday so as to remind one self what one has to do. It is always best to keep targets so as to reach them otherwise one will not have any goals or motivation to do it in the first place. Here are some glorifications we can all do everyday and it is best to make a minimum target how much of each we are going to do:Easy Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah) light on the tongue but heavy on the scales! http://www.islamicboard.com/manners-...vy-scales.html14. Reciting the Qur’an One of the greatest worship is reciting the Qur'an. We actually get rewarded for every letter that we read and we will be raised in Jannah depending on how much we recited and memorised so we should try our best to recite as much Qur'an as possible and also memorise as much as we can. We should set ourselves a target of memorising at least an Ayat a day and make effort to memorise Sura’s like Surah Yaasin and Surah Mulk which a believer should have in their hearts. You could consider buying a smaller copy of the Qur'an which you can carry around with you and read whenever you have free time or on your breaks. We should set ourselves a target of reading at least 1 juz (chapter) a day. If not then at least half a chapter a day or as much as one can read but it is best to set a target so one will do their best to reach it. Reciting the Qur'an which is the sacred words of Allah and the most beautiful and best words in the universe is one of the best ways to spend our time. On top of reciting the Qur'an in Arabic those of us that are non Arabs should also read its translation and tafseer so as to understand what we are reading and understand what Allah is telling us in the Qur'an and ponder and contemplate over it. One of the greatest deeds we can do is to read what Allah has written in the Qur'an and implement it into our daily lives. Once you have read the meaning of the Qur'an and ponder over what Allah is saying then you will feel the most amazing feelings you have ever felt it is truly beyond words! Here is a brilliant translation of the Qur'an for you to download as a PDF file for free:http://islamicbulletin.org/free_down...mufti_taqi.pdfSo set yourself a target of how much one will recite and how much of its meanings will one read. A good way of doing it is read a chapter or half a chapter and then read its meanings. Or whatever one finds easiest.15. Acquiring Islamic knowledge There is so much to learn in Islam so get some good and reliable books on Islam that you would enjoy reading and learning about. It is always best to start from the basics and then build your way up. So get advice from those who are learned as to which books you should read and where you should start from.Here is one of the best books for learning about the basics of Islam including Tawheed, how to pray do Wudhu, Ghusl. It also contains stories of the Prophets and much more. It is written in a very easy to read language style and is a very enjoyable read where one will be better acquainted with the basics. It is available to download for free as an E book in a PDF file along with many other free E books to download on the basics of Islam and much more:Islam Beliefs and Teachings:http://islamicbulletin.org/free_down...m_children.pdf16. Building a close relationship with the Masjid If you are a brother then know that all Muslim males should read their Fard prayers at the Masjid and one should not be praying Fard salaah at home without a valid excuse. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said that a person who prays at home without a valid excuse then he would get the youth to gather together wood to burn those houses. He is saying this as a metaphor but we should take it as a warning. Salah in the Masjid is rewarded up to 27 times or more than a prayer at home. That is a lot of reward. So if there is no valid excuse then you should be praying all of your Fard Salah at the Masjid and one can and should pray their Sunnah and nafil at home. If you’re a female then you should pray at home and you will get the same reward as a person who reads at the Masjid.If your a male and have a Masjid within 20 minute walk then you should try and walk there for all of your Salah or as many as you can go to. This would be reward for you as well as exercise.Build a close relationship with the house of Allah because it is the most favourite place of Allah and the worst places in the sight of Allah are the market places or in modern day times the high street and shopping malls where one will find a lot of fitna (trials and tribulations) and evil.17. Repentance and Dua We should realise that Allah is most merciful and he loves it when his slaves ask of him in Dua and repent to him for our shortcomings, mistakes and minor and major sins. Dua is the weapon of the believer therefore we should use it as much as we can in our daily lives and ask of Allah to help us in EVERY aspect of our lives. We should try to share everything with him no matter how big or small it is and we will find much peace and solace in making Dua to Allah!We should not keep dwelling over the sins we committed in the past. What’s done is done now we have to look to the future and not keeping looking at our past. We should take lessons from our past and do things better now and the future.We should be remorseful over our past and present sins and have the intention of NEVER committing them again and make sincere repentance feeling bad about the sins we have committed.We should constantly ask for forgiveness always and have hope in Allah that he will accept our repentance. We should also realise that Allah hears every dua and if you think he is not accepting your dua then it is because he has something better for you because as humans we tend to think we know what is best for us but we clearly don't as ONLY our creator knows what is best for his creations.So never stop asking of Allah for Allah gets angry with those who don't ask of him:"Whosoever does not make dua to Allah, He will be angry with Him." [Saheeh Jaami`as-Sagheer #2414]18. Choose your friends wisely Once you have built a close relationship with the Masjid you then you will have built a closer relationship with Allah. If you’re a brother then one will find good and pious brothers at the Masjid where one has the opportunity in meeting good and pious brothers who will benefit and help us towards the right path.If your a sister then join a sisters circle, halaqas and sisters programmes as these are beneficial gatherings where you can learn knowledge and mix with and find good and pious sisters who you can befriend and a good friend will help you towards Jannah and encourage you in doing good deeds which will please Allah and the bad friend will have the opposite effect. We should try to spend as much time as possible with pious, righteous and learned people and keep away from keeping bad friends and those who are loose in their talk and have a bad influence towards you. These people are not your real friends trust me. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,“The case of the good companion and the bad companion is like that of the seller of musk and the blower of the bellows (iron-smith). As for the seller of musk, he will either give you some of the musk, or you will purchase some from him, or at least you will come away having experienced its good smell. Whereas the blower of the bellows will either burn your clothing, or at least you will come away having experienced its repugnant smell.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]Remember: “All friends will be enemies of one another on that Day (Day of Judgment) except those of the virtuous.” (Al-Qur’an 43:67)One of the most important things we must do, which sadly many people neglect, is that we should avoid bad company. People we should avoid taking as friends those who speak too freely, who miss Salah, who do not dress modestly, who backbite, slander etc. The company of such people is poison; just even sitting and talking with them will lead one to commit sins. Just as a person who sits for a long time with a perfume seller begins to smell nice, and a person who sits by a gutter cleaner begins to smell awful, similarly a person who spends time in the company of the wicked eventually gets affected badly by them. Rather, we should seek out pious friends who fear Almighty Allah and who have the qualities of humility, charity, compassion, modesty and knowledge. If we sit with them we will always benefit and they will be a means for us to get closer to Allah the most compassionate most merciful and kind!19. Being the best towards others in character and manners Many of us think that “a perfect Muslim” is simply one who is correct in the observance of the salaah (ritual Prayer), the fasting, the Zakaah (payment of a certain portion of one’s wealth to the poor), and the Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah). This indeed is not the case.If the ritual observances do not help the person to be humble, virtuous and truly God-fearing, then he or she is not a real Muslim. A Muslim should be good and just in dealing with others, no matter their religion, and take special care to keep away from all the shameful and sinful things Allah has forbidden.One can never get close to Allah by being arrogant, full of pride and having a bad character and manners. Those who have humility and are humble and have good character and manners are the closest to Allah and Allah raises their ranks in the hereafter. The best person is the one who is best towards others.20. Spend time with family and maintain ties between family and close relatives who are mahram Don't forget to spend time with your family and close relatives as Islam emphasises a lot about maintaining ties of kinship. If there is a dispute then be the first to try and resolve it or get an elder of the community or family involved to mediate matters and get advice from a learned scholar. The disputes should not be allowed to continue because of petty worldly matters and should be resolved straight away. 21. Keep away from non mahram and be-friending members of opposite sex One should not be mixing with or spending time with any family or relatives that are non mahram and one should certainly not be alone with any of them as Shaythaan is always third party when a mahram and non mahram are together. One should also not be mixing with those of the opposite sex because Allah tells us to keep away from anything that leads to adultery and be-friending a member of the opposite sex always starts off with something innocent and leads to haraam and major sin so totally avoid contact with the opposite gender for it is only for your own good. It is Shaythaan that deceives one into thinking that it is ok to befriend the opposite sex but the main aim of Shaythaan is to take us towards destruction and HELL! So let us not listen to our enemy but abide by the commandments of Allah and know that he sees all that we do!22. Keep away from sin by fearing Allah and remembering death can come ANY second!We constantly get distracted in our daily lives as to our purpose in this life and why we are here. That is why we should constantly remember death as death is the destroyer of all pleasures and brings us back to reality that we are mortals and that our time here is only very temporary and can end at ANY second. Read more here about death the destroyer of pleasures:https://youtu.be/BldeU7hwakM25. Having the right intentions Everything can become a reward for us with the right intention. That includes education, work, eating, drinking, sleeping, exercise etc All with the right intention that we are doing it only for the pleasure of Allah. If we worship Allah as much as we can then Allah will help us in all other aspects of our lives including at school, college, university, work and also getting work and with whatever we need in regards to worldly matters.With the right intention then all of our good deeds can be multiplied in reward but any good deed we do for the pleasure of others or to show off then those deeds will be replaced with major sin and we will be punished for it unless we change our ways and repent sincerely making sure we do ALL good deeds for the pleasure of Allah ONLY! So we should always check our intentions before doing any act!26. Overcoming laziness and procrastination!Shaythaan will always try his best to slow down our progress that is why we must change our mindset and attitude and constantly remind ourselves of our purpose in life and that we can be overcome by death at ANY second! Shaythaan can only whisper but we have the power over our body’s and lives so let us take our body towards goodness and away from sin and evil! Feeling this lazy cannot be good for your worship as it would make you lazy in your ship to. Procrastination and laziness are two of Shaytaan’s strongest strategies to stop us from performing good deeds. It is necessary for the wise person to take matters into his/her own hand and harness his/her energy in a positive way everyday. The person who breaks the back of Shaytaan in the start of the day will not just pass his time day dreaming and in mindless pursuits, he will make sure that every second of his time is spent fruitfully. In winter, Fajr Salaah is much later. So let us break the back of Shaytaan and kick-start our day with Salaat!Shaytaan causes people to forget the truth and the Commands of Allah. ‘Shaytaan has overtaken them. So he has made them forget the remembrance of Allah. They are the party of Shaytaan…’ [Surah al-Mujaddilah (58): 19] But as soon as we remember, we should strive to leave that which distracted us from the remembrance of Allah and His Commands as the Qur’an commands us, ‘If Shaytaan causes you to forget, then do not sit after the remembrance in the company of the wrong-doers.’ [Surah al-An’aam (6): 68]The one who wants to do some good deed should carry out his action with determination and resolve. Resolve means not wasting time and not delaying things. He should forget about the idea of having plenty of time because the one who has been warned (of the punishment of Allah) should not be assured. What you miss, you cannot make up for it. The reason for every shortcoming or inclination of evil is the belief that there is plenty of time and a lot of hope, because man keeps thinking of giving up evil and turning towards good, but delays. No doubt, whoever thinks that he has the whole day ahead of him will take his time, and whoever has the hope that he will still be there in the morning will do very little during the night, but the one who thinks of death as imminent will strive harder.You need to discipline yourself otherwise you will waste huge amounts of time which you will never get back and who knows when death will come for life is so uncertain and we need to prepare before preparations are made for our funerals!The Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) used to make a du’a:اللّهُمَّ إنِّي أعُوذُبِكَ مِن العَجزِ وَ الكَسلٍTransliteration: Allahumma inniy a’oothubika min al-ajzi wal-kasliTranslation: O Allah, I seek refuge in you from incapability and laziness.27. Make good use of your youth before it’s over!Make the best use of your youth until it is over because you will never be able to get it back. The youth is the best time for worship and getting closer to Allah so let us make the best of this time that we have and not waste it otherwise we will regret it FOREVER! We will also be asked by Allah on the day of judgement how we spent our youth. There is no guarantee that we will make it another day so we should make the best of now and the present for tomorrow may never come! Narrated by Ibn Abbas: Allah's Apostle said, "Take advantage of five matters before five other matters: your youth before you become old; and your health before you fall sick; and your richness before you become poor; and your free time before you become busy; and your life before your death."[Musnad Imam Ahmad]28. Self evaluation on a daily basisSelf-evaluation means to assess where you are in life, set goals for the future, and think of what you can do to get there. The process of self-evaluation makes one pro-active in directing one's life in order to achieve the goals one sets for themselves. Unless we take the initiative our lives will be shaped by circumstances.This is a brilliant tool for us to self evaluate ourselves just like people keep logs or diaries to remind them of things so that we can evaluate and improve ourselves on a daily basis. This "Daily Ibadah(worship) check" chart is perfect for you to evaluate worship on a daily basis so as to make improvements from there. You can download it and make print outs. Each chart represents one week: My Daily Ibadah(worship) checkMy Daily Ibadah (worship) check!Implement this new routine into our lives NOW for tomorrow may never come!So let us put all of this into our daily routine so that everyday can be a rewarding day for us. Let us spend our youth pleasing Allah and being close to him and not waste our youth for we will never get it back and if we waste it then surely we will regret it FOREVER and by then it would have been too late! May Allah guide us towards the straight path and make us the best of the good doers and the biggest benefactors of Islam! AmeenHere are some more articles which will benefit you inshallah: I hope the following articles will be of benefit:3 Ways of attaining focus in our Salah3 ways of attaining focus in our Salaah (prayer) - You will be amazed! 10 Steps to Increase our Iman(Faith) 10 Steps to Increase our Iman (Faith) - Updated versionUtterly regretful in the Hereafter:Utterly regretful in the HereafterThe Angel of Death is coming for us!The Angel of Death is coming for us!Forty Very Easy, Quick & Rewarding Good Deeds for all of us to do Everyday! http://www.islamicboard.com/worship-...-everyday.html10 steps to drawing closer to Allah http://www.islamicboard.com/manners-...ser-allah.html