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  1. «The beneficial gift is a statement a man gifts to his Muslim brother.»— Imam Ibn ul-Qayyim (rahimahullah)
  2. «Losing time is harder than death, as losing time keeps you away from Allah and the Hereafter, while death keeps you away from the worldly life and your people.»— Imam Ibn ul-Qayyim (rahimahullah)
  3. Woman in Islam: Role as Mother (Status of Mother in Islam, Muslim Mother, Islamic Mother) Apart from her role as a wife, the Muslim woman has a very important role as mother. The status and value attached to parents in the Muslim world is very high. A woman becomes complete when she becomes a mother. Enjoying her power of creativity and grade of superiority over man, she experiences those precious feelings and senses, which nature gives only to woman. There is no doubt that as a mother, she is superior to man and is the nucleus of her family! Noble Qur'an says: "And your Lord has commanded that you shall not serve (any) but Him, and goodness to your parents. If either or both of them reach old age with you, say not to them (so much as) "Ugh" nor chide them, and speak to them a generous word. And make yourself submissively gentle to them with compassion, and say: O my Lord! Have compassion on them, as they brought me up (when I was) little." Noble Qur'an (17:23-24) Again Noble Qur'an says: And We have enjoined man in respect of his parents - his mother bears him with faintings upon faintings and his weaning takes two years - saying: Be grateful to Me and to both your parents; to Me is the eventual coming. And if they contend with you that you should associate with Me what you have no knowledge of, do not obey them, and keep company with them in this world kindly, and follow the way of him who turns to Me, then to Me is your return, then will I inform you of what you did. Noble Qur'an (31:14-15) In Islam every day is Mother's Day (Status of Mother in Islam) One day a man came to see the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny. It seemed that he was trying to solve something but couldn't quite work it out. So he asked the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny. "Tell me, O Prophet of Allah! I have many relatives and many friends whom I love, and whom I wish to care for and help. But I often find it difficult to decide which of them has the greatest claim upon me? Which of them should come first?" The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny replied immediately, "Your mother should come first and before all others." The man was very pleased to have this clear guidance from the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny. But of course there were all his other relatives and his friends, so he asked again: "And after my mother, who has the greatest claim upon me?" The Prophet Muhammad's, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny reply this second time surprised him. "Your mother!" he said again. The man wondered why the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny was repeating himself. Perhaps he had not spoken clearly, the man thought, so he asked the question again, "What I want to know is, after my mother, who has the greatest claim upon me? Again the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny said "your mother!" Your mother, your mother, your mother! The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny had now said it three times. Slowly, the man realized why he had done so. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny means that my mother is extremely important, so much so that my duty to her must be stressed over and over again. Even so, the man's thoughts ran on, "what about all the others I love and wish to care for?" Still uncertain and wanting to know more, he once again turned to the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny and said, "and after my mother, who comes after her? Is there anyone besides her?" The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny then replied "after your mother, your father." And then? asked the man. "Then people who are nearest to you," said the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny. In universal religion Islam, mother has three times more rights over her off springs than their father because of her significant and crucial role in their birth, brought-up and home education. In another hadith the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny has said: "Paradise lies at the feet of mothers." In other words Paradise awaits those who cherish and respect their mothers. The Muslim mother has consequently a great feeling of security about the type of care and consideration she can expect from her children when she reaches old age. As the verse of Noble Qur'an quoted above indicates, thankfulness to parents is linked with thankfulness to Allah, and a failure in either of these respects is indeed a major failure in one's religious duties. The principles of Islam made explicit in Noble Qur'an and hadith are belief and good conduct, and good conduct begins at home with one's closest relatives. A Westerner who has had close contact with a Muslim society cannot fail to be struck by the love and respect given to parents and the honour shown to old people in general, both men and women, as a direct application of these principles of Islam. Woman in Islam: Mother's order (Status of Mother in Islam, Islamic Mother, Muslim Mother) A mother's order is to be respected, even in comparison with Allah's command, on the condition that the action concerned does not fall within the imperative and obligatory injunction. An example of that is Jihad, in the way of Allah, or recommended prayers. "A man came in the presence of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny and said: I like to perform Jihad in the cause of Allah, but my mother is not at all inclined towards my doing so. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny replied: Go back and remain with your mother. I swear by the Lord that has sent me on a true mission that to remain with one's mother for one night (and serving her and doing good to her) is better than performing Jihad in the cause of Allah for a year." The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny said, "If you are performing recommended prayers and your father calls for you, do not break your prayers. But if your mother calls you, do break your prayers". The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny said: "A creature is not to be obeyed when it involves disobedience to the Creator."
  4. 1- When Waking Up: the following are recommended Azkaar to be said in the morning to start a new day. اللّهُـمَّ ما أَصْبَـَحَ بي مِـنْ نِعْـمَةٍ أَو بِأَحَـدٍ مِـنْ خَلْـقِك ، فَمِـنْكَ وَحْـدَكَ لا شريكَ لَـك ، فَلَـكَ الْحَمْـدُ وَلَـكَ الشُّكْـر . أبو داود 4/318 -1 Allahumma ma asbaha bee min ni’matin, aw bi-ahadin min khalqik, faminka wahdaka la shareeka lak, falakal-hamdu walakash-shukr. 1-‘O Allah, what blessing I or any of Your creation have risen upon, is from You alone, without partner, so for You is all praise and unto You all thanks.’ (اللّهُـمَّ عافِـني في بَدَنـي ، اللّهُـمَّ عافِـني في سَمْـعي ، اللّهُـمَّ عافِـني في بَصَـري ، لا إلهَ إلاّ أَنْـتَ. (ثلاثاً -2 اللّهُـمَّ إِنّـي أَعـوذُبِكَ مِنَ الْكُـفر ، وَالفَـقْر ، وَأَعـوذُبِكَ مِنْ عَذابِ القَـبْر ، لا إلهَ إلاّ أَنْـتَ . (ثلاثاً) أبو داود 4/324 Allahumma AAafinee fee badanee, allahumma AAafinee fee sam’ee, allahumma Aafinee fee basaree, la ilaha illa ant.(three times). Allahumma innee a’oothu bika minal-kufr, walfaqr, wa-a’oothu bika min Aathabil-qabr, la ilaha illa ant (three times). 2-‘O Allah, grant my body health, O Allah, grant my hearing health, O Allah, grant my sight health. None has the right to be worshipped except You.’ (three times) ‘O Allah, I take refuge with You from disbelief and poverty, and I take refuge with You from the punishment of the grave. None has the right to be worshipped except You.’ (three times) حَسْبِـيَ اللّهُ لا إلهَ إلاّ هُوَ عَلَـيهِ تَوَكَّـلتُ وَهُوَ رَبُّ العَرْشِ العَظـيم . ( سبع مَرّات حينَ يصْبِح وَيمسي) أبو داود موقوفاً 4/321 -3 If you are looking for a more extensive Arabic course, we recommend Breaking The Arabic Code Hasbiyal-lahu la ilaha illa huwa, Aalayhi tawakkalt, wahuwa rabbul-Aarshil-Aatheem 3-‘Allah is Sufficient for me, none has the right to be worshipped except Him, upon Him I rely and He is Lord of the exalted throne.’ (seven times morning and evening) 4- اللهم صلي على محمد 4- Allahumma sallee ala Mohammad (10 times). 2- Fajr Prayer (it’s a recommended prayer which is performed just before the Subh prayer) 3- Subh Prayer (one of the five mandatory prayers, its time starts at twilight) 4- ½ Juzu’ of Qur’an (It’s recommended to read one juzu’ of Qur’an every day, half during the morning and half during the evening, so that within a month you can finish the whole Qur’an) 5- Duhr prayer (2nd mandatory prayer, it’s performed from noon to the point where the shadow of objects under the sun becomes the same size of the original object), it’s also recommended to perform 4 prayer just before and 4 prayer just after the Duhr prayer but not mandatory. 6- Asr Prayer (3rd mandatory prayer and can be performed anytime within the following times: starts when the shadow of objects under the sun becomes taller than the actual objects themselves and it ends just before sunset). 7- Maghrib prayer (4th mandatory prayer and can be performed after sunset and ends when there is no more redness in the sky from the effect of the sunset, when the sky is totally dark, you can also check online for the time of prayers), 8- 2 rakaat after Maghrib are recommended. 9- Evening Azkaar أَعـوذُبِكَلِمـاتِ اللّهِ التّـامّـاتِ مِنْ شَـرِّ ما خَلَـق . (ثلاثاً إِذا أمسى) أحمد 2/290، وصحيح الترمذي 3/187 -1 aAAoothu bikalimatil-lahit-tammati min sharri ma khalaq. 1- ‘I take refuge in Allah’s perfect words from the evil He has created.’ (three times in the evening) اللّهُـمَّ بِكَ أَمْسَـينا، وَبِكَ أَصْـبَحْنا، وَبِكَ نَحْـيا، وَبِكَ نَمـوتُ وَإِلَـيْكَ المَصـير. الترمذي 5/466 -2 Allahumma bika amsayna, wabika asbahna, wabika nahya wabika namootu wa-ilaykal-maseer. 2- ‘O Allah, by Your leave we have reached the evening and by Your leave we have reached the morning, by Your leave we live and die and unto You is our return.’ اللّهُـمَّ عافِـني في بَدَنـي ، اللّهُـمَّ عافِـني في سَمْـعي ، اللّهُـمَّ عافِـني في بَصَـري ، لا إلهَ إلاّ أَنْـتَ -3 اللّهُـمَّ إِنّـي أَعـوذُبِكَ مِنَ الْكُـفر ، وَالفَـقْر ، وَأَعـوذُبِكَ مِنْ عَذابِ القَـبْر ، لا إلهَ إلاّ أَنْـتَ . (ثلاثاً) أبو داود 4/324 Allahumma AAafinee fee badanee, allahumma AAafinee fee samAAee, allahumma AAafinee fee basaree, la ilaha illa ant. Allahumma innee aAAoothu bika minal-kufr, walfaqr, wa-aAAoothu bika min AAathabil-qabr, la ilaha illa ant (three times). 3- ‘O Allah, grant my body health, O Allah, grant my hearing health, O Allah, grant my sight health. None has the right to be worshipped except You.’ ‘O Allah, I take refuge with You from disbelief and poverty, and I take refuge with You from the punishment of the grave. None has the right to be worshipped except You.’ (three times) حَسْبِـيَ اللّهُ لا إلهَ إلاّ هُوَ عَلَـيهِ تَوَكَّـلتُ وَهُوَ رَبُّ العَرْشِ العَظـيم . ( سبع مَرّات حينَ يصْبِح وَيمسي) أبو داود موقوفاً 4/321 -4 Hasbiyal-lahu la ilaha illa huwa, AAalayhi tawakkalt, wahuwa rabbul-AAarshil-AAatheem 4- ‘Allah is Sufficient for me, none has the right to be worshipped except Him, upon Him I rely and He is Lord of the exalted throne.’ (seven times morning and evening) أَعـوذُبِكَلِمـاتِ اللّهِ التّـامّـاتِ مِنْ شَـرِّ ما خَلَـق . (ثلاثاً إِذا أمسى) أحمد 2/290، وصحيح الترمذي 3/187-5 aAAoothu bikalimatil-lahit-tammati min sharri ma khalaq. 5- ‘I take refuge in Allah’s perfect words from the evil He has created.’ (three times in the evening) لا إِلَهَ إِلا أَنتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِين الأنبياء/87 -6 La elaha illa anta subhanaka enni kunti mena adhalimeen. 6- "None has the right to be worshipped but You (O Allah), Glorified (and Exalted) are You. Truly, I have been of the wrong-doers." 10- Ishaa’ prayer (5th mandatory prayer, and is performed after dark, when there is no sun light outside, not even a redness in the sky, when it’s completely dark in the horizon). 11- Shaf’ and Wetr (these are highly recommended after Ishaa’ prayer, Shaf’ is a 2 rakaat, and wetr is a single rak’aa and should be the last prayer performed that night). 12- ½ Juzu’ of Qur’an (also called hezb, Qur’an contains 30 Juzu’ or 60 Hezb) hezb = ½ Juzu’. 13- What to say after the each end of mandatory prayer: أَسْـتَغْفِرُ الله (ثَلاثاً) -1 اللّهُـمَّ أَنْـتَ السَّلامُ ، وَمِـنْكَ السَّلام ، تَبارَكْتَ يا ذا الجَـلالِ وَالإِكْـرام . مسلم 1/414 Astaghfirul-lah (three times) Allahumma antas-salam waminkas-salam, tabarakta ya thal-jalali wal-ikram. 1- ‘I ask Allah for forgiveness.’ (three times) ‘O Allah, You are As-Salam and from You is all peace, blessed are You, O Possessor of majesty and honour.’ AS-Salam: The One Who is free from all defects and deficiencies. لا إلهَ إلاّ اللّهُ وحدَهُ لا شريكَ لهُ، لهُ المُـلْكُ ولهُ الحَمْد، وهوَ على كلّ شَيءٍ قَدير، اللّهُـمَّ لا مانِعَ لِما أَعْطَـيْت، -2 وَلا مُعْطِـيَ لِما مَنَـعْت، وَلا يَنْفَـعُ ذا الجَـدِّ مِنْـكَ الجَـد. البخاري 1/255 ومسلم 414 La ilaha illal-lahu wahdahu la shareeka lah, lahul-mulku walahul-hamd, wahuwa AAala kulli shayin qadeer, allahumma la maniAAa lima aAAtayt, wala muAAtiya lima manaAAt, wala yanfaAAu thal-jaddi minkal-jad. 2- ‘None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, without partner, to Him belongs all sovereignty and praise and He is over all things omnipotent.O Allah, none can prevent what You have willed to bestow and none can bestow what You have willed to prevent, and no wealth or majesty can benefit anyone, as from You is all wealth and majesty.’ سُـبْحانَ اللهِ، والحَمْـدُ لله ، واللهُ أكْـبَر . ثلاثاً وثلاثين -3 لا إلهَ إلاّ اللّهُ وَحْـدَهُ لا شريكَ لهُ، لهُ الملكُ ولهُ الحَمْد، وهُوَ على كُلّ شَيءٍ قَـدير. مسلم 1/418 Subhanal-lah walhamdu lillah, wallahu akbar (thirty-three times). La ilaha illal-lahu wahdahu la shareeka lah, lahul-mulku walahul-hamd, wahuwa AAala kulli shayin qadeer. ‘How perfect Allah is, all praise is for Allah, and Allah is the greatest.’ (thirty-three times) 3- ‘None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, without partner, to Him belongs all sovereignty and praise and He is over all things omnipotent.’ 14- Before Sleeping بِاسْمِكَ رَبِّـي وَضَعْـتُ جَنْـبي ، وَبِكَ أَرْفَعُـه، فَإِن أَمْسَـكْتَ نَفْسـي فارْحَـمْها ، وَإِنْ أَرْسَلْتَـها فاحْفَظْـها بِمـا تَحْفَـظُ بِه عِبـادَكَ الصّـالِحـين -1 Bismika rabbee wadaAAtu janbee wabika arfaAAuh, fa-in amsakta nafsee farhamha, wa-in arsaltaha fahfathha bima tahfathu bihi AAibadakas-saliheen. 1- ‘In Your name my Lord, I lie down and in Your name I rise, so if You should take my soul then have mercy upon it, and if You should return my soul then protect it in the manner You do so with Your righteous servants.’ بِاسْـمِكَ اللّهُـمَّ أَمـوتُ وَأَحْـيا البخاري مع الفتح 11/113 ومسلم 4/2083 -2 Bismikal-lahumma amootu wa-ahya. 2- ‘In Your name O Allah, I live and die.’ اللّهُـمَّ أَسْـلَمْتُ نَفْـسي إِلَـيْكَ، وَفَوَّضْـتُ أَمْـري إِلَـيْكَ، وَوَجَّـهْتُ وَجْـهي إِلَـيْكَ، وَأَلْـجَـاْتُ ظَهـري إِلَـيْكَ، -3 رَغْبَـةً وَرَهْـبَةً إِلَـيْكَ، لا مَلْجَـأَ وَلا مَنْـجـا مِنْـكَ إِلاّ إِلَـيْكَ، آمَنْـتُ بِكِتـابِكَ الّـذي أَنْزَلْـتَ وَبِنَبِـيِّـكَ الّـذي أَرْسَلْـت . البخاري مع الفتح 11/113 ومسلم 4/2081 Allahumma aslamtu nafsee ilayk, wafawwadtu amree ilayk, wawajjahtu wajhee ilayk, wa-alja/tu thahree ilayk, raghbatan warahbatan ilayk, la maljaa wala manja minka illa ilayk, amantu bikitabikal-lathee anzalt, wabinabiyyikal-lathee arsalt. 3- ‘O Allah, I submit my soul unto You, and I entrust my affair unto You, and I turn my face towards You, and I totally rely on You, in hope and fear of You. Verily there is no refuge nor safe haven from You except with You. I believe in Your Book which You have revealed and in Your Prophet whom You have sent.’
  5. Dear sister i think this Dua is the best u can read it day and night (اللّهُـمَّ عافِـني في بَدَنـي ، اللّهُـمَّ عافِـني في سَمْـعي ، اللّهُـمَّ عافِـني في بَصَـري ، لا إلهَ إلاّ أَنْـتَ. اللّهُـمَّ إِنّـي أَعـوذُبِكَ مِنَ الْكُـفر ، وَالفَـقْر ، وَأَعـوذُبِكَ مِنْ عَذابِ القَـبْر ، لا إلهَ إلاّ أَنْـتَ . أبو داود 4/324 Allahumma AAafinee fee badanee, allahumma AAafinee fee sam’ee, allahumma Aafinee fee basaree, la ilaha illa ant.(three times). Allahumma innee a’oothu bika minal-kufr, walfaqr, wa-a’oothu bika min Aathabil-qabr, la ilaha illa ant 2-‘O Allah, grant my body health, O Allah, grant my hearing health, O Allah, grant my sight health. None has the right to be worshipped except You.’ (three times) ‘O Allah, I take refuge with You from disbelief and poverty, and I take refuge with You from the punishment of the grave. None has the right to be worshipped except You.’
  6. Duas for Health and Well-being B i s m i l l a a h i r R a m a a n i r R a h e e m Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barkatuh Duas for Health and Well-being "رَبَّهُ أَنِّي مَسَّنِيَ الضُّرُّ وَأَنتَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ " Rabbu inni massani-yadh- urru wa 'anta arhamur-Raahimeen O my Rubb, Surely, distress has touched me, and You are the most Merciful of the merciful ones. [surah al-Anbiya; 21:83] - what Prophet Ayyub (alayhis salam) recited For Distress and anguish اللِّهُمَّ إنِّي عَبْدُكَ ، ابْنُ عَبْدِكَ ، ابْنُ أَمَتِكَ ، نَاصِيَتِي بِيَدِكَ ، مَاضِ فِيَّ حُكْمُكَ ، عَدْلٌ فِيَّ قَضَاؤُكَ ، أَسْأَلُكَ بِكُلِّ اسْمٍ هُوَ لَكَ ، سَمَّيْتَ بِهِ نَفْسَكَ ، أَوْ أنْزَلْتَهُ فِي كِتَاَبِكَ ، أَوْ عَلَّمْتَهُ أَحَدًا مِنْ خَلْقِكَ ، أَوِ اسْتَأْثَرْتَ بِهِ فِي عِلْمِ الْغَيْبِ عِنْدَكَ ، أنْ تَجْعَلَ الْقُرْآنَ رَبِيعَ قَلْبِي ، وَ نُورَ صَدْرِي ، وَ جَلاءَ حُزْنِي ، وَ ذَهَابَ هَمِّي Allahumma inni 'abduka, ibnu 'abdika, ibnu amatika, naasiyati biyadika, maadhin fiyya hukumuka, 'adhlun fiyya qadha'uka asaluka bi kulli ismin huwa laka, sammaita bihi nafsaka, aw an-zaltahu fi kitabika, aw 'allamtahu ahadan min khalqika, awista'tharta bihi fi 'ilmil-ghaibi 'indaka, an taj'alal-Qur' ana Rabbi'a qalbi, wa nura sadri, wa jalaa'a huzni, wa dhahaba hammi Oh Allah, I am Your servant, the son of Your servant, the son of your maid-servant, and entirely at Your service. You hold me by my forelock. Your Decree is what controls me, and Your Commands to me are just. I beseech You by every one of Your Names, those which You use to refer to Yourself, or have revealed in Your Book, or have taught to any one of Your creation, or have chosen to keep hidden with You in the Unseen, to make the Qur’an Al-Karim the springtime of my heart, the light of my eyes, the departure of my grief, and the vanishing of my affliction and my sorrow. [Ahmad 1:391, ibn Hibban] The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, there is no-one who is afflicted by distress and grief, and says (the above), but Allah will take away his distress and grief, and replace it with joy." He was asked: "O Messenger of Allah, should we learn this?" He said: "Of course; everyone who hears it should learn it." *** لا إلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ الْعَظِيمُ الْحَلِيمُ ، لا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمُ ، لا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُ رَبُّ السَّموَاتِ وَ رَبُّ الأَرْضِ وَرَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْكَرِيمُ La ilaha ilAllah al-‘Adheem al-Haleem, la ilaha ilAllah Rabb al-Arsh al-‘adheem, la ilaha ilAllah Rabb as-Samawat wa Rabb al-Ard wa Rabb al-Arsh al-Kareem There is no god but Allah, the All-Powerful, the Forbearing; there is no god but Allah, Lord of the mighty Throne; there is no god but Allah, Lord of heaven, Lord of earth, and Lord of the noble Throne. [sahih al-Bukhari, 8/154, Muslim, 4/2092] Ibn Abbas (ra) reported that when the Prophet (saws) felt distressed he would say (the above) *** يَا حَيُّ ، يَا قَيُّومُ ، بِرَ حْمَتِكَ أسْتَغِيثُ Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyoom bi Rahmatika astagheeth O Ever-Living, O Eternal, by Your Mercy I seek help. [sahih al-Hakim 1/545, Sahih al-Jami 4791, at-Tirmidhi - Sahih] Anas (ra) reported that when the Prophet (saws) was distressed by something, he would say (the above) ********* اللَّهُ اللَّهُ رَبِّي لا أُشْرِكُ بِهِ شَيْئًا Allah Allah rabbi la ushriku bihi shay’an Allah Allah is my Lord, I do not associate anything with Him [abu Dawud, 2/87, Sahih anb Majah 2/335] Asma bint ‘Umayr (ra) said: "The Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said to me: ‘Shall I not teach you some words which you can say at times of distress? Another narration says that these words should be said 7 times. *** اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَ الْحَزَنِ ، وَ الْعَجْزِ وَ الْكَسَلِ ، وَ الْبُخْلِ وَ الْجُبْنِ ، وَ ضَلَعِ الدِّيْنِ وَ غَلَبَةِ الرِّجَالِ Allahumma inni 'a'udhubika minal hammi walhuzni Wal'ajzi walkasali walbukhli waljubni, Wa dal'id-daiyni wa ghalabatir-rajal Oh Allah, I seek refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts and from being over powered by men. [sahih al-Bukhari 7:158, Al-Asqalani - Fath al-Bari 11:173] said in times of worry and grief *** حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَ نِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ hasbunal-lahu wa ni'mal wakeel Allah is sufficient for us and the Best of those on whom to depend [sahih al Bukhari 5:172] When frightened or meet an adversary or powerful ruler *** اللَّهُمَّ رَحْمَتَكَ أَرْجُو فَلا تَكِلْنِي إلَى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَعَيْنٍ ، وَ أَصْلِحْلِي شَأْنِي كُلَّهُ ، لا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ Allahumma rahmataka arju falaa takilni illa nafsi tarfata 'aiinan, wa as-ih-li sha'ni kuulahu, la illaha illa anta O Allah, I hope for Your Mercy. Do not leave me to myself even for the blinking of an eye. Correct all of my affairs for me. There is none worthy of worship but You [Abu Dawud 4/324, Ahmad 5/42] Supplication during times of distress and anguish *** اللَّهُُمَّ اِنِّىْ اَسْئَلُكَ تَعْجِيْلَ عَافِيَتِكَ وَ دَفَعَ بَلآئِكَ ، وَ خُرُوْجًا مِنَ الدُّنْيَآ اِلى رَحْمَتِكَ Allahumma inni as'aluka ta'jila 'afiyatika wa daf'a balaika, wa khurujan min ad-dunya ila rahmatika O Allah, I ask for Your haste in granting me peace, and taking me out of the trials of this world to Your Mercy *** اللَّهُمَّ لا سَهْلَ إلَّا مَا جَعَلْتَهُ سَهْلاً وَ إنْتَ تَحْعَلُ الْحزْنَ إذَا شِئْتَ سَهْلاً Allahumma la sahla illa ma ja'altu sahla, wa 'anta taj-alul hazna idha shi'ta sahla O Allah, there is nothing easy except what You make easy, and You make the difficult easy if it be Your Will. [ibn Hibban, ibn as-Sunni] When confronted with a difficult situation *** (Arabic text is missing...) La ilaha illa Anta subhanaka, inni kuntu minadh-dhalimeen There is no god but You, You are Glorified, I was indeed the wrongdoer. [at-Tirmidhi] Sa'd ibn Waqas (radiAllahu anhu) reported that the Prophet (salAllahu allayhi wasalam) said, "The supplication made by the Companion of the Fish (Prophet Yunus (as)) in the belly of the fish was (the above). If any Muslim supplicates in these words, his supplication will be accepted." In another report we read, "I know words that will cause Allah to remove one's distress. These are the words (of supplication) of my brother Yunus, peace be upon him" General Health " رَبَّنَا لاَ تُؤَاخِذْنَا إِن نَّسِينَا أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا رَبَّنَا وَلاَ تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَا إِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهُ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِنَا رَبَّنَا وَلاَ تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لاَ طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِ وَاعْفُ عَنَّا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَآ أَنتَ مَوْلاَنَا فَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ Rabbanna la tu'a-khidhna in-nasina aw akh-ta'na, Rabbanna wa la tahmil 'alayna isran kama hamaltahu 'ala-lladhina min qablina, Rab-bana wa la tuhammilna ma la taqata lana bih, wa-'fu 'anna waghfirlana warhamna anta Maulana fansurna 'alal-qawmil kaafirin. "Our Lord! do not punish us if we forget or make mistake; Our Lord! do not lay on us a burden as Thou didst lay on those before us; Our Lord! do not impose upon us that which we have not the strength to bear; and pardon us and grant us protection and have mercy on us, Thou art our Patron, so help us against the unbelieving people." [surah al Baqarah; 2:286] *** "رَبَّنَا اكْشِفْ عَنَّا الْعَذَابَ إِنَّا مُؤْمِنُونَ " Rabban ak-shiff 'annal-adhaaba 'inna mu'minoon "Our Rabb! remove from us the punishment, surely we are Believers." [surah ad-Dhukan; 44:12] *** ".رَّبَّنَا عَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْنَا وَإِلَيْكَ الْمَصِيرُ رَبَّنَا لَا تَجْعَلْنَا فِتْنَةً لِّلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ " "Rabbana 'alaika tawakkalna wa ilaika anabna wa ilaikal-masir. Rabbana la taj'alna fitnatan li-lladhina kafaru waghfir lana Rabbana innaka Antal 'Azizul-Hakim. " "Our Lord! on Thee do we rely, and to Thee do we turn, and to Thee is the eventual coming. Our Lord! do not make us a trial for those, who disbelieve, and forgive us, Our Lord! surely Thou are the Mighty, the Wise." [surah al-Saff; 60:4-5] *** اله الحق سبحنك لا اله اله غيرك اغفرلى ذنبى واصلح لى عملى انك تغفر الذنوب لمن تشآء و انت الغفور الرحيم illahil Haqqi Subhanaka la ilaha ghairuka ighfir li dhanbi wa aslih-li 'amali, innaka taghfir-udh-dhuubaka liman tashaa'u wa Anta-GhafururRaheem O True God, Glory be to You, there is no God but You, forgive my sins, and direct my actions aright, for You Pardon the sins of any one You please, and You are the Forgiving, the Merciful *** رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْراً وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانصُرْنَا عَلَى القَوْمِ الكَافِرِينَ "Rabbana afrigh 'alayna sabran wa thabbit aqdamana wansurna 'alal-qawmil- kafirin." "Our Lord! Bestow on us endurance, make our foothold sure, and give us help against the disbelieving folk" [surah al-Baqarah 2:250] *** رَبَّنَا آتِنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً وَهَيِّئْ لَنَا مِنْ أَمْرِنَا رَشَدًا "Rabbana atina min ladunka rahmatan wa hayyi' lana min amrina rashada." "Our Lord! give us mercy from Thy presence, and shape for us right conduct in our plight." [surah al Kahf 18: 10] *** (Arabic text is again missing... I am sorry) Allahumma inni a'udhu bika minal-barasi, wal-jununi, wal-judhami, wa sayyi'il-asqami' O Allah! I seek refuge in You from leucoderma, insanity, leprosy and evil diseases [abu Dawud, #8/1549] Anas (ra) reported that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) used to supplicate (the above) *** اللهم انى اسئلك فرجا قريبا وصبرا اجميلا ورزقا و اسعا و العافية من جميع البلآء و اسئلك تمام العافية و اسئلك دوام العافية واسئلك الشكر على العافية و اسئلك الغنى عن الناس و ا حول و لا قوة الا با لله العلى العضيم Allahumma inni as'aluka farajan qariban, wa sabran jameelan, wa rizqan wasi'an, wal 'afiyata min jami'il-bala' i, wa as'aluka tammamal-'afiyati wa as'aluka dawamal-'afiyati, wa as'aluka-sh- shukha'alal 'afiyati, wa as'alukal-ghina 'anin-naasi, wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahil 'aliyyil-adhim. O Allah, I ask You of immediate prosperity, and beautiful patience against misery and affliction, and abundance in sustenance, and peace from all misfortunes; and I also ask You for perfect and perpetual peace of mind, and I ask You to enable me to give thanks for granting me peace, and I ask You (to make me prosperous enough) to be needless of other people, and I cannot be saved (from sins) nor have I power (for good deeds), but by the help of Allah, the Sublime, the Great. *** Invocations for visiting the sick لا بَأسَ طَهُورٌ إِنْ شَاءَ اللّهُ La ba'sa tahuroon insha'Allah Do not worry, it will be a purification (for you), God Willing [sahih al-Bukhari, cf. Al-Asqalani - Fath al-Bari 10/118] *** أسْألُ اللّهَ الْعَظِيمَ رَبَّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ أَنْ يَشْفِيَكَ As'allulLahal adheem Rabb al arshil 'adheemi 'an yashfiyaka (7 times) I ask Allah the Almighty, Lord of the Magnificent Throne, to make you well (7 times) [at-Tirmidhi 2/210, abu Dawud, Sahih al-Jami as-Saghir 5/180] *** Invocation for the terminally ill اللَّهُمََّ اغْفِرْلِى وَارْحَمْنِي وَألْحِقْنِي بِالرَّفِيقِ الأعْلَى Allahumma aghfirli, warhamni, wal hiqni bir-rafeeqil 'ala O Allah, Forgive me, and have Mercy upon me, and join me with the most highest Companion (Allah) [sahih al-Bukhari 7/10, Muslim 4/1893] *** اللَّهُمَّ أذْهِبَ الْبَاسَ رَبَّ النَّاسِ، اشْفِ وَ أنْتَ الشَّافِى، لا شِفاَءَ إلّا شِفاَؤُكَ، شِفاَءً لَا يُغاَدِرُ سِقَماً Allahumma adhhibal-bas, Rabb-annaas, ishfi wa Anatal Shaafi, la shifaa' 'illa Shiaa'uk, Shifa'al la youghadiru saqama O Allah, Remove the Hardship, Oh Lord of Mankind, Grant cure, for You are the Healer, There is not Cure but from You, cure which leaves no illness behind (while patting the sick person, recite) [sahih al-Bukhari] *** بِسْمِ اللّهِ (ثَلاثَ مَرَّتٍ) أعُوذُ بِعِزَّةِ اللّهِ وَقُدْرَتِهِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا أجِدُ وَ أحَاذِرُ (٧ مَرَّاتً Bismillah (3 times) A'udhu bi'izzatil-Lahi waqudratihi min sharri ma ajidu wa'ohadhir (7 times) In the Name of Allah (3 times) I seek Refuge in Exalted Power and Glory of Allah from that which I feel and fear (7 times) [Muslim] *** اللَّهُمَّ بِعِلْمِكَ الْغَيْبَ وَقُدْرَتِكَ عَلَى الْخَلْقِ أَحْيِنِي مَا عَلِمْتَ الْحَيَاةَ خَيْرا ً لِي وَتَوَفَّنِي إِذَا عَلِمْتَ الْوَفَاةَ خَيْرا ً لِي، هُمَّ وَأَسْأَلُكَ خَشْيَتَكَ فِي الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ كَلِمَةَ الْحَقِّ فِي الرِّضَا وَالْغَضَبِ وَأَسْأَلُكَ الْقَصْدَ فِي الْفَقْرِ وَالْغِنَى ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ نَعِيما ً لَا يَنْفَدُ وَأَسْأَلُكَ قُرَّةَ عَيْن ٍ لَا تَنْقَطِعُ ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ الرِّضَاءَ بَعْدَ الْقَضَاءِ ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ بَرْدَ الْعَيْشِ بَعْدَ الْمَوْتِ ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ لَذَّةَ النَّظَرِ إِلَى وَجْهِكَ وَالشَّوْقَ إِلَى لِقَائِكَ فِي غَيْرِ ضَرَّاءَ مُضِرَّة ٍ وَلَا فِتْنَة ٍ مُضِلَّة Allahumma bi-Ilmikal ghaiba wa qudratika 'alal-khalqi 'ahyini ma 'alimtal-hayaata khairan li, wa tawaffan idza'alimtal- wafata khairan li. Allahumma as'aluka khashyataka Fī al-ghaybi wa ash-shahādati, wa as'aluka Kalimata Al-haqqi fī ar-riđā, wa al-ghađabi wa as'aluka Al-Qaşda Fī al-Faqri wa al-ghiná, Wa as'aluka na`īmāan Lā Yanfadu Wa 'As'aluka Qurrata `Aynin Lā Tanqaţi`u, wa as'aluka Ar-Riđā'a Ba`da Al-Qađā'i, wa as'aluka Barda al-ayshi Ba`da Al-Mawti, Wa as'aluka ladhdhata An-Nažari 'Ilá Wajhika wa ash-shawqa Ilá Liqā'ika Fī ghayri Đarrā'a Muđirratin Wa Lā fitnatin muđillatin. Our Lord, by Your Knowledge of the Unseen, and by Your Power over Your creation, grant me life so long as You know life to hold good for me, and grant me death when You know death to hold good for me. O Lord, I ask You to make me fear You in secret and in the open, I ask You to make me speak sincerely (the truth) at times of contentment and at times of anger, I ask You to make me be moderate (frugality) in poverty and in wealth, I ask You for a blessing that does not end, contentment that never ceases, and for acceptance of Your decree. I ask You for a good life after death, and I ask You for the joy of looking upon Your face and the longing to meet You, with no harmful adversity or misleading trial (fitnah). [al-Nisa’i in al-Sunan, 3/55; al-Hakim, Sahih al-Jaami, 1301] *** اللهم لا تجعلني بدعائك شقيا ، وكن بي رؤوفا رحيما يا خير المسئولين ويا خير المعطين O Lord! Do not make me one of the damned, but be Merciful and Compassionate towards me, O the Finest of those Petitioned and the Finest of Bestowers. May Allah Subhanuhu Wa Ta'ala guide all of us and help us to follow The "SIRATUL MUSTAQEEM" (AAMEEN)
  7. jaazak Allah khair bro Riaz keep up doing good work :)
  8. jazak Allah khair sis :)
  9. jazak Allah khair EFFAT57 and sister Muslim woman very nice :)
  10. :) Every one of us wants to be a winner, but what is success" Does success mean amassing wealth, attaining leadership, adopting the profession of one"s choice, being popular, consolidating power, enjoying prestige, maximizing happiness, etc." Is the winner the one who leads a country, commands huge audiences, gets his way, wins elections, overcomes his adversaries, becomes a Nobel laureate, emerges as a sports icon, or becomes influential; or is it he whose children are educated in the best of educational institutions, excel in their careers and marry the choicest of spouses" The Holy Qur"an informs us: "Whoever is saved from the Fire and admitted to the Jannah, he indeed is successful."(3:185). It also says: "The greatest thing iS the Pleasure of Allah: that is the supreme success." (9:72) In another verse it mentions: "The real losers will be those who lose themselves, and their families, on the Day of Judgement. Ah, that is the manifest loss!" (39:15) These verses remind us of the reality that none of the aforementioned "successes" are truly successes unless a person is able to obtain the pleasure of Allah, avoid Hell and be granted admission into Jannah. The Prophet explained how insignificant, transient, and fleeting the experiences of this world are: "The most prosperous person of the world to be thrown in the Fire, will be brought on the Day of Judgement. He will be thrown into the fire for just enough time to let the Fire penetrate his body. Then he will be asked, O man, did you ever have good time in your life or enjoyed any bounties" He will respond, "By God, never, O Lord!" Similarly, a person to be entered into Jannah who had the most destitute life in the world will be brought. He will be placed into Jannah for a time long enough to be accustomed to its luxuries. The he will be asked, "O man! Have you ever experienced poverty or tough circumstances" " He will respond, "By God, O Lord, I have neither experienced poverty nor tough circumstances ever." (Muslim) Those who assume that only their claim to be Muslims will guarantee them true, complete and eternal success have baseless expectations of Allah. They must hold the true beliefs of Muslims and live their lives as Muslims. The Prophet said: "A wise person is he who judges himself and works for the life after death. And the loser is he who follows his desires and then expects to be rewarded by Allah." (Tirmidhi) Jazak ALLAH kheiran....
  11. Asalamoalykum :) Where is the greatest love of your life? Where do you lavish most of your affection and attention? Is it your wife, your husband, your child, your parents, your beautiful home, your nice car, your studies, your job, your hobby or sport? Is your most beloved person or activity, the most deserving of your love? And, very important, is your love reciprocated, or are you in an emotional One-way-street? These questions hold the key to our success in this world and the life hereafter. What am I talking about? - I'm talking about love reciprocated; love that’s given, and love that’s returned. I have no doubt in my mind that every one of us here has felt the power and influence of love, in its many different forms, throughout our lifetime. We first experienced love at the very moment of birth. Seeing their newborn baby, our parents must have felt so much joy and gratitude to Allah. With our mother’s warm embrace and that very first drink of our mother’s milk, we must have looked up at her face, feeling her love and security as she gazed down, exuding love and satisfaction. From the first few minutes of life, we were enjoying our parents’ love; at the same time we were showing them our love in return. As we grew up, we continued to love and be loved by our parents, but then, our relationships expanded horizontally and vertically. We now enjoy the love of brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts, friends and wider relations. In time, we become parents and later, grandparents, and so the story of love moves on in ever widening circles, and repeating itself infinitely. The most important point about love is that it needs to be rewarded, returned, and reciprocated. This is the essence of love, that it is given and received, in equal measure. When love is given but not reciprocated, then it is as if a big light has gone out in our lives. Love always needs to be returned, to find completeness and fulfilment within itself. This is not a one-way street. No one enjoys loving, and not being loved. Can you imagine for a moment what it must be like to love someone, and not to be loved in return? Unreciprocated love, Love without love returned, leaves a sense of despair, depression, unworthiness, hollowness and emptiness. Love needs love, and love deserves love to enrich and complete itself. To love and to be loved puts meaning and value into our lives. Now think for a moment, as we sit here, that we are also enjoying a love of a different, deeper and yet subtler kind: the Divine love of the Creator for His creation. None of us can doubt that Allah, loves us. Whether we are tall or short, fat or thin, black or white, Muslim, Jew, Hindu or Christian, our Creator’s love and provision reaches us all, and we owe Him a debt of gratitude. His sustenance reaches even those who deny His existence, even those who disbelieve in Him. We depend so completely on Allah, and we owe him everything. He deserves our thanks, our obedience and worship. How do we show our gratitude to Allah? How do we show gratitude to anyone who has authority over us? At the very least, we show respect and obedience. The best way to show gratitude to our Allah, is to worship him, to obey him and to avoid displeasing Him. This is how we can reciprocate the divine love, to the One Who gave us life, and Who sustains us for every moment of our lives. If we can accept that love must always be rewarded, should we not then return the greatest of all loves, the unselfish love of Allah? Just think about it. How does it feel when you’ve shown love, kindness and generosity to someone, and your reward is rudeness, ingratitude or indifference! Do you know the feeling? When someone repays your kindness with cruelty. Doesn't it make you hurt and sad? Doesn’t it make you feel angry? Why then, should Allah not be angry towards those who repay His love with disobedience, ingratitude and disbelief? I would like to remind myself and you, about the secret of true love and true happiness. It is not simply to indulge the object of our love, leaving Allah aside, or to place our love for Allah right at the end of the queue. The way to real happiness is to place our love for Allah at the centre of our lives. Our love for Allah must be greater than any other love. It must come before our love for anyone or anything else. In fact, we only have the capacity to love and care for someone, because Allah gave us that capacity in the first place! Allah alone is the creator and author and facilitator of all love. Therefore, it follows that the first and most deserving love, should be our love for Allah. When we love Allah first, we give meaning, and purpose and balance and harmony to every other aspect of our life. In Surah Al-Baqarah, we read: “And of mankind are some who take (for worship) others besides Allâh as rivals (to Allâh). They love them as they love Allâh. But those who believe, love Allâh more (than anything else). If only, those who do wrong could see, when they will see the torment, that all power belongs to Allâh and that Allâh is Severe in punishment.'' [2: 165] Look what happens when we fail to put our love for our Creator at the top of our agenda: Our loving nature loses its sense of proportion. It loses direction. Excessive love for oneself then becomes vanity, conceit and egotism. Excessive love for one’s community or race becomes bigotry and racism, and excessive love for one’s nation becomes arrogant Nationalism, or Fascism. Zionism, like Nazism and Apartheid before it, is a distorted Nationalism pretending to be a respectable political idea. It is only the Love of Allah that brings proportion and harmony to life, and illuminates all our other loves and relationships. If we can all remember this and live by it, we will go a long way towards making our lives happier and more meaningful. So How do we begin to place our love for Allah at the centre of our lives, at the top of our priority love-list? The short answer is Dhikr, the constant Remembrance of Allah. Dhikr is not just an optional thing we do after completing Salah. Dhikr is an integral part of Islamic worship. Remembering Allah must become a way of life. It is only through constant remembrance of Allah that human hearts will find true happiness and satisfaction, in good times and in times of distress. There is a beautiful verse in Surah Al-Ra’d that confirms this: “Those who believe (in the Oneness of Allâh - Islâmic Monotheism), and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allâh, Verily, in the remembrance of Allâh do hearts find rest.'' [Al-Ra'd, 28] We should train ourselves to be Allah-conscious during every waking moment. We should memorize and recite the Asma-ul-husna, the Beautiful Names of Allah, with every breath and every heartbeat. We can at least think consciously of pleasing Allah, and avoiding His displeasure, every time we make a decision or start an action. We must constantly ask ourselves, why am I doing this? Is this decision, this action going to bring me closer to Allah? Or, is this decision, this action going to arouse Allah’s anger? If we do this exercise regularly, consistently, this attitude will transform our lives at the most basic level. Seeking to please Allah, instead of seeking to satisfy our own lusts, will transform us from mere humans beings, wandering aimlessly, to the true Believers that we Muslims ought to be. We must expect the going to be difficult at first, because this is a major turning point in our lives. But if we persist in our efforts, and we are patient, we will, in time, inshAllah reap the rewards of returning Allah’s love with our love and obedience. My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam, Let us ask Allah to make us all worthy and deserving of His love. Let us make the effort, and seek Allah’s help, in completing the circle of love given and love returned. Let us show the Creator of love, that we have worked hard to bring our free will, and our heart’s desires back into alignment with Him, the way He created our true nature before we were exposed to temptation. Let us teach our children that the way to live successfully is to recognise Allah’s loving hand in everything we see around us, and to return that love with every good thought, every good word and every good action in our lives. O Allah, help us to purify ourselves in body, mind, heart and spirit. Help us to seek and find your good pleasure. O Allah, remember us in the company of Your beloved friends.... Ameen.
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    really great sharings sister (MuslimWoman) and brother ( flashdash ) jazak Allah khair :)
  13. Asalamu'alaikum The super-rich, middle-class and the poverty-stricken — all have existed in every era. Allah Ta’ala has distributed sustenance to people according to His infinite wisdom by giving some more than others. This distribution is a test for every individual. Those with less have been taught to turn to Allah Ta’ala alone for their needs. The wealthy have been exhorted to spend their Allah-given wealth for their needs and in the cause of Deen — including assisting the less fortunate servants of Allah Ta’ala. While Islam has not prohibited a person from living comfortably if he can afford to do so, the general mindset that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) created in the Sahaaba (R.A.) was that of abstinence from luxuries. This lesson was taught to the Sahaaba (R.A.) by means of his practical example as well as verbal exhortation. CHOOSE POVERTY Indeed, Allah Ta’ala had offered to turn the mountains into gold for Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Yet the life he chose was one where, on many occasions, there was nothing available to eat in any of the homes of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). He was greatly annoyed when some of his wives indicated that they would like to have some increase in their allowances. As an admonition upon even this casual request, he remained away from them for an entire month. He eventually bade farewell to this temporary abode while there was not even sufficient oil in his home to light a lamp!!! While Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) adopted simplicity himself, he stressed the same for the Sahaaba (R.A.) as well. When Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) dispatched Sayyidina Mu’az bin Jabal (R.A.) as the governor of Yemen, he gave him several advises among which was: “Beware of hankering after comforts and luxuries for verily the true servants of Allah Ta’ala are not self-indulgent.” Once the Sahaaba (R.A.) were discussing some worldly aspects. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) addressed them and said: “Will you not listen? Will you not listen? Will you not listen? Verily simplicity is a part of Imaan. Verily simplicity is a part of Imaan. Verily simplicity is a part of Imaan” (Abu Dawood). The lesson of simplicity and abstinence was so deeply entrenched in the hearts of the Sahaaba (R.A.) that despite the fact that some of them owned much wealth, they lived a life of complete simplicity, spending their wealth on others and in the other avenues of Deen. Once Hazrat Umar (R.A.) was partaking of his meal. Hafs bin Abil’as was sitting with him but not eating. Hazrat Umar (R.A.) enquired as to why he was not partaking of the food. He excused himself by saying that the food was very coarse and difficult to eat. He will return to his abode and eat the more luxurious food that was prepared for him. Upon this Hazrat Umar remarked: “Do you think that I am unable to give the command that a sheep be slaughtered for me, be skinned (and cooked); that flour be finely sieved and thinly baked breads be prepared therefrom; that raisins be mixed with butter-fat and water and mixed to a fine texture (a kind of desert eaten in those days)?” Hearing this Hazrat Hafs (R.A.) replied: “I see that you are acquainted with the luxuries of life?” Hazrat Umar (R. A.) remarked: “Yes! Had it not been for the fear that some of my good deeds would be decreased on the Day of Judgment, I would have joined you in your easy living” (Hayatus Sahaaba). While emulating the example of the Sahaaba (R.A.) in its entirety is not an easy task, nor are we capable of doing so, we nevertheless must always keep in mind the abstinence in their lives. This will help to bring some degree of simplicity in our lives. SUFFER CONSEQUENCES Indeed, we need to adopt simplicity, or else we will suffer the consequences. Abandoning simplicity will result in one forever hankering after luxuries. As a result, contentment will be totally lost. People will attempt to “keep up with the Jones’s.” While the poor and middle-class will be aspiring to have the luxuries that their wealthy neighbours have, the wealthy will be forever looking for the “latest” and the “ultimate” luxuries. This quest then continues until death suddenly overtakes the person. In the last moments of life a person wishes that he had spent more time and energy in seeking the everlasting comforts and luxuries of the Hereafter. Alas, at that time it is too late to lament. SOCIAL PROBLEMS This attempt to keep up with what others have leads to many other sins and social problems. If one cannot afford what others have, one will even incur the curse of borrowing on interest to acquire the desired luxury. What one does, or acquires, is dictated by what others have or what “they” do. A financially hard-pressed father complained that he was battling to provide a daily allowance of R10.00 for his school-going teenage child. The source of the problem was that the “other” children at school did not bring lunch to school. Rather they queued up at the tuck shop to buy their snacks. Hence this child was embarrassed to take lunch from home, which would be far more cost effective, and be the “odd one out.” Similarly, several parents have mentioned that their teenage children have demanded that they be picked up from school in the luxury family vehicle, not the “cheap” family car. FASHION CONSCIOUS Another consequence of abandoning simplicity is that one becomes fashion conscious. Hence as the fashions rapidly keep changing, so will one’s expenses escalate. However, the greatest tragedy of following fashion is that such a person drifts further and further away from the Sunnah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). What harm can be greater than this? An aspect of extreme concern is the colossal amounts that are squandered due to abandoning simplicity on the occasions of Nikah. Merely to make the occasion a “memorable event” and a “talk of the town,” huge amounts are spent on fancy frills and lavish arrangements. While simplicity has been encouraged in all aspects, it has been especially emphasised in Nikah. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is reported to have said: “Verily that Nikah will have the greatest barakah wherein the least expenses were incurred” (Mishkaat). Abandoning simplicity in Nikah is a sure way of depriving oneself of the barakah (blessings), which every marriage requires so desperately. Apart from the above, the minimum degree of simplicity that can be easily adopted is that such luxuries should be forsaken which cost a fortune yet hardly any tangible benefit can be obtained therefrom. The savings can be passed on to those who are less fortunate. Consider the following examples: FUTILE BENEFITS A four-cylinder luxury vehicle costs approximately R300 000.00. Exactly the same vehicle, with all the same features and comforts, but with a six-cylinder engine, costs approximately R100 000.00 more. This excess is for the additional power of the engine. However, the only “benefit” of this additional power is the cheap thrill that one may get on some rare occasion when driving the vehicle at dangerously high, illegal speed! Such “luxuries” are a sheer waste. Merely the savings would purchase a year’s bus fare for dozens of poor children who walk to school! Likewise, consider the “homes” we build within our homes — homes for glassware, plasticware, cans of beans, etc. These “homes” commonly known as built-in-cupboards do serve a purpose. Hence if one can afford to install better quality cupboards, it is permissible to do so, since there is no compulsion on purchasing the cheapest quality. However, as one progresses up the quality grades, the price difference between the best and second best amounts to tens of thousands of Rands. Yet both will last a lifetime. Both are of a luxurious quality. The best perhaps glitters a little more — and has the label of the best. This is hardly any “benefit” worthy of consideration. Despite being able to afford the best, if one settled for the second best, the savings on the homes for cans of beans would have built many basic shelters for homeless human beings!!! Similarly, one would barely notice the difference of the softness between the seven shield and five shield quality carpets. However, the savings would buy soft shoes for many shoeless servants of Allah Ta’ala. These are just a few examples. One can extend this to various other day-to-day aspects in one’s life. In short, while enjoying the Halaal bounties of Allah Ta’ala, the path of moderation and simplicity must not be forsaken. May Allah Ta’ala imbue us with His love and save us from the love of the world. Ameen.
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  15. Asalamu'alaikum :P :veryhappy: Thanks sister and jazak Allah o khairan.
  16. Asalamu'alaikum اللهم ياحنان يامنان يا واسع الغفران اغفر له وارحمه وعافه واعف عنه وأكرم نُزُله ووسع مُدخله واغسله بالماء والثلج والبرد ونقه من الذنوب والخطايا كما يُنقي الثوب الأبيض من الدنس اللهم ابدله دارا خيرا من داره واهلا خيرا من اهله وادخله الجنة واعذه من عذاب القبر ومن عذاب النار . اللـهـم عاملة بما انت اهله ولا تعامله بما هو اهله . اللـهـم اجزه عن الاحسان إحسانا وعن الأساءة عفواً وغفراناً. اللـهـم إن كان محسناً فزد من حسناته , وإن كان مسيئاً فتجاوز عن سيئاته . اللـهـم ادخله الجنة من غير مناقشة حساب ولا سابقة عذاب . اللـهـم اّنسه في وحدته وفي وحشته وفي غربته. اللـهـم انزله منزلاً مباركا وانت خير المنزلين . اللـهـم انزله منازل الصديقين والشهداء والصالحين وحسن اولئك رفيقا . اللـهـم اجعل قبره روضة من رياض الجنة ,ولا تجعله حفرة من حفر النار . اللـهـم افسح له في قبره مد بصره وافرش قبره من فراش الجنة . اللـهـم اعذه من عذاب القبر ,وجاف ِالارض عن جنبيها . اللـهـم املأ قبره بالرضا والنور والفسحة والسرور. اللهــــم : قه السيئات { ومن تق السيئات يومئذ فقد رحمته } ـ اللهـــــم : اغفر له في المهديين واخلفه في عقبه في الغابرين لنا وله يارب العالمين وافسح له في قبره ونور له فيه ـ اللهــــم : إنه في ذمتك وحبل جوارك فقه فتنة القبر وعذاب النار وأنت اهل الوفاء والحق فاغفر له وارحمه انك أنت الغفور الرحيم ـ اللهـــم : إن هذا عبدك وإبن عبدك وإبن أمتك خرج من روح الدنيا وسعتها ومحبوبها وأحبائه فيها إلى ظلمة القبر وما هو لاقيه . مان يشهد أن لا إله إلا انت وأن محمد عبدك ورسولك وأنت أعلم به ـ اللهــــم : أنه نزل بك وانت خير منزول به وأصبح فقيرا إالى رحمتك وانت غنى عن عذابه آته برحمتك ورضاك وقه فتنة القبر وعذابه وآته برحمتك الأمن من عذابك حتى تبعثه إلى جنتك يا أرحم الراحمين ـ اللهــــم : انقله من مواطن الدود وضيق اللحود إلى جنات الخلود { في سدر مخضور .28. وطلح منضود .29. وظل ممدود .30. وماء مسكوب .31. وفكهة كثيرة .32. لا مقطوعة ولا ممنوعه .33. وفرش مرفوعه } ـ اللهـــــم :ارحمه تحت الأرض واستره يوم العرض ولا تخزه يوم يبعثون { يوم لا ينفع مال ولا بنون .88. إلا من أتى الله بقلب سليم } ـ اللهــــم : يمن كتابه ويسر حسابه وثقل بالحسنات ميزانه وثبت في الجنات في جوار نبيك ومصطفاك ـ اللهــــم : أمنه من فزغ يوم القيمه ومن هول يوم القيامه واجعل نفسه آمنه مطمئنه ولقنه حجته ـ اللهـــــم : أجعله في بطن القبر مطمئنا وعند قيام الأشهاد آمنا بجود رضوانك واثقا وإلى أعلى علو درجاتك سابقا ـ اللهــــم : اجعل عن يمنه نورا وعن شماله نورا ومن أمامه نورا ومن فوقه نورا حتى تبعثه آمنا مطمئنا في نور من نورك ـ اللهــــــم : انظر إليه نظرة رضا فإن من تنظر إليه نظرة رضا لا تعذبه أبدا ـ اللهـــــم : اسكنه فسيح الجنان واغفر له يارحمن ـ اللهــــــم : اغفر وارحم وتجاوز عما تعلم فإنك انت الله الأعز الأكرم ..... اللهــــم : اعف عنه فانك انت القائل { ويعفوا عن كثير } اللهـــــم : انه جاء ييايك وأتاخ بجنابك فجد عليه بعفوك واكرامك وجودك واحسانك ـ اللهـــــم : إن رحمتك وسعت كل شئ وهو شئ فارحمه تطمئن بها نفسه وتقر بها عينه ـ اللهــــــم : احشره مع المتقين إلى الرحمن وفدا ـ اللهــــــم : احشره في زمرة المقربين وبشره بروح وريحان وجنة تعيم ـ اللهــــــم : احشره مع أصحاب اليمين واجعل تحته سلام لك من أصحاب اليمين ـ اللهــــم : بشره بقولك { كلوا واشربوا هنيئا بما اسلفتم في الأيام الخالية } اللهـــم : أجعله من الذين سعدوا { أما الذين سعدوا ففي الجنة خالدين فيها ما دامت السموات والأرض } ـ اللهــــم :لا نزكيه عليك وكنا نحسب أنه آمن وعمل صالحا فاجعل له جزاء الضعف بما عمل واجعله في الغرفات من الآمنين
  17. Ameen thats the most beautiful gift for everyone a muslim gives!
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