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Ah, youth! Ask those who are now older, and they may have regrets for not utilizing their time more effectively. Ask youth in their prime, and they may think they’ll remain young forever - carelessly and easily swayed by things around them.

Ah, youth! How can we harness that time best? How can we keep focused during our youth and keep the youth that come after us, focused? What are some of the traps that fool us in youth, steering us away, swaying us, rather than keeping us steadfast on the straight path?

Inshaallah, in the posts that follow, we will gather reminders that will help us answer these questions to better harness our time, protect us from traps that will lead to regret, and will help us remain focused and steadfast on the deen.

 

Table of Contents

Post/Description

  1. Youth in ahadeeth
  2. Friendships
  3. Music
  4. Love and romance
  5. Youth in Early Islam
  6. Parents
  7. Internet
  8. Haraam substances
  9. Haraam fantasizing
  10. Suicide
  11. Various other Articles

Work in Progress......

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The Seven under the Shade of Allah ta'ala'as Throne

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Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam has listed seven kinds of people who will be sheltered under the shade of God on the Day of Judgment. They are:

1. A just ruler

2. A young man who passed his youth in the worship and service of God

3. One whose heart is attached to the mosque

4. Two people who love each other for the sake of God

5. A man who is invited to sin but declines, saying ‘I fear God’

6. One who spends his charity in secret, without making a show, and

7. One who remembers God in solitude so that his eyes overflow with tears.

(Riyadh-us-SaliheenHadith 376)

From this hadith we can easily understand the importance given to youth by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). This is the stage when the Satan easily gains control over the person and leads him to the wrong path. So in this stage the person should be over conscious on the various activities done by him. We just have to give the Satan an inch and he will rule over us.

 

Take care of Five...

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Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Take advantage of five before five:

your youth before your old age,

your health before your illness,

your riches before your poverty,

your free time before your work,

and your life before your death.”

Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 9575

 

 

Allah ta'ala's Pleasure with the Youth

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"Verily Allah Ta’ala becomes pleased with a youngster who isn’t inclined towards sin. (i.e, one who grows up in the obedience of Allah Ta’ala)"

Musnad Ahmad

 

 

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Friendship

 

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On the authority of Abu Musa al-Ash’ari رضي الله عنه the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

“A good friend and a bad friend are like a perfume-seller and a blacksmith: The perfume-seller might give you some perfume as a gift, or you might buy some from him, or at least you might smell its fragrance. As for the blacksmith, he might singe your clothes, and at the very least you will breathe in the fumes of the furnace.” Bukhari and Muslim

 

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Aboo Hurayrah رضي الله عنه narrated that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

“A person follows (imitates) the religion of his friends, therefore let each one of you look at the one he befriends.” Aboo Daawood, Tirmidhee, Ahmad

 

Keeping the right friends

Friends who bring us closer to Allah should be sought

The effects of company

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Music & Musical Instruments

Hadhrat Abu Maalik Ash'ari (radhiyallahu anhu) says that he heard Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) say: "Most certainly, there will be in my Ummah people who will make lawful fornication, silk, liquor and musical instruments." Bukhari

 

In another version of this narration, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "Most certainly, people from my Ummah will consume liquor which they will describe with some other name. Over their heads will be playing musical instruments and singing girls. Allah will cause the earth to swallow them, and from among them He will transform into apes and pigs." Ibn Maajah

 

The truth about music

Evils of music

Ahaadith - music

Music and singing - a detailed article

Instrument free music

Concerts and nasheeds

Q/A is it permitted to listen to music

Disposing of musical instruments

Dancing

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Love & Romance

Love comes after marriage. Before marriage, it is infatuation which results in pain, disappointment, disaster, and regret. The person who knows that you could be tempted to fall for him before marriage, will not trust you to be faithful to him. If you could disobey Allah Ta’ala, he will figure that you are likely to disobey him also. However, if he knows that you are loyal and faithful to your Creator, he will undoubtedly have full conviction that you will be loyal to him and won’t ever betray him.

 

Dealing with Teenage Crushes

Romance in Islam

The romantic Prophet - How to be romantic with your spouse

Advice to those getting married

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Youth in Early Islam

I have been sent with the pure and natural religion, to the youth (who) had backed me while the old had opposed me",

Shaykh Al-Kandahlawi in his book, "Lives of the Sahaba", relates that the Prophet used to have twenty young men from the Ansar with him at all times, whom he would send to various missions and for various purposes to attend to his affairs.

Youth during early Islam

Mus'ab ibn Umair RA

Abdullah ibn Mas'ood RA

Ghaseel-ul-Malaika - Hanzalah RA

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Parents

“We enjoined man to treat his parents kindly. His mother bore him with hardship and delivered him with hardship and his bearing and weaning are in thirty months…” (Qur’an 46:15)
 
Abu Huraira reported: A man asked the Messenger of Allah, Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, “Who is most deserving of my good company?” The Prophet said, “Your mother.” The man asked, “Then who?” The Prophet said “Your mother.” The man asked again, “Then who?” The Prophet said, “Your mother.” The man asked again, “Then who?” The Prophet said, “Your father.” (Bukhārī, Muslim)
 

Cling to the feet of your mother

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Haraam Substances

Addictions come in many forms. Some of the most common addictions involve smoking, drugs, alcohol, pornography, gambling, video gaming, food, shopping, and even work. What is addiction?

Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable but the continued use/act of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as work, relationships, or health. Users may not be aware that their behavior is out of control and causing problems for themselves and others.

 

Drugs & Alcohol Abuse - Information and advices

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Haraam Fantacizing

Haraam fantasizing is the spiritual disease of almost every person. It is abuse of the great, wonderful and amazing gift of imagination. Advices and prescription for cure here...

 

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Suicide

Committing Suicide (as we are all aware) is strictly forbidden in Islam and can never be justified. No matter how miserable and depressed one becomes, one must not kill oneself. A person, who commits suicide, does so believing it an escape from his crisis so he ends his life willing to bear a moment of pain and may throw himself of a cliff or drink a poisonous substance.  However is that an answer to the problems?

 

Suicide is not the Answer

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