2018


﴿يَـبَنِى ءَادَمَ خُذُواْ زِينَتَكُمْ عِندَ كُلِّ مَسْجِدٍ وكُلُواْ وَاشْرَبُواْ وَلاَ تُسْرِفُواْ إِنَّهُ لاَ يُحِبُّ الْمُسْرِفِينَ ﴾

(31. O Children of Adam!Take your adornment to every Masjid, and eat and drink, but waste not by extravagance, certainly He (ALLAH) likes not the wasteful.)

This honorable Ayah refutes the idolators'practice of performing Tawaf around the Sacred House while naked. Muslim, An-Nasa'i and Ibn Jarir, (the following wording is that of Ibn Jarir) recorded that Shu`bah said that Salamah bin Kuhayl said that Muslim Al-Batin said that Sa`id bin Jubayr said that Ibn `Abbas said, "The idolators used to go around the House while naked, both men and women, men in the day and women by night. The woman would say, "Today, a part or all of it will be unveiled, but whatever is exposed of it, I do not allow.'' ALLAH said in reply,

﴿خُذُواْ زِينَتَكُمْ عِندَ كُلِّ مَسْجِدٍ﴾

(Take your adornment to every Masjid,) Al-`Awfi said that Ibn `Abbas commented on:(Take your adornment to every Masjid) on "There were people who used to perform Tawaf around the House while naked,and ALLAH ordered them to take adornment,meaning, wear clean, proper clothes that cover the private parts. people were commanded to wear their best clothes when performing every prayer.'' Mujahid, `Ata', Ibrahim An-Nakha`i, Sa`id bin Jubayr, Qatadah, As-Suddi, Ad-Dahhak and Malik narrated a similar saying from Az-Zuhri, and from several of the Salaf. They said that this Ayah was revealed about the idolators who used to perform Tawaf around the House while naked.

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This Ayah (7:31), as well as the Sunnah,encourage wearing the best clothes when praying, especially for Friday and `Id prayers. It is also recommended ﴿for men

﴾ to wear perfume for prayer, because it is adornment, and to use Siwak for it is part of what completes adornment. The best color for clothes is white, for Imam Ahmad narrated that Ibn `Abbas said that the Messenger of Allah said,

«الْبَسُوا مِنْ ثِيَابِكُمُ الْبَيَاضَ فَإِنَّهَا مِنْ خَيْرِ ثِيَابِكُمْ، وَكَفِّنُوا فِيهَا مَوْتَاكُمْ وَإِنَّ خَيْرَ أَكْحَالِكُمُ الْإثْمَدُ فَإِنَّهُ يَجْلُو الْبَصَرَ وَيُنْبِتُ الشَّعَر»

(Wear white clothes, for it is among your best clothes, and also wrap your dead with it. And Ithmid (antimony) is among the best of your Kuhl, for it clears the sight and helps the hair grow.) This Hadith has a sound chain of narration, consisting of narrators who conform to the conditions and guidelines of Imam Muslim. Abu Dawud, At-Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah

also recorded it, and At-Tirmidhi said, "Hasan Sahih.''

The GREATEST of all men, the most honorable of ALL Prophet's character:

Aisha رضي الله عنها once had a dispute with the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم.
He said, 'Okay Aisha, I want to get someone to reconcile between us.' She agreed.
He said, 'Umar?'
She said, 'No'.
He said, 'Ali?'
She replied 'No.'
He mentioned so and so but she refused. Then he صلى الله عليه وسلم said, 'your father?'
Aisha said, 'Yes, my father is okay!'
He, the Prophet of Allah brought her father and the father (Abu Bakr) came to fix the problem. Aisha was sitting on one side, the Prophet on that side and Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه  was listening.

The Prophet asked Aisha, 'Do you want to start first or would you like me to start first?'
She said, 'You start first but don't tell nothing  but the truth!'
You know what Abu Bakr did? He jumped on her i.e since when will the Prophet not tell the truth?!
She ran very quickly to hide...you know where she ran to hide? Behind the Prophet's back!
The matter ended right there.
Every once in a while when her father would pass by what did the Prophet tell Aisha? 'Do you remember O Aisha?'
'What O Messenger of Allah?'
'I saved you from that man, do you remember I saved you from that man one time?'
What do you think about that? This is the Prophet of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم!
The greatest and most honorable man Allah created to walk the face of the Earth! He صلى الله عليه وسلم was the busiest of men baring the responsibility of taking mankind out from darkness to light, despite all this one finds his character, his manners, his behaviour towards all people the most magnificent. His character was of such that any individual who spoke to him would feel as if they were the most beloved to him.
Surah Al-Ahzab, Verse 21:
لَّقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِّمَن كَانَ يَرْجُو اللَّهَ وَالْيَوْمَ الْآخِرَ وَذَكَرَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا

Here is a story of a man who did a lot of bad things, but his promise to tell the truth saved him.

Telling the truth is a very good habit. If you always speak the truth, you can save yourself from a lot of trouble! 

Once a man came to the prophet Muhammad (S) and said, "Oh prophet of Allah, I have many bad habits. Which one of them should I give up first?" The prophet said, "Give up telling lies first and always speak the truth." The man promised to do so and went home.

 
At night the man was about to go out to steal. Before setting out, he thought for a moment about the promise he made with the prophet. "If tomorrow the prophet asks me where have I been, what shall I say? Shall I say that I went out stealing? No, I cannot say that. But nor can I lie. If I tell the truth, everyone will start hating me and call me a thief. I would be punished for stealing."

So the man decided not to steal that night, and gave up this bad habit.

Next day, he felt like drinking wine, when he was about to do so, he said to himself, "What shall I say to the prophet if he asks me what did I do during the day? I cannot tell a lie, and if I speak the truth people will hate me, because a Muslim is not allowed to drink wine." And so he gave up the idea of drinking wine.

In this way, whenever the man thought of doing something bad, he remembered his promise to tell the truth at all times. One by one, he gave up all his bad habits and became a good Muslim and a very good person.

If you always speak the truth, you can be a good person, a good Muslim whom Allah likes and favors. If Allah - our Creator - is pleased with us, He will reward us with HEAVEN, which is a place of happiness and joy.

Allah said: Verily, Allah is kind and merciful to the people. Surah Al-Baqarah 2:143

Allah said: There has certainly come to you a Messenger from among yourselves. Grievous to him is what you suffer, for he is concerned over you and to the believers he is kind and merciful. Surah At-Tawbah 9:128

Allah said: Then We sent Our messengers in their footsteps and followed them with Jesus, the son of Mary, and gave him the Gospel. We placed in the hearts of those who followed him kindness and mercy. Surah Al-Hadeed 57:27

Kindness _in the_ Quran_ and_ Sunnah

Allah said: Speak to to Pharaoh mildly that perhaps he may be reminded or fear Allah. Surah TaHa 20:44

And Allah said: Woe to those who pray, who are heedless of their prayer, who pray to be seen and withhold small acts of kindness. Surah Al-Ma’un 107:4-7

Aisha (r. a) reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:  Aisha, Allah is kind and He loves kindness in all matters. Sahih Bukhari: 6528, Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi
Aisha (r. a) reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: O Aisha, Allah is gentle and He loves gentleness, and He rewards for gentleness what is not granted for harshness, and He does not reward anything else like it. Sahih Muslim: 2593, Grade: Sahih.

Aisha (r. a)  reported: I was upon a camel which was misbehaving so I began to strike it, then the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: You must be gentle. Verily, gentleness is not in anything except that it beautifies it, and it is not removed from anything except that it disgraces it.  Musnad Ahmad: 24417, Grade: Sahih
Aisha (r. a) reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: If Allah the Exalted intends goodness for a household, He lets gentleness come over them. Musnad Ahmad: 23906, Grade: Sahih.

Jareer (r. a) reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: He who is deprived of kindness is deprived of goodness. Sahih Muslim: 2592, Grade: Sahih.

Abu Ad-Darda (r. a) reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: Whoever is given his portion of kindness has been given his portion of goodness, and whoever is deprived of his portion of kindness has been deprived of his portion of goodness. Sunan At-Tirmidhi: 2013, Grade: Sahih.

Abu Huraira (r. a)   reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: The believer is gracious, for there is no goodness in one who is neither kind nor friendly. Musnad Ahmad 8945, Grade: Sahih.

May Allah help us to improve in matter of kindness.

 I saw her. Mashaa'Allaah she was looking stunning not through her pictures but her profile

I saw her. Mashaa'Allaah she was looking stunning not through her pictures but her profile. Yeah, with curiosity I went through her profile. She was a Face - veiled woman [Niqaabi] 

After well checked, I sent her a friend request and sent her a message. I started my conversation with Salaam and asking her about her health, life and what does she doing. 

I noticed she was avoiding me. I insisted. She avoid me again but I was so persistent that I made her replied my salam.
The Man who met a righteous struggling woman on internet

To my Surprise, When I asked her if she will chat with me tomorrow.. She said “NO”
I had several questions in my mind but I asked her reason. She replied the same answer again which is: NO. THIS IS BAD and forbidden.

I sat quietly and began to think. 

Soubhan'Allaah, I am a stranger to her. She could have been led to me easily specially in this fitnah world with all these temptations but She, keep in mind her fear of [GOD- Taqwa], combat and struggle against Satan’s traps and protected herself. I apologized to her and cancel my friend request.
Then I supplicate to Allaah:

“All Praise be to YOU, O Allaah 

Just like this muslim woman have protected herself from me and from Satan’s traps..Likewise Protect my woman whom you’ve made for me from all the men who approaches her with envious purposes until we meet.And Reward immensely the muslim woman who struggled and said NO to me.”
Ameen”..

Allah created us for only one reason and it is to worship Him. Allah subhanho wa taalla did not let us with out guidance, but he sent to us prophets to guide us not just that but also he sent us books to help us in this life to live according to these books and according to what His prophets showed us.

today we are going to share with an important advices also you can call it lessons. The Main purpose of it, is to guide us through this life in order to live a good life and in the end to reach Jannah In sha Allah.

Lessons_ by _Holy_ Prophet_ (s.a.w) _to _gain _the_ benefits_ of_ this _world _and_ the _hereafter

Lessons by Holy Prophet (s.a.w) to gain the benefits of this world and the hereafter.
  • Refrain from sleeping between Fajr and Isha;  Asr and Maghreb;  Maghrib and Isha.
  • Avoid sitting with smelly people i e (onion).
  • Don't eat the food that is taken out from your teeth.
  • Don't sleep between people who talk bad before sleeping.
  • Don't eat and drink with your left hand.
  • Don't break your knuckles.
  • Check your shoes before wearing it.
  • Don't look at the sky while in Salaat.
  • Don't spit in the toilet.
  • Sit and wear your trousers.
  • Don't break tough things with your teeth.
  • Don't blow on your food when it's hot but you can fan it.
  • Don't look for fault of others. 
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  • Don't talk between Iqama and Adhaan.
  • Don't speak tales about your friends.
  • Don't speak in toilet.
  • Don't antagonize your friends.
  • Don't look behind frequently while walking.
  • Don't stamp your feet while walking.
  • Don't be suspicious about your friends.
  • Don't speak lies at anytime.
  • Don't smell the food while you eat.
  • Speak clearly so others can understand.
  • Avoid travelling alone.
  • Don't decide on your own but do consult others who knows.
  • Don't be proud of yourself.
  • Don't be sad about your food.
  • Don't boast.
  • Don't chase the beggars.
  • Treat your guests well with good Heart.
  • Be patience when in poverty.
  • Assist a good cause.
  • Think of your fault and repent.
  • Do good to those who do bad to you.
  • Be satisfied with what you have.
  • Don't sleep too much; it causes forgetfulness.
  • Repent at least 100 times a day (Istighfar).
  • Don't eat mouth full.
  • Follow the steps of Sahaba (Prophet's Companions).
  • Respect elders always more especially your leaders.

Abū Hurayrah (may Allāh be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet ﷺ was asked:
❞أي النساء خير؟❝

❝Which is the best of women?❞
The Prophet ﷺ replied:
❞التي تسره إذ نظر، وتطيعه إذا أمر، ولا تخالفه في نفسها وماله بما يكره.❝

#husband #wife #pious #beautiful
❝The one who makes (her husband) pleased when he looks at her, and she obeys him when he orders her (to do something), and she does not differ with him (i.e disobey him) with regards to her self or his wealth by (doing) that which he dislikes.❞
[Reported by al-Nasā'ī - Hadīth Sahīh]

3 unique attributes are extracted from this narration:

  • Her commitment to the Dīn, her character, her behaviour and her appearance all make him pleased and delighted.
  • She strives to please him by obeying him, as long as it does not result in disobedience to her Creator. 
  • She always makes sure to protect her self by preserving her honour/chastity and his wealth/property while he is away from her.

Marriage is so much more than love and romance. It has to be.

A couple struggles together to cope when there is a miscarriage, and the loss of love, dreams, and excitement they had for that child.

A couple struggles together when the bank account is low, hospital bills from a sick child are stacking up, and more work or a higher salary is hard to come by.



A couple struggles together when one of their parents becomes ill, and after years of care, finally returns to our Lord.

A couple struggles together through the tantrums of the toddler years, and the storms of trying to keep a close hold on their kids in the teens and young adult years.

A couple struggles together when facing the loss of their home, or car, or job and how to recreate stability at a time when there seems to be none.

A couple struggles together when one spouse’s iman is low, and their faith is teetering on the edge, while the other strives hard to keep them both at a safe distance away from that same sharp edge and dramatic fall.

Marriage is not just about love and romance. It’s also about fulfilling this ayah:
“And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find *tranquillity* in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.” Quran 30:21
Love and romance are what surrounds the marriage to make ease in hard times, laughter in the midst of stress, passion at the most ironic times.

But it’s depth, the meaning of love, and even romance,should be given so much more depth and value. Hollywood romance doesn’t even come close to this kind of beauty.

Love is worth the struggle, and the struggle is beautiful.

Some Details concerning the Reward of the Righteous in Paradise and what it contains of Delights.
Allah says : (So, Allah saved them from the evil of that Day, and gave them Nadrah (a light of beauty) and joy.) This is used as a way of eloquence in stating similarity (i.e., two similar things).
(So, Allah saved them from the evil of that Day,) meaning, He protects them from that which they fear of it.

(and gave them Nadrah (a light of beauty)) meaning, in their faces. (And joy) in their hearts. Al-Hasan Al-Basri, Qatadah, Abu `Aliyah and Ar-Rabi` bin Anas all stated this. This is similar to Allah's statement, (Some faces that Day will be bright, laughing, rejoicing at good news.) This is because if the heart is happy, then the face will be enlightened. As Ka`b bin Malik said in his lengthy Hadith about Allah's Messenger , whenever he was happy, then his face will be radiant until it will be as if it is a piece of the moon. `A'ishah said, "The Messenger of Allah entered into my home happy and his facial expression was glowing.'' And the Hadith continues. 

Allah then says, (And their recompense because they were patient) meaning, due to their patience He will give them, bestow upon them and accommodate them with Paradise and silken garments. This means a home that is spacious, a delightful life and fine clothing. Al-Hafiz Ibn `Asakir said in his biography of Hisham bin Sulayman Ad-Darani, "Surat Al-Insan was recited to Abu Sulayman Ad-Darani, and when the reciter reached the Ayah where Allah says,

The Reward of the Righteous in Paradise
(And their recompense shall be Paradise, and silken garments, because they were patient.) he (Abu Sulayman) said, `Because they were patient in leaving off their desires in the world.'''
Quran Tafsir Ibn Kathir

Al HamduAllah for being  a Muslim , We as Muslims, We have a powerful weapon,  with this weapon we can convert and change our lives to better one and it is Dua. The best sources which we can learn dua from it  is Quran and Sunnah.

Today, We have decided to share 10 of the most beautiful Duas of our prophet Mohamed peace be upon him .

Our prophet was always remembering Allah in day and in night.  He was makeing dua in every single situation good or bad in the diffrent circumstances.

10 Beautiful Duas of our prophet peace be upon him
1-O Allah grant me Your love and the love of those whose love will benefit me with You. O Allah, whatever you have provided me of that which I love, then make it strength for me for that which You love. O Allah, and what you have kept from me of that which I love, then make it for me a period of rest in that which You love.
(Allahumma rzuqni ḥubbuka, wa ḥubba man yanfa`uni ḥubbuhu `indak. Allahumma ma razaqtani mimma uḥibbu faj’alhu quwwatan li fima tuḥibb. Allahumma wa ma zawaita `anni mimma uḥibbu faj’alhu faraghan li fima tuḥibb). “ (Tirmidhi)
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2- Anas said: “The supplication that the Prophet made very frequently is this: “O Allah, grant us the good in this world and the good in the Hereafter and save us from the torment of Hell-Fire.” (Muslim)
(Allahumma atina fi dunya hasanatan wa fil akhirati hasanatan wa qina ‘adhaba annar.)

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3- Narrated Sa`d bin Abi Waqqas:The Prophet (peace be upon him) used to teach us these words as he used to teach us the Book (Quran): “O Allah! I seek refuge with You from miserliness, and seek refuge with You from cowardice, and seek refuge with You from being brought back to (senile) geriatric old age, and seek refuge with You from the affliction of the world and from the punishment in the Hereafter.” (Bukhari)
“Allahumma inni a’oodhu bika min-al-bukhl wa a’oodhu bika min-al jubn, wa a’oodhu bika min an noradda ila ardhali al omr, wa a’oodhu bika min fitnati dunya, wa ‘adhabi-l Qabr.”
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4- “O Allah! Indeed I, I ask of You, guidance, piety and chastity and to be free of depending upon anyone (except You)” (Muslim)
Allahumma inni as’alukal l-huda wattuqa wal ‘afafa wal ghina.
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5- “O Allah! Forgive all my sins, whether few or more, the first and the last, the apparent and the hidden.” (Muslim)
Allahumma ighfirli dhambi kullahu diqqahu wa jillahu wa awwalahu wa akhirahu wa ‘alaniyatahu wa sirrahu.
10 Beautiful Duas of our prophet peace be upon him

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6- “O Allah! The One Who turns the hearts, turn my heart towards Your obedience.” (Muslim)
Ya musarrifa-l quloobi sarrif qalbi ala ta’atik.

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7- “O Allah! Benefit me through what You teach me and teach me what is beneficial for me and increase me in knowledge.” (Ibn Majah)
Allahumm anfa’ni bima ‘allamtani wa ‘allimni ma yanfa’ni wa zidni ‘ilma.
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8- O Allah! I seek refuge in You against the declining of Your Favours, passing of safety, the suddenness of Your punishment and all that which displeases You.
 “Allahumma inni a’udhu bika min zawali ni’matika, wa tahawwuli ‘afiyatika, wa fuja’ati niqmatika, wa jami’i sakhatika“

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9- Ibn Mas’ud (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: One of the supplications of the Messenger of Allah was: O Allah! I beg You for that which incites Your Mercy and the means of Your forgiveness, safety from every sin, the benefit from every good deed, success in attaining Jannah and deliverance from Fire.
 “Allahumma inni as’aluka mujibati rahmatika, wa ‘aza’ima maghfiratika, was-salamata min kulli ithmin, wal-ghanimata min kulli birrin, wal-fawza bil- jannati, wannajata mina-nar.”
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10- Ibn ‘Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) said: The Messenger of Allah used to say when he was in distress: None has the right to be worshipped but Allah the Incomparably Great, the Compassionate. None has the right to be worshipped but Allah the Rubb of the Mighty Throne. None has the right to be worshipped but Allah the Rubb of the heavens, the Rubb of the earth, and the Rubb of the Honourable Throne.
  “La ilaha illallahul-Azimul-Halim. La ilaha illallahu Rabbul-‘Arshil-‘Azim. La ilaha illallahu Rabbus-samawati, wa Rabbul-ardi, wa Rabbul-‘Arshil- Karim.”

May Allah accept our good deeds and forgive our bad deeds .. Ameen 

The opposite of Tawheed is Shirk which means in Islamic terminology – the act of associating a partner with Allah.

There are three types of Shirk.


Shirk [Polytheism] and its categories

[Ash-Shirk Al-Akbar (Major Polytheism)]

Major polytheism is to devote any form of worship to anyone other than Allah. Allah will never forgive it, nor will He accept with it any good deeds as Allah the Almighty said in [Qur'an – 4:116]: ''Verily, Allah forgives not (the sin of) setting up partners (in worship) with Him, but He forgives whom He wills sins other than that. And whoever sets up partners in worship with Allah, has indeed strayed far away.''

The Almighty also said in [Qur'an – 5:72]: ''And the Messiah (Jesus) said: 'O Children of Israel! Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.' Verily, whosoever sets up partners (in worship) with Allah, then Allah has forbidden Paradise to him and the Fire will be his abode. And for the Zalimun (wrongdoers and polytheists) there are no helpers.''

He, the Almighty, further said in [Qur'an – 25:23]: ''And We shall turn to whatever deed they (disbelievers, polytheists, sinners etc) did, and We shall make such deeds as scattered floating particles of dust.''

The Almighty further said in [Qur'an – 39:65]: ''If you join others in worship with Allah, (then) surely, (all) your deeds will be in vain, and you will certainly be among the losers.''
He, the Almighty, also said in [Qur'an – 6:88]:''And if they had joined in worship others with Allah, all that they used to do would have been of no benefit to them.''
Shirk [Polytheism] and its categories

[The major polytheism (Shirk Al-Akbar) has four sub categories]

  • Polytheism in invocation (i.e. supplicating to other than Allah), as He the Almighty said in [Qur'an – 29:65]: ''And when they embark on a ship, they invoke Allah, making their Faith pure for Him only; but when He brings them safely to land, behold, they give a share of their worship to others.''

  • Polytheism in intention, will and purpose, as it states in [Qur'an – 11:15, 16]:''Whosoever desires the life of the world and its glitter, to them We shall pay in full (the wages of) their deeds therein and they will have no diminution therein. They are those for whom there is nothing in the Hereafter but the Fire, and vain are the deeds they did therein. And of no effect is that which they used to do.''

  • Polytheism in obedience (i.e. showing readiness to comply with the orders of others in disobedience to Allah): Evidence is Allah's Statement in [Qur'an – 9:31]: ''They (Jews and Christians) took their rabbis and their monks to be their lords besides Allah, (by obeying them in things that they made lawful or unlawful according to their own desires without being ordered by Allah), and (they also took as their Lord) Messiah, son of Mary, while they (Jews and Christians) were commanded (in the Torah and the Gospel) to worship none but One Ilah (God – Allah), none has the right to be worshipped but He. Glorified is He (far above is He) from having the partners they associate.''Its interpretation undoubtedly refers to the obedience of religious scholars (Ulama) and other people of knowledge in disobedience to Allah, and not supplicating to them. As the Prophet (Sall Allahu Alayhi Wasalam) explained to Adi Ibn Hatim (R.A) that worship here meant obedience to them in their sinful acts.

  • Polytheism in love (i.e. showing love to others which is due to Allah alone), as Allah said in [Qur'an – 2:165]: ''And of mankind are some who take (for worship) others besides Allah as rivals (to Allah); they love them as they love Allah.''

[Ash-Shirk Al-Asghar (minor polytheism)]

Shirk [Polytheism] and its categories
The minor polytheism is Riya' (showing off), as Allah says in [Qur'an – 18:110]: ''So whoever hopes for the meeting with his Lord, let him work righteousness and associate none as a partner in the worship of his Lord.''

[Ash-Shirk Al-Khafi (invisible polytheism)]

The invisible polytheism was explained by the Prophet (Sall Allahu Alayhi Wasalam): ''The invisible polytheism in this Ummah is more hidden than the track of a black ant on a black stone in a dark night.''

Its expiation according to the Prophet's saying is: ''O Allah! Verily I seek refuge with You against ascribing partners to You knowingly; and I beg Your forgiveness for the sin which I do not know.''

May Allah the Almighty protect us all from associating partners with Him.

Istikhaarah Prayer (صلاة الاستخارة)


Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah al-Salami (may Allaah be pleased with him) said:
“The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to teach his companions to make istikhaarah in all things, just as he used to teach them soorahs from the Qur’aan. 

The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

إِذَا هَمَّ أَحَدُكُمْ بِالأَمْرِ فَلْيَرْكَعْ رَكْعَتَيْنِ مِنْ غَيْرِ الْفَرِيضَةِ ثُمَّ لِيَقُلْ اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْتَخِيرُكَ بِعِلْمِكَ وَأَسْتَقْدِرُكَ بِقُدْرَتِكَ وَأَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ ، فَإِنَّكَ تَقْدِرُ وَلا أَقْدِرُ وَتَعْلَمُ وَلا أَعْلَمُ وَأَنْتَ عَلامُ الْغُيُوبِ اللَّهُمَّ فَإِنْ كُنْتَ تَعْلَمُ هَذَا الأَمْرَ ثُمَّ تُسَمِّيهِ بِعَيْنِهِ خَيْرًا لِي فِي عَاجِلِ أَمْرِي وَآجِلِهِ قَالَ أَوْ فِي دِينِي وَمَعَاشِي وَعَاقِبَةِ أَمْرِي فَاقْدُرْهُ لِي وَيَسِّرْهُ لِي ثُمَّ بَارِكْ لِي فِيهِ اللَّهُمَّ وَإِنْ كُنْتَ تَعْلَمُ أَنَّهُ شَرٌّ لِي فِي دِينِي وَمَعَاشِي وَعَاقِبَةِ أَمْرِي أَوْ قَالَ فِي عَاجِلِ أَمْرِي وَآجِلِهِ  فَاصْرِفْنِي عَنْهُ [ واصرفه عني ] وَاقْدُرْ لِي الْخَيْرَ حَيْثُ كَانَ ثُمَّ رَضِّنِي بِهِ.

 Istikhaarah Prayer (صلاة الاستخارة):

‘If any one of you is concerned about a decision he has to make, then let him pray two rak’ahs of non-obligatory prayer, then say: 

Allaahumma inni astakheeruka bi ‘ilmika wa astaqdiruka bi qudratika wa as’aluka min fadlika, fa innaka taqdiru wa laa aqdir, wa ta’lamu wa laa a’lam, wa anta ‘allaam al-ghuyoob. Allaahumma fa in kunta ta’lamu haadha’l-amra (then the matter should be mentioned by name) khayran li fi ‘aajil amri wa aajilihi (or: fi deeni wa ma’aashi wa ‘aaqibati amri) faqdurhu li wa yassirhu li thumma baarik li fihi. Allaahumma wa in kunta ta’lamu annahu sharrun li fi deeni wa ma’aashi wa ‘aaqibati amri (or: fi ‘aajili amri wa aajilihi) fasrifni ‘anhu [wasrafhu ‘anni] waqdur li al-khayr haythu kaana thumma radini bihi 

(Meaning: O Allaah, I seek Your guidance [in making a choice] by virtue of Your knowledge, and I seek ability by virtue of Your power, and I ask You of Your great bounty. You have power, I have none. And You know, I know not. You are the Knower of hidden things. O Allaah, if in Your knowledge, this matter (then it should be mentioned by name) is good for me both in this world and in the Hereafter (or: in my religion, my livelihood and my affairs), then ordain it for me, make it easy for me, and bless it for me. And if in Your knowledge it is bad for me and for my religion, my livelihood and my affairs (or: for me both in this world and the next), then turn me away from it, [and turn it away from me], and ordain for me the good wherever it may be and make me pleased with it.”

(Reported by al-Bukhaari, 6841; similar reports are also recorded by al-Tirmidhi, al-Nisaa’i, Abu Dawood, Ibn Maajah and Ahmad).


When Abû Bakr Al-Siddîq was on his deathbed he called ‘Umar – Allah be pleased with them – and said:

Abû Bakr to ‘Umar on his Deathbed


Fear Allah o ‘Umar, and know that Allah has deeds to be done for Him in the day which He will not accept if done at night, and He has deeds to be done for Him at night which He will not accept if done during the day. He will not accept extra (nâfilah) deeds unless you fulfill the obligatory deeds. The scales of those whose scales will be weighty on the Day of Resurrection will only be weighty because they followed the truth in this life and it was weighty to them. And scales in which the truth will be placed tomorrow truly deserve to be heavy. And the scales of those whose scales will be light on the Day of Resurrection will only be light because they followed falsehood in this life and it was a light matter to them. And scales in which falsehood will be placed tomorrow truly deserve to be light.
Abû Bakr to ‘Umar on his Deathbed
 Allah the Exalted has mentioned the people of Paradise and mentioned them in the context of their best deeds, and overlooked their evil deeds, so when I remember them I say to myself: I fear that I will not be included with them. And Allah the Exalted has mentioned the people of Hell and mentioned them in the context of their worst deeds and rejected their best deeds, so when I remember them I say: I hope I won’t be amongst them. Allah’s worshippers should always be in a state of hope and fear, they shouldn’t wish flimsy wishes about Allah and neither should they despair of Allah’s mercy.

If you keep to this advice of mine, no one who is not with you now should be more beloved to you than death – and it is sure to come to you. But if you disregard this advice, no one who is not with you now should be more hated to you than death – and you cannot escape it.

Abû Nu’aym, Hilyah Al-Awliyâ` Vol.1 p18; and Ibn Al-Jawzî, Sifah Al-Safwah.

Some people wish that someday they find love and live a story like those stories in movies. Let me tell you a beautiful story but it is not from a movie or I invented it no, it is a story truly happen a story lasted more than 1400 years and it will remain much longer.

A beautiful Love Story...
If I started to write about it I will never end it will need millions of words to describe it even million will not be enough. below is one situation and prove this love story  
Years after Khadijah (Radhi Allahu Anha) died, He came across a necklace that she once wore when He saw it, He remembered her and began to cry and mourn.
His love for her never died, so much so that His later wife A'isha became jealous of her. 

Once she (Radhi Allahu Anha) asked the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) if Khadijah (Radhi Allahu Anha) had been the only woman worthy of His love.

He (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) replied:
"She believed in me when no one else did. She accepted Islam when people rejected me, and she helped me, comforted me when there was no one else to lend me a helping hand."

Wallahi, their love story always blows me away,
.
Yaa Allah, grant every single Muslim and Muslimah a good and pious spouse, and grant us space in Jannah, and unite us with our Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) His family and his companions. 

(Radhi Allahu anhum), Aamiin.

What stops us from (excuses for not) following the HIJAB ...

SOMEBODY SAYS IT IS NOT NECESSARY.
But Allah has clearly mentioned in many of the Quran verses that hijab is obligatory.

PARENTS/SPOUSE WONT ALLOW TO WEAR HIJAB.
We must obey our parents/spouse certainly ,but if they make us disobey Allah, then we shall disobey them coz we have to obey Allah more than all.
For sisters ( excuses for not) following the HIJAB

MY JOB DOESN’T ALLOW ME TO WORK WITH THE HIJAB.
Then look for some other jobs. If we sacrifice for the cause of Allah, then certainly he will surely help us. Aameen.

MANY THINK WHAT IS INSIDE COUNTS THE MOST, MANY A TIMES, ONLY.
Inside as well as outside matters for Allah. Hijab includes both. So follow completely what Allah has commanded.

IT IS SO HOT UNDER THE HIJAB.
May be dificult at times. But the heat of the Hell fire is obviously more intense.

TOO YOUNG TO WEAR HIJAB. WILL PRACTISE IT LATER.
The angel of death comes without considering the age and if he comes, then nobody can deny. So dont be late.

SOME SAY THERE ARE LADIES WEARING HIJAB, BUT ADMINISTERING BAD MANNERS. SO WE WONT BE LIKE THEM.
That doesnt mean anything wrong with hijab, It's wrong with people themselves. So follow Allah's orders.

I CAN’T HIDE MY BEAUTY WITH THE HIJAB!
Firstly, the Hijab doesn’t hide your beauty. It only makes you a lot more beautiful. the most beautiful woman is the one who covers herself for the sake of Allah.

PEOPLE WILL CALL ME A TERRORIST IF I WEAR THE HIJAB.
Relevant today. Let people call you whatever they want. Remember that you’re doing this for Allah, not for people. So don’t make the opinions of people matter. Only the opinion of Allah does.

May Allah make us to be among those who follow his commandments strictly, Aameen.

MKRdezign

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