January 2018

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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