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Health and Free Time

As reported by Ibn Abbas, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said:

Health and free time are two great blessings the benefits of which most people are deceived about.”

This hadith invites us to consciously make use of the “time” that starts with our birth and ends with our death in the best way. It focuses our attention on the two important blessings which we possess and use selfishly, unaware of their value or destiny: Health and free time. Is it not meaningful that of all the blessings that flow through our hands these two were brought to the fore? We are speaking of two important values that act as springboards in the development of physical and spiritual values. Without health there are many forms of worship that we cannot perform and we encounter difficulties in our social life. If we do not have any free time in which to be on our own, we cannot proceed on the spiritual journey. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t be angry; enter paradise!

One of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah (p.b.u.h.) asked Prophet Muhammad for advice. He asked that the advice be short so that he would be able to remember it. “Don’t get angry,” said the Prophet. The same Companion repeated his request for some brief advice; each time he received the same answer from the Prophet each time, “Don’t get angry!”

(Source; Bukhari, A’dab, 76)

Anger is a natural, universal and intuitive emotion that human beings have been given as a means of self-defense against threats. When expressed in a healthy fashion, anger can display productive and protective results, yet its uncontrolled use leads to destruction. Anger has the effect of making at least two people unhappy. Read the rest of this entry »

Resim

MISERLY ONES CAN NOT SEE ME

Once our mother Aisha (r.anha) was sewing something at the time of Sahoor [1], the light went out. When the light went out, she dropped her needle while trying to deal with it and she remained in darkness. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Repentance

   Posted by: meryemnur   in Islam, One-Hadith One Comment

Repentance (Tawba)

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ) مَنْ لَزِمَ الاِسْتِغْفَارَ جَعَلَ اللهُ لَهُ مِنْ كُلِّ هَمٍّ فَرَجاً، وَمِنْ كُلِّ ضِيقٍ مَخْرَجاً، وَرَزَقَهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لاَ يَحْتَسِبُ(.

“If someone constantly asks for forgiveness, Allah will show him a way out every difficulty and a way to salvation every sorrow, and He will give sustenance from an unexpected source” (Abu Davud, Vitr 26).

Repentance… Asking for forgiveness… Desiring that one’s mistakes not be counted… Making one’s tongue and body witness to this plea… While making this wish, showing the sincerity of it through behavior …

Repentance(Tawba) has a function in establishing balance in the relationship between the servant(Abd) and Allah, who blew man’s spirit from His own spirit and who, in a sense, made man a candidate to be a part of Himself. Repentance is a requirement of servanthood; it is the requirement of recognizing man’s absolute ruler and drawing the limit of his own helplessness. It is a sign that the servant has not forgotten his Lord. Read the rest of this entry »

Patience

The believer is one who has patience and who praises Allah

Reported by Abu Yahya Suhayb Ibn-i Sinan, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said:

“The condition of the believer is worthy of envy and admiration, because every state they are in is a cause of benefaction. Such a quality is unique to the believer: When they are delighted, they praise and this is a benefaction; when they suffer harm, they show patience and this is also a benefaction.”

(Muslim, Zuhd 64)

Patience is potential power for the Muslim as it increases their resistance towards the difficulties of life. For the believer, it is the essential condition of victory and success; it is the source of energy and light. Read the rest of this entry »

WHAT DOES THE ISLAMIC BROTHERHOOD REQUIRE?

اَلْمُسْلِمُ أخُو الْمُسْلِمِ لاَ يَظْلِمُهُ وَلاَ يُسْلِمُهُ مَنْ كَانَ فِي حَاجَةِ أخِيهِ كَانَ اللَّهُ فِي حَاجَتِهِ وَمَنْفَرَّجَ عَنْ مُسْلِمٍ كُرْبَةً فَرَّجَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ بِهَا كُرْبَةً مِنْ كُرَبِ يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ وَمَنْ سَتَرَ مُسْلِمًا سَتَرَهُ اللَّهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ

 

A Muslim is a brother to other Muslims. He does not oppress them or turn them over to the enemy. Whoever meets a need of his Muslim brother, Allah will meet his need. Whoever relieves a Muslim difficulty, Allah will relieve one of his difficulties on Doomsday. Whoever covers up a Muslim’s fault, Allah will cover his fault on Doomsday.

Buhari, Mezalim, 3; Muslim, Birr, 58.

A Muslim is a person who accepts Allah’s invitation to peace, safety and well-being and enters His protection. Islam means surrendering to the One who makes everything safe and entrusting oneself to the One closer to man than his jugular vein (Qaf 50:16). Melting his will in the will of Allah, a Muslim becomes remote injustice, oppression, selfishness, prying and arrogance to the degree he draws close to Him. He will grow close to the Prophet to the degree he embraces his recommendations. With the awareness that he cannot travel the road to Truth alone and that isolation is defective, he is together with the people in a unity that God approves of. This hadith presents the basis of a relationship between one Muslim and another. Read the rest of this entry »

 

About Greeting (Salaam)

As related by Abu Hurairah, the Prophet (pbuh) said the following:

“I swear to Allah that you will not go to heaven unless you have faith. You will not be deemed to have believed unless you love one another. Should you do so, shall I tell you a way to love one another? Spread greetings among yourselves!”

(Muslim, Iman 93-94)

Faith, as it is described in the Holy Quran, is a concept that has roots penetrating into the depths of the earth, while its trunk and branches reach to the sky. It serves as the stairs that bring human beings to the awareness of the consciousness, allowing us to reach divinity as we climb, but bringing us down as we descend. Read the rest of this entry »

Express Your Love

 

According to a report Muaz Ibni Jebel, the Prophet held his hand and told him:

“O Muaz, I swear to Allah that I truly love you.” Then he said “O Muaz, do not neglect to say at the end of every prayer say ‘My Lord! Help me to commemorate you, to thank you and to serve you well!’” (Abu Davud, Vitr 26; Nesai, Sehv 60) Read the rest of this entry »