Saad Ibn Mu’ad

Saad ibn Mua’dth became a muslim at age 30 died at 36. Allah’s throne shook, 70k angles attended his funeral. All this in 6 years.
Shaykh Ahmad Saleem

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☆ SALAT ALDUHA MADE SIMPLE ☆

1. Reward: equals 360 charities
2. Minimum: 2 units (Rakat)
3. Maximum : unlimited (Rakat)
4. Timing: from approximately 10-15 minutes after sunrise to approximately 10 minutes before Thuhur.
5. How: every 2 units (Rakat) independent with a Tasleem
6. Other names: salah of Al-Awwabin is Salat al-Duha

Ayisha (Radia Allahu Anha) used to pray 8 units (Rakat) for SALAT ALDUHA and say: If both my parents were to return to life, I would not leave SALAT ALDUHA to go see them!

Shaykh Ahmad Musa Jibril

Gems Collection 1

A Collection of Qur’anic Ayaat with reflections,Quotes,Sayings and ahadith. My Gem Collection.

  • The Most Successful Woman in the History of Mankind is Fatima (radiAllahu anha) at the mere age of 29yrs she gained the title of “QUEEN OF JANNAH” by Allah swt himself – how many titles do you think you have won in the sight of Allah? And if you have other titles are they of any worth at all?? – Reflect!!
    – My Ideal My Inspiration “Az-Zahraa” – “The Resplendent One” – SNQ
  • “Sometimes I want to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice in the world when He could do something about it; but I”m afraid He might ask me the same question.” – Anonymous
  • “I interviewed a woman who is terminally ill. ‘So,’ I tried to delicately ask, ‘What is it like to wake up every morning and know that you are dying?’ ‘Well,’ she responded, ‘What is it like to wake up every morning and pretend that you are not?’” – Uknown
  • “Slogan For Life”
    Everyone you know is fighting some kind of battle. If you cannot make it easy, dont make it tough either. – SNQ
  • There comes a time in life when you walk away from all the pointless drama and the people who create it. Surround yourself with people that add meaning to your life. Life is too short to be wasted on controlling, insecure, jealous and unstable people.
  • “A Muslim without a beard?! That’s a baistee yara. But then a beard isn’t some overall proof of piety either. Even goats have beards. =/” via Sh. Abu Eesa Niamatullah
  • I didn’t trip, I attacked the floor with my ninja style!
  • “You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.” ― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
  • So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday. ― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
  • Wallahi I swear by Allah, Life is About Ridaa’Allah. Everything else is just circumstance. Sister Rehab (R.I.Paradise)
  • “I finally understood what true love meant…love meant that you care for another person’s happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.” ― Nicholas Sparks (DEAR JOHN)
  • “We all make wrong choices from time to time. However, life is not about making correct choices. Life is about recovering, adapting, repairing and rebounding from those wrong choices.” – Shaykh AbdulRahman Chao
  • Boy: Boys are stronger than girls.
    Girl: Oh! Please, can you carry a 6 pound baby in your belly for 2 months? Feel up to 57 del (unit) of pain similar to twenty bones getting fracture at a time while giving birth. Can you cook, clean and talk on the phone at the same time? Can you walk all day in 5 inch heels? Can you cry all night then wake up the next morning like everything is okay??
    Remember guys, women are only helpless until their nail polish/Mehendi dries
  • “Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” – A Walk To Remember
  • After the death of his wife Umm Salih, Imam Ahmad (RA), used to praise her. He once said ‘In the thirty years she was with me, we never had a single word of disagreement’ Al-Khatib Al-Baghdadi, Tarikh Baghdad 16:626
  • “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.” – Mohandas Gandhi
  • “Whenever He hinders you from attaining what you desire and makes you resort to what He desires, it is a sign of His love for you” ~ Shaykh Abul Hasan Al Shadhili
  • I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble. ~Rudyard Kipling
  • And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth, “You owe me.”
    Look what happens with love like that.
    It lights up the sky — Rumi
  • We fear so much about the future. We forget that the script of our lives is being written by THE Creator
  • “The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.”-William Shakespeare
  • “We all know the routine: “Lower the gaze! Lower the gaze! Lower the gaze!” But, if the heart is not lowered in awe of Allah’s magnificence and His tremendous bounties, then how can we expect the eyes to lower?”
  • ‘If there’s just one piece of advice I can give you, it’s this – When there’s something you really want, fight for it, don’t give up no matter how hopeless it seems. And when you’ve lost hope, ask yourself if 10 years from now, you’re gonna wish you gave it just one more shot. Because the best things in life, they don’t come free.’
  • “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever” – Nicholas Sparks
  • ♥ ♥ ♥ “Stay happy with the little that you have from Allah, so that He may be happy with the little that you do” ♥ ♥ ♥
  • A woman needs to be maintained financially, spiritually, morally, and above all intellectually because women are creatures of sound, and men are creatures of sight, and above all you must know the art of a relationship, is based upon communication [Imam Malik]
  • You never know Allah is all you need till Allah is all you have – Shaykh Naviad Aziz
  • To be happy at the fault of others is a clear indication of a personal fault in you. – Shaykh Yasir Qadhi
  • ♥ “Whoever finds comfort with Allah, finds unwholesome the company of anyone else.” ♥
  • Uthman al-Isfahani saying about his wife, “The greatest hope I have for success in the hereafter is, I protected her emotions from any pain or trials.”
  • ‘All those people that you are concerned about, did they create u? Give u rizq? Heal u? Love u?’ No-one loves a person more than Allah loves him, No-one gives u rizq more than Allah gives u. So why do u concern yourself for other creatures, while u are surrounded & covered by the kindness & blessings of Allah? Are you deaf to this inner voice inside ur heart? May Allah make us all hear the speech of light!’ Ameen! – Dear Beloved son by Imam Ghazali
  • Shoot all the bluejays you want , if you can hit’em , but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird – To kill a Mockingbird
  • And Surely Allah has purchased of the believers their lives and their belongings and in return has promised that they shall have paradise. (At-tawbah:111)
  • At some point, you will realize that you have done too much for someone, that the only possible next step is to stop. Leave them alone. Walk away. It’s not like you’re giving up, it’s just that you have to draw the line between determination and desperation. What is truly yours will eventually be yours and what is not, no matter how hard you try, never will be…. ♥
  • “If we had perfect power to determine our destinies, and perfect vision to see the future and know what is best for us, we would choose exactly the fate that Allah has chosen for us.” – Imam Al-Ghazali (ra).
  • “I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong.” – Lemony Snicket
  • Your souls are precious and can only be equal to the price of Paradise, therefore sell them only at that price – Ali ibn abu-Talib (radiAllahu anhu)
  • Knowledge is not what is in the lines or in the books, it’s what’s in here (the heart). – Shaykh Abdul-Bary Yahya
  • Oh Allah! Deal with us as your noble attributes dictate not as our deficient attributes deserve. – Shaykh Yasir Qadhi
  • When Allaah tests you it is never to destroy you. When He removes something in your possession it is (only) in order to empty your hands for an even greater gift! [Ibn al-Qayyim rahimahullaah]
  • “True equality will be had only when women don’t need to defend their decision to keep their bodies/faces to themselves.”
  • A calamity that makes you turn to Allah is better for you than a blessing which makes you forget the remembrance of Allah – Shaykh Ibn Taymiyya
  • Your Lord creates and chooses whatever He wills. The choice is not theirs – Qur’an, 28:68
  • I looked at all friends, and did not find a better friend than safeguarding the tongue. I thought about all dresses, but did not find a better dress than piety. I thought about all types of wealth, but did not find a better wealth than contentment in little. I thought of all types of good deeds, but did not find a better deed than offering good advice. I looked at all types of sustenance, but did not find a better sustenance than patience. – Umar (radiAllahu anhu) ♥
  • Et tu Brute? then fall ceasar – Julius Ceasar
  • Some Drink at the fountain of knowledge– others just gargle.
  • “I could not praise RasoolAllah (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) with my words; rather, my words were made praiseworthy by RasoolAllah (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam)”-Hassan ibn thabit (ra)
  • “Is not Allaah sufficient for His servant?”
  • ♥ ♥
    ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab once remarked,
    “I have never seen anything stranger than a man who does not seek richness through marriage, even though Allah has promised: ‘…if they are poor, then Allah will enrich them out of His
    Bounty!’
    ♥ ♥
  • Be careful of laughing at others for perhaps Allah might excuse their ignorance and not excuse your arrogance.” Shaykh Yasir Qadhi
  • “We sought after knowledge for other than Allah’s sake, but He refused that it be for anything other than Him.”- Imam Ghazali
  • “People always think that their prayers don’t get answered if what they want doesn’t come to them. Remember ‘No’ is an answer too.” -Shaykh Mohammed Ibn Faqih
  • “Whoever seeks to compete with you in your religion, compete with him; Whoever seeks to compete with you in this world, let him have it…” – Al hasan al Basree
  • “When life offers you a dream so far beyond any of your expectations, its not reasonable to grieve when its gone.”- Isabella Swan
  • “You might be far from Allah, but, He is close to you! Turn to Him and you will find Him”. If someone says, “I feel far from Allah”, ask them “Who moved?” – Imam Suhaib Webb
  • “Acquire knowledge: it enables its possessor to distinguish right from the wrong, it lights the way to heaven; it is Our friend in the desert, our society in solitude, our companion when friendless- it guides us to happiness; it sustains us in misery; it is an Ornament among friends and an Armour against enemies.”
  • “If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?” ~ Rumi
  • He is a SHE-MAN! I hate men without backbones! – Saniya Rehman Ali
  • “If all the people are pleased with you but Allaah is not, what have you gained? If Allaah is pleased with you but no one else is, what have you lost?” (Ahmad Ibn Hanbal)
  • Immaturity is when one subjugates the other to serve the self.
    Maturity is when one subjugates the self to serve the other – Imam Afroz Ali
  • Disconnecting one’s heart from the life of this world is not fully achieved unless one also possesses a balanced character and a sound and upright heart. This occurs by purifying the heart from ostentation, envy, hatred, arrogance, and all of the negative qualities that we have mentioned in our work al-Muhlikaat (in the third section of Ihya Ulum ad-Din). These are the ailments of the heart [that must be cured], for an ill person is not one prepared for travel. – Imam Al-Ghazali
  • Be humble. Only fools take pride in their station here, trapped in a cage of dust, moisture, heat and air. No need to complain of calamities, this illusion of a life lasts but a moment – Shaykh Abu-Saeed Abil-Kheir
  • “Ease [yusr] & hardship [‘usr] are the feathers that give strength to the wings of your faith [iman], so that your heart and your innermost being [sirr] can use them to fly to the door of your Lord (Almighty and Glorious is He)” ~Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani
  • A hundred years from now when you are alone in your grave, no one will care what car you drove or what kind of house you lived in. Prepare – Shaykh Abdul Bary Yahya
  •  Dear life, when I said can my day get any worse…it was a rhetorical question not a challenge.
  • ‎’A person will be with the one whom he loves.’ ♥
  • Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
    there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
    Rumi ♥
  • Of all the pleasures of this world, the one single thing that counts the most in determining your worldly happiness is a righteous spouse. Choose wisely and supplicate often. Shaykh AbdulBary Yahya

Reliance on Allah : Calling out to Allah during Hardship

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Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “Duas and ta’awwudhaat [prayers seeking refuge with Allah] are like a weapon, and a weapon is only as good as the person who is using it; it is not merely the matter of how sharp it is. If the weapon is perfect and free of faults, and the arm of the person using it is strong, and there is nothing stopping him, then he can lay waste the enemy. But if any of these three features is lacking, then the effect will be lacking accordingly.” 

Al-Daa’ wa’l-Dawaa’, p. 35 ).

As salamu aleycum all 🙂

Following are some of the duas that have personally moved and helped me.
May Allah Bless Shaykh Hasan Ali for this beautiful and immensely beneficial talk.
If you guys maintain a Dua Diary make sure you note the following duas down and make a habit of calling upon Allah through them at least once a day.

Bismillah

1. The Dua of Yunus
la ilaha illa anta subhanaka inneekuntu mina aththalimeen
“There is no deity except You; exalted are You. Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers.”
(Surah Al Anbya 21:87)
Benefits:

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “The supplication of my brother Dhun Nun (Yunus, peace be upon him), who called on Allah while in the whale’s belly: ‘There is no deity but You. Glory be to You! Verily, I have been among the wrongdoers’ (Quran 21:87) – no Muslim person says it, for any situation whatsoever, except that Allah Most High answers his call.” [Tirmidhi]

Reflection:
The ayah following the dua of Yunus alyehi salaam – Allah subhanahu wata’ala mentions in the very next ayah i.e., (Surah Al-Anbya 21:88)21:88Transliteration – Fastajabna lahu wanajjaynahumina alghammi wakathalika nunjee almu/mineen
Sahih International – So We responded to him and saved him from the distress. And thus do We save the believers.
Muhsin Khan – So We answered his call, and delivered him from the distress. And thus We do deliver the believers (who believe in the Oneness of Allah, abstain from evil and work righteousness).
Pickthall – Then we heard his prayer and saved him from the anguish. Thus we save believers.
Yusuf Ali – So We listened to him: and delivered him from distress: and thus do We deliver those who have faith.
Shakir – So We responded to him and delivered him from the grief and thus do We deliver the believers.
Dr. Ghali – So We responded to him and safely delivered him from suffering; and thus do We deliver the believers.
Pointers:
~Admit your faults in front of the mighty one.
~Allah loves us.
~While we sin He still feeds us,clothes us, has blessed us with a wife,husband,children and gives us salary at the end of the month.
~He has blessed us with 100’s and 1000’s of blessings,blessings we can never count or be thankful enough for! – (Surah An-Nahl 16:18)16:18Transliteration – Wa-in taAAuddoo niAAmata Allahi latuhsooha inna Allaha laghafoorun raheem
Sahih International – And if you should count the favors of Allah , you could not enumerate them. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

2. Dua of Nuh – During Political Situations
Rabbahu annee maghloobun fantasir
“I have been overcome, so help (me)!”
(Surah Al-Qamar 54:10)
54:10
Pointers:
~Family political situation.
~Gaza,Palestine,Syria,Kashmir,Pakistan oppression.
~Make sure you put your faith in the dua and be positive that Allah will answer it.
~Have Yaqeen and Tawakkul-this is going to happen! Dont say i dont know if this is going to work. If you are not committing any major sins it will work – bi’ithinillah.
~Possible and Impossible are the ideas of human brain. For Allah everything and anything is possible.

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH), “The supplication of every one of you will be granted if he does not get impatient and say (for example): `I supplicated my Rubb but my prayer has not been granted‘.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

3. Dua of Muhammad and his companions when threatened by the impending attack of the enemy and Of Ibrahim when he was thrown in fire
HasbunaAllahu waniAAma alwakeel
Sufficient for us is Allah , and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs.
(Surah Ali’Imran 3:173)3:173
Pointers:
~No person by himself is capable of fighting against the current of misfortune, nor can he fend off the blows of disaster when they strike. This is because man was created weak and fragile. However, when in times of difficulty, the believer places his dependancy and trust with his Lord; he knows that all difficulties can be overcome.
~By leaving your affairs to Allah, by depending upon Him, by trusting in His promise, by being pleased with His decree, by thinking favourably of Him, and by waiting patiently for His help, you reap some of the greater fruits of faith and display the more promonent characteristics of the believer. When you incorporate these qualities into your character, you will be at peace concerning the future, because you will depend on your Lord for everything. As a result, you will find care, help, protection, and victory.
~Use this dua when you are in some kind of stress.

4. Dua of Yaqoob
Dua 1: Innama ashkoo baththee wahuzneeila Allahi
I only complain of my suffering and my grief to Allah
(Surah Yusuf 12:86)
Dua 2 : Waofawwidu amree ila Allahi inna Allahabaseerun bilAAibad
And I entrust my affair to Allah . Indeed, Allah is Seeing of [His] servants
(Surah Ghafir 40:44) 
**This dua was also made by a man during the time of the Pharaoh**
12:86

Pointers:
~ Question yourself – ‘Is not Allah sufficient for His servant?’ (Surah Az Zumar 39:37)

5. Dua of Musa 
Rabbiinnee lima anzalta ilayya min khayrin faqeer
My Lord, indeed I am, for whatever good You would send down to me, in need.
(Surah Al Qasas 28:24)

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28:24

6. Hadith of Rasool Allah 

When the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) would be afflicted with a stressful trial, he would say, “O Living and Eternal Maintainer! By Your mercy I seek help!” [Sunan Tirmidhi]

Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum! Bi rahmatika astagheeth!

Pointers:
~ Call upon Allah by his names Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum.

References:
Shaykh Hasan Ali’s talk via HikmahOnline (Allah is enough for us)
Imam Anwar al Awlaki’s talk on Dua of Musa

Begin with Yourself (Short Reminder)

A man went to Ibn Abbas (ra) and said “O Ibn Abbas I want to enjoin people to do good and forbid them from doing evil.” Ibn Abbas said, “And have you reached that level?” He said, “I hope that that is so.” He said,”if you do not fear to be exposed by 3 verses of Allah’s book, then do so.” The man asked, “And what are they?” He mentioned this Verse.

Enjoin you Al-Birr (piety and righteousness and each and every act of obedience to Allah) on the people and you forget (to practise it) yourselves, while you recite the Scripture ! Have you then no sense? (Qur’an 2: 44)

And then asked, “Have you applied the implications of this Verse?” He said, “No.” Ibn Abbas then mentioned the second Verse:

O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do?Most hateful it is with Allah that you say that which you do not do. (Qur’an 61:2-3)

After that he asked, “ Have you applied the implications of this Verse?” He said, “No.” He then mentioned the 3rd verse regarding Shu’aib (as):

And I do not intend to differ from you in that which I have forbidden you (Qur’an 11:88)

And then he asked, “ Have you applied the implications of this Verse?” He said, “No.” Ibn Abbas said, “Then begin with yourself.”

References:
Gems and Jewels by Abdul Malik Mujahid

I Bleed Purple!! (Domestic Abuse Awareness Month Special)

OPPRESSORS WILL BE IN DARKNESS

As salamu aleycum wr wb all,

I have always felt and will always strongly feel against abuse. And since it’s the month of awareness thought it would be good to share some ahadith with regards to oppression. We need to fear Allah greatly when dealing with people. Oppressing someone and denying them their rights is the most worst thing you can ever do. It’s every muslim’s right to live with honor,respect and in tranquility. If you are in anyway disrupting it you are answerable to Allah. Without further adieu lets first understand what oppression means followed by some ahadith and a beautiful Dua from our blessed Qur’an that we need to recite daily – bi’ithnillah.

Meaning of Oppression :

1. The exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel,or unjust manner.

2. An act or instance of oppressing.

3. The state of being oppressed.

4.The feeling of being heavily burdened, mentally orphysically, by troubles, adverse conditions, anxiety, etc.

What should you do when you see someone being oppressed?

Narrated Anas: Allah‘s Apostle said, “Help your brother, whether he is an oppressor or he is an oppressed one. People asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! It is all right to help him if he is oppressed, but how should we help him if he is an oppressor?” The Prophet said, “By preventing him from oppressing others.”

You have been an oppressor can you save yourself?

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “Whoever has oppressed another person concerning his reputation or anything else, he should beg him to forgive him before the Day of Resurrection when there will be no money (to compensate for wrong deeds), but if he has good deeds, those good deeds will be taken from him according to his oppression which he has done, and if he has no good deeds, the sins of the oppressed person will be loaded on him.”

Should an oppressor be scared?

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet sent Mu’adh to Yemen and said, “Be afraid, from the curse of the oppressed as there is no screen between his invocation and Allah.”

What will happen to the oppressors on the Day of Judgment?

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar: The Prophet said, “Oppression will be a darkness on the Day of Resurrection.”

Should a Muslim be an oppressor?

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Umar: Allah’s Apostle said, “A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim, so he should not oppress him, nor should he hand him over to an oppressor. Whoever fulfilled the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfill his needs; whoever brought his (Muslim) brother out of a discomfort, Allah will bring him out of the discomforts of the Day of Resurrection, and whoever screened a Muslim, Allah will screen him on the Day of Resurrection. “

I leave you all with this Dua may it benefit us all – the best duas are the duas from the blessed Qur’an.

Rabbana la taj’alna fitnatal lil-qawmidh-Dhalimeen wa najjina bi-Rahmatika minal qawmil kafireen

Our Lord! Make us not a trial for those who practise oppression; And deliver us by Thy Mercy from those who reject (Thee) [ Yunus 10:85-86]

May Allah save us from oppressing anyone ever. And if we have done it unintentionallly may He Azzawajal forgive us – ameen ya rabbul alameen.

References:
Sahih Al-bukhari.