There are three things for which whomever has them, then he has tasted the sweetness of faith: 1. The one for whom Allah and His Messenger are more beloved than anything else; 2. Whoever loves someone and he does not love him except for the sake of Allah; 3. Whoever hates to return to disbelief after Allah has saved him from it, just as he hates to be thrown into fire.
[Bukhari 2/14; Muslim 1/72; Tirmidhi 40/19; Nasa'i 47/3; Ibn Majah 36/108]
Sabda Nabi shallAllaahu 'alaihi wa sallam, إِذَا مَاتَ الْإِنْسَانُ انْقَطَعَ عَمَلُهُ إِلَّا مِنْ ثَلَاثَةٍ مِنْ صَدَقَةٍ جَارِيَةٍ وَعِلْمٍ يُنْتَفَعُ بِهِ وَوَلَدٍ صَالِحٍ يَدْعُو لَهُ “Jika seseorang meninggal dunia, maka terputuslah amalannya kecuali tiga perkara (yaitu): sedekah jariyah, ilmu yang dimanfaatkan, atau do’a anak yang sholeh ” [HR. Muslim no. 1631]. Betapapun kayanya kita, semua harta itu akan kita tinggal di dunia untuk orang yang masih hidup, sedangkan yang bermanfaat bagi kita hanyalah harta-harta yang kita gunakan di jalan Allah ta'ala...
On the Day of Judgment, the feet of man will not move till he is questioned about four matters: how he spent his lifetime, how he spent his youth, from where acquired his wealth and how he spent it, and what he did with his knowledge.
The person that the trees and the stones would give salaam to,
And they would give him shade,
And the animals would put forth their necks to be sacrificed.
That man that when Bi Aisha (r.a) reflected on the story of Zuleykha and the women cutting their hands over the beauty of nabii Yusuf (a.s), she said “if they had seen the beauty of my beloved (s.a.w), they would not have cut their hands, rather they would’ve cut their hearts and chests!”
Anybody who hurt him, anybody who harmed him, he forgave!
Even Hind, the woman who ordered the assasination of his beloved uncle and sat on the body, chewing the limbs before rasool’s eyes, he forgave her!
That person that on yaumul qiyamah, when everybody is crying ‘nafsii nafsii (myself! myself!)’ he will cry ‘ummati! Ummati!’
He will be the only prophet who will intercede for us.
The only one.
The question to ask is not ‘how can we love the prophet s.a.w?’
The question to ask is ‘how CAN’T we love the prophet s.a.w?
You have Khalilullah (friend of Allah), Ibraheem (a.s).
You have Ruhullah (spirit of Allah), Issa (a.s).
And you have Kalimullah (spoke to Allah), Musa (a.s).
But there is only one Habibullah (beloved of Allah), Muhammad (s.a.w).
He truly was the best of creation! How can you not love him?
Fasting on the day of Arafah is an expiation for two years It is highly recommended (mustahabb) for non-pilgrims to fast during this day for the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was asked about fasting on the day of Arafah, so he said, “It expiates the sins (Minor) of the past year and the coming year.” [Muslim]
Allah frees slaves from the fire on Arafat more than any other day: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, ‘There is no day on which Allah frees people from the Fire more so than on the day of Arafah. He comes close to those (people standing on ’Arafah), and then He revels before His Angels saying, ‘What are these people seeking.” [Tirmidhi]
Forgiveness of the Sins even if they are like the foam on the Sea: As for you staying till the evening in Arafah, then Allah descends to the sky of the Dunya and He boasts about you to the Angels, and says: ‘My slaves have come to Me, looking rough, from every deep valley hoping for My mercy, so if your sins were equivalent to the amount of sand or the drops of rain or like the foam on the sea I will forgive them. So go forth My slaves! Having forgiveness and for what or who you have interceded for.’ [Reported by at-Tabarani in his book “al-Kabeer” and by al-Bazaar. Shaykh Al-Albani graded it Hassan. Taken from ‘Saheeh al-Targheeb wa Tarheeb’. Volume 2, Page 9-10, hadeeth no. 1112]
[Source : Ahadith regarding the benefits and blessings of Hajj - Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya Taken from ‘Saheeh al-Targheeb wa Tarheeb’ By the Shaykh Muhammad Nasr ud-Deen al-Albaani]
Allaah expresses His pride to His angels: It was reported from Ibn ‘Umar that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Allah expresses His pride to His angels at the time of ‘Ishaa’ on the Day of Arafah, about the people of Arafah. He says, ‘Look at My slaves who have come unkempt and dusty.’”[Narrated by Ahmad and classed as Saheeh by al-Albaani].
Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) saying, “The best of supplications are those on the Day of `Arafah.” [Tirmidhi, Ahmad, Malik, and others]
Apakah amal kita sdh mampu menghapus dosa?. Apakah hati kita sdh mencapai tahapan yg ikhlas?. Apakah ilmu kita sdh mampu mendekatkan diri kita kpd Allah?. Rasul kita yg mulia di malam2nya yg panjang Beliau selalu beristighfar atas sikap, kesalahan & kelalaiannya kpd Allah. Jika kekasih Allah masih menganggap dirinya berdosa, bgm dg kita yg penuh dg dosa & hina ini?, yg tdk mau mengakui atas dosa & maksiat kita?. Apakah Allah harus menurunkan bencana & siksanya lbh dulu ?, baru kita mengakuinya?.
1. Dress up for your wife, look clean and smell good. When was the last time you went shopping for the best clothing? Just like the husband wants his wife to look nice for him, she also wants her husband to dress up for her too. Remember that the Prophet (PBUH) would always start with Miswak when returning home and always loved the sweetest smells.
2. Use the best names for your wife. Call your wife by the most beloved names to her, and avoid using names that hurt their feelings.
3. Don’t treat her like a fly. We never think about a fly in our daily lives until it ‘bugs’ us. Similarly, a wife will do well all day – which brings no attention from the husband – until she does something to ‘bug’ him. Don’t treat her like this; recognize all the good that she does and focus on that.
4. If you see wrong from your wife, don’t try to change every single imperfection she has about her.
Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Woman is like a rib. When you attempt to straighten it, you would break it. And if you leave her alone you would benefit by her, and crookedness will remain in her. [Muslim]
5. Smile at your wife whenever you see her and embrace her often. Smiling is Sadaqah and your wife is not exempt from the Muslim Ummah. Imagine life with her constantly seeing you smiling. Remember also those Hadeeth when the Prophet (PBUH) would kiss his wife before leaving for Salah, even when he was fasting.
6. Thank her for all that she does for you. Then thank her again! Take for example a dinner at your house. She makes the food, cleans the home, and a dozen other tasks to prepare. And sometimes the only acknowledgment she receives is that there needed to be more salt in the soup. Don’t let that be; thank her!
7. Ask her to write down the last ten things you did for her that made her happy. Then go and do them again. It may be hard to recognize what gives your wife pleasure. You don’t have to play a guessing game, ask her and work on repeating those times in your life.
8. Don’t belittle her desires. Comfort her. Sometimes the men may look down upon the requests of their wives. The Prophet (PBUH) set the example for us in an incident when Safiyyah (R.A) was crying because, as she said, he had put her on a slow camel. He wiped her tears, comforted her, and brought her the camel.
9. Be humorous and play games with your wife. Look at how the Prophet (PBUH) would race with his wife Aisha (R.A) in the desert. When was the last time we did something like that?
10. Always remember the words of Allah’s Messenger (PBUH): ‘The best of you are those who treat their families the best. And I am the best amongst you to my family.’ Try to be the best!
NOTE: For the women who read, please do not rub this into your husbands’ faces because it won’t work to fix the situation. In fact I believe many things here are applicable to women also respectively. This should be read with the intention to rectify ourselves and not knit-pick and find faults in others.
In conclusion: Never forget to make Dua to Allah to make your marriage successful.
The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) used to say, “O Allah, I ask You for guidance, piety, dignified restraint, and freedom from need. (Allahumma inni as’aluka’l huda wa’t tuqa wa’l `afafa wa’l ghina)” [Sahih Muslim]
I don’t think we would be able to be as strong as our prophet Muhammad S.A.W should we to go through what he went through reading this article. True enough Allah gives His greatest tests to the prophets.
Quite a lengthy reading but quite comprehensive, absolutely worth reading.