all praise is due to allah

Dua when looking in the miror

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ , اللَّهُمَّ كَمَا أَنْتَ حَسَّنْتَ خَلْقِي فَحَسِّنْ خُلُقِي

“All praises are due to Allah, O Allah as you have given me a good physical form, so also favour me with good morals and manners.”

(An-Nasai)

~ Al hamdulillah, Allahuma kama anta hassanta khalqi fahassin khuluqi ~

فَلِلَّهِ الْحَمْدُ رَبِّ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَرَبِّ الْأَرْضِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

Therefore to Allah is due (all) praise, the Lord of the heavens and the Lord of the earth, the Lord of the worlds.

—  45:36
Riyad as-Salihin, The Book About the Etiquette of Eating  Book 3, Hadith 735 

Narrated ‘Mu'adh bin Anas (ra): 
Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “He who has taken food and says at the end: 'Al- hamdu lillahi-lladhi at'amani hadha, wa razaqanihi min ghairi haulin minni wa la quwwatin (All praise is due to Allah Who has given me food to eat and provided it without any endeavour on my part or any power),’ all his past sins will be forgiven."At-Tirmidh i].

Abdullah bin Abi Awfa narrated that:
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: “Whoever has a need from Allah, or from one of the sons of Adam, then let him perform Wudu’, performing it well, then pray two Rak`ah, then praise Allah and say Salat upon the Prophet (ﷺ). Then let him say: (La ilaha illallah Al-Halimul-Karim. Subhan Allah Rabbil-`Arshil-`Azim. Al-Hamdulillahi Rabbil-`Alamin. As'aluka mujibati rahmatika wa `aza'im maghfiratika, wal-ghanimata min kulli birrin, was-salamata min kulli ithmin, la tada` li dhanban illa ghafartahu, wa la hamman illa farrajtahu, wa la Hajatan hiya laka ridan Illa Qadaitaha, ya arham ar-rahimin) ‘None has the right to be worshiped but Allah. Al-Halim (the Forbearing) Al-Karim (the Generous). Glorious is Allah, Lord of the Magnificent Throne. All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds. I ask You for that which warrants Your mercy, and that which will determine Your forgiveness, and the spoils (fruits) of every righteous deed, and safety from every sin; do not leave a sin for me without forgiving it, nor a worry without relieving it. Or a need that pleases you without granting it. O Most-Merciful of those who have mercy.’”

الْحَمْدُ للهِ الَّذِي يُطْعِمُ وَلَا يُطْعَمُ، وَمَنَّ عَلَيْنَا فَهَدَانَا وَأَطْعَمَنَا، وَسَقَانَا مِنَ الشَّرَابِ، وَكَسَانَا مِنَ العُرْيِ، وَكُلَّ بَلَاءٍ حَسَنٍ أَبْلَانَا، الْحَمْدُ للهِ غَيْرَ مُوَدَّعٍ رَبِّي وَلَا مُكَافأً وَلَا مَكْفُورٍ، وَلَا مُسْتَغْنًى عَنْهُ، الْحَمْدُ للهِ الَّذِي أَطْعَمَنَا مِنَ الطَّعَامِ، وَسَقَانَا مِنَ الشَّرَابِ، وَكَسَانَا مِنَ الْعُرْيِ، وَهَدَانَا مِنَ الضَّلَالِ، وَبَصَّرَنَا مِنَ العَمَى، وَفَضَّلَنَا عَلَى كَثِيرٍ مِمَّنَ خَلَقَ تَفْضِيلًا، الْحَمْدُ للهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِين

All praise is due to Allah, Who feeds but is never fed, He bestowed bounty unto us, Who gave us guidance and fed us, gave us something to drink, covered our nakedness; and for every favor He has given us. All praise is due to Allah, praise that should not be neglected, my Lord, all the while affirming that we will never be able to duly thank Him; nor be appreciative enough of Him, nor be free of needing Him. All thanks and praises are due to Allah Who fed us the food, gave us the drink, covered our nudity, guided us from misguidance, gave us sight from blindness, and honored us above many of His creatures. All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all that exists.

All Praise is due to Allah! We thank Allah for the womb of Mother Sumayyah Farrakhan that gave birth to this Divine Man, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. Celebrating 84 years of life today!! A man of humility, love, dedication, sacrifice and impeccable character.

لا أحد يمتلك حياة وردية، ولا قلباً خالياً ولا رأساً خفيفاً من الأعباء. ولكن هناك من يدعو الله ويبتسم. الحمد لله دائماً وأبداً
No one has a perfect life, nor a heart free of worries, or a mind free from burdens. But there is the person who prays to Allah and smiles. All praise is due to Allah, always and forever.

من المؤسف أننا نعلم بأن سُبحان الله وبحمده مئة مرة تمحي ذنوبنا، ولا نرددها.

It is sad that we know saying subhanallahi wa bihamdihi (limitless is Allah in His glory and all praise is due to Him alone) a hundred times would cause our sins to be erased, and yet we don’t repeat them.

anonymous asked:

Salam sister! I was saddened because i started my menses during Ramadan and because I thought that I couldn't worship Allah at all during this month (Im a revert and I'm still learning aha) I just ordered some tasbih beads and I'm so excited!! 🙂

Walaikom Assalam sister,

Often times we think that due to our period we cannot worship Allah, but we have to remember that salah is not the only way to worship Allah

Periods & Ibadah

When you’re on your period you cannot

  • Make salat
  • Touch Quran (with bare skin)
  • Fast

What can we do though?

1) Seek forgiveness (Istaghfar): 

An Istighfar dua’a is:


اللّهـمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّـي لا إلهَ إلاّ أَنْتَ ، خَلَقْتَنـي وَأَنا عَبْـدُك ، وَأَنا عَلـى عَهْـدِكَ وَوَعْـدِكَ ما اسْتَـطَعْـت ، أَعـوذُبِكَ مِنْ شَـرِّ ما صَنَـعْت ، أَبـوءُ لَـكَ بِنِعْـمَتِـكَ عَلَـيَّ وَأَبـوءُ بِذَنْـبي فَاغْفـِرْ لي فَإِنَّـهُ لا يَغْـفِرُ الذُّنـوبَ إِلاّ أَنْتَ .

O Allah, You are my Lord, no one has the right to be worshipped except You, You created me and I am your servant and I abide to your covenant and promise as best as I can, I take refuge in you from the evil of which I committed. I acknowledge your favor upon me and I acknowledge my sin, so forgive me, for verily no one can forgive sin except you.’

2) Listening to the Qu’ran:

 “And We send down of the Qur'an that which is healing and mercy for the believers, but it does not increase the wrongdoers except in loss” (17:82)

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to recline in Aisha’s lap (may Allah be pleased with her) when she was menstruating, and he would recite Quran. 

3) New Projects:

With the extra time in our hands, during these days we are not praying, we can use it to start a new project that is beneficial to our deen.

4) Dhikr:

Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet said, “I love repeating Subhan Allah , Walhamdu lillah , wa La ilaha illAllah, wa Allaku Akbar (Glorified is Allah, all praise is due to Allah, and there is no God but Allah, Allah is the greatest) more than all that the sun shines upon.” (Muslim and Tirmidhi).

Who remember Allah while standing or sitting or [lying] on their sides and give thought to the creation of the heavens and the earth, [saying], “Our Lord, You did not create this aimlessly; exalted are You [above such a thing]; then protect us from the punishment of the Fire. (3:191)

5) Knowledge 

Prophet Muhammed (peace and blessing be upon him) said: “Whoever follows a path in the pursuit of knowledge, Allah will make a path to Paradise easy for him.” (Ibn Majah)

[This is a small piece from a halaqa I gave about this topic, most of the work is not mine but the link for citation isn’t work - may Allah bless the sister who wrote most of this]

InshAllah we can make use of our time during our periods to constantly work towards increasing our iman.

anonymous asked:

What are some good deeds one can do? Jzk.

Assalamu Alaikum

Follow the Sunnah:

Following are some sunnah that if we implement these in our lives, we will get tremendous reward in shaa Allah.

Drinkingwater:

1.Tosit and drink.(Sahih al-Bukhari Hadith6452 and Sahih Muslim Hadith5242, 5247)
2.Todrink with the right hand. (Sahih al-Bukhari Hadith5380; Sahih Muslim Hadith5233)
3.To take 3 sips (or more in odd numbers). (Sahih al-Bukhari Hadith5631; Sahih Muslim Hadith5255)
4.To say Bismillah before drinking. (Sahih al-Bukhari and al-Azkaar; Fath al-Baarivol.10 pg.117)
5.To say Alhamdulillah after drinking. (Ibnus-sunni Hadith472; Majmauz-zawaaid vol.5 pg.81; Sunan al-Tirmidhi Hadith1885; Fath al-Bari vol.10 pg.117 Hadith5631)
6.If there are several people who are going to share the drink, it should be given to the one on the right. (Sahih al-Bukhari Hadith5612; Sahih Muslim Hadith5257)
7.The one who is distributing the water (or food) should himself drink after everyone. (Sunan al-Tirmidhi Hadith1894)
8.To recite this Dua, after drinking water (not other drinkables) is also Sunnah
Alhumdollilah hil lathee sakaana, uthban foraatun, bi rahmatihi, wa lam yaj alhu milhan ujaajan bi thunoobina
All praise is due to Allah, Who of His Mercy has granted us sweet and pleasant water to drink and did not make it bitter and salty due to our Sins.

(Roohul Ma’ani, pg.149, 27th Para )

Eating:

‘Umar bin Abu Salamah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), said to me, “Mention Allah’s Name (i.e., say Bismillah before starting eating), eat with your right hand, and eat from what is near you.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
‘Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “When any of you wants to eat, he should mention the Name of Allah in the begining, (i.e., say Bismillah). If he forgets to do it in the beginning, he should say Bismillah awwalahu wa akhirahu (I begin with the Name of Allah at the beginning and at the end).”
[At-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud].

Sneezing:

It was also reported from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “If any one of you sneezes, let him say ‘Al-hamdu Lillaah,’ and let his brother or his companion say, ‘Yarhamuk Allaah.’ And if he says to him, ‘Yarhamuk Allaah,’ let him say, ‘Yahdeekum Allaahu wa yusliha baalakum (May Allaah guide you and correct your thinking).’” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 10/502)

Nature calls (going to toilet)

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.146 Narrated by Abu Aiyub Al Ansari (May Allah be pleased with him)
Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “If anyone of you goes to answer the call of nature he should neither face nor turn his back towards the Qibla (when relieving himself).’
Anas reported that when the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) entered the privy to relieve himself, he (peace be upon him) would say, “In the name of Allah. O Allah! I seek refuge in You from male and female noxious beings (the Shayateen).”
This is related by Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 359 Narrated by Aisha (May Allah be pleased with her)
When Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) came out from the privy, he said: ‘(I seek) forgiveness from Thee, O Allah.’
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 374 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik (May Allah be pleased with him)
When Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) came out from the privy, he said: ‘Praise be to Allah Who has removed injurious things from me, and kept me in health.’

Sleeping

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.326 Narrated by Hudhaifa (May Allah be pleased with him)
When the Prophet (peace be upon him) retired to bed at night, he (peace be upon him) would put his hand under his (right) cheek and then say, “Allahumma bismika amutu wa ahya (O Allah, by Your Name I die and I live)” and when he (peace be upon him) got up (from sleep), he (peace be upon him) would say, “Al-Hamdu lil-lahi al-ladhi ahyana ba’da ma amatana, wa ilaihi an-nushur (Praise be to Allah Who gave us life after death, and to Him is the return.”
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 5027 Narrated by Hafsah, Ummul Mu’minin (May Allah be pleased with her)
When the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) retired to go to sleep, he (peace be upon him) would put his right hand under his cheek and would then say three times: ‘O Allah, guard me from Thy punishment on the Day when Thou raises up Thy servants.’
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 4718 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him)
When Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) saw a man lying on his stomach he said, “This is a method of lying down which Allah does not like.”
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 4731 Narrated by Abu Dharr (May Allah be pleased with him)
The Prophet (peace be upon him) came upon him when he was lying on his stomach, jerked him with his foot and said, “Jundub, only those who go to Hell (the Shayateen) lie like this!”
Other than sleeping on one’s stomach, one may sleep in any posture one wills. The normal posture of the Messenger (peace be upon him) when he retired to bed was to sleep on his right side with his right hand under his cheek.

Rememberance of Allah (Dhikr)

1.Some dhikr that is light on tongue but heavy on the scales:

·   Hadhrat Jaa’bir [Ra] narrated that Rasulallah(Peace be upon him) said: “For the person who recites SUB-HAN’ALLAH HIL AZEEM WA BI-HAM’DIHI, [Pure and perfect is Allah in his glory and praise], - A date palm will be planted for him in Paradise” (Tirmidhi)
Another Narration says:
Forgiveness for Sins Even Though they are like the Foam of the Sea:
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “Whoever says, ‘Subhan Allaahi Wa bihamdihi, {Allah is free from imperfection and His is the praise}. One hundred times a day, will be forgiven all his sins even if they were as much as the foam of the sea. (Bukhari, Book #75, Hadith #414)
·   Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: ”Is anyone of you incapable of earning one thousand Hasanah (rewards) a day?” Someone from the gathering asked, “How can anyone of us earn a thousand Hasanah?” Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: “Glorify Allah a hundred times by just saying “Subhanallah” and a Good deeds will be written for you, or a thousand sins will be wiped away.” (Muslim 4:2073)
·   Narrated ‘Ubaadah that the Messenger of Allah said, “Whoever seeks forgiveness for the believing men and believing women, Allah will write for him a good deed for each believing man and believing woman.” (Tabarrani)

Abu Talha Al Ansari said, “The Prophet (peace be upon him) woke up one day cheerful and beaming.  His companions exclaimed, ‘O Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him), you woke up today cheerful and beaming.’  He (peace be upon him) replied, 'Yes! A messenger (Angel) of Allah, the Mighty and the Glorified, came to me and said, ”If anyone from your Ummah sends you a salutation, Allah will record for him ten good deeds, wipe off ten of his sins, and raise him thereby ten degrees in rank, and He will return his salutation with a similar salutation".’
Related by Ahmad.

2.There are indeed some verses or small Surahs of the Quran which the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) guided and encouraged the believers to recite on a daily basis:

The 112th Surah Al-Ikhlaas
The 113th Surah Al-Falaq
The 114th Surah An-Naas
The ‘Aayat ul-Kursi’ Verse 255 of Surah 2 Al-Baqarah
The verses 285 and 286 of Surah 2 Al-Baqarah

Narrated by Jubayr ibn Nufayr (May Allah be pleased with him)
Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “Allah finished Surah al-Baqarah with two verses (285 and 286) which I have been given from His Treasure which is under the Throne; so learn them and teach them to your womenfolk, for they are a blessing, a means of a approach (to Allah) and a supplication.”
(Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2173)    
Abu Umamah reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “….For whoever recites the ‘Aayat –ul Kursi’  (Surah 2 al-Baqarah 255) at the end of every prayer, nothing will prevent him from entering Paradise except that (he must) die (first).”
Related by an-Nasa’i and at-Tabarani.

Abu Sa’id reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) asked, “Can anyone of you recite a third of the Qur’an during the night?”  The companions considered this rather difficult and they said, “Who among us can do so, O Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him)?”  Thereupon the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “(Say:) He is Allah, the One and Only; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is he begotten; and there is none like unto Him.”  (The reference here is to the recitation of Surah 112 Suratul Ikhlaas of the Qur’an, which the Prophet (peace be upon him) described as equivalent to reciting one-third of the Qur’an.) Related by Bukhari, Muslim, and Nasa’i.

Narrated by Aisha (May Allah be pleased with her)
Whenever the Prophet (peace be upon him) retired to bed every night, he (peace be upon him) used to cup his hands together and blow over it after reciting Surah Al-Ikhlaas, Surah Al-Falaq and Surah An-Naas, and then rub his hands over whatever parts of his body he was able to rub, starting with his head, face and front of his body.  He (peace be upon him) used to do that three times.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 6.536A      

I hope it will be helpful. May Allah guide us all to the straight path.

Ameen

Malcolm X  letter to Harlem on his pilgrimage to Mecca

Never have I witnessed such sincere hospitality and overwhelming spirit of true brotherhood as is practiced by people of all colors and races here in this ancient Holy Land, the home of Abraham, Muhammad and all the other Prophets of the Holy Scriptures. For the past week, I have been utterly speechless and spellbound by the graciousness I see displayed all around me by people of all colors.

There were tens of thousands of pilgrims, from all over the world. They were of all colors, from blue-eyed blondes to black-skinned Africans. But we were all participating in the same ritual, displaying a spirit of unity and brotherhood that my experiences in America had led me to believe never could exist between the white and non-white.“

During the past eleven days here in the Muslim world, I have eaten from the same plate, drunk from the same glass, and slept on the same rug - while praying to the same God - with fellow Muslims, whose eyes were the bluest of blue, whose hair was the blondest of blond, and whose skin was the whitest of white. And in the words and in the deeds of the white Muslims, I felt the same sincerity that I felt among the black African Muslims of Nigeria, Sudan and Ghana.

America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem. Throughout my travels in the Muslim world, I have met, talked to, and even eaten with people who in America would have been considered white - but the white attitude was removed from their minds by the religion of Islam. I have never before seen sincere and true brotherhood practiced by all colors together, irrespective of their color.

We were truly all the same (brothers) - because their belief in one God had removed the white from their minds, the white from their behavior, and the white from their attitude.

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all the Worlds.

When your world seems to be crumbling, remember that the Almighty will definitely come to your help.

When your road seems to be closed, remember that the Almighty will open many more new roads.

When you are let down by those closest to you, remember that the Almighty never let’s you down so make Him even closer.

When you suffer a loss, remember that the Almighty rewards you upon your patience & endurance far more than what you have lost.

When you feel so lonely because everyone has left you, remember that the Almighty will never forsake you.

When you have sinned so much, remember that the Almighty will forgive you if you repent truly & return to His Path.

When you get up every morning, thank the Almighty for giving you another chance to mend your ways before you finally meet Him.

When you are sad, remember to look for the path of He who created you for He Alone can make you truly happy.

Praise Him for indeed All praise is due to the One who loves us so much that He always declares Himself Most Compassionate, Most Merciful!

—  Mufti Ismail Menk
The Husband Who Was Too Shy To Look At His Wife.
(a moving story)
Please Read it don’t think its too big,
This story was recounted by Prof. Khalid Al-Jubeir, consulting cardiovascular surgeon, in one of his lectures:Once I operated on a two and a half year old child. It was Tuesday, and on Wednesday the child was in good health.
On Thursday at 11:15 am – and I’ll never forget the time because of the shock I experienced – one of the nurses informed me that the heart and breathing of the child had stopped. I hurried to the child and performed cardiac massage for 45 minutes and during that entire
time the heart would not work. Then, ALLAH decreed for the heart to resume function and we thanked HIM.
I went to inform the child’s family about his condition. As you know, it is very difficult to inform the patient’s
family about his condition when it’s bad. This is one of the most
difficult situations a doctor is subjected to but it is necessary.
So I looked for the child’s father whom I couldn’t find. Then I found his
mother. I told her that the child’s cardiac arrest was due to bleeding in his throat; we don’t know the cause of this bleeding and fear that his brain is dead.
So how do you think she responded?
Did she cry?
Did she blame me?
No, nothing of the sort. Instead, she said “Alhamdulillah” (All Praise is due to ALLAH)
and left me. After 10 days, the child started moving. We thanked ALLAH and
were happy that his brain condition was reasonable.
After 12 days, the heart stopped again because of the same bleeding. We performed another cardiac massage for 45 minutes but this time his heart didn’t respond. I told his mother that there was no hope.
So she said: “Alhamdulillah. O ALLAH, if there is good in his recovery, then cure him, O my Lord.” With the grace of ALLAH, his heart started functioning again.
He suffered six similar cardiac arrests till a trachea specialist was able to stop the bleeding and the heart started working properly. Now, three and a half months had passed and the child was recovering but did not move. Then just as he started moving, he was afflicted
with a very large and strange pus-filled abscess in his head, the likes of which I had never seen.
I informed his mother of the serious development. She said “Alhamdulillah” and left me.
We immediately turned him over to the surgical unit that deals with the brain and nervous system and they took over his treatment.
Three weeks later, the boy recovered from this abscess but was still not moving. Two weeks pass and he suffers from a strange blood poisoning and his temperature reaches 41.2°C (106°F).
I again informed his mother of the serious development and she said with patience and certainty: “Alhamdulillah. O ALLAH, if there is good in his recovery, then cure him.
”After seeing his mother who was with her child at Bed#5,
I went to see another child at Bed#6. I found that child’s mother crying and screaming, “Doctor! Doctor! Do something! The boy’s temperature reached 37.6°C (99.68°F)! He’s going to die! He’s going to die!”
I said with surprise, “Look at the mother of that child in Bed#5. Her child’s fever is over 41°C (106°F), yet she is patient and praises ALLAH.”
So she replied: “That woman isn’t conscious and has no senses”.
At that point, I remembered the great Hadith of the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wa Sallam): “Blessed are the strangers.”
Just two words… but indeed two words that shake a nation!
In 23 years of hospital service, I have never seen the likes of this patient sister.
We continued to care for him. Now, six and a half months have passed and the boy finally came out of the recovery unit – not talking, not seeing, not hearing, not moving, not smiling, and with an open chest in which you can see his beating heart. The mother changed the dressing regularly and remained patient and hopeful.
Do you know what happened after that?
Before I inform you, what
do you think are the prospects of a child who has passed through all these dangers, agonies, and diseases?
And what do you expect this patient mother to do whose child is at the brink of the grave and who is unable to do anything except supplicate and beseech ALLAH?
Do you know what happened two and a half months later?
The boy was completely cured by the mercy of ALLAH and as a reward for this pious mother. He now races his mother with his feet as if nothing happened and he became sound and healthy as he was before. The story doesn’t end here. This is not what moved me and brought tears to my eyes.
What filled my eyes with tears is what
follows: One and a half years after the child left the hospital, one of the brothers from the Operations Unit informed me that a man, his wife and two children wanted to see me. I asked who they were and he replied that he didn’t know them. So I went to see them, and I found the parents of the same child whom I operated upon.
He was
now five years old and like a flower in good health – as if nothing happened to him. With them also was a four-month old newborn. I welcomed them kindly and then jokingly asked the father whether the newborn was the 13th or 14th child.
He looked at me with an astonishing smile as if he pitied me. He then said, “This is the second child, and the child upon whom you operated is our first born, bestowed upon us after 17 years of infertility. And after being granted that child, he was afflicted with the conditions that you’ve
seen.”
At hearing this, I couldn’t control myself and my eyes filled with tears.
I then involuntarily grabbed the man by the arm, and pulling him to my room, asked him about his wife: “Who is this wife of yours who after 17 years of infertility has this much patience with all the fatal conditions that afflict her first born?! Her heart cannot be barren! It must be fertile with Imaan!
”Do you know what he said? Listen carefully my dear brothers and sisters. He said, “I was married to this woman for 19 years and for all these years she has never missed the [late] night prayers except due to an authorized excuse. I have never witnessed her backbiting, gossiping, or lying. Whenever I leave home or return, she opens the door, supplicates for me, and receives me hospitably. And in everything she does, she demonstrates the utmost love, care, courtesy, and compassion.” The man completed by saying, “Indeed, doctor, because of all the noble manners and affection with which she treats me, I’m shy to lift up my eyes and look at her.
So I said to him: “And the likes of her truly deserve that from you.