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Please don’t do good things to gain praise and glory from people. Do it because it’s the right thing to do for the sake of Allah. Be honest about your intentions with everything. You never want to build any type of relationship on lies. That foundation will always fail.

Know, my brother for the sake of Allah! That if a calamity befalls you and you were pleased with Allah, Allah will make you pleased in this World and the Hereafter.
—  Sh. Mohamed Mukhtar Ash-Shanqiti
Taken from - ( رسالة إلى مضطر )

Imam Ibn Qayyim said :

Repentance means turning away from what is hated
to what pleases Him, and not just abandonment, because
someone may merely abandon a sin, and not keep away from
it for the sake of Allah and then adopt what pleases the Exalted.
In this case, he would not be truly repentant, for repentance
means refraining from something and turning in repentance to
Allah with a sincere heart.

— AL-FAWA'ID

The leaking bucket

Beware of the leaking Bucket!

1.You take the best wudhu but waste a lot of water (a leaking Bucket).

2.You pray all of your prayers in time but you have no khushu (a leaking bucket).

3.You post reminders and have thousands of followers on Instagram and Facebook but you’re doing it for the fame not to please Allah (a leaking bucket).

4.You help others but you’re doing it to gain something from them and not doing those acts of kindness for the sake of Allah’s Glory (a leaking bucket).

5.You give alot of sadaqah to the poor but you humiliate them and hurt them (a leaking bucket).

6.You stand up for tahajjud at night, fast, read Quran every day and obey your Lord but you cut your family ties (a leaking bucket).

7.You are very kind to people and speak with them gently but with your family you are always harsh (a leaking bucket).

8.You fast and have sabr for the pangs of hunger and thirst but you swear, insult, curse (a leaking bucket).

9.You wear abaya and Hijab but your perfume is strong (a leaking Bucket).

10.You are following the sunnah and have a beard but you don’t lower your gaze (a leaking bucket).

11.You honour and treat your guest well but when he/she leaves you gossip about him/her and talk about all his/her flaws (a leaking bucket).

Do not gather all your good deeds in a leaking bucket. You struggle to fill it whilst it easily runs out through the leaking holes!

May Allah guide us to the right path, make us do all of our good actions for pleasing Him alone and by Your mercy be pleased with us always Ameen.

Three Secrets to happiness:

Sabr - Constant patience

Shukur - Grateful heart

Ikhlas - Believe in the Oneness of Allah and doing things only for His sake

The Leaking Bucket

Beware of the leaking Bucket!

1.You take the best wudhu but waste a lot of water (a leaking Bucket).

2.You pray all of your prayers in time but you have no khushu (a leaking bucket).

3.You post reminders and have thousands of followers on Instagram and Facebook but you’re doing it for the fame not to please Allah (a leaking bucket).

4.You help others but you’re doing it to gain something from them and not doing those acts of kindness for the sake of Allah’s Glory (a leaking bucket).

5.You give alot of sadaqah to the poor but you humiliate them and hurt them (a leaking bucket).

6.You stand up for tahajjud at night, fast, read Quran every day and obey your Lord but you cut your family ties (a leaking bucket).

7.You are very kind to people and speak with them gently but with your family you are always harsh (a leaking bucket).

8.You fast and have sabr for the pangs of hunger and thirst but you swear, insult, curse (a leaking bucket).

9.You wear abaya and Hijab but your perfume is strong (a leaking Bucket).

10.You are following the sunnah and have a beard but you don’t lower your gaze (a leaking bucket).

11.You honour and treat your guest well but when he/she leaves you gossip about him/her and talk about all his/her flaws (a leaking bucket).

Do not gather all your good deeds in a leaking bucket. You struggle to fill it whilst it easily runs out through the leaking holes!

May Allah guide us to the right path, make us do all of our good actions for pleasing Him alone and by Your mercy be pleased with us always Ameen.

Someone who loves you for the sake of Allah will not close their eyes to your flaws, they will help you overcome them, by pointing them out for you

And someone who loves Allah, will accept the nasiha, even though it can be humiliating to be corrected sometimes, because they value their relationship with their Lord, more than their ego. 

Strive to be both. A muslim should advice and love to be adviced.

If you are in a haram relationship then you should either make it halal or leave them for the sake of Allah.

Not only are you angering and disobeying your Lord but you will also be left with a broken heart. There is wisdom behind as to why it is haram. Allah loves you so much that He wants to protect your heart, mind and soul from harm. He wants what’s best for us so we should too. If it starts in a haram manner then it will end in a disaster. Especially after you and the other person meet up in person. Protect your honour and your dignity by trying not to fall for the traps of shaytan especially this one.

When you love someone, you don’t expect anything in return.

Even if he or she doesn’t love you back, you still pray for them in order to see them happy, only because you love them.

But it would be nice if the person you love decides to love you back.

Love someone for Allah’s sake. And you wouldn’t ask why or how.

this dunya is nothing more than temporary enjoyment, this dunya was not build for the believers.. our permanent home is in the akhirah.
So build the akhirah you want, build a palace for yourself in Jannah. Stay on the right path, give to charity, follow the sunnah of the prophet ﷺ, have the best of manners, increase your taqwa, don’t change the teachings to suit yourself, never let go of salah, always remember Allah ﷻ, recite the words of Allah on a daily basis, stay away from that which Allah has forbidden, be amongst those who enjoin in good and forbid evil, increase your knowledge for the sake of Allah ﷻ and always renew your intentions.

Allah said about the Disbeliever:
“…Never would the capacity of the earth in gold be accepted from one of them if he would [seek to] ransom himself with it.…”
(Surah Al Imraan 91)

The Prophet Muhammad S.A.W said about the Believer:
“Save yourself from Hell-fire even by giving half a date-fruit in charity.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

Lesson:
All the money in the world will not save a DISBELIEVER from the fire, yet HALF A DATE in charity can save a BELIEVER from the fire.

If you're feeling like a terrible Muslim...

• make wudu and try your best to focus.
• pray 2 rakat and try your best to focus.
• recite whatever you know of the Quran and just focus on the vibrations you feel in your chest.
• say “astaghfirullah” even if you’re not sure if you mean it yet.
• make dua
• if it hurts to make dua or you can’t find the words to say, write down what you feel (or add it to the notes in your phone).
• if you can’t do that, then just sit down in silence and let your heart speak. Allah hears all.
• if you still feel like giving up on yourself, then do it. Let go of the wheel, and give it to Allah. Ask Him to be in control.

I know it gets hard. I know what it feels like to want to come back to Allah and not know how. I just wanted to share some of the things that I do when I’m at my lowest. In sha’ Allah someone will benefit from this. May Allah increase us all in imaan, keep us guided, and save us from ourselves. Ameen.