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. Doing things for people is riya! May Allah protect is from this illness


I request all of you to please please please reblog this, whenever you see it just take a minute to pray and then reblog.

I request everyone to please make dua for me that ALLAH swt grants me enough strength and knowledge so that I clear my exam (CE17), written and interview both, in one go. I am not competant enough to do this arduous task on my own. I want all of you to please pray for me so that ALLAH swt hears and grants and so that this becomes easy for me, in each step, so that ALLAH swt helps me and easen my burden for me. May ALLAH swt helps, for the sake of BABUL ILM (as) I be granted enough knowledge to clear the exams. IA. AMEEN.

I am so much stressed that I have actually lost sleep. I do not find sleep. It is straining my nerves and bringing a lot of anxiety. In this sheer moment of despair, I need all the prayers.


When a person loves Allah (swt), it says much more about them than any words they could possibly say. A person who loves Allah (swt) shows something about their character - that they are fearful and grateful to the Unseen; they will be true and trustworthy to you. Always look for one who has love for the deen of Allah Almighty Insha'Allah.

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Allah will give shade, to seven, on the Day when there will be no shade but His. (These seven persons are)

1) A just ruler.

2) A youth who has been brought up in the worship of Allah (i.e. worships Allah sincerely from childhood).

3) A man whose heart is attached to the masjid (i.e. to pray the compulsory prayers in the masjid in congregation).

4) Two persons who love each other only for Allah’s sake and they meet and part in Allah’s cause only.

5) A man who refuses the call of a charming woman of noble birth for illicit intercourse with her and says: ‘I am afraid of Allah’.

6) A man who gives charitable gifts so secretly that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given (i.e. nobody knows how much he has given in charity).

6) And a person who remembers Allah in seclusion and his eyes are then flooded with tears.”

—  [Sahih Bukhari Vol. 1, no. 629. Narrated Abu Huraira (radhiAllaahu ‘anhu)]

وَلَا تَقُولُوا لِمَنْ يُقْتَلُ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ أَمْوَاتٌ' بَلْ أَحْيَاءٌ وَلَٰكِنْ لَا تَشْعُرُونَ

“And do not say of those who are slain in the way of Allah that they are dead. Instead, they are alive, but you perceive not.”

They’re all smiling because they know where they’re going. 

Narrated Abu Huraira (radhiAllāhu ‘anhu):

Allāh’s Apostle (ﷺ) said, “Fasting is a shield (or a screen or a shelter). So, the person observing fasting should avoid sexual relation with his wife and should not behave foolishly and  impudently, and if somebody fights with him or abuses him, he should tell  him twice, ‘I am fasting.” The Prophet (ﷺ) added, “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, the smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of Allāh than the smell of musk. (Allāh says about the fasting person), ‘He has left his food, drink and desires for My sake. The fast is for Me. So I will reward (the fasting  person) for it and the reward of good deeds is multiplied ten times.”

—  [Sahīh Bukhārī Vol. 3, Hadīth no. 118]
What does it mean to do something for the sake of Allah? We often hear “for the sake of Allah” and think that a person must be sacrificing something in order for them to do that task. Or, that they must be doing what they do completely free of cost. But you see, we forget that even if we live our lives striving to please Allah, our every breath becomes something that is done for the sake of Allah. If you have a career, and you make your intention to work to feed your family so that Allah will be pleased with you, you are working for the sake of Allah. If you are going to school, struggling or succeeding in it, and you make your intention to gain knowledge because it is a command from Allah, then you are doing so for the sake of Allah. Something like dating, however, with the intent of fulfilling the Sunnah of getting married is not something done for the sake of Allah, because it’s done through something that isn’t halal. These are just some examples, but it’s all about your intentions, and doing things that abide by the guidelines of the Quran and Sunnah. So, what do you do for the sake of Allah?
—  Nadir Keval

It is related from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Fasting is a shield, so people should not have sexual relations nor act stupidly. If someone fights them or insults them, they should say, ‘I am fasting’ twice. By the One in whose hand my self is, the changed breath in the mouth of the faster is more fragrant to Allah Almighty than the scent of musk. [He says], 'He has left his food and drink and appetites for My sake. Fasting is Mine and I repay it. Any other good deed I repay with ten like it.’” - Sahih Al Bukhari #1795

When making dua, don’t forget all the people around the world, for someone somewhere is going through some sort of difficulty, so just as we would appreciate kind people making dua for us, then we should be humble in front of Allah and make dua for others too in sha Allah. A sincere dua for the sake of Allah is the best gift one can give to anyone.