islamic reminders

The only thing you should do behind someone’s back, is make Dua for them.

The Prophet (pbuh) defined backbiting when he said:
“Do you know what is meant by backbiting?” They said, “Allah and His Messenger know best.” He said, “To say something about your brother which he dislikes.” One asked, “Even if what I say is true about my brother?” He replied, “If such defects you say are true about him, then you have backbitten him, and if he doesn’t have what you say, then you have committed slander against him.”
(Related by Muslim, Abu Dawood, and Tirmidhi)
Hence, it is not allowed to talk about somebody in his/her absence, even if what was narrated was true. If it was not true, then it would be a bigger sin and it is called Buhtan (false accusation).

The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last day, LET HIM EITHER SPEAK GOOD OR KEEP SILENT”

It is important to note that to find other’s faults or to talk sarcastically or to defame a person is called ‘Lumz’. In the Qur'an, Allah (SWT) states: “Do not defame one another.”
(Surah Al-Hujurat, 49:11)

May Allah (SWT)protect our tongues from backbiting and defaming one another.
Ameen

If you’re having a bad day & feel like your iman is low, here are little things you can do that may help you feel better:


-smile
-be kinder
-be thankful
-read a book
-pray on time

-complain little
-repent to Allah
-visit the masjid
-kiss your mother
-recite some qur'an
-take care of your skin
-help around the house

-try to control your anger
-volunteer to help somebody
-donate to a charity if you can
-speak to your neighbour/relative
-tell your father you love/appreciate him

Salah is like a mirror,
reflecting the state of your heart
as you speak to your Lord.
Are you distracted?
Are your words pure?
Be honest with yourself, 
what do you
see?

I stumbled across this little note that I left for myself about 2 years ago in my sketchbook for a future reminder.
SubhanAllah, it could not have reached me at a better time than now, Alhamdulillah. ❤️

“What is destined will reach you, even if it be underneath two mountains. What is not destined, will not reach you, even if it be between your two lips.

What ever is meant for you will be coming your way, while you are led and directed toward it.

As for that which is not meant for you, you will be deflected from it as it is turned aside from you.

Go easy on yourself, for the outcome of all affairs is determined by Allah’s decree. If something is meant to go elsewhere, it will never come your way, but if it is yours by destiny, from you it cannot flee”
– Umar bin al Khattab (RA)

When you have a bad suspicion about a Muslim in your heart, you should increase your consideration toward him and make dua for him. This way you will infuriate Satan and will be able to drive him away. Because of this, Satan will be reluctant to put evil thoughts into your heart, afraid that you would increase your consideration towards your brother and will make dua for him again.

- Imam Al-Ghazali (may Allah have mercy on him)

Advice To Husbands
—  Listen to her as she speaks about her day, even if it sounds boring. I’m sure she listens to you when you talk about computers and IT using terminology she doesn’t understand. She’s probably been waiting all day for you to come home so she can tell you about what happened, so be a good listener and show you’re interested in what she says (well, either she speaks to you, or she speaks to another man, what would you like?).