miserliness

35 sins of the People of Hellfire.

Ibn Taymiyyah (May Allah have Mercy upon him) was asked “What are the deeds of the people of Hell, and what are the deeds of the people of Paradise?” He replied “The deeds of the people of Hell are:

[1] - associating partners in worship with Allah,

[2] - disbelieving in His Messengers,

[3] - ‘Kufr’ (ingratitude, disbelief)

[4] - ‘hasad’ (malicious envy)

[5] - lying,

[6] - treachery,

[7] - oppression and wrongdoing (Zulm),

[8] - promiscuity,

[9] - back-stabbing,

[10] - cutting off the ties of kinship,

[11] - cowardice at the time of Jihad,

[12] - miserliness, 

[13] - inconsistency between what is in one’s heart and the face one shows to people,

[14] - despairing of the Mercy of Allah,

[15] - feeling secure from the plan of Allah,

[16] - panicking blindly at the time of crisis,

[17] - pride and extravagance at the time of plenty,

[18] - abandoning one’s duties towards Allah,

[19] - transgressing His limits,

[20] - violating His sanctity,

[21] - fearing a created being instead of the Creator,

[22] - showing off,

[23] - going against the Qur’an and Sunnah in word or deed,

[24] - obeying a created being in some act of disobedience to the Creator,

[25] - blindly supporting falsehood,

[26] - mocking the Signs of Allah,

[27] - rejecting the truth,

[28] - withholding knowledge and testimony that should be revealed,

[29] - witchcraft and magic,

[30] - disobeying one’s parents,

[31] - killing any soul forbidden by Allah except for reasons of justice,

[32] - consuming the wealth of the orphan,

[33] - ‘riba’ (usury/interest)

[34] - desertion from the battlefield,

[35] - and slandering the reputation of innocent, chaste, believing women.”

[Taken from ‘Paradise and Hell’ by ‘Umar al-Ashqar [Eng. Translation] Pg.82; also in Yaqazat ‘Uli al-I’tebaar, Pg.222]

Dua for anxiety & sorrow:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَالْحَزَنِ، وَالْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ، وَالْبُخْلِ وَالْجُبْنِ، وَضَلَعِ الدَّيْنِ، وَغَلَبَةِ الرِّجَالِ

O Allah, I seek refuge in You from grief and sadness, from weakness and from laziness, from miserliness and from cowardice, from being overcome by debt and overpowered by men (i.e. others).

عن سعد بن أبي وقاص رضي الله عنه قال: كان النبيُّ صلَّى اللهُ عليه وسلَّم يُعَلِّمُنا هؤُلاءِ الكَلِماتِ، كما تُعَلَّمُ الكِتابَةُ : “ اللَّهُمَّ إني أعوذُ بكَ مِنَ البُخلِ، وأعوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الجُبنِ، وأعوذُ بِكَ مِن أنْ نُرَدَّ إلى أرْذَلِ العُمُرِ، وأعوذُ بِكَ مِن فِتنَةِ الدُّنْيا، وعَذابِ القَبرِ ” . صحيح البخاري حديث ٦٣٩٠

Narrated Sa`d bin Abi Waqqas: The Prophet (ﷺ) used to teach us these words as he used to teach us the Book (Qur'an): “O Allah! seek refuge with You from miserliness, and seek refuge with You from cowardice, and seek refuge with You from being brought back to (senile) geriatric old age, and seek refuge with You from the affliction of the world and from the punishment in the Hereafter." Sahih al-Bukhari 6390
In-book reference : Book 80, Hadith 85
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 8, Book 75, Hadith 399

سلسلة الأذكار والأدعية // Athkar & Invocations Series | 3

Egalitarian bird society

My greenlit PC for an upcoming game, as described to the DM:

A well-meaning, magpie-ish aarakocra who loves “finding” shiny objects, often in shops and bazaars. She does not know that in order to keep her shinies, she needs to buy them using smaller, shiny coins. Bird people do not understand capitalism.

Life beyond this revelation will be a miserly struggle between having food and supplies or having shinies.

Can we talk about this:

And how big a deal it is?

I mean, look…we all know Soos is the perfect replacement for Stan. We all know that by giving Soos the role of Mr. Mystery, he’s not only making Soos’s long-term dream come true, he’s cementing the unspoken father-son bond they have by making Soos the closest thing Stan has to an heir.

But a job title isn’t all Stan gives him.

Let’s be clear here–Stan lives like a poor man. He’s cheap and loath to spend a single penny when he can mend, reuse or steal what he needs instead. But I don’t think that’s a sign the Shack isn’t making him money. On the contrary, everything we see about the Shack reinforces the idea that it’s making great money. Stan isn’t poor. He’s miserly. There’s a big difference.

We never see an episode where Stan’s worrying about how business is dropping off or where the Shack is open but deserted. Whenever we see Stan give a tour, there’s always a crowd. And with one or two exceptions (tourists leaving angrily after Waddles eats the Cornicorn) the tourists are almost always forking over huge fistfuls of cash.The Shack frequently hosts huge events that the entire town shows up for, and Stan’s often surrounded by huge piles of cash. The Mystery Shack is such a fixture of Gravity Falls that it’s on the town map hanging in city hall.

Stan’s bitter promise to his family that he would make millions quite frankly probably came true.

Stan didn’t just give Soos his dream job, he gave him an incredibly profitable business that he could have probably sold for millions. Stan “bleed ‘em dry ” Pines. Stan “wouldn’t loan you a nickel without charging interest” Pines. He gave it to Soos for nothing.

Soos deserved it. After ten years of the most loving, devoted loyalty to his father dad papa padre employer for what I can only assume was terrible pay, he had earned it. But that’s not really my point–my point is that Stan, who couldn’t even bring himself to spend a few dollars on pancakes for his niblings, gave away potential millions to his son heir precious child that he loves so much employee with a smile, without hesitation. 

That is huge. That is amazing. That is both an important sign of character growth and an indication of how much Stan loves this precious baby man.

A lady sat next to the taxi driver while all the seats were empty in the back..
She’s the wife of the taxi driver

A man with a long beard walked past a masjid while the people were praying, and he didn’t enter to pray..
He had prayed in another masjid where they pray immediately after the adhaan

You sit next to someone and say salam, but they didn’t reply back..
Easy, they didn’t hear you

A friend from college declines an invitation to go out for coffee..
He’s not miserly but he sees how much sweat his father puts into his work in order to send him some money every month..

Most of the time, we only see part of the picture, so imagine the rest of the picture in a positive way in order to not wrong others. Think good about the people and you will be at ease.

One of the righteous people said: If I see someone with alcohol dripping from his beard, then I’ll say perhaps it spilled on him. And if I see him on top of a mountain saying, ‘I am your lord most high’ (أنا ربكم الأعلى), then I’ll say he’s reciting an ayah from the Quran.

One of the righteous people said: By Allah, it’s already difficult for the slave to know his full intention when doing anything, so how can he go about taking hold of other people’s intentions? Subhan Allah.

Always give excuses for others and think good about them, and say perhaps he has an excuse that we don’t know.

- unknown

Narrated Asma (radhiAllaahu ‘anha):

Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) said, “Give (in charity) and do not give reluctantly lest Allah should give you in a limited amount; and do not withhold your money lest Allah should withhold it from you.”

—  [Sahih Bukhari Vol. 3, no. 764]

Sufyaan ath-Thawree said:

Verily, when Allah withholds, He actually gives, because He did not withhold on account of miserliness or stinginess, but rather He looked at the benefit of the servant. So the fact that He withheld is actually His choice for the servant and His excellent decision.

Madaarij al-Saalikeen (2/215)

Buffy Villain Zodiac Signs.. On the dark side

Aries- Warren-  Self serving and quick-tempered, Impulsive and impatient, Foolhardy and daredevil
Taurus- Angelus-  Jealous and possessive, Resentful and inflexible, Self-indulgent and greedy
Gemini- Mayor Wilkins-  Nervous and tense, Superficial and inconsistent, Cunning and inquisitive
Cancer- Drusilla-  Changeable and moody, Overemotional and touchy, Clinging and unable to let go
Leo- Glory-  Pompous and patronizing, Bossy and interfering, Dogmatic and intolerant
Virgo- Anyanka-  Fussy and a worrier, Overcritical and harsh, Perfectionist and conservative
Libra- Ripper-  Indecisive and changeable, Gullible and easily influenced, Flirtatious and self-indulgent
Scorpio- Spike-  Jealous and resentful, Compulsive and obsessive, Secretive and obstinate
Sagittarius- Adam-  Blindly optimistic and careless, Irresponsible and superficial, Tactless and restless
Capricorn- Dark Willow-  Pessimistic and fatalistic, Miserly and grudging
Aquarius- Faith-  Intractable and contrary, Perverse and unpredictable, Unemotional and detached
Pisces- Fledgling Vampire-  Escapist and idealistic, Secretive and vague, Weak-willed and easily led

anonymous asked:

I saw you share seasons post about Percival's wife not caring the the'd changed into Grindelwald because the sex was suddenly good. Can you write that prompt?

((WARNING: Percival is Dead in this.  If that’s too much, please don’t read. Reference to sex w/ a teenager. No details, there.  Oh @seasons-gredence I hope it’s okay for me to steal yo shit))

He was a hungry man.  He’d spent a month as a portly railroad worker in Germany.  A few weeks as an elderly, miserly woman in France.  A handful of days as a dying man on a dock named “Legless Joe.”  He’d transfigured himself as they were dying, taking over their property, identity, and relationships.  And he’d been nearly starved by the lack of attention.

For no one’s eyes lingered on portly laborers, elderly women in rags, or homeless men that couldn’t walk.  Those kinds of people lived in the shadows.  They were the perfect people to be in order to silently move from country to country.  When “Legless Joe” told his drinking buddies he wanted to get on a ship for one last hoorah, they’d scraped up the money and false papers for him.  Joe hadn’t been a criminal himself, but he had friends in low places. 

Grindelwald had made it to America with little upset.  Immediately turned into a pretty lady… the kind of lady that could be a wealthy man’s secretary.  She couldn’t get into MACUSA headquarters, but she could snoop in most other buildings with no questions asked.  Just carrying a notebook and marching with purpose.

This identity had a spotlight.  Men leered.  Women let their eyes linger, shy and nervous about their attraction.  Children asked if he were a princess.  Merlin, he’d missed being beautiful.

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yeah one of my favorite things i learned about henry vii recently, you’d think he’d be all miserly all the time, but the dude goes and buys himself a bunch of clothes when he’s stressed and is basically just kind of a mess

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said :

There are three saving matters, and three destructive matters. As for the saving matters, they are :

1) having taqwa of Allah in both public and private,
2) speaking the truth whether being pleased or displeased,
3) being moderate regardless of wealth or poverty.

As for the destructive matters, they are :

1) desires which are followed,
2) miserliness which is obeyed,
3) a person’s amazement with himself, and that is the gravest of them.

- Sunan al-Bayhaqi in Shu’b al-Eemaan (#6865); Hasan by Shaykh Al Albaani ﺭﺣﻤﻪﺍﻟﻠﻪ*

O Allâh! I am indeed harsh, so make me gentle; I am weak, so make me strong; and I am miserly, so make me generous.
—  Umar Ibn Khattab (RA)

اَللّٰھُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَعُوْذُبِکَ مِنَ الْھَمِّ وَ الْحَزَنِ وََ الْعَجْزِ وَ الْکَسَلِ وَ الْجُبْنِ وَ الْبُخْلِ وَ ضَلَعِ الدَّیْنِ وَ غَلَبَةِ الرِّجَالِ۔

O Allah, I seek refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, from incapacity and laziness, from cowardice and miserliness, from being burdened by debt and from being overpowered by men.

tag yourself as a stock character in ancient roman comedy!!
  • the young man: our young, rich, love-stricken protagonist. not very brave. bemoans his fate and always needs other characters' backup. he has fear but no respect for his dad.
  • the young maiden: literally a barbie doll. the love interest who spends the play mostly offstage and is treated as a prize.
  • the old man: usually the young man's dad, or a sometimes helpful family friend. usually a shit father but he loves his son. often embarrasses everyone by being in lust with the same girl the young man likes, wtf. he never gets her because she's his son's age, and he's stuck with his wife. miserly as fuck.
  • the pimp: runs a whorehouse, duh. the love interest usually works for him, so the hero is going to have to deal with this asshole in, like, every scene. has no morals and will do anything for money. literally carries around a moneybag.
  • the braggart soldier: the only thing he loves in life is himself. thinks he's handsome and brave, but is actually cowardly and an idiot. sometimes crushing on the hero's love interest.
  • the parasite: wears black and mooches off his friends. willing to lie about anything for a free meal. lives for himself.
  • the clever slave: really talkative, and speaks in alliteration and meter irl for unknown reasons. usually loyal to the hero while playing tricks on the hero's dad. drives the plot sometimes and finds out the shocking truth about something at the end.
  • the maid: a minor character used to move the plot. a tool of her mistress. conveys other people's information but never does anything.
  • the mother/woman/wife: shrewd. loves her children, nags her husband. sometimes loyal, sometimes not so loyal.
  • the prostitute: either a seasoned, jaded old hoe who has seen a lot or a young hoe who's in love with the hero. really hot, and has a really awesome hairdo.