miserliness

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) entered the mosque one day while a man from the Ansar was there who was called Abu Umamah. The Prophet (ﷺ) said, ‘O Abu Umamah, what is the matter that I see you sitting in the mosque while it is not time for prayer?’


He said, 'O Messenger of Allah, I am compelled by worries and debt.’ The Prophet (ﷺ) said, 'Shall I not teach you a word to say by which Allah the Exalted will remove your worry and relieve your debt?’ He said, 'Of course, O Messenger of Allah.' 


The Prophet (ﷺ) said: 'Say in the morning and evening: O Allah, I seek refuge in you from worry and sadness. I seek refuge in you from inability and laziness. I seek refuge in you from cowardice and miserliness. And I seek refuge in you from being overwhelmed by debt and the force of men.’

—  [(Sunan Abu Dawud #1555)]
Abu Hurairah (radhiAllahu 'anhu) said, the Prophet (sallAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: "Time will pass rapidly, knowledge will decrease, miserliness will become widespread in people's hearts, afflictions will appear, and there will be much Harj." The people asked, "O Messenger of Allah, what is Harj?" He said, "Killing, killing!"

[Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 88, Hadith no. 183]

Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi-Allahu ‘anhu):

The Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “Time will pass rapidly,
good deeds will decrease, miserliness will be thrown (in the hearts of the
people) afflictions will appear and there will be much 'Al-Harj.” They
said, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is "Al-Harj?” He said, “Killing! Killing!”

—  Bukhari Vol. 9 : No. 183
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Heirs of Paradise | Traits of those who Believe

Sura 23 - Ayats 1 through 9  Al-Mu'minun (The Believers)

Translation (below) and exegesis (In Urdu Audio Above)

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English (Yusuf Ali) 

23:1 The believers must (eventually) win through,-

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23:2 Those who humble themselves in their prayers;

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23:3 Who avoid vain talk;

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23:4 Who are active in deeds of charity;

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23:5 Who abstain from sex, | 23:6 Except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or (the captives) whom their right hands possess,- for (in their case) they are free from blame,

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23:7 But those whose desires exceed those limits are transgressors;-

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23:8 Those who faithfully observe their trusts and their covenants;

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23:9 And who (strictly) guard their prayers;-

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A few blame-worthy traits

(a) Bukhl or Miserliness - Its definition and method of reformation.

(b) Riya karee or Show-off

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Generosity is near to Allah, near to Paradise, near to the people, and far from the Hellfire. Miserliness is far from Allah, far from Paradise, far from the people, and near to the Hellfire. An ignorant generous person is more beloved to Allah the Exalted than a stingy scholar.”
Narrated Abu Huraira (radhiAllahu 'anhu): The Prophet (sallAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said, "Every day two angels come down from Heaven and one of them says, 'O Allah! Compensate every person who spends in Your Cause,' and the other (angel) says, 'O Allah! Destroy every miser.'"

[Sahih Bukhari Vol. 2, no. 522]

Tolkien fanfic writing problems

So, a friend of mine was bitching about not having enough words for “penis” cause she writes fan fiction and I just start laughing my ass off.

I write Tolkien fanfic. Do you know how hard it is to write porn for the Tolkien fandom. Do you know how hard it is to have characters talk dirty when the word ‘dick’ does not exist. Do you know how hard it is to make 1000 sexual euphemisms. How difficult it is to be both super subtle but also ultra sexual. It is pain. It is miserly. It is so hard to write porn when u cant even use any of the slang versions of penis and u can’t use the word penis either because there is nothing more of a turn off then the word penis and the characters would NEvER say it. Tolkien porn is the worst to write.

“And how is my little Mr. Woogums this morning?”

My name isn’t Mr. Woogums. It’s Andy, actually. And I was doing very well until you woke me up with that annoying screech you call a voice.

“Would my little Mr. Woogums like some breakfast?”

Yes, ANDY would love some breakfast. How about three eggs over easy, brioche toast with marmalade, and some smoked kippers washed down with a pot of tea? Don’t feed me that crap that comes in a can. That garbage isn’t even fit to serve human infants.

“And then mama will get you to play some more with your special toy.”

The “toy” is just string, you miserly crone. You want me to play some more? Give me the wifi password so I can access some special websites on the Deep Web. Then I’ll show you how I play.

“And then mama will take her special little boy out in the yard so he can enjoy fresh air while I work on the garden.”

Yeah, leave me with the bugs and the hot sun and the barking of that annoying, yapping dog next door. And you don’t garden. You cultivate marijuana plants for your “medicinal use,” you crazy old hippie. And it’s not even the good strains that are currently available on the street.

“Would Mr. Woogums like his belly rubbed?”

ANDY would actually like to dissect you with a claw hammer and peel your face off your skull like an onion skin. I bet that old skin would slough away like meat off a well-cooked chicken.

“Maybe play with his little catnip mouse?”

It’s a nylon-acrylic fake mouse. I do have an IQ of 147 and a degree in astrophysics from CalTech. I’m smarter than most human beings out there and can tell the difference between a fake mouse and a live one. How about giving me a real mouse or a guinea pig that I can torture to the degree that would scare even Hannibal Lecter?

“And maybe tonight I’ll finish knitting Mr. Woogums his special winter sweater to keep him toasty warm on those cold winter evenings.”

I have a coat of luxurious fur to keep me toasty warm, you senile old bat. You do realize I am keeping you alive until I have discovered your bank account and routing numbers? Once I figure out what they are, you are history. They’ll discover you at the foot of the stairs with a broken neck after I trip you and think you clumsily fell down the stairs. If I’m lucky, you’ll break only your back. Then I can have some real fun with you before you expire, you demented old witch. 

anonymous asked:

"Self awareness"? Hmmm, I think the massive amount of derision it generated on her SM tags finally clued her up (or her team idk) that it's not been a good day for her brand, and lowering it even further by suggesting all she can salvage is a few miserly dollars from dodgy tea promo isn't helping.

Just a purse swing too far …

اَعُوْذُ بِاللهِ اَنْ اُرَدَّ اِلٰی اَرْذَلِ الْعُمُرِ وَ اَعُوْذُ بِاللهِ مِنَ البُخْلِ وَ الْجُبْنِ وَ اَعُوْذُ بِاللهِ مِنْ فِتْنَةِ الصَّدْرِ وَ بَغْیِ الرِّجَالِ۔

I seek refuge in Allah from being returned to an abject age, and I seek refuge in Allah from miserliness and cowardice, and I seek refuge in Allah from the trials of the chest (heart) and the oppression of men.

[Sahih ibn Hibban]

anonymous asked:

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُم وَ رَحْمَةُ اللهِِ و بَرَكاتُه I have an exam, what can I listen to and recite to help me focus? What surah? جزاك الله خيراً

Idk any specific Surah but heres a couple duas:

اللهم لا سهلَ إلا ما جعلتَه سهلاً وأنتَ تجعلُ الحزنَ إذا شئتَ سهلاً

Allahumma la sahla illama ja-‘altahu sahla anta taj ‘alu al hazana eza ma shi’ta sahal.” “Oh Allah! Nothing is easy except what you have made easy. If you wish, you can make the difficult easy.”

‎رَبِّ إِنِّى لِمَآ أَنزَلۡتَ إِلَىَّ مِنۡ خَيۡرٍ۬ فَقِيرٌ۬
O my Lord! truly am I in (desperate) need of any good that Thou dost send me!”


اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ الْهَمِّ وَالْحُزْنِ وَالْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ وَالْبُخْلِ وَالْجُبْنِ وَضَلَعِ الدَّيْنِ وَغَلَبَةِ الرِّجَالِ

O Allah, I take refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts and from being over powered by men.

Allahumma innee a3uzubika min alham wa alhuzn wa al3ajz wa alkusl wa albukhl wa aljubn wa galbah aldayn wa Galbah alrijaal.

And if you look at my adhkar posts maybe it’ll help

Tarot daily draw, day 12

So today I finally got something other than swords! The father of pentacles (king of pentacles, in other decks) reversed. I thought of my partner as I shuffled

The Wild Unknown booklet gives no summaries for reversals.

Tarot Card by Card reads: The energy turns stingy and miserly. Instead of being generous, he has strings attached to his money. More concerned with himself instead of the good of all. Extreme greed and materialism. Willing to sell his soul for the almighty dollar. A stubborn, difficult man. Headstrong to the point of obstinance. Control freak. Jealous and overbearing. The boss from hell. Abuse of power. A deadbeat. Getting money the sleazy way. Financial mismanagement. Liberace or MC Hammer.

I’m not sure what this means, in the context of my query. My partner is probably the most money-ambivalent person in the world. I can’t imagine him, either in this world or any other, becoming greedy. Whatever flaws he might have, that is not one of them.

I can only assume the card is aimed at me. I am also someone who is generally very blase about money, but I have been significantly and hurtfully stolen from by loved ones several times in recent history – I’m talking, I’ve lost more than I used to make in a year. I am starting to look at requests for financial help with suspicion.

Perhaps this is a warning to keep an eye on that quality of mine in future situations with my relationships.

Is my deck calling me out or something?