pg. 81

Our relationship with our mother . . .

Depression, alcoholism, and psychosis were among the most common causes of the mother’s disability.   Many daughters remember their mothers as suffering from mysterious ailments which made them seem withdrawn peculiar, and unavailable.  The mothers’ psychiatric and medical problems usually went undiagnosed and untreated.

Economically dependent, socially isolated, in poor health, and encumbered with the care of many small children, these mothers were in no position to challenge their husbands’ domination or to resist their abuses.  

No matter how badly they were treated, most simply saw no option other than submission to their husbands. They convey to their daughters the belief that a women is defenseless against a man, that marriage must be preserved at all costs, and that a wife’s duty is to serve and endure.

Most remember their mothers as weak and powerless, finding their only dignity in martyrdom.   No limit to their capacity for suffering.

They mediate parental quarrels and placated their fathers when their mothers dared not approach them.

Since it was their duty to provide sympathetic audience for their fathers, many daughters heard about their parents’ marital troubles in great detail.  

The fathers’ complaints were monotonously simple.  They considered themselves deprived of the care to which e=they felt entitled.   In their estimation, their wives were not giving enough: they were cold; they were frigid; they refused sex; they withheld love.

They knew only that they bore the burden of their mothers’ shortcomings and were obliged to nurture others while their own longings for nurture went unsatisfied.  In these circumstances, the daughters could not escape the feeling profoundly disappointed in their mothers.

In these moments of despair, these daughters felt the absence of the most primary bonds of caring and trust.

Dr. Judith Herman, Father-Daughter Incest, pg 80-81.

Royal Assassin Quote

- ‘You’ve grown,’ I observed.

‘Yes. So have you. And you’ve been sick. And you slept quite a long time. And now you are awake and bathed and you still look terrible. But you no longer smell. It’s late afternoon now. Are there any other obvious facts you’d like to review?’

‘I dreamed about you. While I was gone.’

He gave me a dubious look. ‘Did you? How touching. I can’t say I dreamed of you.’

‘I’ve missed you,’ I said, and enjoyed the brief flash of surprise on the Fool’s face.

‘How droll.’ - pg 81, Royal Assassin



I love this scene. Fitz is all “Yay, my best friend is here, let us converse!”, and the Fool is just “Why are you still talking? I’m just here to make sure you’re still breathing. I recently insulted you multiple times. Weirdo.’

“Our viewpoint camera lingers in here for a while, observing the restroom. Mari is no longer here. Neither is anyone else. Music continues to play from the ceiling speaker. A Hall and Oates song now: I Can’t Go for That. A closer look reveals that Mari’s image is still reflected in the mirror over the sink. The Mari in the mirror is looking from her side into this side. Her somber gaze seemes to be expecting some kind of occurrence. But there is no one on this side. Only her image is left in the Skylark’s restroom mirror. The room begins to darken. In the deepening darkness, I Can’t Go for That continues to play.” - After Dark (pg 81), Haruki Murakami

Here’s the first print that I’ll be selling this Saturday! This part of the book always stuck with me even after I read it the first time.

I didn’t think I belonged anywhere, Uncle. You said I should try my best, and I really did when I was at the chantry. Well, that’s a lie, I suppose. I wanted to try. It was hard to want that, however, when everyone’s always scowling at you. One templar kept telling me I was going to end up sent off to a Circle in the Anderfels after my vows. He laughed when he said it, a big laugh that made my gut turn to jelly. It made me think the Anderfels must be an awful place to have me end up there.

“But the Wardens are different. Everyone who comes here… they didn’t belong anywhere either, and then they found this cause. They found each other. They don’t know anything about me, where I come from, and they don’t care. Duncan said I was worthy, and that’s all that mattered. I thought the man must have been insane to pick me out, me of all people, but now… Now I don’t know. They say I’m learning fast. I beat Rondall in a spar the other day, beat him honestly, and… I think I might be good at being a Warden. They think so, too.

"For the first time, I’m a little glad you kicked me out. Don’t take that wrong. I know you felt bad that night when you sent me off, Uncle. I just mean I landed on my feet.

—  An Unsent Letter from Alistair Theirin Addressed to Arl Eamon (World of Thedas Vol. 2, pg 81(Collector’s Edition))
Type of People Prophetﷺ Cursed

Ibn al Qayyim said: 

The Prophetﷺ cursed the doer of many sins:

  1. Heﷺ cursed the maker of tattoos and the person who wears them.
  2. Heﷺ cursed the “wasilah” and “mawsulah” (that is the woman who artificially lengthens (her or someone else’s) hair and the one who gets her hair lengthened).
  3. Heﷺ cursed the “namisah” and “muntamisah” (that is the woman who tears out hair of (her or someone else’s) eyebrows or the one who get it done.
  4. Heﷺ cursed the “washirah” and “mustawshirah” (that is the woman who tattoos (herself or someone else) or the one who gets herself tattooed).
  5. Heﷺ cursed the one who benefits from usury and the one who participates in a transaction of usury (writing, signing or witnessing it, etc)
  6. Heﷺ cursed the wine-presser, the one who has it pressed,the one who drinks it, the one who conveys it, the one to whom it is conveyed, the one who serves it, the one who sells it, the one who benefits from the price paid for it, the one who buys it, and the one for whom it is bought, etc.
  7. Heﷺ cursed the thief.
  8. Heﷺ cursed those who alter the natural features of the earth and its boundaries.
  9. Heﷺ cursed the one who curses his parents.
  10. Heﷺ cursed the effeminate among men, and women who assume the manners of men.
  11. Heﷺ cursed those who slaughter animals not for the Sake of Allaah
  12. Heﷺ cursed those who innovate in matters of religion.
  13. Heﷺ cursed those who create pictures (of people or animals).
  14. Heﷺ cursed those who act in the manner of the people of Lut عليه السلام (homosexuals).
  15. Heﷺ cursed the one who misguides a blind person.
  16. Heﷺ cursed the one who performs a sexual act with animals (beastiality).
  17. Heﷺ cursed the one who marks an animal on its face.
  18. Heﷺ cursed the one who harms a Muslim and deceives him.
  19. Heﷺ cursed those who visit graves to worship the dead, and those who build mosques and place lamps on them (the graves).
  20. Heﷺ cursed those who insult and abuse the Companions. Allaah cursed those who cause corruption on earth and break ties with their kin, and those who transgress the Laws of Allaah and His Messenger
  21. Heﷺ cursed those who conceal the Revelation of Allaah
  22. Heﷺ cursed those who accuse believing chaste women of illegal sexual acts.
  23. Heﷺ cursed the one who assumes the path of the disbelievers to be more guided than the path of the Muslims.
  24. Heﷺ cursed a man wearing women’s clothes, and a woman wearing men’s clothes.
  25. Heﷺ cursed the bribers, the person who receives bribes (the bribed), and the mediator between them.

Spiritual Disease and Its Cures(pg. 79 - 81)

anonymous asked:

What are some good deeds one can do? Jzk.

Assalamu Alaikum

Follow the Sunnah:

Following are some sunnah that if we implement these in our lives, we will get tremendous reward in shaa Allah.

Drinkingwater:

1.Tosit and drink.(Sahih al-Bukhari Hadith6452 and Sahih Muslim Hadith5242, 5247)
2.Todrink with the right hand. (Sahih al-Bukhari Hadith5380; Sahih Muslim Hadith5233)
3.To take 3 sips (or more in odd numbers). (Sahih al-Bukhari Hadith5631; Sahih Muslim Hadith5255)
4.To say Bismillah before drinking. (Sahih al-Bukhari and al-Azkaar; Fath al-Baarivol.10 pg.117)
5.To say Alhamdulillah after drinking. (Ibnus-sunni Hadith472; Majmauz-zawaaid vol.5 pg.81; Sunan al-Tirmidhi Hadith1885; Fath al-Bari vol.10 pg.117 Hadith5631)
6.If there are several people who are going to share the drink, it should be given to the one on the right. (Sahih al-Bukhari Hadith5612; Sahih Muslim Hadith5257)
7.The one who is distributing the water (or food) should himself drink after everyone. (Sunan al-Tirmidhi Hadith1894)
8.To recite this Dua, after drinking water (not other drinkables) is also Sunnah
Alhumdollilah hil lathee sakaana, uthban foraatun, bi rahmatihi, wa lam yaj alhu milhan ujaajan bi thunoobina
All praise is due to Allah, Who of His Mercy has granted us sweet and pleasant water to drink and did not make it bitter and salty due to our Sins.

(Roohul Ma’ani, pg.149, 27th Para )

Eating:

‘Umar bin Abu Salamah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), said to me, “Mention Allah’s Name (i.e., say Bismillah before starting eating), eat with your right hand, and eat from what is near you.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
‘Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “When any of you wants to eat, he should mention the Name of Allah in the begining, (i.e., say Bismillah). If he forgets to do it in the beginning, he should say Bismillah awwalahu wa akhirahu (I begin with the Name of Allah at the beginning and at the end).”
[At-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud].

Sneezing:

It was also reported from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “If any one of you sneezes, let him say ‘Al-hamdu Lillaah,’ and let his brother or his companion say, ‘Yarhamuk Allaah.’ And if he says to him, ‘Yarhamuk Allaah,’ let him say, ‘Yahdeekum Allaahu wa yusliha baalakum (May Allaah guide you and correct your thinking).’” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 10/502)

Nature calls (going to toilet)

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.146 Narrated by Abu Aiyub Al Ansari (May Allah be pleased with him)
Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “If anyone of you goes to answer the call of nature he should neither face nor turn his back towards the Qibla (when relieving himself).’
Anas reported that when the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) entered the privy to relieve himself, he (peace be upon him) would say, “In the name of Allah. O Allah! I seek refuge in You from male and female noxious beings (the Shayateen).”
This is related by Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 359 Narrated by Aisha (May Allah be pleased with her)
When Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) came out from the privy, he said: ‘(I seek) forgiveness from Thee, O Allah.’
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 374 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik (May Allah be pleased with him)
When Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) came out from the privy, he said: ‘Praise be to Allah Who has removed injurious things from me, and kept me in health.’

Sleeping

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.326 Narrated by Hudhaifa (May Allah be pleased with him)
When the Prophet (peace be upon him) retired to bed at night, he (peace be upon him) would put his hand under his (right) cheek and then say, “Allahumma bismika amutu wa ahya (O Allah, by Your Name I die and I live)” and when he (peace be upon him) got up (from sleep), he (peace be upon him) would say, “Al-Hamdu lil-lahi al-ladhi ahyana ba’da ma amatana, wa ilaihi an-nushur (Praise be to Allah Who gave us life after death, and to Him is the return.”
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 5027 Narrated by Hafsah, Ummul Mu’minin (May Allah be pleased with her)
When the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) retired to go to sleep, he (peace be upon him) would put his right hand under his cheek and would then say three times: ‘O Allah, guard me from Thy punishment on the Day when Thou raises up Thy servants.’
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 4718 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him)
When Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) saw a man lying on his stomach he said, “This is a method of lying down which Allah does not like.”
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 4731 Narrated by Abu Dharr (May Allah be pleased with him)
The Prophet (peace be upon him) came upon him when he was lying on his stomach, jerked him with his foot and said, “Jundub, only those who go to Hell (the Shayateen) lie like this!”
Other than sleeping on one’s stomach, one may sleep in any posture one wills. The normal posture of the Messenger (peace be upon him) when he retired to bed was to sleep on his right side with his right hand under his cheek.

Rememberance of Allah (Dhikr)

1.Some dhikr that is light on tongue but heavy on the scales:

·   Hadhrat Jaa’bir [Ra] narrated that Rasulallah(Peace be upon him) said: “For the person who recites SUB-HAN’ALLAH HIL AZEEM WA BI-HAM’DIHI, [Pure and perfect is Allah in his glory and praise], - A date palm will be planted for him in Paradise” (Tirmidhi)
Another Narration says:
Forgiveness for Sins Even Though they are like the Foam of the Sea:
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “Whoever says, ‘Subhan Allaahi Wa bihamdihi, {Allah is free from imperfection and His is the praise}. One hundred times a day, will be forgiven all his sins even if they were as much as the foam of the sea. (Bukhari, Book #75, Hadith #414)
·   Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: ”Is anyone of you incapable of earning one thousand Hasanah (rewards) a day?” Someone from the gathering asked, “How can anyone of us earn a thousand Hasanah?” Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: “Glorify Allah a hundred times by just saying “Subhanallah” and a Good deeds will be written for you, or a thousand sins will be wiped away.” (Muslim 4:2073)
·   Narrated ‘Ubaadah that the Messenger of Allah said, “Whoever seeks forgiveness for the believing men and believing women, Allah will write for him a good deed for each believing man and believing woman.” (Tabarrani)

Abu Talha Al Ansari said, “The Prophet (peace be upon him) woke up one day cheerful and beaming.  His companions exclaimed, ‘O Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him), you woke up today cheerful and beaming.’  He (peace be upon him) replied, 'Yes! A messenger (Angel) of Allah, the Mighty and the Glorified, came to me and said, ”If anyone from your Ummah sends you a salutation, Allah will record for him ten good deeds, wipe off ten of his sins, and raise him thereby ten degrees in rank, and He will return his salutation with a similar salutation".’
Related by Ahmad.

2.There are indeed some verses or small Surahs of the Quran which the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) guided and encouraged the believers to recite on a daily basis:

The 112th Surah Al-Ikhlaas
The 113th Surah Al-Falaq
The 114th Surah An-Naas
The ‘Aayat ul-Kursi’ Verse 255 of Surah 2 Al-Baqarah
The verses 285 and 286 of Surah 2 Al-Baqarah

Narrated by Jubayr ibn Nufayr (May Allah be pleased with him)
Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “Allah finished Surah al-Baqarah with two verses (285 and 286) which I have been given from His Treasure which is under the Throne; so learn them and teach them to your womenfolk, for they are a blessing, a means of a approach (to Allah) and a supplication.”
(Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2173)    
Abu Umamah reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “….For whoever recites the ‘Aayat –ul Kursi’  (Surah 2 al-Baqarah 255) at the end of every prayer, nothing will prevent him from entering Paradise except that (he must) die (first).”
Related by an-Nasa’i and at-Tabarani.

Abu Sa’id reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) asked, “Can anyone of you recite a third of the Qur’an during the night?”  The companions considered this rather difficult and they said, “Who among us can do so, O Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him)?”  Thereupon the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “(Say:) He is Allah, the One and Only; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is he begotten; and there is none like unto Him.”  (The reference here is to the recitation of Surah 112 Suratul Ikhlaas of the Qur’an, which the Prophet (peace be upon him) described as equivalent to reciting one-third of the Qur’an.) Related by Bukhari, Muslim, and Nasa’i.

Narrated by Aisha (May Allah be pleased with her)
Whenever the Prophet (peace be upon him) retired to bed every night, he (peace be upon him) used to cup his hands together and blow over it after reciting Surah Al-Ikhlaas, Surah Al-Falaq and Surah An-Naas, and then rub his hands over whatever parts of his body he was able to rub, starting with his head, face and front of his body.  He (peace be upon him) used to do that three times.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 6.536A      

I hope it will be helpful. May Allah guide us all to the straight path.

Ameen

You are like an adult who, looking back on his childhood, realizes that he never appreciated it. You cannot, as a man, go back to the nursery and play with your toys, asking for the love and care to be showered on you again simply because now you know their worth.
—  Lestat to Louis, Interview With a Vampire (pg. 81 The Vampire Chronicles Collection)

anonymous asked:

Salaam. I want to do more good deeds than I already do, is there any other good deeds I can do besides praying and reading the Quran?

Walaikum Assalaam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu,

Follow the Sunnah:

Following are some sunnah that if we implement these in our lives, we will get tremendous reward in shaa Allah.

Drinkingwater:

1.Tosit and drink.(Sahih al-Bukhari Hadith6452 and Sahih Muslim Hadith5242, 5247)
 2.Todrink with the right hand. (Sahih al-Bukhari Hadith5380; Sahih Muslim Hadith5233)
3.To take 3 sips (or more in odd numbers). (Sahih al-Bukhari Hadith5631; Sahih Muslim Hadith5255)
4.To say Bismillah before drinking. (Sahih al-Bukhari and al-Azkaar; Fath al-Baarivol.10 pg.117)
5.To say Alhamdulillah after drinking. (Ibnus-sunni Hadith472; Majmauz-zawaaid vol.5 pg.81; Sunan al-Tirmidhi Hadith1885; Fath al-Bari vol.10 pg.117 Hadith5631)
6.If there are several people who are going to share the drink, it should be given to the one on the right. (Sahih al-Bukhari Hadith5612; Sahih Muslim Hadith5257)
7.The one who is distributing the water (or food) should himself drink after everyone. (Sunan al-Tirmidhi Hadith1894)
8.To recite this Dua, after drinking water (not other drinkables) is also Sunnah
Alhumdollilah hil lathee sakaana, uthban foraatun, bi rahmatihi, wa lam yaj alhu milhan ujaajan bi thunoobina
 All praise is due to Allah, Who of His Mercy has granted us sweet and pleasant water to drink and did not make it bitter and salty due to our Sins.

(Roohul Ma’ani, pg.149, 27th Para )

Eating:

‘Umar bin Abu Salamah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), said to me, “Mention Allah’s Name (i.e., say Bismillah before starting eating), eat with your right hand, and eat from what is near you.”
 [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
'Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “When any of you wants to eat, he should mention the Name of Allah in the begining, (i.e., say Bismillah). If he forgets to do it in the beginning, he should say Bismillah awwalahu wa akhirahu (I begin with the Name of Allah at the beginning and at the end).”
[At-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud].

Sneezing:

It was also reported from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “If any one of you sneezes, let him say ‘Al-hamdu Lillaah,’ and let his brother or his companion say, ‘Yarhamuk Allaah.’ And if he says to him, ‘Yarhamuk Allaah,’ let him say, ‘Yahdeekum Allaahu wa yusliha baalakum (May Allaah guide you and correct your thinking).’” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 10/502)

Nature calls (going to toilet)

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.146 Narrated by Abu Aiyub Al Ansari (May Allah be pleased with him)
Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “If anyone of you goes to answer the call of nature he should neither face nor turn his back towards the Qibla (when relieving himself).’
Anas reported that when the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) entered the privy to relieve himself, he (peace be upon him) would say, “In the name of Allah. O Allah! I seek refuge in You from male and female noxious beings (the Shayateen).”
This is related by Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 359 Narrated by Aisha (May Allah be pleased with her)
When Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) came out from the privy, he said: ‘(I seek) forgiveness from Thee, O Allah.’
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 374 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik (May Allah be pleased with him)
When Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) came out from the privy, he said: ‘Praise be to Allah Who has removed injurious things from me, and kept me in health.’

Sleeping

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.326 Narrated by Hudhaifa (May Allah be pleased with him)
When the Prophet (peace be upon him) retired to bed at night, he (peace be upon him) would put his hand under his (right) cheek and then say, “Allahumma bismika amutu wa ahya (O Allah, by Your Name I die and I live)” and when he (peace be upon him) got up (from sleep), he (peace be upon him) would say, “Al-Hamdu lil-lahi al-ladhi ahyana ba’da ma amatana, wa ilaihi an-nushur (Praise be to Allah Who gave us life after death, and to Him is the return.”
 Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 5027 Narrated by Hafsah, Ummul Mu’minin (May Allah be pleased with her)
When the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) retired to go to sleep, he (peace be upon him) would put his right hand under his cheek and would then say three times: ‘O Allah, guard me from Thy punishment on the Day when Thou raises up Thy servants.’
 Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 4718 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him)
When Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) saw a man lying on his stomach he said, “This is a method of lying down which Allah does not like.”
 Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 4731 Narrated by Abu Dharr (May Allah be pleased with him)
The Prophet (peace be upon him) came upon him when he was lying on his stomach, jerked him with his foot and said, “Jundub, only those who go to Hell (the Shayateen) lie like this!”
 Other than sleeping on one’s stomach, one may sleep in any posture one wills. The normal posture of the Messenger (peace be upon him) when he retired to bed was to sleep on his right side with his right hand under his cheek.

Rememberance of Allah (Dhikr)

1.Some dhikr that is light on tongue but heavy on the scales:

·   Hadhrat Jaa’bir [Ra] narrated that Rasulallah(Peace be upon him) said: “For the person who recites SUB-HAN’ALLAH HIL AZEEM WA BI-HAM’DIHI, [Pure and perfect is Allah in his glory and praise], - A date palm will be planted for him in Paradise” (Tirmidhi)
Another Narration says:
Forgiveness for Sins Even Though they are like the Foam of the Sea: 
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “Whoever says‘Subhan Allaahi Wa bihamdihi, {Allah is free from imperfection and His is the praise}. One hundred times a day, will be forgiven all his sins even if they were as much as the foam of the sea. (Bukhari, Book #75, Hadith #414)
·   Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: ”Is anyone of you incapable of earning one thousand Hasanah (rewards) a day?” Someone from the gathering asked, “How can anyone of us earn a thousand Hasanah?” Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: “Glorify Allah a hundred times by just saying “Subhanallah” and a Good deeds will be written for you, or a thousand sins will be wiped away.” (Muslim 4:2073)
·   Narrated ‘Ubaadah that the Messenger of Allah said, “Whoever seeks forgiveness for the believing men and believing women, Allah will write for him a good deed for each believing man and believing woman.” (Tabarrani)

Abu Talha Al Ansari said, “The Prophet (peace be upon him) woke up one day cheerful and beaming.  His companions exclaimed, 'O Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him), you woke up today cheerful and beaming.’  He (peace be upon him) replied, 'Yes! A messenger (Angel) of Allah, the Mighty and the Glorified, came to me and said, ”If anyone from your Ummah sends you a salutation, Allah will record for him ten good deeds, wipe off ten of his sins, and raise him thereby ten degrees in rank, and He will return his salutation with a similar salutation".’
Related by Ahmad.

2.There are indeed some verses or small Surahs of the Quran which the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) guided and encouraged the believers to recite on a daily basis:

The 112th Surah Al-Ikhlaas
The 113th Surah Al-Falaq
The 114th Surah An-Naas
The ‘Aayat ul-Kursi’ Verse 255 of Surah 2 Al-Baqarah
The verses 285 and 286 of Surah 2 Al-Baqarah
 
Narrated by Jubayr ibn Nufayr (May Allah be pleased with him)
Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “Allah finished Surah al-Baqarah with two verses (285 and 286) which I have been given from His Treasure which is under the Throne; so learn them and teach them to your womenfolk, for they are a blessing, a means of a approach (to Allah) and a supplication.”
(Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2173)     
Abu Umamah reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “….For whoever recites the ‘Aayat –ul Kursi’  (Surah 2 al-Baqarah 255) at the end of every prayer, nothing will prevent him from entering Paradise except that (he must) die (first).”
Related by an-Nasa’i and at-Tabarani.
 

Abu Sa’id reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) asked, “Can anyone of you recite a third of the Qur’an during the night?”  The companions considered this rather difficult and they said, “Who among us can do so, O Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him)?”  Thereupon the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “(Say:) He is Allah, the One and Only; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is he begotten; and there is none like unto Him.”  (The reference here is to the recitation of Surah 112 Suratul Ikhlaas of the Qur’an, which the Prophet (peace be upon him) described as equivalent to reciting one-third of the Qur’an.) Related by Bukhari, Muslim, and Nasa’i.

Narrated by Aisha (May Allah be pleased with her)
Whenever the Prophet (peace be upon him) retired to bed every night, he (peace be upon him) used to cup his hands together and blow over it after reciting Surah Al-Ikhlaas, Surah Al-Falaq and Surah An-Naas, and then rub his hands over whatever parts of his body he was able to rub, starting with his head, face and front of his body.  He (peace be upon him) used to do that three times.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 6.536A      
 

I hope it will be helpful. May Allah guide us all to the straight path.

Ameen

en / atsushi (enatsu) version

this post is mainly comprised of quotes about the members of the earth defense club and may include spoilers so read at your own caution !! ok this one will be based on our favourite listless can’t-be-bothered yufuin en and his wife atsushi yoo

pls note that these reviews were written in a enatsu / ioryuu shipper perspective (lol @ me for being enatsu trash) and please do not distribute my translations anywhere + i got these quotes from here ( keep in mind that everything is in korean lmao ) and if there are any mistakes / inaccuracies please feel free to fix me on them as these are my first translations !!

yufuin en 

‘love making!’

yufuin en (18). instead of firing with energy and enthusiasm, he was really in fact dismally going along with all of this childplay. he was the complete opposite, as if being manipulated by some sort of cosmic force, he lightly met the illuminating cerulean jewel with his lips; the bracelet which the gem originally belonged to wrapping his left wrist. never once he thought in his life until now, no in fact during his entire life would these words spontaneously tumble out from his mouth: “the flashing prince, battle lover cerulean!” 

‘ah-… why isn’t yumoto here… i had to be the first one to transform, now everyone will believe that i’m leading the battle lovers-… how bothersome-… saying things like ‘battle lovers’ as i’m an expert of some sort in this kind of matter is really disreputable… well instead of saying the shortened version of the phrase, its more saddening that i have the full version kept in memory…’
- pg 17 en’s monologue

just from this you can tell en really hates being part of the battle lovers well not only him the other three too aha ^^;; according to the novel descriptions, as they’ve been fighting the monsters as a battle lover for a long period of time they occasionally self-mockingly ask themselves “how many times have we fought as a battle lover?” and gets upset over the topic ;; (..)

other than that there are descriptions in the novel about en apparently experiencing some sort of trauma in the past so his body stiffens whenever he sees any creature that’s black… it says 모 트라우마 which can mean different things so iw asn’t entirely sure… also en apparently has the habit of using the locker 15 at the kurotama bathhouse (so atsushi is probably 13/14 !!) and he likes stretching a lot since he has long limbs(???) idk why they’d put that sort of thing in the novel but ok lmao en also states that often while he’s walking home with atsushi from school they’d stop by the park and talk whilst sitting on the benches (sounds like an afterschool date if you ask me) and apparently en gets easily stressed about his face ‘getting old’ omg

now for some enatsu-ish quotes !

“the atsushi who’s always by my side, isn’t here with me today”
- pg 54 en’s monologue

“when en-chan isn’t here with me, i feel as if an important part of me is missing”
- pg 68 atsushi’s monologue

now excuse me while i go cry in a toilet bc enatsu… atsushi is so important to en it hurts me ughfhfg and as stated in both the boueibu game ANd the anime + now the novel, atsushi is like “air” to en. from this we can understand that atsushi is a being whom en cannot live without and im sure atsushi feels the same way too… fuck just look at the monologues they both sound so melancholic and lonely„.. he’s always by en, always together but in this particular episode where everyone’s split up apparently both en and atsushi fall into these deep, complicated thoughts and suffer from deprivation whilst constantly thinking of each other AND THEYVE ONLY BEEN APART FOR WHAT, A DAY ????„..?? 

ok now atsushi  

kinugawa atsushi

everyone’s favourite (en’s favourite*) mum-like / megane character atsushi !!

kinugawa atsushi (18) prepared for the worst. 

“the piercing prince, battle lover epinard!”

‘i give up… it’s only for a while longer, although en chan’s strongly against this sort of thing he decided to start off for us which im grateful for. the fate and future that awaits us will be painful, but i’ll brush it off thinking of it as some sort of trial. i believe there will be a day where we can bring this bizzare experiences of ours back to life again. if not, i’ll just forget about it. to be honest, it would be better not to think about it. because if i think about it too deeply i might end up hating it even more.’
- pg 18 atsushi’s monologue

atsushi is apparently the only person who finds the whole fighting as a battle lover ‘painful’ .. other than yumoto the other four are skeptical about it but according the novel atsushi actually despises these fights and conflict probably because of his past experiences with kusatsu …?? 

atsushi is also very humble about his rich-kid status and is often described as a fine looking, mature, soft, broad-minded and kind senpai character but atsushi himself usually denies this as he is a modest person. wombat once stated that atsushi might even be a 腹黒(はらぐろ haraguro) which means that although atsushi is a sweet, calm person on the outside, he harbours his darkness within and is disguising himself..„ i really doubt it though lmao i really dont think atsushi is a yandere type of person ?? but there are scenes where en refers atsushi as a どs which means an extreme sadist so …?? what are you hiding atsushi…. 

anyway time for more enatsu quotes !! (the part ive been waiting for the most) the novel included heaps of atsushi / en scenes and if i were to translate some of the really touching and impressive scenes :

atsushi : “is there something wrong yumoto?”
yumoto : “senpai was just with en chan senpai wasn’t he?”
atsushi : “ah, right. how’s en chan?”
yumoto : “shouldn’t you two make up?”
atsushi : “eh, with who?”
yumoto : “with en chan senpai!”
yumoto : “if i were to say you decided not to reconcile with him, wouldn’t atsushi senpai still be lonely?”
atsushi : “…eh?”
yumoto : “just then, you had that kind of expression.”

atsushi : “then would yumoto like to hang out with me today?”
yumoto : “mm, is it perhaps that you can’t think of anything to do with me?”
yumoto : “atsushi senpai doesn’t really want to play with me though, does he?”
atsushi : “…eh?”
atsushi : “…” (he’s in awe of what yumoto just said)
yumoto : “as expected, atsushi senpai likes en chan senpai right?”

i was surprised, i felt as if someone pierced the centre of my heart with an arrow with incredible accuracy. 
- an excerpt from pg 69-72 atsushi and yumoto’s conversation

as i stated in my yumoto post (x) the two words yumoto uses the most are like and love… i wish they’d specify what kind of ‘like’ atsushi interpreted .., also stated in the yumoto post, yumoto has the ability to point out one’s true feelings and so he pointed out that even though if atsushi was only a few metres to a long distance away from en, atsushi will still feel lonely without en isnt that adorable ughfhfhd 

apparently at school, even the teachers state that ‘kinugawa and yufuin are excellent companions for each other’ and it’s felt that most of the conflicts that atsushi is in mainly revolve around en..

yumoto : “it’s starting to let off a great smell, it looks delicious!”
atsushi : “seafood curry, en chan really likes these,” ( oh ofc atsushi is thinking of en whilst making curry )

as these words tumbled out of my mouth, yumoto began to look into my face intently.

atsushi : “…what’s wrong?”
yumoto : “since you made a lot, why don’t you deliver some to him?” (FUCKFUCK YUMOTO IS DEFINITELY THE CUPID OK)
atsushi : “ah… …that’s right, i’ll contact him,”
atsushi : “i was thinking of leaving him alone for today, but seafood curry might cheer him up,” 

i remarked, having a taste of the food i just made and thought in approval,

atsushi : ‘mm, en chan would definitely like this flavour.”
- pg 80-81 atsushi and yumoto’s conversation

ok enatsu pls get married that is all i want and god bless yumoto for understanding how important en is to atsushi and being the cupid of enatsu 

click the links below to see the other quotes relating to the characters and for your shipping needs ( im so biased towards enatsu its bad )

review of the novel | hakone yumoto | yufuin en / kinugawa atsushi | naruko io / zaou ryuu 

I would much rather say that every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part of you that chooses, into something a little different from what it was before. And taking your life as a whole, with all your innumerable choices, all your life you are slowly turning this central thing either into a heavenly creature or into a hellish creature: either into a creature that is in harmony with God, and with other creatures, and with itself, or else into one that is in a state of war and hatred with God, and with its fellow-creatures, and with itself. To be the one kind of creature is heaven: that is, it is joy and peace and knowledge and power. To be the other means madness, horror, idiocy, rage, impotence, and eternal loneliness. Each of us at each moment is progressing to the one state or the other.
—  C.S. Lewis, “Mere Christianity”, [PG. 81]