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Because in this world, there are only two paths; the path of Rasulallah (saw) & the Anbiya that came before him, or the path of shaytan. There’s no third way. Your “own” way, the way of a rockstar, popstar, sportstar.. sorry - that’s the way of shaytan.

The Arabic Language - اللغة العربية

It is the language of Paradise.

هي لغة الجنة.

It is the language Allah revealed the Qur'aan in.

هي اللغة التي نزل بها القرآن الكريم.

It was the language of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).

هي لغة نبينا محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم.

Therefore it is the most beautiful language of all languages.

لذلك فهي أجمل لغة من بين كل اللغات.

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“Islam talks about balance. No one can be perfect. Your relationship with God is something between just you and God. Islam can be interpreted in many different ways, and I am a very big fan of my mother’s interpretation. She is my role model. She tries to use examples from the Qur’aan in a modern sense. Instead of going back to the time of the Prophet [Muhammad (peace be upon him)], we must place the Qur’aan in a contemporary context.”

The wives of the Prophet (ﷺ)

Who were his (ﷺ) wives, and why did he (ﷺ) marry them?

The wives of the Prophet (ﷺ) are all considered Ummuhaat Al-Mumineen (Mothers of the Believers). They are:

  • Khadeejah Bint Khuwalid: He married her when he was 25 years old and she was 40 years old. She bore all his children except one son. He did not marry any other woman whilst being married to her.
  • Sawda Bint Zam’a: She was a widow and a mother of six children. Her friend called Khawlah Bint Hakeem approached the Prophet (peace be upon him) encouraging him to marry Sawda. He married her when he was 50 years old
  • ‘Aaisha Bint Abi Bakr as-Siddeeq: She was the only virgin he married, and was the daughter of his best friend. She grew up to be a great scholar, teacher and authority of knowledge in Islaam.
  • Hafsah Bint Umar: She was a widow whose husband was martyred in the battle of Uhud. After the death of her husband, her father Umar ibn al-Khattaab searched for an appropriate man to marry her. They were overjoyed when the Prophet (peace be upon him) accepted the proposal.
  • Zaynab al-Hilaaliyyah: She was a widow whose husband died in the battle of Badr. The Prophet (peace be upon him) married her when he 56 years old. He married her out of concern for her welfare and to take care of her after the death of her husband.
  • Umm Salamah: She was one of the earliest people to accept Islaam along with her husband. They both migrated to Abyssinia then Madeenah. In Madeenah her husband died, leaving her behind with children. The Prophet (peace be upon him) married her in her old age and he was even older.
  • Zaynab Bint Jahsh: She was the cousin of the Prophet (peace be upon him). She had two previous husbands, one who had died before Islaam and the other was the adopted son of the Prophet, a freed slave. It was the custom of the Arabs that an adopted son would be considered to be ones real blood son. However Islam abolished this concept and maintained the rights of the real blood parents of a child, even after adoption to somebody else.
  • Juwairiyyah Bint al-Haarith: She was a noble woman who was captured and enslaved in war. She came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) complaining of her situation and asking the Prophet to help her to free herself by paying her ransom. The Prophet (peace be upon him) paid her ransom and then married her.
  • Safiyyah Bint Huyayy: A woman of Jewish descent, she was a taken as a war captive. The Prophet (peace be upon him) freed her and called her to Islaam. Upon accepting Islaam, the Prophet (peace be upon him) married her.
  • Umm Habeeba Ramlah: She migrated to Abyssinia along with her husband who had accepted Islaam. However her husband then went back to disbelief and died whilst drinking alcohol. He left her behind alone, with a young child, in a foreign country. The Prophet (peace be upon him) heard of her plight and requested from the Abyssinian king to send her to Madeenah in order for her to be married to the Prophet.
  • Maariah al-Qubtiyah: She was a Coptic Christian who was sent as a gift from the King of Egypt at that time. Upon her accepting Islaam, the Prophet (peace be upon him) married her and freed her from being a captive
  • Zaynab Bint Khuzaymah: She was known as Umm al-Masaakeen (the Mother of the Poor) due to her care and concern for the poor and needy. She was a widow, who had been married to two men. They either died or divorced her before the Prophet (peace be upon her) chose to marry her.
  • Maymoonah Bint al-Haarith: She was the last wife of the Prophet (peace be upon him). She had been widowed previous to her marriage to the Prophet.
The sunnah taught Muslims to imitate the way Muhammad spoke, ate, loved, washed, and worshipped, so that in the smallest details of their daily existence, they reproduced his life on earth in hope that they would acquire his internal disposition of total surrender to God
—  Muhammad by Karen Armstrong

♡ The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said: 
“Whoever does not argue when he is in the wrong will have a home built for him on the edge of Paradise. Whoever avoids it when he in the right will have a home built for him in the middle of Paradise. And whoever improves his own character, a home will be built for him in the highest part of Paradise.” 
[Tirmidhi]

♡ The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said: 
“If somebody reproaches you and makes you feel ashamed of any of your defects, do not make him feel ashamed of any of his defects.” 
[Abu Daud]

DAILY DUA

Dua after the last tashahhud and before salaam #4

اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي مَا قَدَّمْتُ وَمَا أَخَّرْتُ ،

وَمَا أَسْرَرْتُ وَمَا أَعْلَنْتُ ، وَمَا أَسْرَفْتُ ،

وَمَا أَنْتَ أَعْلَمُ بِهِ مِنِّي

أَنْتَ الْمُقَدِّمُ وَأَنْتَ الْمُؤَخِّرُ ،

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ

Translation

O Allah, forgive me for [sins] I committed beforehand as well as those which shall come to pass,

and those I have committed in secret as well as those I have committed in public,

and where I have exceeded all bounds as well as those things about which You are more knowledgeable.

You are Al-Muqaddim (the Expediter) and Al-Muakh-khir (the Delayer).

None has the right to be worshipped except You.

Note: Al-Muqaddim and Al-Muakh-khir means that Allah puts forward and favours whom He wills from amongst His creation just as He defers and holds back whom He wills in accordance to His wisdom.

E.g. Favouring man over the rest of creation, favouring the Prophets over the rest of mankind, favouring Muhammad (peace be upon him) over all the Prophets and Messengers…etc.

Transliteration

allaahum-magh-fir lee maa qaddamtu wa maa akh-khart,

wa maa asrartu wa maa a‛lantu wa maa asraft,

wa maa anta a‛lamu bihi minnee,

’antal-muqad-dimu wa antal-mu’akh-khir,

laa ilaaha il-laa ant.

Sources: Muslim No# 771; Abu Dawud No# 760, 1509; At-Tirmidhi No# 3422

Khadijah bint Khuwaylid

The first wife of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was a woman unlike no other. She is a role model for the Muslimah ummah and should be for many feminists today, as she was a pioneer of women’s successes! Here are some interesting facts about Khadijah (may Allah be pleased with her).

1. She was a successful and esteemed business woman

Her business was larger than all of the Quraysh trades combined and the most acclaimed with a reputation of fair-dealing and high-quality goods.

2. She turned down many marriage proposals

She was married twice before her wedlock to the Prophet; both of these marriages produced children and both left her widowed.

3. She asked the Prophet to marry her

Khadija didn’t need a husband to take care of her financially. And Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) did not have the means to seek a wife. She fell in love with him, and through a friend, asked him to marry her.

4. She was 15 years older than Muhammad (PBUH)

She was 40 years old when she married Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him). He was 25.

5. Theirs was a true love story

Khadija comforted her husband and encouraged him during the most difficult days of his life. She bore him 6 children.

6. She was the first Muslim

Khadija, the mother of Islam, was the first person on earth to accept Muhammad as the final prophet of God and accept the revelations that culminated into the Holy Qur’an.

7. She spent her worldly riches on the poor

Khadija gave her earnings to the poor and to the orphans, to the widows and the sick. She helped poor girls get married and provided their dowry.

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) once said that the four greatest women of mankind were: Khadija bint Khuwaylid, Fatima bint Muhammad (his youngest daughter,) Mary bint Emran (the Virgin Mary) and Asiya bint Muzahim (the wife of Pharaoh).

Adapted from: 7 Remarkable Things About Khadija

O Allah, release the Muslim captives! O Allah, release our brothers! O Allah, hasten to them a solution to their plight! O Allah, end their captivity! O Allah, have Mercy on as they are weak! O Allah, make their hearts firm! O Allah, bond emaan to their hearts! O Allah, place ease in the hearts of their families, O Allah, bless them with steadfastness! O Allah, make them firm. O Allah, help the Muslims in every land! O Allah, guide this Ummah towards righteousness! And towards Your Obedience!

Glory be to Your Lord, the Lord of Honour above what they ascribe to Him and Praise be to the Lord of the Worlds and Peace and Blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad (saw)

When a believing servant stands for the salat, Allah the Exalted, turns to him until he finishes, and mercy shadows over his head, the angels surround him from all sides up to the horizon of the heaven, and Allah assigns an angel to stand at his head, saying: ‘O musalli, if you knew Who is looking at you, and to Whom you are supplicating, you will look to no where else, nor will you leave your position.
—  Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him & his Progeny),
Mustadrakul Wasa'il

تُنْكَحُ المَرْأَةُ ِأَرْبَعٍ: لِمَالِهَا وَلِحَسَبِهَا وَجَمَالِهَا وَلِدِينِهَا، فَاظْفَرْ بِذَاتِ الدِّينِ، تَرِبَتْ يَدَاكَ


A woman is married for four reasons: her money, her family, her beauty and her Religion. Be victorious by marrying the religious one, or else you will be ruined.

—  Prophet MuHammad, peace be upon him

إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ ۚ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا (56) الأحزاب

56- Indeed God and His angels bless the Prophet, Muhammad (s). O you who believe, invoke blessings on him and invoke peace upon him in a worthy manner, in other words, say: ‘O God, bless our master Muhammad and grant him peace’ (Allāhumma sallī ‘alā sayyidinā Muhammad wa-sallim). * تفسير Tafsir al-Jalalayn



إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ ۚ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا

Indeed, Allah confers blessing upon the Prophet, and His angels [ask Him to do so]. O you who have believed, ask [ Allah to confer] blessing upon him and ask [ Allah to grant him] peace.

Surah 33. Al-Ahzab, Ayah 56

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “If they would only put their trust in Allah as they should, He would provide for them like he provides for the birds who fly out in the morning hungry and return fully satiated.
—  [Sunan al-Tirmidhī (2344) and Sunan Ibn Mājah (4164)]
DAILY DUA

Dua and remembrance in the morning #3

أَصْبَحْنَا عَلَى فِطْرَةِ الإِسْلامِ ، وَكَلِمَةِ الإِخْلاصِ ، وَ دِينِ نَبِـيِّـنَا مُحَمَّدٍ ، وَمِلَّةِ أَبِينَا إِبْرَاهِيمَ حَنِيفًا مُسْلِمًا وَمَا كَانَ مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ

Translation

We rise upon the ‘fitrah’ of Islam, and the 'word of pure faith’, and upon the religion of our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and the religion of our forefather Ibraheem (peace be upon him), who was a Muslim and of true faith and was not of those who associate others with Allah.

Note: 'Fitrah’ means the religion of Islam, the way of Ibraheem (peace be upon him). 'Word of Pure Faith’ means the Shahadah.

(As-sabah) translated as morning refers to the time after the Fajr prayer until the sun rises.

Transliteration

aṣbaḥnaa ‛alaa fiṭratil-islaami, wa kalimatil-ikhlaaṣi, wa deeni nabiyyinaa muḥammadin, wa millati abeenaa ibraaheema ḥaneefan musliman wa maa kaana minal-mushrikeen

Sources: Ahmad No# 15367 and Sahih Al-Jami’ No# 4674.

Be pious to be the greatest of all worshippers, be contented to be the most thankful of all, wish for people what you wish for yourself to be a (true) believer, be a good company to your neighbors to be safe, and laugh less, for laughing in excess will make your heart perish.
—  Prophet Muhammed (Peace be upon him & his Progeny)
Nahj al-Fasaha