عَنْ أَبِي مَسْعُودٍ الأَنْصَارِيِّ، قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم :“ مَنْ قَرَأَ بِالآيَتَيْنِ مِنْ آخِرِ سُورَةِ الْبَقَرَةِ فِي لَيْلَةٍ كَفَتَاهُ ". صحيح البخاري حديث ٥٠٠٩
Narrated Abu Mas`ud Al-Ansari: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, ”If one recites the last two Verses of Surat-al-Baqara at night, it is sufficient for him (for that night).” Sahih al-Bukhari 5040 In-book reference : Book 66, Hadith 64 USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 6, Book 61, Hadith 560
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“He who marries a woman solely for her beauty will not find anything he likes in her, he who marries her for her wealth will be deprived of it as soon as he marries her, so look to marry women of faith.”
“Jemand, der eine Frau nur wegen ihrer Schönheit heiratet, wird das was er liebt, nicht in ihr finden. Und jemand der eine Frau, nur wegen ihres Vermögens heiratet, den wird Gott diesem Vermögen überlassen (Gott wird keine Hilfe leisten, sondern diesen Mann der Hilfe dieses Vermögens überlassen). Heiratet also Frauen, die religiös sind.”
“A friend will not (literally) share your struggles, and a loved one cannot physically take away your pain, and a close one will not stay up the night on your behalf. So look after yourself, protect it, nurture it. Don’t give life’s events more than what they are really worth.
Be certain that when you break, no one will heal you except you; and when you are defeated, no one will give you victory except your own determination. Your ability to stand up again and carry on is your responsibility.
Do not look for your self-worth in the eyes of people; look for your worth from within your conscious. If your conscious is at peace then you will ascend high, and if you truly know yourself then what is said about you won’t harm you.
Do not carry the worries of this life, because this is for Allah. And do not carry the worries of sustenance because it is from Allah. And do not carry the anxiety for the future because it is in the Hands of Allah.
Carry one thing:
How to Please Allah. Because if you please Him, He Pleases you, fulfils you and enriches you. Do not weep from a life that made your heart weep, just say “Oh Allah compensate me with good in this life and the hereafter”.
Sadness departs with a sajdah. Happiness comes with a sincere du'a. Allah does not forget the good you do, nor does He forget the good you did to others and the pain you relieved them from. Nor will He forget the eye which was about to cry but you made it laugh.
Live your life with this principle: Be good even if you don’t receive good, not because of other’s sake but because Allah loves the good doers".
Mountain of Mercy (Jabal-ur-Rahma) on the plain of Arafat. 🕊
• Arafah was the place were Adam and Hawa (May Allāh be pleased with them) met once again when they were sent down to reside on earth. They came down on two different spots but eventually were able to meet and recognize each other on this plain. Arafah here means “to get acquainted”, so based on this opinion Adam and Hawa got acquainted to each other on that very same land we call today Arafah.
• Here, our beloved Prophet Muhammad Pbuh gave his last sermons in the final year of his life.
عن أبي هُرَيْرَةَ عن الرَسُولَ صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: " وَاللَّهِ إِنِّي لأَسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّهَ وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْهِ فِي الْيَوْمِ أَكْثَرَ مِنْ سَبْعِينَ مَرَّةً ". صحيح البخاري حديث ٦٣٠٧
Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) saying.“ By Allah! I ask for forgiveness from Allah and turn to Him in repentance more than seventy times a day." Sahih al-Bukhari 6307 In-book reference : Book 80, Hadith 4 USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 8, Book 75, Hadith 319
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Abu Ayyub Ansari reported that Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: If you were not to commit sins, Allah would have swept you out of existence and would have replaced you by another people who have committed sin, and then asked forgiveness from Allah, and He would have granted them pardon.
“They asked me what about the Hajj had impressed me the most. I said, the brotherhood! The people from all races, colours, from all over the world, coming together as one! It has proved to me the power of the One God. All ate as one, and slept as one. Everything about the pilgrimage atmosphere accented the oneness of man under One God.”
عن وهب بن عبدالله السوائي أبي جحيفة، عن الرسول صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: " لاَ آكُلُ مُتَّكِئًا ". صحيح البخاري حديث ٥٣٩٨
Narrated Abu Juhaifa: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “I do not take my meals while leaning (against something).” Sahih al-Bukhari 5398 In-book reference : Book 70, Hadith 26 USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 7, Book 65, Hadith 310
سُنن الطعام || Sunan Eating - (4)
هذا الحديثُ يُوضِّح جانبًا من تَواضُعِ النبيِّ صلَّى اللهُ عليه وسلَّم وعدمِ إقْبالِهِ على الدُّنيا وطعامِها وشرابِها، وفيه يقولُ النبيُّ صلَّى الله عليه وسلَّم: "إنِّي لا آكُلُ مُتَّكئًا"، وقد اختُلِف في صفةِ الاتِّكاءِ، فقيل: أنْ يَتمكَّنَ في الجُلوسِ للأكلِ على أيِّ صِفَةٍ كان. وقيل: أنْ يَميلَ على أَحدِ جَنْبَيهِ. وقيل: أنْ يَعْتَمِدَ على يَدِهِ اليُسْرى من الأرضِ ناصبًا لِرِجْلِهِ اليُمْنى، والمعنى: إنِّي لا أَقْعُدُ مُتَّكِئًا على الفِراشِ والوَسائدِ عند الأكلِ مِثْلَ فِعْلِ مَن يَسْتكْثِرُ مِن الطَّعامِ؛ فإنِّي لا آكُلُ إلَّا القليلَ مِن الزَّادِ والطَّعامِ الذي يُقيمُ الحياةَ، وهذا تعليمٌ من النبيِّ صلَّى اللهُ عليه وسلَّم للمسلمين وإرشادٌ لهم إلى عدمِ الإكثارِ من الطَّعامِ، كما قال في حديثٍ آخَر: "حَسْبُ ابنِ آدمَ لُقيماتٌ يُقِمْنَ صُلْبَهُ"، أي: يَكفي ابنَ آدَمَ لُقيماتٌ قليلةٌ تُقيمُ صُلبَه.( ).
It is historically important to Muslims as this is where in Rajjab 2 AH the revelation of the Qur'aan came to change the direction of the Qibla from Bait-al-Maqdis in Jerusalem to the Ka’bah in Makkah.
Alamwi Gate - Damascus
Photograph by: Abdullah Hreden
(The Grand Mosque of Damascus, known more commonly as the Umayyad Mosque, is one of the largest, oldest and holiest mosques in the world.
Damascus is believed to be the oldest inhabited city in the world and the Umayyad Mosque stands on a site that has been considered sacred ground for at least 3,000 years.
In this site, Arameans built Hadad temple in 1000 BC. Romans built a massive temple to Jupiter in the early first century AD.
In the fourth century, Christian basilica was built there; dedicated to John the Baptist (Yahya) who is honored as a prophet by Christians and Muslims. A legend holds that the building contains the head of John the Baptist.
In 636 AD the building was shared by Muslim and Christian worshippers. The site remain a church until 706-715, the present mosque was built in its place.
The mosque is also believed by Muslims to be the place where Jesus (Isa) will return at the End of Days. The mausoleum containing the tomb of Saladin stands in a small garden adjoining the north wall of the mosque.)