He who reads Surah al-Nahl every month, Allah [swt] will push away from him the problems [pain] of the Dunyah. As well as push away from him seventy different forms of afflictions, the worst of them being: craziness & leprosy, and he will be of the inhabitants of Paradise in `Adn.
—  Abu Ja`far al-Baqir [as], Tafsir al-`Ayaashi, V.2, Pg.275, H.1 - Translated from my copy of Tafsir (1991 Ed.)

أَوَلَمْ يَرَوْا إِلَىٰ مَا خَلَقَ اللَّهُ مِنْ شَيْءٍ يَتَفَيَّأُ ظِلَالُهُ عَنِ الْيَمِينِ وَالشَّمَائِلِ سُجَّدًا لِلَّهِ وَهُمْ دَاخِرُونَ

Have they not observed things that Allah has created? how their shadows incline to the right and to the left, prostrating to Allah , while they are humble. [16:48]

*** Virtues of Honey ***

In the Quran, Allah SWT informs us about the honey of honey bees; that it varies in colour and that it is a healing for mankind.

“Then eat from all the fruits and follow the ways of your Lord laid down [for you]. There emerges from their bellies a drink, varying in colors, in which there is healing for people. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who give thought."  [16:69]

Allah SWT also mentions honey in the Quran as one of the foods of paradise:

“The description of Paradise which the Muttaqûn (pious) have been promised is that In it are rivers of water the taste and smell of which are not changed; rivers of milk of which the taste never changes; rivers of wine delicious to those who drink; and rivers of clarified honey (clear and pure)…” [47:15]

Honey has also been mentioned in the authentic Sunnah. It is reported that the Prophet (SAW) said:

“Cure is in three (things): a drink of honey, a slash of the knife used in Hijama and branding (cauterizing) by fire. And I prohibit my nation from cauterizing.” [Bukhari 5356]

In another hadith, it states:

“Upon you is the two cures: the honey and the Quran”

[Ibn Maajah 3452, Shaykh al-Albani graded this hadith weak and said that it is authentic saying of Abdullah Ibn Mas’ood]

Abu Sa’eed al-Khudree narrated,

“A man came to the Messenger (SAW) and said, ‘My brother has pain in his stomach’, so the Messenger (SAW) said, ‘give him honey to drink.’

The man came back and said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! It only increased his illness!’ So the Messenger (SAW) said, ‘Give him honey to drink.’ The man came back and said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! It only increased his illness!’ The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said ‘Allah spoke the truth and your brother’s belly has lied. Go and give him honey to drink.’ He went and gave him honey and was cured.

[Bukhari (5684), Muslim (2217)]

Ibn Qayyim (RH) commented that the prescribed medicine should be in sufficient doses otherwise the ailment will not be fully cured and dosage larger than the required amount will weaken the body and cause side effects.

Hence the reason why the man wasn’t cured straight after taking the honey was due to excessive amounts of harmful properties in his stomach, the Prophet (SAW) knew that the dose was not enough and that the man needed more honey to be cured.
[Zaad al-Ma'aad -4/35]

The ones whom the angels take in death [while] wronging themselves, and [who] then offer submission, [saying], "We were not doing any evil." But, yes! Indeed, Allah is Knowing of what you used to do.

 ٱلَّذِينَ تَتَوَفَّٮٰهُمُ ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةُ ظَالِمِىٓ أَنفُسِہِمۡ‌ۖ فَأَلۡقَوُاْ ٱلسَّلَمَ مَا ڪُنَّا نَعۡمَلُ مِن سُوٓءِۭ‌ۚ بَلَىٰٓ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلِيمُۢ بِمَا كُنتُمۡ تَعۡمَلُونَ

Every blessing and good in your life is from Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala. So, praise Him during the good times, not only when ill touches upon you. 

And whatever you have of favor - it is from Allah . Then when adversity touches you, to Him you cry for help. 

Surah An-Nahl 16:53

Saat diri berada di dalam kekusutan, kegelapan, ketakutan, ingat lah selalu bahawa

“ALLAH is always with you.”

Never forget that.

baca ayat ini

“waishbir wamaa shabruka illaa biallaahi walaa tahzan ‘alayhim walaa taku fii dhayqin mimmaa yamkuruuna”

Bersabarlah (hai Muhammad) dan tiadalah kesabaranmu itu melainkan dengan pertolongan Allah dan janganlah kamu bersedih hati terhadap (kekafiran) mereka dan janganlah kamu menyempit dada terhadap apa yang mereka tipu dayakan.

Surah: An-Nahl - Ayat: 127

The Holy Qur'an: Surah An-Nahl (16), Ayah 106

“Anyone who is forced to deny faith after its acceptance, while his heart remains loyal to the faith shall be absolved…

As a convert to Islam with:

  • unaccepting parents
  • who has to denounce her Islam & keep it solely in her heart
  • lie to go to the masjid
  • wrap my hijab in the bathroom of Century 21
  • miss most of prayers, and so many other obstacles…

…this short ayah has given me strength and hope for my future.
This is a reminder of the mercy of Allah subhana wa ta'ala.

He has written my destiny. He knows what is in my heart. He knows where I am supposed to be. These are trials that will, in’shaa’Allah, grant me Jannah. And this is what I have to keep reminding myself.

At times, I feel like an absolutely terrible Muslim.
At times, I hardly feel Muslim at all.

But He is my Lord. And He is All-Knowing.
I am never alone when I have Allah subhana wa ta’ala.
I can make it through because His mercy is clearly written in the Qur’an.