the messenger of allah saws

Allah ‎ﷻ tests different people with different trials, because everyone has a different level of patience, tolerance, and faith.. Trials are a truly blessing in disguise. All He wants from us is for us to turn towards Him in meekness and humbleness and for us to be patient.
These tests actually differentiate us believers from one another in terms of ranking in the eyes of Allah ‎ﷻ and therefore we should know that those who are tested and are patient are forgiven of their sins as sins falls off a person who is patient through trials. Therefore we should realise that us being tested with trials and tests will never go unrewarded for Allah ‎ﷻ rewards how much he wants to those who are patient through trials and those who turn towards Him in humility and meekness.

We should also approach hardships and tests as in that it is the decree of Allah ‎ﷻ so we should never ask Allah ‎ﷻ “Why” has He given us such trials! For questioning Allah why He has decreed something will mean that not only have we gone through so much grief and torment from these trials but that we have actually added to our sins by questioning Allah ‎ﷻ and we will be accountable for that.

Patience is one of the greatest attributes a person can acquire and Allah ‎ﷻ is with those who are patient.
Sometimes when we go through great trials we get decieved into thinking that other people around us must be living a happy and content life. We are wrong to think in this way for we do not know what goes on in peoples lives on a day to day basis. Shaitaan is our eternal sworn enemy and Only wants us to lose hope and faith and to go away from Allah ‎ﷻ but we should reject our enemy who only wants our destruction. We must realise that if we continuously strive and keep turning towards Allah ‎ﷻ and be patient then the final victory will be ours.

So be grateful for the hardships, because they are decreed in order to purify ourselves, our hearts, and to make us turn to Allah ‎ﷻ with humbleness in repentance; hardships endured with beautiful patience are rewarded with sins forgiveness and an increase of imaan, by the will of Allah ‎ﷻ. At least, we should be grateful for it could have been much worse.

Sa'ad ibn Abi Waqqas (ra) asked the Prophet (saws) “Ya Rasulullah, who amongst people are the most tried (subject to hardships)?” Rasulullah (saws) said: The Anbiyyah (messengers of Allah) and after them the Salihoon (righteous) and then in accordance to your iman, taqwaah etc, there will be more hardships, not less. Every mu'min will be tried by difficulties in accordance (proportion) to their deen. If in this person’s deen is solidity (their deen is deeply rooted) the balaa’ will increase, to purify, cleanse, strengthen, elevate the person. And if in the deen in this person there is riqaa (weakness, thinness), then that persons balaa will be weakened, until the person walks on the earth cleansed of sins until they meet Allah.

Ya Allah ‎ﷻ make us amongst those who attain sabr. Oh Allah provide us the strength to remain steadfast in Your cause and the wisdom to place all of our trust in you.
Ameen.

إِنَّ اللّهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ

Verily, Allah is with those who are Patient.

(2:153)

The Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: Shall I not guide you to a treasure from the treasures of Jannah?“ I said: "Yes, O Messenger of Allah!” Thereupon he (saw) said, “(Recite) ‘La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah’ (There is no change of a condition nor power except by Allah)
—  Sahih al-Bukhari
If religion were based on opinion (what people think is common sense), then we should wipe the bottom of the khuff (leather slippers) rather than the top, but I saw the Messenger of Allah wiping the top of them.
—  ‘Ali Ibn Abi Taalib, Ibn Abi Shaybah in Al-Musannaf

anonymous asked:

You're nothing but an ignorant shia girl, the way you and your stupid followers are talking about Ummul momineen Aisha (ra).. Why not talk about how shia love to lie and twisting the history?

Let’s talk about how your ammi jaan Aisha

  1. Rode a camel that the Messenger of Allah (saw) forbade her from riding and warned her about the barking of al-Hawab’s dogs
  2. Travelled long distances from al-Medinah to Mekka then to Basrah
  3. Permitted the killing of innocent people and started a war against the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (as) and the companions who voted for him
  4. Caused the deaths of thousands of Muslims

I MEAN if anyone fought against Abu Bakr or Umar, Sunnis wouldn’t hesitate in condemning them. But when Aisha fights Imam Ali (as), then they let it slide. Hmm, I see how it is

Wallah, he is mine! Wallah, she is mine! 

Wearing all these couple shirts, traveling to all these tourist spots,taking all these selfies then posting it up on all your on social media accounts, captioning it “Having a blast with the wifey.” or such.

Hey brother! Are you happy that thousands of nonMahram are feasting over the beauty of your wife online!?

How about you sister, still haven’t had enough of posting pictures with your hubby?Talking and sharing so much about how he loves you and cares for you and all these fairy tale like stories?

Sister! You are one fine jealous woman, yet you post on your instagram photos of your hubby every single day and you get angry with him when hundreds of sisters go and follow his page as a result of that?

So I guess, it is about time that I answer you with Wallah, where is your ghirah?
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No offense, but “most” of the things I have seen online is just indescribably alarming and for some reasons inappropriate.

I have seen a lot of single sisters that at the time when they finally get married, so many photos of them flood their accounts, and same way happens to the brothers - making it as if marriage is just a thing to show off on the internet nowadays.

My dear, keep your “you’re just bitter ‘coz you are not married” comments on your pocket, because this isn’t about that! 

I need you all to take a time and reflect from this, whether you are married or not or getting engaged or whatever your civil status is! Ghirah applies to it, not only to married couples!

There are  a lot of ghirah related excerpts from the lives of the Sahabah RA, but today I will narrate two.
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The Messenger of Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam said: “Whilst I was sleeping, I saw myself in Paradise, and there was a woman doing wudhu beside a palace. I said, ‘Whose is this palace?’ They said, ‘(It is) ‘Umar’s.’ Then I remembered your protective jealousy so I turned away.”

‘Umar wept and said, “Would I feel protective jealousy towards you, O’ Messenger of Allah?’”

Al Mugheerah Ibn Shub’ah RA narrated that Sa’d Ibn ‘Ubaadah RA said, "If I saw a man with my wife I would strike him with the sharp edge of my sword.“ His statement was told to the Messenger of Allah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassalaam and he said, "Are you amazed at the ghirah of Sa’d? For indeed, I have more ghirah than him and Allah is more ghirah  than me." 

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Why did I choose these two? Because these two great men are known for their well established ghirah over their womenfolk. 

Look at ‘Umar, look at how he has established his ghirah that even the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam was greatly impacted by it, that he would turn away from situations like that because he knows well of the ghirah of ‘Umar.

And how about Sa’d, such ghirah that when the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam heard about his statement, he got amazed and was able to mention and compare the ghirah of Allah over him and over Sa’d’s. 

Subhan’Allah. 

There is no harm in establishing yourself amongst your companions and family. There is no harm when you give them the impression that there are limits that have been set and there are things that you wish not to share and discuss with them. 

Establish the ghirah. Let them feel it. Once you have done it, see how it makes life easier. Less idle talks, more time for spending time with family and worshipping Allah.

I know, and I do not prevent you in any way showing appreciation to your spouses online. Indeed, it’s good to write how you appreciate your spouse and all that, but for a reason or two social media is not the right place to do it. Yes, you can do and write it every now and then but do not overdo it.

You have your humble abode, your life behind this computer screen to show and make your spouse how much you appreciate all the things that he/she does for you every single day. Do it there. Make him/her feel more special each passing day. Share the moment together, do not spoil it by inviting the whole world to it.
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I know, ghirah isn’t only applied to married couples, but even to your family or Muslim brothers and sisters, you can call their attention and privately advice when you see them doing inappropriate acts towards the opposite sex. 

And ghirah as well pertains to yourself, let me end this by reminding you of what Ibn Al Qayyim Rahimahullah said:

"The foundation of the Religion is Ghirah, and the one without Ghirah is one without Religion, for Ghirah protects the heart and enlivens the limbs, and shields one from evil and lewdness, and lack of Ghirah kills the heart so that the limbs die, so that there remains not even shielding from [the minor things].

And the example of Ghirah in the heart is the example of the strength that shields one from sickness and fights it off, so if the strength leaves, he will be faced with the sickness, and will not find anything to protect himself from it, so it will establish itself [within him] and destroy him.” 

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And we pray that Allah makes it easy for us to establish ghirah within ourselves. Amin.

Zohayma

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Stories were taken from

• Muslim, hadith no. 2395
• Muslim Ahl As Sunnah wa Al Jama’ah wa As Sahabah, 1/245
• Sahih Al Bukhari, hadith no. 6846
• Saying of Ibn Al Qayyim,  Ad-Daa’ Wad-Dawaa’

What your Salah says about you

When you are always late for salah, it says a lot about you and your character. It shows that you lack discipline, internal strength, and integrity to be where you are supposed to be ‘on time’ for your most important appointments of the day, and you are not dependable.

No one likes to say about themselves that they are not dependable or lack discipline, but actions speak louder than words, and being late for salah is the first warning that you are on a slippery slope towards being chronically late in everything else in your life. Our intention are reflected through our actions and Allah SWT knows best.

Al-Hasan Al-Basri rahimullah said:

“When salah is the least of your concerns, then what is your most important concern? As much as you fix your salah, your life will be fixed. Did you not know that salah was equated with Success hence the adthan verse ‘Come to Prayer, Come to Success.’ How can you ask Allah for success when you are not responding to His right upon you?”

If you are wondering why there is a delay in your sustenance, in your marriage, in your work, in your health, look into your salah: are you delaying it?

If we truly have faith in the unseen and have faith in the Messenger of Allah (SAW) telling us that Allah wants us to meet Him 5 times every day in our salah, then we should take salah more seriously.

“And enjoin prayer upon your family [and people] and be steadfast therein. We ask you not for provision; We provide for you, and the [best] outcome is for [those of] righteousness.”

Qur’an: Chapter 20, Verse 132

Do yourself a favor both in this dunya and in akirah and don’t delay your salah.

Hazrat Salmaan Farsi narrates that the Final messenger of Allah (SAW) said that there is a day in the month of Rajab on which if a person fasts and does Salat Al Lail (night vigil) on that night, he will receive rewards like a person who fasts for 100 years and does Salat Al Lail for nights of 100 years. This night is the night of the 27th (Rajab) and the day of the 27th (Rajab). This is the day on which Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was appointed to Messengerhood.

The Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said to me, “Shall I not guide you to a treasure from the treasures of Jannah?” I said: “Yes, O Messenger of Allah!” Thereupon he (saw) said, “(Recite) ‘La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah’ (There is no change of a condition nor power except by Allah)
—  Riyad as-Salihin, The Book of the Remembrance of Allah, Book 16, Hadith 1443 [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Islam is religion of justice and mercy, and whoever thinks it commands the enslavement of one’s wife and crushing her dignity, then he is fabricating lies in the name of Allah and His Messenger.
—  Muhammad Al Ghazali

“A Christian man once entered the Mosque of the Messenger of Allah (sawa), so the people said “Hey you! You are not allowed to enter the Mosque of the Messenger of Allah, for you are a Christian man, so leave”

Thus, he said:” Yesterday, I saw the Messenger of Allah (sawa) with the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary (as), in my dream. So, Jesus said to me: “Embrace Islam by the hands of the Last Prophet, Mohammad son of Abdullah, for he truly is the Prophet of this nation.” I embraced Islam yesterday by his hands and I have come now to renew my Islam by the hands of a man of his household.”

Therefore, they took him to Imam Al-Hussain (as). He threw himself on the feet of the Imam and started to kiss them and when he calmed down; he narrated his dream to Imam Al-Hussain (as) and renewed uttering the two testimonies to him.

Thus, the Imam said to him “Do you like me to get you the one who resembles the Messenger of Allah (sawa)?”

The Christian said “Yes, O Master.” Thus, Al-Hussain (as) called for his son Ali Al-Akbar; he was a young child at that time and a veil was placed on his face. They took him to his father and when Al-Hussain lifted the veil off his face, his face’s beauty appeared and his brightness shined. The Christian became astonished and passed out due to the intensity of the brightness of Ali al-Akbar ibn Al-Hussain’s face and the greatness of his beauty and allure.

Hence, Al-Hussain said to some of his close companions “Pour water on his face” So, they did and he returned to the way he was. Then, Al-Hussain (as) said “He is the one who resembles my grandfather, the Messenger of Allah (sawa).”

The Christian said:” Yes Indeed! It is as if I saw him with the Messiah, Jesus (as), yesterday.” Al-Hussain (as) said “What would you do if you had a son like him and he got hurt, had a fever or was injured by a thorn or had a small cut?” The Christian said:” I will mourn greatly over him, O Master, or I may die!”

Thus, Al-Hussain (as) said “I foretell you that I will see with my eyes this son of mine cut into pieces by swords”

[Samarat-al-Awad v.1 p.174]

Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said: For me to say: Subhaanallaahi, walhamdu lillaahi, wa laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu, wallaahu 'Akbar.
Glory is to Allah, and praise is to Allah, and there is none worthy of worship but Allah, and Allah is the Most Great is dearer to me than all that the sun rises upon the whole world.
Riyad as-Salihin, The Book of Good Manners  Book 2, Hadith 712 

Narrated ‘Yazid bin Haiyan (ra): 
I went along with Husain bin Sabrah and 'Amr bin Muslim to Zaid bin Arqam (ra) and, as we sat by his side, Husain said to him: “O Zaid, you acquired great merits that you saw Messenger of Allah (pbuh), listened to his talk, fought by his side in (different) battles, and offered Salat behind him. You have in fact earned great merits, Zaid! Could you then tell us what you heard from the Messenger of Allah (pbuh)?” He said: “O my cousin! By Allah! I have grown old and have almost spent up my age and I have forgotten some of the things which I remembered in connection with Messenger of Allah (pbuh), so accept what I narrate to you, and what I fail to narrate, do not compel me to narrate that.” He then said: “One day Messenger of Allah (pbuh) stood up to deliver a Khutbah at a watering place known as Khumm between Makkah and Al-Madinah. He praised Allah, extolled Him and delivered the Khutbah and exhorted (us) and said, 'Amma Ba'du (now then)! O people, certainly I am a human being. I am about to receive a messenger (the angel of death) from my Rubb and I, in response to Allah’s Call, but I am leaving among you two weighty things: the Book of Allah in which there is right guidance and light, so hold fast to the Book of Allah and adhere to it.’ He exhorted (us) (to hold fast) to the Book of Allah and then said, 'The second are the members of my household, I remind you (of your duties) to the members of my family.”’

Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “Do you know who the bankrupt is?” They said: “O Messenger of Allah! The bankrupt among us is the one who has no Dirham nor property.” The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: “The bankrupt in my Ummah is the one who comes with Salat and fasting and Zakat on the Day of Judgement, but he comes having abused this one, falsely accusing that one, wrongfully consuming the wealth of this one, spilling the blood of that one, and beating this one. SO he is seated, and this one is requited from his rewards. If his rewards are exhausted before the sins that he committed are requited, then some of their sins will be taken and cast upon him, then he will be cast into the Fire.
—  Jami’ at-Tirmidhi, Chapters on the description of the Day of Judgement, Ar-Riqaq, and Al-Wara’ Book 37, Hadith 2603
Be Blessed...

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri رضي الله reported:

A man came to the Messenger of Allah ﷺ and he said, “O Messenger of Allah, blessed is one who saw you and had faith in you.”

The Prophet ﷺ said, “Blessed are those who saw me and had faith in me. Then, blessed again and again are those who had faith in me and never saw me.”

Musnad Aḥmad 11276

When Muhammad ﷺ saw Angel Jibreel
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‘Abdullah ibn Mas‘ood said: 

the Messenger of Allah ﷺ saw Jibreel in his true form. He had six hundred wings, each of which covered the horizon. There fell from his wings jewels, pearls and rubies, only Allah knows about them.“ 

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 Ahmad in al-Musnad, Ibn Katheer in al-Bidayah  isnad (chain of narrators) is jayyid (good).

A man came to the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) and said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, show me a deed which, if I do it, Allah will love me and people will love me. The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: “Be indifferent towards this world, and Allah will love you. Be indifferent to what is in people’s hands, and they will love you.
—  Sunan Ibn Majah, Zuhd, Book 37, Hadith 4241

Anas (RA) heard the Messenger of Allah (saw) saying:

“Allah, the Exalted, has said: ‘O son of Adam! I shall go on forgiving you so long as you pray to Me and aspire for My forgiveness whatever may be your sins.
O son of Adam! I do not care even if your sins should pile up to the sky and should you beg pardon of Me, I would forgive you.
O son of Adam! If you come to Me with an earthful of sins and meet Me, not associating anything with Me in worship, I will certainly grant you as much pardon as will fill the earth.
’” [Tirmidhi]

SAVE GUARD YOUR #SALAH….

7 Common mistakes, we usually make in prayer.

Mistake 1: Reciting Surat al-Fatiha fast without pausing after each verse.

The Prophet (SAW) used to pause after each verse of this surah. (Abu Dawood)

Mistake 2: Sticking the arms to the sides of the body, in rukoo’ or sujood, and sticking the belly to the thighs in #sujood.

The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: ‘Let not one of you support himself on his forearms (in sujood) like the dog. Let him rest on his palms and keep his elbows away from his body.’ (Sahih Muslim). The Messenger of Allah (SAW) used to keep his arms away from his body during rukoo’ and sujood that the whiteness of his armpits could be seen. (Sahih Muslim)

Mistake 3: Gazing upward during prayer.
This may cause loss of concentration. We are commanded to lower our gaze, and look at the point at which the head rests during sujood. The Prophet (SAW) warned: 'Let those who raise their
gaze up during prayer stop doing so, or else their sights would
not return to them. i.e. lose their eyesight.’ (Muslim)

Mistake 4 : Resting only the tip of the head on the floor during sujood.

The Prophet (SAW) said: 'I am commanded to prostrate on seven
bones : the forehead and the nose, the two hands [palms], the two knees, and the two feet.’ (Sahih Muslim). Applying the above command necessitates resting the forehead and the nose on
the ground during sujood.

Mistake 5 : Hasty performance of prayer which does not allow repose and calmness in rukoo’ or sujood.

The Messenger of Allah (SAW) saw a man who did not complete his rukoo’ [bowing], and made a very short sujood [prostration] ; he (SAW) said: 'If this man dies while praying in this manner, he would die upholding a religion other than the religion of Muhammad.’

Abu Hurairah (RA) said: 'My beloved friend, Muhammad (SAW) forbade me to perform postures of prayer copying the picking of a rooster; (signifying fast performance of prayer), moving eyes around like a fox and the sitting like monkeys ( i.e. to sit on thighs).’ (Imam Ahmad & at-Tayalisi).

The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: ’ The worst thief is the one who steals from his own prayer.’ People asked, 'Messenger of Allah! How could one steal from his own prayer?’ He (SAW) said: 'By not completing its rukoo’ and sujood.’ (At Tabarani & al-Hakim).

To complete rukoo’ is to stay in that posture long enough to recite
'Subhana Rabbiyal Adtheem’ three times, SLOWLY, and 'Subhana Rabbiyal A'ala’ three times, SLOWLY, in sujood. He (SAW) also announced: 'He who does not complete his rukoo’ and sujood,
his prayer is void.’ (Abu Dawood & others)

Mistake 6 : Counting #tasbeeh with the left hand

The Prophet (SAW) used to count tasbeeh on the fingers of his right hand after salah. Ibn Qudamah (RA) said: ’ The Messenger of Allah (SAW) used his right hand for tasbeeh.’ (Abu Dawood). The above hadeeth indicates clearly that the Prophet (SAW) used only one hand for counting tasbeeh. No Muslim with sound mind would imagine that the Prophet (SAW) used his left hand for counting tasbeeh. Aa'ishah (RA) said that the Prophet (SAW) used his left hand only for Istinjaa’, or cleaning himself after responding to the call of nature. He never used it for tasbeeh. Yasirah (RA) reported: The Prophet (SAW) commanded women to count tasbeeh on their fingers.

The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: 'They (the fingers) will be made to speak, and will be questioned (on the Day of Resurrection)’ (At-Tirmidhi).

The above Hadeeth indicates that it is preferable to count tasbeeh on the fingers of the right hand than to do so on masbahah(rosary).

Mistake 7 : Crossing in front of a praying person.

The Messenger of Allah (SAW) warned: 'Were the one who crosses in front of a praying person to know the consequences of doing so, he would have waited for *forty better than to cross in front of him.’ (Sahih Bukhari and Muslim). *The forty in the tradition may be; days, months or even years.

Allah knows the best.

Please inform your near and dear ones to take care of the above.

—  Reminder