Archive for January, 2008

It is narrated in a saheeh report that our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“Whoever gives up a thing for the sake of Allaah, Allaah will compensate him with something better than it.”

Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Hijaab al-Mar’ah al-Muslimah, p. 49.

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Advice to husbands

“Special effort should be made to keep a beautiful attitude towards one’s wife.

She has adopted your companionship leaving her parents, siblings and other close relatives. You have to compensate her for all these caring relationships by loving her dearly.

If you are patient on anything hurtful from her you will be rewarded (by Allah SWT). Her inappropriate attitude can not be corrected by your anger and wrath. The best way to achieve that is to control your anger completely at that moment. And some time later (at an appropriate occasion) gently and with compassion let her know the mistake she made. (With this approach) even if she has a grain of aptitude for correction, she will accept your counsel and reform herself.”

-shaykh Abdul Hayy Arifi RA

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Loss and Gain

Know that loss (faqd) and gain (wajd) come over us alternately as the succession of night and day. The matter revolves about four points: being thankful for the blessings of God when you are in a state of gain; being acquiescent toward God when you are in a state of loss; being generous of your abundance when you have been supplied; and commiting your way to God in everything you purpose. And, “If they dispute with you, then say, “I have committed my way to God, as have those who follow me;” and say to those to whom the Scriptures have come and to those who have no Scripture, “Have you resigned yourselves?” If they resigned themselves, they are rightly guided; but if they turn away, your duty is only to convey the message, for God beholds His servants” (Q. 3:20).

– Shaykh al-Shadhili

Be not a contentious servant, nor an obstinate ascetic, nor an inordinate rebel, nor a contentious slanderer. If you attain the foregoing four states, you will enter into the praise of God through His word, “grateful for His blessings. God chose him and gided him to a straight path,” (Q. 16:21).

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A word without thinking

Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him) said:

“Sometimes one may utter a word without thinking whether it is right or wrong and because of that he may slip down in the Fire as far away as the East is from the West.”

Hadith No. 837 Narrated by Hazrat Abu Huraira(r.a.) Sahih Bukhari Book 81, Chapter 23

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`Umar ibn Khattab (Allah be well pleased with him) said:

“As we were sitting one day before the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him), a man suddenly appeared. He wore pure white clothes and his hair was dark black—yet there were no signs of travel on him, and none of us knew him.

He came and sat down in front of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), placing his knees against his, and his hands on his thighs. He said, “O Muhammad! Tell me about Islam.”

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) replied, “Islam is to bear witness that there is no god but God and that Muhammad is the Messenger of God; and to perform the prayer; pay zakat; fast Ramadan; and to perform Hajj to the House if you are able.”

The man said, “You have spoken the truth,” and we were surprised that he asked and then confirmed the answer.

Then, he asked, “Tell me about belief (iman).”

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) replied, “It is to believe in Allah; His Angels; His Books; His Messengers; the Last Day; and in destiny—its good and bad.”

The man said, “You have spoken the truth. Now, tell me about spiritual excellence (ihsan).”

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) replied, “It is to serve Allah as though you behold Him; and if you don’t behold him, (know that) He surely sees you.”

“Now, tell me of the Last Hour,” asked the man.

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) replied, “The one asked knows no more of it than the one asking.”

“Then tell me about its signs,” said the man.

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) replied, “That slave women give birth to their mistresses; and that you see barefoot, unclothed, beginning shepherds competing in the construction of tall buildings.”

Then the visitor left, and I waited a long time. Then the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) asked me, “Do you know, Umar, who the questioner was?”

I replied, “Allah and His Messenger know best.”

He said (Allah bless him and give him peace), “It was Jibril. He came to you to teach you your religion.”

[Sahih Muslim]


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Five types of fear

Uthmaan Ibn Affan said:

The believer has five types of fear.

The first is that Allah may take his faith away from him

The second is that the recording angels may write down something that may expose him on the Day of Resurrection

The third is that the shaytan may cause his deeds to become invalid

The fourth is that the Angel of Death may come to him without warning

The fifth is that this world may tempt him and distract him from the Hereafter.

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