Archive for October, 2008

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For those who make

their inner thoughts wholesome,

Allah will make

their outward manifestations wholesome.

For those who work

on Allah’s religion,

Allah will assure them

of sufficiency in their worldly affairs.

And for those who do right

in their relationship with Allah,

Allah will improve their relationships with other people.

– Ali bin Abi Talib

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Every felicity outside of Paradise is lowly

and every trial outside of Hell is well-being.

-Ali bin Abi Talib

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Abu Darda said to his wife, ‘ If you see that i am angry, then appease me;
and if i see that you are angry, i will appease you-
otherwise why should we keep company with one another? ‘
When this saying reached Imam Zuhri, he said, ‘ That is how companionship should be.

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Know, dear son, that days are but hours, and hours are but breaths, and every soul is a container, hence let not any breath pass without benefit, such that on the Day of Judgement you find an empty container and feel regret!

Be aware of every hour and how it passes, and only spend it in the best possible way; do not neglect yourself, but render it accustomed to the noblest and best of actions, and send to your grave that which will please you when you arrive to it.

(Ibn al-Jawzī in his Lafat al-Kabid fī Naṣīḥat al-Walad)

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Khubaib (RA) at the time of his ShahadahThe mushrikeen took Khubaib (RA) captive to Makkah. After staying captive for some time, the mushrikeen moved him out of the sanctuary of Makkah, and asked him for his last wish before planning to hang him. He said, “Allow me to offer two rakah of prayer”. He performed two rakah calmly and said, “had I not been afraid that you would think I was afraid of death, I would have prayed for a longer time.” So it was Khubaib (RA) who set the first tradition of praying two rakah before being executed. This tradition became a sunnah tradition for every Muslim.

He then made this supplication, “O Allah! There is no person here who will convey my salaams to the Prophet so You convey my message”. Jibreel (AS) conveyed his salams to the Prophet the same day. The Prophet replied, “And may my salaams be upon you, O Khubaib! (RA)”. And he told the gathering that the Quraysh had martyed Khubaib (RA).

The smell of musk could be scented from the blood which was flowing from the wounds as the kuffar kept him on the rope for forty days.

When Khubaib (RA) was hanged on the rope and he still had life, he said, “O Allah! count them one by one, (kill them) and do not leave anyone.” When Khubaib (RA) was cursing them, the unbelievers were fearing from his curse as they knew that it would be accepted. A year had not passed and they were all destroyed. Only one of them survived who lay on the floor at the time of the curse.

When Khubaib (RA) was hanged on the rope and his body was full of spear wounds, the unbelievers took an oath asking him, “Do you wish that the Prophet (saw) was in your place today?”. Khubaib (RA) answered, “I swear by Allah! I cannot even bear that I be let free and exchange (a thorn to prick the Prophet’s foot, may my soul be sacrificed for him).” (Fath ul Bari)

Khubaib (RA) recited these poems at the time when he was attacked, hanging on the rope:

“When I am being Shaheed as a Muslim
I do not care in what way I receive my death for Allah’s cause
If He wishes, He will bless the cut limbs”
“A lot of groups have gathered without a doubt around me
They have also gathered their tribes
And have all gathered fully.
Close by, they have gathered their sons and wives,
I have approached near to a long terror which is about to end.
Everyone of them is showing his enmity towards me with full effort,
As I am tied in chains and in a place of destruction.
To Allah, I complain of my lack of energy and uneasiness.
And also of those things which they have gathered for the time of my destruction.
O Owner of the Throne (Allah)
Give me patience upon the calamity which has befallen me
My situation is that they have cut pieces of my meat
And there is less chance for any desire,
It is for Allah’s cause
If He wishes, He will bless the cut limbs,
They have moved forward because of their kufr,
Even though death is after this,
(they do not fear what will happen to them after their death)
My situation is that I am crying but there are no tears
I do not fear death as I am surely going to die
But my fear is of the surrounding fire (hell)
May Allah save me from it
I am not going to show my weakness nor fear,
Without any doubt, I am returning to Allah,
When I am being Shaheed as a Muslim
I do not care in what way I receive my death”

(narrated in the commentary of Bukhari)

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Love Fillaah

The Messenger of Allah (salla’Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said that Allah Most High said, “The ones who love each other for My sake deserve My love; the ones who give what comes to them in abundance deserve My love. The ones who frequent and visit each other for My sake deserve My love.”

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The Messenger of Allah (salla’Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “The first sign of intelligence is to believe in Allah. The next is to be lenient with people in affairs other than the abandoning of Truth.”

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