Sunday, July 13, 2014
1. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey
is all about.
2. Don't have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest
your energy in the positive present moment.
3. Don't take yourself so seriously; no one else does.
4. Don't waste your precious energy and time on gossip.
5. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
6. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind people of their mistakes
of the past. That will ruin their present happiness.
7. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
8. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
9. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.
Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away
but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
10. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
11. Each day give something good to others.
13. Forgive everyone for everything -- hoping to be forgiven by Allah.
14. What other people think of you is none of your business,
just do the right things.
15. Put Allah first in anything and everything that you think, say and do.
16. The best is yet to come -- Paradise!-- strive for it.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. If you know Allah you will always be happy. So, know Him and be happy.
19. The hardship of obedience disappears and its reward remains.
20. The pleasure of sins disappears and its punishment remains.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:36 PM
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
If God willed, God would remove you, humankind, and bring forth, others. And God is able to do that. [4: 133]
Hadith of the day:
Indeed charity extinguishes the wrath of the Lord and it protects against the evil death. [Tirmidhi]
Wise quote of the day:
There can be no good in excess, just as there is no excess in good. [Imam Abu Hanifah]
Guidance of the day:
It is most important for he who is about to set out for the pilgrimage to do his utmost to make his provision halal and his expenses from licit source, for he who uses illicit money for the pilgrimage will not be accepted.
Let the pilgrim feel pleased when he spends his money in the course of his journey, for these are expenditures that he will be compensated for and the consequence of which will be goodness, benedictions, ease, and affluence. It has been transmitted that that which is spent on pilgrimage is similar to that spent on Jihad, the reward for every Dirham will be seven hundred. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddad]
Food for thought:
Their is no instinct like that of the heart. The head learns new things, but the heart forever more practices old experiences. Wealth and want equally harden the human heart. Two things are bad for the heart -- running up stairs and running down people.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
or the way she combs her hair.
2. The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
3. The beauty of a woman is not in her facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
4. It is the caring, that she lovingly gives, the passion she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years will only grow.
5. She is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.
6. Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother -- the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
1. For attractive lips -- speak words of kindness
2. For lovely eyes -- seek out the good in people
3. For a slim figure -- share your food with the hungry
4. For beautiful hair -- let a child run his or her finger through it once a day
5. For poise -- walk with the knowledge you you'll never walk alone -- people, more than the things have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed.
6. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand -- you'll find one at the end of your arm.
7. As you grow, you'll discover that you have two hands -- one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:22 PM
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
No human being ever created will ever cease to exist: we were created for eternity.
This life is brief, the next life is forever.
Everything in life is a test. All our deeds, good or bad, will remain with us for eternity.
The material possessions will remain in this world and be inherited by others who may fight over it after we are gone.
We need to prioritize our life and work for our the Akhirah and not just chase after the Dunia.
Although we live in this world and have to raise families and earn our living, we shouldn't get attached to it.
The next life is eternal thus we need to be ever more concerned about how we would be there: whether we'll have a nice house in Jannah or not?
Let us prepare ourselves for the 'real life' that is to come, without wasting a single moment.
let us be prepared for our deaths before it catches up with us -- when we are unaware.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 10:25 AM
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
And who is better in faith than the one who surrenders his being to God, and is a doer of good, and follows the way of Ibrahim, rightly oriented? For God took Ibrahim as a friend. [4: 125]
Hadith of the day:
No people ever withhold zakah except that Allah tests them with famine. [Tabarani]
Wise quote of the day:
Everyone in this world is a guest, and his money is but a loan. The guest must go sooner or later and the loan must be returned. [Ibn Mas'ud]
Guidance of the day:
He who yearns so much for the Sacred House of God and is so eager to perform that religious obligation that he strains himself to go to pilgrimage, although he is not able in every way, his faith is more complete and his reward is greater and more liberal.
A believer should not postpone, act lazily, or procrastinate, producing excuses year after year, when he is able to go. How can he be sure that death will not overtake him, or that he will lose the ability he now possesses. He will remain indebted with pilgrimage and when he meets God, will do so as a disobedient sinner. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddad]
Food for thought:
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule. Hatred is the madness of the heart. A man who lives, not by what he loves but what he hates, is a sick man. When our hatred is violent, it sinks us even beneath those who we hate. Hatred is self-punishment.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 7:46 PM
Friday, June 13, 2014
It has been related to us by the Best of Creation:
He who thanks not people, can show no appreciation
To the exalted Creator and Cherisher of humanity.
Thus is gratitude one of the keys to unending Felicity.
Many are those who enrich our lives, time and again
During our brief sojourn on this earthly plane.
But near the top of the list, we must never forget
the gratitude we owe the man whose name we inherit,
He who Allah made the cause of our worldly existence.
After this, thanks of any amount becomes a pittance.
We speak of course, of fathers, if you are not yet aware,
and all the hardships and sacrifices they selflessly bear.
Not only in securing for us our means of well-being,
But in teaching us virtues, to our Lord so pleasing.
Whence did we first learn of traits defining nobility
like decency, honor, manhood, and integrity?
Where else but the school of our fatherly exemplar
Who taught so much simply through his character.
He taught us in hardship and ease, through thick and thin,
How ennobling it is to serve one's family, kith, and kin.
He taught us more through his silent contemplation
Than one ever learns from others’ endless conversation.
He taught us what it means to be truly human, upright
And how one stands on principle, regardless of one’s plight.
Without doubt, we owe so much to our mothers’ nurturing care
But he who toiled for her every comfort also deserves a share.
As so my plea to us all, that we not earmark one single day
Out of the year, to buy him a cheap gift and be on our way.
Rather, from this day forth we resolve to adhere
To observing a Father’s Day on every day of the year,
By striving to serve him in excellence, fulfilling his needs,
Showing him utmost respect and love, in word and in deeds.
O Allah, through our parents, grant us the best of endings and a goodly fate!
For if Paradise lies at the mother's feet, then the father is surely its gate!
By a Son
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 10:39 AM