Friday, April 22, 2011
1. The sign of vigilant awareness is choosing what God chooses, making great what God makes great, and belittling what God belittles.
2. The signs of satisfaction are -- having no preference before divine decree, and feeling no bitterness toward the divine decree.
3. Certainty (in the Hereafter) calls one to cut short worldly expectations -- which results in renunciation, renunciation bequeaths wisdom, wisdom bequeaths discernment of the outcome.
4. Servitude is that you be His slave every instant just as He is your Lord every instant.
5. Truthfulness is a sword of God -- whenever it meets with something it cuts it apart.
6. Protection of the heart is for the one who is most in possession of his tongue.
7. Whoever is busy looking for the faults of others is blinded to his own faults.
8. One who is content is saved from his contemporaries and prevails over all.
9. The key to worship is reflection -- the sign of attaining the goal is opposing the self and base desires.
10. The sign of God's displeasure with a servant is that the servant fears poverty. [Above quotes by Shaykh Dhun Nun al Misri]
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 10:43 AM
Friday, April 15, 2011
1. Adorer of God is His lover and whom He makes His lover -- doors of blessedness are made open to him and doors of evil are shut to him.
2. Immodest talks are signs of going astray, and to remain conscious is the sign of knowing the Truth.
3. Quest of Paradise without good deeds, hope for intersession without following the sunna, and hope for Divine blessing after disobedience (without sincere repentance) is foolishness.
4. Those who attain the true knowledge of God, live in eternal peace.
5. He who trusts in God remains secure from the evils of the people.
6. The affliction and calamity from which people should flee is heedlessness.
7. Satan loves the miser Muslim and hates the generous sinner.
8. Idol worship is outer polytheism and trust in the creation is inner infidelity.
9. The solution for the worldly tribulations is nearness to Allah Almighty. [Above quotes by Shaykh Ma'ruf al Kharkhi]
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 10:13 AM
Monday, April 11, 2011
Ayahs of the Day:
For the union of Quraish, their collaboration in travel, winter and summer, let them serve the Lord of this House, Who feeds them lest they starve, and gives them security from fear. [106: 1 to 4]
Hadith of the Day:
God will say on the Day of Resurrection, "Where are those who have mutual love for My sake? Today I shall shelter them in My shadow." [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Make it your habit to weep in awe of the Divine, so that you may laugh on the Day of Resurrection. [Yahya bin Mu'adh]
Guidance of the Day:
Become Clutter-Free: The reason so many people end up letting clutter take over their lives is that they have never felt or experienced the joy of a clutter-free home. There is, however, something incredibly peaceful about a clutter-free home: opening a closet and actually having space to hang up something; open a drawer without having to use force; being able to find virtually everything you look for; having open, airy space where there is nothing at all.
There is something effortless and pleasant about sitting at your desk and being able to see the surface and to find your address book. There is something equally freeing about opening a kitchen cabinet and being able to choose easily and quickly from your favorite pots and baking trays without having to sort through and push back as if you were trampling through a thick forest.
Becoming clutter-free is an easy way to simplify your life and to feel more organized and in control. It gives you a peaceful feeling of space. It lifts your emotional spirit by giving you a feeling of openness and of being connected to, rather than overwhelmed by, life. [Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- with your family]
Food for Thought:
Prayer is a means of adding power to the strength we already possess. Sometimes we know what is right, but we lack the will power to do it. Time spent on the knees in prayer will do more good to remedy heart strain and nerve worry than anything else. A man is continually at prayer when he lives according to truth.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:02 AM
Friday, April 08, 2011
1. It is offensive that there should be seen in the outward appearance of man more humility than what is in his heart.
2. The scholars of the Merciful possess humility and submissiveness, and the scholars of the rulers possess pride and arrogance.
3. Whoever considers his soul to be of any worth has no share of submissiveness.
4. Submit to the Truth; obey it and accept it from whoever says it -- this is submissiveness.
5. God placed all evil in one house and made its key love of the world, He placed all goodness in another house and made its key renunciation.
6. Five of the signs of wretchedness in a man are -- hardness in the heart, severity in the eyes, paucity of shame, desire of this world, and limitless expectations of worldly gain.
7. World's renunciation is a gift from God -- granted to the chosen few.
8. On the Day of Judgment many a rich will suffer imprisonment and the office-holders will have a terrible time, being called to answer for their deeds -- so be prepared to answer for your acts on that Day. [Above quotes by Fudhail bin Iyaadh]
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:48 AM