Friday, January 31, 2014

Is Marriage like dating....

Assalamu alaikum

A very short  potent advice by Nouman Ali Khan for all married and soon to be married people.

and Allah (swt) knows best!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Pearls of Wisdom 346

1. Nothing pleads on your behalf like extreme need, nor does anything speed gifts to you quicker than lowliness and want.

2. People praise you for what they suppose is in you; but you must blame your soul for what you know is in it.

3. When He lets praise of you burst forth, and you are not worthy of it, praise Him for what He is worthy of.

4. Your desire that people know your particular distinction is a proof of insincerity in your servanthood.

5. Make mankind's looking at you disappear by being content with God's looking at you!

6. Slip away from people's approach to you by contemplating His approach to you.

7. He who knows God contemplates Him in everything.

8. He who is extinguished by Him is absent from everything.

9. He who loves Him prefers nothing to Him.

10. Sometimes you will find more benefit in states of need than you will find in fasting or ritual prayer. [Ibn Ata'Illah]

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Five Wisdoms....

1. If we are right, then there is no need to get angry.
And if we are wrong then we don't have any right to get angry.

2. Patience with family is love
Patience with others is respect.
Patience with self is confidence.

3. Never think hard about past, It brings tears.
Don't think more about future, It brings fears.
Live this moment with a smile, It brings cheers...

4. Every test in our life makes us bitter or better.
Every problem comes to make us or break us.
Choice is ours, whether we become victim or victorious.

5. Search a beautiful heart, not a beautiful face.
Beautiful things are not always good, but good things are always beautiful.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Lesson of the Day 1346

Ayahs of the Day:
Whoever heeds the messenger is being obedient to God. As for those who turn away, We have not sent you as a guard over them. [4: 80]

Hadith of the Day:
Charity to indigent is charity, but charity to kin is both charity and nurturing of (kinship) bonds. [ Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Everyone in this world is a guest, and his wealth and belongings are but a loan. The guest must go sooner or later and the loan must be returned. [Ibn Mas'ud radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
When you give charity, begin with your poor relatives and kinsmen, and your needy neighbors, for they are more deserving than others, and the reward for giving them is greater and more abundant.

Make your charity secret, for it is stated in hadith that its reward is seventy times that of publicly donated charity. Secret charity is better because it is more likely to be sincere, and sincerity is the spirit of works. It is less likely to be subject to ostentation which ruins works. So beware of ostentation in your charity and in all your works. Beware of showing the poor how obliged you expect them to be, for there are severe threats against such behavior. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddad]

Food for Thought:
If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives. Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour for death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear. What we gave, we have; what we spent, we had; what we kept, we lost.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Imam Ibn al Jawzi's precious advice....

Imam Ibn al-Jawzi (ra) in his letter of advice to his son, wrote:

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 any benefit, such as on the Day of Judgment 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."

This world is transitory and our life therein but a moment borrowed, our breaths numbered, yet our indifference reckless. [Abu Bakr al Siddiq]

Strive for Paradise. A small nook within its bliss is better than the whole world and all the riches within. [al Hadith]

A believer is never tired of hearing about good deeds until he enters Paradise. [al Hadith]

Friday, January 10, 2014

Pearls of Wisdom 345

1. We care more about burning calories and loosing weight than abandoning sins and lightening our burden on the day of Qiyamah.

2. Character is made by many noble deeds, but it may be lost by a single bad act.

3. Life is all about balance, and one of the most difficult balances is between freedom and responsibility, and balance between this world and the hereafter.

4. He lives a long life who lives in the hearts of people.

5. The real knowledge is that which is translated into action.

6. Between the hopes of tomorrow and the regrets of yesterday lies the opportunities of today.

7. Keep your fear to yourself and share your courage with others.

8. Let it not be that the people donate their funds to you and earn Paradise, and you abuse their accumulated funds and earn hell for yourself.

9. A missed opportunity to give is surely a lost opportunity to receive. [Shaykh Sulaiman Moola]

Monday, January 06, 2014

The most needed advice....

“O my eye! All men have eyes!”

Let not your tongue mention the shame of another
For you yourself are covered in shame-

And all men have tongues.

If your eye falls upon the sins of your brother
Shield them and say:-

“O my eye! All men have eyes!”

Imam Shafi'i (Rahimahullah)

"Never Despair Of The Mercy Of Allah"

'Son of Adam! You are nothing but a number of days, whenever each day passes then part of you has Gone.'

[Al-Hasan Al-Basree]

Friday, January 03, 2014

Lesson of the day 1345

Ayahs of the day:
What good happens to you is from God, and what bad happens to you is from yourself. [4: 79]

Hadith of the day:
God -- Exalted is He -- says, 'O son of Adam! Expend and I shall expend upon you.' [Muslim]

Wise quote of the day:
Silence -- the best remedy for anger. [Othman radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the day:
Never disdain any act of goodness to the extent of failing to do it. Give a charity every day, however small and start early in the day with your charity, for hardship does not bypass charity. The meaning here is that the charity you give becomes a barrier that prevents the hardships that threaten you from reaching you.

Should a beggar come to you, never send him away disappointed, but give him something however small. Should you choose not to or are unable to, beware of rebuking or insulting him, but send him away gently and amiably. It is possible for a person to rebuke a beggar in such a manner that were he to give him half his wealth, it would still outweigh it; neither will the reward for giving it ever equal the sin of that rebuke.  [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddad]

Food for thought:
The only way to have a friend is to be one. Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.