Reminder

Do you wish to have more ?

Do you wish to get married?

Do you wish to have a children?

Do you wish to get a job?

Do you wish to get healthy and get cured? 
Do you wish that all your problems go away? Are you really serious to spend just 5 minutes each day to commit to an act of worship?
I have the answer to all your wishes, if you are interested please keep reading……
A man came to Sheikh Abdul Aziz Ibn Baz complaining that he wishes to have a child and that has been waiting for seven years but no luck……. Sheikh Ibn Baz answered him with one sentence, he said: Increase Istighfaar (Asking

Allah for forgiveness by saying AstaghfirulLAH) Sincerely and stop sinning. After one year this man came back to Sheikh Ibn Baz and said: Ya Sheikh I got the child I wanted AlhamdulilLah. 
A man came to the famous Sheikh Al Hassan Al Basri and said: The sky is not raining. Al Hassan said: commit to lots of Astaghfirullah. Another man walked in and said to Al Hassan: I suffer from poverty. Al Hassan answered: seek forgiveness by saying Astaghfirullah lots. Then another man walked in and said to Al Hassan: My wife does not bare children. Al Hassan said: seek forgiveness by saying Astaghfirullah lots. The people who were present at the Majlis of sheikh Al Hassan said: how come every time someone comes to you with an issue you just recommend Istighfaar? Sheikh Al Hassan answered: Didn’t you read the words of Allah when HE says: 
ﻓَﻘُﻠْﺖُ ﺍﺳْﺘَﻐْﻔِﺮُﻭﺍ ﺭَﺑَّﻜُﻢْ ﺇِﻧَّﻪُ ﻛَﺎﻥَ ﻏَﻔَّﺎﺭًﺍ  10 ( ﻳُﺮْﺳِﻞِ ﺍﻟﺴَّﻤَﺎﺀَ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻜُﻢْ ﻣِﺪْﺭَﺍﺭًﺍ ) 11 ( ﻭَﻳُﻤْﺪِﺩْﻛُﻢْ ﺑِﺄَﻣْﻮَﺍﻝٍ ﻭَﺑَﻨِﻴﻦَ ﻭَﻳَﺠْﻌَﻞْ ﻟَﻜُﻢْ ﺟَﻨَّﺎﺕٍ ﻭَﻳَﺠْﻌَﻞْ ﻟَﻜُﻢْ ﺃَﻧْﻬَﺎﺭًﺍ ﴾ 

And said, ‘Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Indeed, He is ever a Perpetual Forgiver. He will send [rain from] the sky upon you in [continuing] showers, And give you increase in wealth and children and provide for you gardens and provide for you rivers. [71:10-12]. Allahu Akbar, all these is just in Dunya…..what about the Akhirah!!? Isn’t it enough that Istighfaar protects the believer from the punishment. Allah promised not to punish us for our mistakes in two conditions, the first: while the Prophet Mohammad peace be upon him is among us and we all know that chance is no longer valid. The second condition was seeking forgiveness Allah says: 
﴿ﻭَﻣَﺎ ﻛَﺎﻥَ ﺍﻟﻠَّﻪُ ﻟِﻴُﻌَﺬِّﺑَﻬُﻢْ ﻭَﺃَﻧْﺖَ ﻓِﻴﻬِﻢْ ﻭَﻣَﺎ ﻛَﺎﻥَ ﺍﻟﻠَّﻪُ ﻣُﻌَﺬِّﺑَﻬُﻢْ ﻭَﻫُﻢْ ﻳَﺴْﺘَﻐْﻔِﺮُﻭﻥَ 

But Allah would not punish them while you, [O Muhammad], are among them, and Allah would not punish them while they seek forgiveness [8:33].
So this is a promise from the Lord of heavens and earths, what more do you need to start implementing this in your life? Our fourth Khalifa of Islam imam Ali Bin Abi Talib may Allah be pleased with him said: It is surprising to see someone perish while he has the tool of survival, they said: what is it? He said: Al Istighfaar. Allahu Akbar. Why cant we commit to say AstaghfirulLah 100x or 1000x minimum on daily basis after each salaat? To be continued in shaa Allah. BUT whilst you seek for forgiveness, strive to stop the sins else your istighfaar won’t even get anywhere. May ALLAH aid us in implementing this simple act. Aameen.

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Hadith of the day

Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Prayers

It was narrated from Abu Hurairah (RA) that: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Sins are expiated by well-performed ablution despite difficulties, increasing the number of steps one takes towards the mosque, (and waiting for the next prayer after prayer).” 
(Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 428)
Beautiful reward Masha’Allah! 

    Thank-you for reading and have a great day

Beautiful Hadith

Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Prayers

It was narrated from Abu Hurairah (RA) that: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Sins are expiated by well-performed ablution despite difficulties, increasing the number of steps one takes towards the mosque, (and waiting for the next prayer after prayer).” 
(Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 428)
Beautiful reward Masha’Allah! 

Thank-you for reading and have a great day

Reminder

Allah has destined for man to fall into error to remind him of his weakness and the perfection of his Lord. If man was to always be correct, he would forget his Lord and deny His existence, but Allah causes him to fall into error so that he turns to Him, thus not becoming arrogant nor transgressing.
يقدّر الله الخطأ على الإنسان ليذكّره بضعفه وكمال ربه، ولو أصاب الإنسان دوماً لنسي ربه وألحد، ولكن يوقعه ليلتفت إليه فلا يتكبر ولا يطغى

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The source of our problems

A group of working adults got together to visit their University lecturer. The lecturer was happy to see them. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.
The Lecturer just smiled and went to the kitchen to get an assortment of cups – some porcelain, some in plastic, some in glass, some plain looking and some looked rather expensive and exquisite.
The Lecturer offered his former students the cups to get drinks for themselves.
When all the students had a cup in hand with water, the Lecturer spoke: “If you noticed, all the nice looking, expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal that you only want the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. What all you wanted was water, not the cup, but we unconsciously went for the better cups.” “Just like in life, if life is water, then the job, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold/maintain Life, but the quality of life doesn’t change.”
If we only concentrate on the cup, we won’t have time to enjoy, taste and appreciate the water in it.

The Moral: My dear friends, the lecturer continued his advice and said: “According to Holy
Qur’an, the sources of our problems are four (4):
We strain our eyes in longing for the things which other people have, and forget our own bounties given by Allah (swt) and forget to enjoy them. Holy Qur’an says:
Nor strain your eyes in longing for the things We have given for enjoyment to parties of them, the splendor of the life of this world, through which We test them: but the provision of your Lord is better and more enduring. (20:131)
We complain so much about trivial pains and problems we face in this world, while forget the actual suffering we may face in the Hereafter due to our wrongdoings and negligence. We also forget to realize that actual pleasure is in fulfilling our duty to ease the sufferings of people around us. Holy Qur’an says:
And thus do We recompense him who transgresses beyond bounds and believes not in the Signs of his Lord: and the Penalty of the Hereafter is far more grievous and more enduring. (20:127)
We are so much after the conveniences and glitter of this world that we forget the core purpose of our life; which is a test with full of sufferings in order to obtain reward of PARADISE from our Lord in the Hereafter. Holy Qur’an says:
The (material) things which you are given are but the conveniences of this life and the glitter thereof; but that which is with Allah is better and more enduring: will you not then be wise? (28:60)
We take the life in the world as permanent and spend all our sources just building it as if death is for ‘somebody else and not for us,’ while we forget the fact that eternal life is that of Hereafter.
But the Hereafter is better and more enduring. (Holy Qur’an 87:17)
Let us stop complaining and enjoy and appreciate our life which is an investment for a blissful eternal life in the Hereafter. Once Imam Ali (pbuh) was asked: “If choice given, what would you prefer: life in this world or death?” Imam Ali (pbuh) surprised the man by replying: “I will select life in this world because through it I will be able to earn the pleasure of my Lord.”
In the end, it has to be said that the so called ups and downs are a necessary part of our lives which are a blessing in disguise for they can help us earn greater rewards in the Hereafter.
Having Allah (swt) on your side does not mean, sailing on the ocean with no waves and storm. Having Allah (swt) on your side means sailing on such a ship which no storm can sink.

Holy Qur’an is Not Altered At All

We believe the Qur’an which is now at the hands of the Muslims, is the exact and unaltered copy of that which was revealed to our prophet Muhammad nothing less and nothing more .A group of trustworthy scribes chosen by the prophet himself took note of the revelations from the very beginning up to the end, and Muslims had it a duty of must, to read and recite the verses by day and night. A large group of Muslims committed the book to memory and a group of them had it on the scrolls.

Those who had the book in their memory and those who could recite it for the others, had always had a very respectful position among the believers. Such customs and else, prevented the least amount of changes or any alteration to take place in the book. Additionally God Himself has promised and guaranteed to look after His book and keep it safe and secure until the end:
We have without doubt, sent down the Qur’an, and We will assuredly guard it. (Holy Qur’an, 15:9)
All the learned and researchers in Islam, whether Shia or Sunni, agree that even the slightest alteration has not been made to this Holy Book. Some literate persons, discuss some rare and obscure tradition (hadith) that may mean that some changes have taken place, but the highest majority of those who have the knowledge of Islam, reject that, taking it be false and the mistake of some unaware commentators. Such improvident who lack forethought, by such false ideas strike upon the validity of the most important Divine Book, in contrast to the belief of all the learned Muslims of different sects, which maintain that the Holy Qur’an is unaltered for the least word. These unwise friends, water the mills of the enemy through their ignorance and bring into question the book which is sent by Allah, and has been promised to be guarded by Allah.
If we carefully study the ways that the book was revealed to the prophet and collected by the chosen scribes, and how it was guarded, written, memorized and recited by so many firm and true believers, no doubt remains as to any alteration or the change of even an epsilon in the whole work. On the other hand, of the imaginary or assumed Holy Qur’an with some alteration, not ever a copy exists anywhere, or in any hand, so as to differ with the famous Holy Qur’an which all the Muslims hold as their sacred divine book. Today the Holy Qur’an is found in every house and in every library.
Even those Qur’ans written several hundred years ago are kept in our museums and those in the non-Islamic countries too, and no one can find the least differences in all the existing Qur’ans throughout the world. Today the roads to investigations are open to all, and anyone who doubts, may look for it himself and make sure that the Holy Qur’an has not been altered in the least.
So announce glad tidings to My Servants, to those who listen to My precepts, and follow what is the best in them. Those are the ones that Allah has guided and those are endued with understanding. Holy Qur’an, 39:17
Today in our religious schools the knowledge of the Holy Qur’an is extensively taught, and one of the most important of our lessons in this field is the inability to change the Holy Qur’an.


Salaaf As Saalih

To Abdullah Ibn Mubarak it was once said: “Why do you never sit next to us after the prayer?” He said: “I sit with the Sahaba and the Tabi’een. They asked, “How can you sit with the Sahaba and Tabi’een while they have lived previously?” He replied: “I read their narrations that I have collected. I examine their narrations and deeds. What do I find here with you? You are only here to gossip about people! 
[Al-Dhahabi, Siyar A’lam Al-Nubala` in his biography of ‘Abdullah b. Al-Mubârak. Narrated Shaqiq bin Ibrahim. Translated by Owais Al Hashimi.

Hadith of the day

Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Forgiveness

Thawban, the freed slave of Allah’s Messenger, narrated that: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “When Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) wanted to turn from his Salat, he would seek forgiveness from Allah three times, then say: (Allahumma Antas-Salam, wa minkas-salam, tabarakta ya dhal-jalali wal-Ikram) ‘O Allah! You are the One free of defects and perfection is from You. Blessed are You, O Possesor of Majesty and Honor.'”
(Jami`at-Tirmidhi, Vol. 1, Book 2, Hadith 152)

Hadith of the day

Abu Hurairah Radiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Rasullullah Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: Indeed, among the actions and good deeds for which a believer will continue to receive rewards even after his death are: (i) Knowledge which he taught and spread (ii) righteous children whom he left behind (iii) the Qur’an which he left as an inheritance (iv) a masjid which he built (v) a rest house which he built for the travellers (vi) a stream which he caused to flow (vii) a charity that he gave from his wealth, while he was alive and healthy. For all these, he will continue to receive rewards after his death.