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Before We Criticise 

We criticize people who might’ve been settled in heaven for more than 200 years! 
Yayha bin Ma’een, Siyar a’lam an-Nubala (v. 13, p. 268)


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A kiss from an Angel 

‘If a slave finishes the Qur’an (khatm), an Angel kisses him in-between his eyes.’ — • ‘Isa bin Yunus (rahimahullah) 
Hilyat al-Awliya, by Abu Nu’aym (8/355)

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Being mindful of Allah in ones Youth

  Whoever is mindful of Allah when he is young and strong, Allah will take care of him when he is old and has become weak, and will bless him with good hearing, eyesight, strength and reasoning. One of the scholars who lived beyond the age of a hundred years and enjoyed good strength and reasoning, jumped up in a lively manner one day and was asked about that. He said: “I kept these physical faculties from sin when I was young and Allah has preserved them for me now that I am old.” 

[Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali in Jami’ al-‘Uloom wa’l-Hukam, 1/186]

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Feel sad? 

Feel sad? 

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said to his companions: Shall I not tell you some words which, if distress or grief befalls any of you and he offers this prayer, it will bring him joy?

It is the du‘a of Dhoo’l-Noon (i.e. Prophet Yunus): 

لا إله إلا أنت سبحانك إني كنت من الظالمين

la ilaha illa anta , subhanak, inne kuntu min adh dhalimeen 

There is no God but You, exalted are You; surely, I was one of the wrongdoers!

Source: Sahih al-Jami‘ (no. 2605)

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The Basis of How we make Du’aa 


“Some scholars say this Surah (al-Fatihah) is the basis of how we should make du’a. Half of it comprises of His praise, and the other half comprises of our needs.”

Tafsir al-Qurtubi (p. 124)

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“…Then I Praise Allah 4 times..”

Shuraih said: If I am afflicted with a calamity, then I praise Allah four times.

  1. I praise him that it was not worse than it was.
  2. I praise him when he provides me with patience to bear it.
  3. I praise him when he guides me to supplicate appropriately and hoping for reward.
  4. I praise him for not making it a calamity in my religion (i.e. making one a kaafir).

Source: Siyar a’laam an-Nubula (v. 4, p. 105)

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To find its Blessings In the Rest of the Day

 IMG_0570كان ابن عثيمين رحمه الله يوصي بإنهاء الحزب اليومي من القرآن أول النهار، فلذلك أثره وبركته على بقية اليوم، ولأن الإنسان لا يدري ما يشغله.

Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy upon him) used to advise that ones daily portion of Qur’an is read in the morning as it has its effect and blessings for the rest of the day, and a person does not know what may preoccupy him later

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