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“All our Wishes & Hopes will Come True”

IMG_2353“Keep ties with your companions, for a loyal companion is like a glowing lantern, perhaps his light will not reach you except when the world turns dark on you.” ~ Hasan Al-Basri

“When Allah intends good for His servant, He will create for him a heart that admonishes him to do good and prevents him from evil.”~ Muhammad ibn Sireen

“Whoever learns something in the name of Allah, seeking that which is with Him, he will win. And whoever learns something for other than Allah, he will not reach the goal, nor will his acquired knowledge bring him closer to Allah.”~ Hasan al-Basri

“If people let you down, specifically those beloved and close to you, or if you put your hope in someone after Allah and they don’t come through, at that point know that Allah wants you to turn to Him.” ~  Muhammad b. Muhammad al-Mukhtar al-Shinqiti

“Truly between us and Allah there is a link that cannot be broken, and if we devote ourselves to honoring this link, all of our wishes and hopes will come true.” ~ Muhammad al-Ghazali

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Sweeter Than The Bitterness…

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” You must be patient.

Even if the pains of waiting, wishing and praying tire you, be patient.

Even when long periods of time pass by and others are blessed with what they have been praying for whilst you still await, be patient.

For Allah does not waste the efforts of the doers of good.

He delays his response only to hear you call to him more.

Be patient.

For what awaits you is sweeter than the bitterness of longing. ~ Author unknown.

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Six Ingredients to Remedy a loss/affliction.

4012534497_305ba304d4Six ingredients to remedy a loss/affliction.

” The first is to have a firm trust in Allah.

The second is resigning oneself to the inescapable fact that everything that is decreed will happen and will follow its unalterable course.

The third is that patience has no substitute for the positive effect it has on the afflicted.

The fourth is an unwavering belief in the implications of this phrase ‘Without showing forbearance, what will I accomplish?’

The fifth is to ask myself, ‘Why should I be a willful party to my own destruction?’

The sixth is knowing that from one hour to the next, circumstances are transformed and difficulties vanish.”

Taken from ‘Don’t be sad’ By Shaykh Aidh al-Qarni

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The Secret to Having Supplications Answered

 3059666905_5f5754e6fe “…And I often find that people supplicate with certain prayers and have their prayers answered, and they couple their supplication with their neediness and turning towards Allah, or a good deed they carried out that caused Allah to respond to this supplication out of gratitude for this good deed, or they happened to supplicate at a time in which it is more likely to be accepted, etc. So, his supplication was answered because of this.

One might think that the secret was in the specific wording of his supplication, and might therefore approach it simply from this angle while ignoring all of these other things that were coupled with it by the person supplicating. This is like someone who uses beneficial medicine at its proper time and in the proper manner and it benefits him as a result, and someone else thinks that simply using this medicine regardless of these other factors will bring about the same benefit. This person is wrong, and this is where many people fall into error.

An example of this is when a needy person supplicates near a grave. So, the ignorant one thinks that the secret of his supplication being answered lies in this grave, and he doesn’t know that the real secret is in his neediness and full dependence on Allah. So, if this happens in a House from the Houses of Allah, this would be better and more beloved to Allah.

And supplications and prayers of refuge are like weapons, and a weapon is only as effective as the one using it, not just based on how sharp it is. So, as perfect and flawless a weapon is, as strong as the arm is that is using it, as much as there is nothing to nullify its effectiveness – the more damaging it will be against the enemy. And whenever one of these three elements is absent, the effect will be held back.

So, if the supplication itself is not good, or the one supplicating does not have both his heart and tongue present when making it, or there is some element present to prevent it from being answered, it will have no effect…”

[‘ad-Da’ wad-Dawa”; p. 40-41] Translated by Tarek Mehanna – may Allah keep our beloved brother steadfast, hasten his release from prison and may Allah allow Tareks final abode to be firdaws. ameen ya rabb,

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Exchanging Allahs Blessing…

3750555006_8dc987333f_m.jpg“From the greatest of sins which are hidden – and widely practiced – is that the servant is enjoying a blessing that Allah has blessed him with and chosen for him, then that servant becomes bored of it and seeks to exchange it for what he thinks – due to his ignorance – is better for him than it, and His Lord continues to be merciful to him and does not prevent him from this blessing, and He excuses him due to his ignorance and this bad choice that he has chosen for himself. When he reaches the limit in scorning this blessing and his boredom with it overcomes him, Allah removes this blessing from him. So, if he is given what he sought in exchange for that blessing, and he sees the immense difference between what he was previously enjoying and and what he has now been given instead of it, his anxiety and regret increase and he requests a return to what he previously had. So, if Allah desires good and guidance for His servant, He allows him to bear witness that what he had was a blessing from the blessings of Allah upon him, and He causes him to become pleased with that blessing and to give thanks to Allah for it. If his soul then whispers to him to again seek to exchange that blessing for something else, he makes istikharah to His Lord, the istikharah of the one who is ignorant of what is in his best interests and unable to attain them. He turns his affairs to Allah, requesting of Him to help him make the best decision.

3220084593_c59d4ce216_m.jpgAnd there is nothing more harmful to the servant than to become bored of the blessings of Allah, because he does not see it as a blessing, and he does not thank Allah for it, and does not become happy because of it. Rather, he belittles it, complains about it and considers it to be a disaster – all this while it can well be from the greatest of Allah’s blessings upon him.

Most people have a feeling of enmity towards Allah’s blessings upon them, and they do not percieve that this opening that Allah has given them is actually a blessing, and they exert the utmost effort in repelling it and pushing it away out of ignorance and oppression. So, how many are those whom Allah’s blessings comes to one of them, and they rise to repel and fight against it? And how many are those whom the blessing comes to one of them and he strives to push it away and brush it to the side out of ignorance and oppression? 2493249752_1cee4c8ce7_m.jpg

Allah – the Exalted – says: {“And this is because Allah would not change a blessing that He has blessed a people with unless they change what is within themselves.”} [al-Anfal; 53] 

The one who is devoid of logic loses his chance * Until the affair passes him by. Then, he blames predestination.”

[‘al-Fawa’id’; p. 248]


 

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Powerful Words

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “When I say ‘Subhan Allah, wa’l-hamdu Lillah, wa la ilah ill-Allah, wa Allahu akbar (Glory be to Allah, praise be to Allah, there is no god except Allah, and Allah is Most Great)’, this is more beloved to me than all that the sun rises upon.” (Narrated by Muslim)  IMG_1625_edited

Shaykh Saleh al-Maghamsi mentions some points regarding the words
“subhanAllah, wal-hamdulillah, wa la ilah ill Allah, wa Allahu akbar. ” He (may Allah preserve him) says:

  • If you say these words they bring you closer to Allah.
  • They are the most beloved of words to Allah.
  • Nothing will harm you if you start saying these words.
  • Increasing in the rememberance of Allah is from the praised types of worship.
  • In the Quran Allah says in surah al Kahf verse forty six

الْمَالُ وَالْبَنُونَ زِينَةُ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا ۖ وَالْبَاقِيَاتُ الصَّالِحَاتُ خَيْرٌ عِندَ رَبِّكَ ثَوَابًا وَخَيْرٌ أَمَلًا

“Wealth and children are [but] adornment of the worldly life. But the enduring good deeds are better to your Lord for reward and better for [one’s] hope.”

What are the deeds that remain and are enduring? In the commentary of  ‘al baqiyaat al salihaat (the deeds which remain)’ it says that this is the speech  ” subhanAllah, wal-hamdulillah, wa la ilah ill Allah, wa Allahu akbar. “.

 

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Everything Except The Quran…

3293507480_be545090c9_m“When Ramadan entered, Sufyan Al-Thawri would leave all worship, and proceed to the recitation of the Qur’an.”[Al-Siyar]

Taken from many of the amazingly beneficial reminders posted by our brother:

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If A Person Misses Out …

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If a person misses out on something, one of two scenarios must apply. He may have felt helpless, which is the work of the shaytaan, who prompted him to say “If only”, but there is no benefit in that; rather it is the key to blame.

The second scenario is studying and pondering the divine decree; if something is decreed it could never miss him, and no one could get it before him. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) taught us that which will benefit a person whether he gets what he wanted or not. He forbade us to say “if only” and told us that this opens the door to the shaytaan, because it implies regret for what has passed, grief, sorrow, and blaming the divine decree, and one is sinning thereby. It is the work of the shaytaan. This does not apply only to the words “if only”, rather it applies to the feelings in the heart that accompany it, which are contrary to complete faith and open the door to the shaytaan.

Ibn al-Qayyim

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The Removal of Sorrow…

The salaf would say anyone encountering any sorrow should read Surah Yusuf.

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Doors Of Success Have Been Closed

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“The doors of success have been closed upon the creation because of six things:

 

  1. Their busying themselves with the blessings of Allah instead of thanking Allah for them,
  2. their desire for knowledge while they abandon actions,
  3. the hastiness to sin and delaying repentance,
  4. the deception of having righteous companions and not taking them as examples,
  5. the turning away of the dunya from them while they chase it,
  6. and the approach of the afterlife towards them while they turn away from it.”

 

Taken from al-Fawaa’id by Ibn al Qayyim: Pg. 161 

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