رَبِّ ابْنِ لِى عِندَكَ بَيْتاً فِى الْجَنَّةِ
'My Lord! Build for me a home with You in Jannaah'
(At-Tahreem 66:11)


Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Difference between Taubah and Istaghfar

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Ibnul Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah (751H)


There are two types of Istaghfar:
1.    Istaghfar that is mentioned alone.
2.    Istaghfar that is mentioned with Taubah.

The Istaghfar that is mentioned alone is found in the words of Nuh (peace and blessings be upon him):

“I said (to them): ‘Ask forgiveness from your Lord; Verily, He is Oft-Forgiving; ‘He will send rain to you in abundance.”
[Nuh 10-11]

People will lose their minds…

 

 Abu Musa (radi Allaahu anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: Before the Hour comes there will be Harj,” I asked: “O Messenger of Allaah what is Harj” He said: “Killing.” Some of the Muslims said: “O Messenger of Allaah, currently we kill such and such number of pagans in a year.”  The Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “That killing won’t be like killing the idolaters, instead you will kill one another, until a man will kill his neighbor, his cousin, and close relatives. Some people said: “O Messenger of Allaah will we be in our right minds during that time.

"Remembrance of Allaah for the heart is like..."

 
 

Shaikhul Islaam Ibnu Taymiyyah [rahimahullaah] said:-
- ”Remembrance of Allaah for the heart is like water for the fish, & what will be the state of affairs of the fish when it is separated from water.”

[Al-waabilus sayyib of Ibnul Qayyim]

Monday, September 17, 2012

Allaah is " Al Haleem "



"One of the ninety-nine names of Allaah is “Al-Haleem” which translates to “The Most Forbearing” meaning, Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta’aala) is NOT quick in judgment.

Allaah gives all his servants time. He is patient & waits to see His servants return to Him even if it is after leading a sinful life. There is a beautiful hadeeth which elaborates this attribute of Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta’aala) showing us mortals how Merciful He is when it comes to recording our bad deeds.

Abu Umaamah [May Allaah be pleased with him] reported that the Messenger of Allaah (sal allaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said,

The angel of the left raises [and holds] his pen for six hours from the Muslim servant of Allaah who has wronged or committed a mistake. So if he regrets & seeks Allaah’s forgiveness from it, he [the angel] returns it back, & if that’s not the case then it is written as one”

[Mu’kam al Kabeer, Hasan according to Shaykh Al-Albaany [rahimahullaah ] ]

"....... How does one humiliate oneself ? "

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Imaam Ahmad recorded that Hudhayfah said that the Prophet [sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam] said:


لاَ يَنْبَغِي لِمُسْلِمٍ أَنْ يُذِلَّ نَفْسَهُ
“It is NOT required of the Muslim that he humiliates himself.”

They said, “How does one humiliate himself?”

He [sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam] said:

يَتَعَرَّضُ مِنَ البَلاَءِ لِمَا لا يُطِيقُ
“He takes on trails that he is NOT capable of enduring!”


Recorded by Ahmad 5:1405, this was also recorded by At-Tirmidhi & Ibn Majah & At-Tirmidhi said, “This hadith is Hasan Sahih Gharib.” In Tuhfat Al-Ahwadhi 6:531, Ibn Majah 2:1332

"You are going to face something difficult..."

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Umar ibn al-Khattab advised Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas saying :
"You are going to face something difficult, & nothing can save you from it except the truth. Accustom yourself & those who are with you to doing good, start everything with good, & remember that for every good habit there is a means to develop it. The means of developing good is patience. If you are patient in bearing everything that befalls you or happens to you, you will gain the fear [taqwa] of Allaah.”

Letters To My Precious Mother... (2)

 
 
The bus stopped close to our home and I heard my husband Ahmed saying: ‘There is Abdullah.’ Well, I couldn't spot him since he had changed beyond recognition. What can I say... one year and 8 months since his arrival to this land of Sunnah.. and my little boy was now a grown man.. nearly 6 feet!! What happened to that baby face? Alhamdulillaah, it was so nice to see the beard on his face, thobe, Imaamah etc. (all of the Muslim identity in short!). Phew! How much I have to thank my Rab that he is not wearing jeans, pants, T-shirt with Kaafir characters, Punk hair cut with rainbow colours, walkman blaring with the funky music of Shaitaan.. & all what the normal teenager would be clad in and addicted to. 

Mankind is surrounded by the favours of Allaah! Which of the favours/blessings of my Lord, can I deny? O Allaah none of Your favours do I deny. All Praise is due to You!

 

The internet connection here is very very slow and I am unable to post much. This gives me an opportunity to post in small doses.. lol & cultivate all our sabr, bi'ithnillaahi. smile!

To be continued bi'ithnillaahi..... 


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