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repent1It was narrated from Abu Hurayra raa that in a hadith Qudsi the Prophet (pbuh) said, quoting the Lord, the Sublime and Majestic: ” A man committed a sin and said: “O Lord, forgive me”. Allah, Blessed and Exalted is He, said: “My slave has committed a sin, but he knew that he has a Lord Who forgives sin, and calls people to account for sin.

Then he sinned again and said: ” O Lord, forgive me”. Allah Blessed and Exalted is He, said: ” My slave committed a sin, but he knew that he has a Lord Who forgives and calls people to account for sin”.

Then he sinned again and said: ” O Lord, forgive me”. Allah, Blessed and Exalted is He, said: ” My slave has committed a sin, but he knew that he has a Lord Who forgives sin, and calls people to account for sin. Do what you wish, for I have forgiven you”.

Abdul-A`la said: ” I do not know whether He said after the third or the fourth time: “Do what you wish”. (Muslim, Sahih) (6986) 29 – (2758).

a tree and shadeIt was narrated from Ibn Masud Ra that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: ” The last one to enter Paradise will be a man who will walk once, stumble once and be burned by the Fire once. When he gets passed it, he will turn to it and say: “Blessed be the One Who has saved me from you. Allah has given me something that he has not given to the first and the last”.

A tree will be raised up for him and he will say: “O Lord, bring me closer to that tree so that I might find shelter in its shade and drink of its water”. Allah the Mighty and Sublime will say: ” O son of Adam As, perhaps if I gave you that, you will ask Me for something else”. He will say: ” No, O Lord”, and he will promise that he will not ask Him for anything else, and His Lord, the Most High, will excuse him because he has seen something that he cannot help wanting. So he will be brought near to it and he will take shelter in its shade and drink of its water.

Then another tree will be raised up for him that is more beautiful than the first, and he will say: ” O Lord, bring me closer to this tree so that I might drink of its water and take shelter in its shade, and I will not ask for anything else”. He (Allah) will say: ” O son of Adam As, did you not promise Me that you would not ask Me for anything else?`. He will say: ” Perhaps if I bring you close to it you will ask Me for something else? He will promise that he will not ask Him for anything else, and his Lord, the Most High, will excuse him because he has seen something he cannot help wanting. So he will be brought near to it and he will take shelter in its shade and drink of its water.

Then another tree will be raised up for him at the gate of Paradise that is more beautiful than the first two. He will say: “O Lord, bring me closer to this tree so that I might take shelter in its shade and drink of its water, and I will not ask You for anything else”. He (Allah) will say: ” O son of Adam As, did you not promise Me that you would not ask Me of anything else?`. He will say: ” No, O Lord, I will not ask You for anything else?`. His Lord, the Most High, will excuse him because he has seen something that he cannot help wanting.

He will be brought close to it, and when he draws close to it, he will hear the voices of the people of Paradise and will say: ” O Lord, admit me therein”. He (Allah) will say: ” O son of Adam As, what will make you stop asking?`. Will it please you if I gave you the world and as much again?`. He will say: ” O Lord, are you making fun of me when you are the Lord of the Worlds?`.

Ibn Masud Ra laughed and said: ” Why don`t you ask me why I am laughing?`. They said: ” Why are you laughing?`. He (Ibn Masud Ra) said: ” This is how the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) laughed and they said: ” Why are you laughing, O Messenger of Allah?`. He (pbuh) said: ” Because the Lord of the Worlds will laugh when He says: “Are you making fun of me while you are the Lord of the Worlds?`. And He (Allah) will say: “I am not making fun of you, bu I am Able to do whatever I will”. (Muslim, Sahih).

not the jealous typeI found an article about it on the internet, which I would like to share.

Have Muslims lost their Sense of Gheera?

We live in societies in which most men and women have lost their sense of modesty, women are obsessed with their appearances and wear clothes to be seen by others and to attract the attention of other men even if they are married! They have lost their sense of shame. Marriage is often looked upon as old-fashioned and short term affairs and frivolous relationships are the norm, everyone waiting to attract a better partner and feeling totally justified to dump one partner for another at the drop of a hat. Feminism too has reached its peak and men and women are told to suppress their natural emotions. Men are not even embarrassed when their wives are dressed up and attract the attention of other men, they don’t mind if another man sees, chats, laughs and even dances with their womenfolk and if they do mind, they are told not to be so possessive!

In Islam we have a concept of gheerah. Gheerah is an Arabic word which means protectiveness or jealousy. It is a good type of jealousy, like when a man feels jealous or protective over his wife or sisters and other-womenfolk and doesn’t like other men to look at them. It is a natural inbuilt feeling Allah has given men and women. The Prophet (peace be upon him) had the most gheerah for his wives and all of the companions were known for their gheerah. All Muslim men should have a collective sense of protectiveness for Muslim women as Allah says in the Qur’an, the meaning of which is:

“The Men are the protectors and maintainers of women…”

Men who do not care about how their women behave and appear in front of other men and don’t enforce hijaab upon their wives or women-folk are called dayyooth. Being a dayyooth is a major sin and a detailed description of this evil characteristic can be found in al-Dhahabi’s Book of Major Sins.

A story of Gheerah

To further understand the quality of gheerah, we can look at an incident that Asmaa’ (may Allah be pleased with her) the daughter of Abu Bakr al-Siddiq (may Allah be pleased with him) and sister of Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her), relates about herself. Abu Bakr was a wealthy merchant and married his daughter Asmaa’ to the great companion Az-Zubayr ibn al-‘Awwam (may Allah be pleased with him) who was a very poor man but a man of great piety and one of the companions who were promised Paradise. Asmaa’ relates:

“When az-Zubayr married me, he had neither land nor wealth nor slave…” so Asmaa’ had to work very hard kneading dough, going far off to get water. “And I used to carry on my head,” she continues, “the date stones from the land of az-Zubair which Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) had endowed him and it was a distance of two miles from Madinah. One day, as I was carrying the date-stones upon my head, I happened to meet Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him), along with a group of his Companions. He called me and told the camel to sit down so that he could make me ride behind him. I felt shy to go with men and I remembered az-Zubair and his gheerah and he was a man having the most gheerah. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) understood my shyness and left. I came to az-Zubair and said: “The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) met me as I was carrying date-stones upon my head and there was with him a group of his Companions. He told the camel to kneel so that I could mount it, but I felt shy and I remembered your gheerah.” So Asmaa’ declined the offer made by the Prophet (peace be upon him). Upon this az-Zubair said: “By Allah, the thought of you carrying date-stones upon your head is more severe a burden on me than you riding with him.”

Look at the sense of dignity and modesty of Asmaa’! See how she felt shy in front of men? See how careful she was about her husband’s feelings? She knew that her husband had a lot of gheerah so she didn’t want to upset him by accepting the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) help even though the Prophet was the purest of men and even though it meant bringing hardship on herself! And look at az-Zubair (may Allah be pleased with him), even though he had a lot of gheerah, he didn’t want to inconvenience his wife. What a beautiful relationship they had!

Nurturing our sense of Gheerah

jealosySometimes Muslim women don’t understand if their menfolk want them to cover their faces or if they ask them to change something about the way they dress or speak in public, thinking that the men are being over-protective. But my dear sisters! If your husband asks you not to wear a certain colour of khimar because it brings out the beauty of your eyes or if he wants you to cover your face – be thankful! Be proud of the fact that your husband has a sense of gheerah for you and that he values you and cares for your hereafter. He knows what men can be like more than you do and so never try and suppress his gheerah in these types of matters. And his concern for you should incite your own sense of honour! Why should any man be able to see your beauty and think indecent thoughts about you? We must nurture our own and our menfolk’s sense of gheerah by behaving and dressing modestly ourselves and paying attention to their valid opinions. We expect certain behaviour from them and they expect it of us. And besides, if our husband asks us to do something that is not haram, we must do it.

Brothers! How can you allow your wife or sister to walk around attracting the attentions and evil-thoughts of other men? How can you not mind if she smiles as she talks to other men. Nobody has the right to enjoy her and her company but you and her Maharim men. You are not being overbearing if you first encourage and then enforce the hijab on your womenfolk because YOU will be asked about it on the Day of Judgement and it is also a major sin upon you! It is upon the men to enforce these things in their homes and you cannot use the excuse that your wife didn’t want to. Women need a firm, balanced, guiding hand from their men, so with wisdom you must enforce hijab in your home. You are a shepherd and are responsible for your flock!
Allah reminds us all in the Qur’an, the meaning of which is:

“O you who believe, Protect yourselves and your families from a fire whose fuel is men and stones.”
There is a big difference between how Islam values and protects women and how cheaply women are treated outside of Islam. As Muslims we have to be careful that our sense of modesty, shame and gheerah don’t wear out in a society in which people have lost it.

none is perfectSometimes one can have in oneself different things that one does not know enough about, to prevent oneself from. One of these actions is ar-riya or ostentation. Below there will be mentioned different aspects that show the signs of riya and afterwards you can read the cure for such disease also. May Allah help us achieve true ikhlas and be mukhlas in our deeds, in sha Allah, ameen.

Imam Mawlud outlines three signs of riya. The first two are laziness and lack of action for Allah`s sake when one is alone and out of view of others. When alone, a person becomes unable or unwilling to perform acts of devotion, like reading the Quran at home, but in the Mosque, in the presence of others, he finds the drive to recite. (This does not mean that one should not respond to the inspiration one receives when in the company of people who are doing good deeds).

Another sign is riya increases ones action when praised and decreases in the absence of such praise.

The Prophet (pbuh) said: “When a believer hears somebody praising him, his faith (iman) increases”, not his pride.

The Imam says: ” The cure of riya is seeking out purification of the heart by removing four things, love of praise, fear of blame, desire for worldly benefits from the people, and fear of harm from the people.This is from nurturing the certainty that only Allah can benefit or harm one.

The Prophet (pbuh) has said:

“Be mindful of Allah, and Allah will protect you. Be mindful of Allah, and you will find Him in front of you. If you ask, ask of Allah. If you seek help, seek help from Allah. Know that if the whole nation were to gather together to benefit you with anything, it would benefit you only with something that Allah had already prescribed for you. And if (the whole nation) were to gather together to harm you, it would harm only with something that Allah had already prescribed for you. The pens have been lifted and the ink had dried”.

The practical treatment is veiling one`s actions from the eyes of the people. This way, one`s own intention are protected from vanity. This does not mean to never to deeds in front of others, but to do them also when others are not watching.

It is recommended to read surah Ikhlas (the 112th surah from the Quran). The surah affirms the oneness of Allah and negates the possibility of there being anything comparable to him. The word ikhlas comes from the arabic root khalusa, which means to be pure, as in pure honey or pure milk. As for one`s piety, it could never be pure unless free from ar-riya. Allah loves the people who are mukhlas, sincere. Imam Abu Hasan shadili once prayed:

“Make my bad actions the bad actions of those whom you love, and do not make my good actions the good actions of those with whom You are displeased”.

It is recommended to read sayyidal-Astagfar.

Excerpt taken out from the book “The  Purification Of The Heart”, written by Hamza Yusuf.

RoseI love this story: Aisha Ra narrated a story to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) about eleven women who were friends. Each of them described her husband. The Prophet (pbuh) listened intently as she spoke. The eleven women agreed that they would be frank and not conceal anything about their husbands.

The first one said: her husband was like a piece of camel meat placed on a top of mountain – there was no means by which one could reach it; and in any case it was not anyone`s to take.

The second one said there was so much to say about here husband that if she started she didn`t know what she would leave out; it was really better not to start.

The third friend said that her husband had such a foul temper that if she spoke against him he would immediately divorce her, and if she didn`t that would be another problem. It was as if she was married, yet not married.

Now it was the turn to the fourth friend. She said: her husband was like the nights of Hijaz, neither to cold nor too warm, he had a very balanced temperament.

The fifth woman said: her husband was like a cheetah in the house and lion outside; if he gave his word he never broke it, and need not even be reminded about it.

The sixth woman said her husband never followed the middle path in anything. When he started eating, he ate up everything that was set before him; the same with any drink that was there. Even when he slept, he would pull the whole sheet to cover himself. He would not even ask how his wife was managing.

The seventh one said her husband was a useless man who had a vile temper. In his rage he could break a person’s head or crush his bones.

The eight woman said her husband was a soft and delicate as a bunny rabbit to the touch, and he smelt like the sweet-smelling jasmine.

The ninth wife was very happy describing her husband; she said that he lived in a huge mansion and was very open-hearted and generous man.

The tenth friend said her husband was better than all those described, he was very wealthy man who owned may camels. He was so hospitable that he entertained frequently, and took pleasure in slaughtering his camels for his guests.

The eleventh woman was very proud of her husband, Abu Zara`s because he was rich and had loaded her with gifts of jewelry. His smiling and pleasant face kept her happy. He first saw her when she was just a shepherds daughter, but he brought her into a home, which was rich in grains, and she had plenty of livestock, camels and horses. There was plenty on all sides, and a pleasant atmosphere; even if she slept late in the morning he would never disturb her. His mother was a very great lady and also very well to do. She had lots of clothes and a large house. His son took up very little space and ate only the best delicacies, which was goat`s meat. His favourite daughter was very well-mannered and obedient to her parents. Abu Zara`a`s maidservant was a loyal woman who did not carry tales about the happenings in the house; she was very faithful and hones and kept the house clean and tidy.

One day it happened that Abu Zaar`s went out at the time when the animals were being milked, and he saw a woman who had two sons like two leopards playing with her breasts. Upon seeing her, he divorced me and married her. Thereafter I married a noble man who used to ride a fast and tireless horse and keep a spear in his hand. He gave me many things.

She then said, While describing her love for her first husband, ” Yet, all those things which my second husband gave me could not fill the smallest utensils of Abu Zaar`s.

This was the end of the long story about the eleven women. The Prophet (pbuh) was listening attentively, while responding and showing interest and enjoyment as Aisha Ra spoke. He did not exhibit signs of boredom, despite being tired and busy.

When Aisha Ra finished her story, in order to show that he had understood the story, and that he was listening to her and not lost in another world as she was relating, he (pbuh) said to her in response (the most beautiful words any wife would like to hear from her beloved husband):

“I am to you like Abu Zaar` is to Umm Zaar, except I will not divorce you”.

The Supplication`s name is sayyidal-astagfar. It is a great supplication to be forgiven. If you memorize it and read it after every salat, you will in sha Allah be forgiven your faults. If you read it twice a day, one time in the morning and one time before you go to sleep, if you die, you will in sha Allah enter Paradise. If you read the supplication every day, you would also want to do more of ibadaah (praying to Allah). It is also very great to calm oneself and be in peace. I have used some time and memorized it, I hope each and every reading this would take out some time and try to memorize it and read it frequently in sha Allah ameen. May Allah forgive us our shortcomings and give us glad tidings of Paradise and a blissful life before and in the hereafter. Ameen summa ameen.

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My Prayer..

“O Allah, place light in my heart, and on my tongue light, and in my ears light and in my sight light, and above me light, and below me light, and to my right light, and to my left light, and before me light and behind me light. Place in my soul light. Magnify for me light, and amplify for me light. Make for me light and make me a light. O Allah, grant me light, and place light in my nerves, and in my body light and in my blood light and in my hair light and in my skin light.” Ameen

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Surah 105 Al Fil

Let not man be intoxicated with power, Or material resourses, They cannot defeat. The purpose of Allah. So Abrahah Ashram Found to his cost. His sacrilegious attack On the holy Fane of Allah brought about His own undoing:what seemed but frail Destroyed his mighty hosts in a day!

The foolproof tip of the day for everyone else!

USE YOUR OWN VOICE TO RAISE YOUR OPINION!

Nasiyat..

(",) My Mum always says that
you should marry someone
who loves you more than you
love him, because that man
would never ever make you cry
or be the reason that your
sheding tears. He would do
anything to always keep you
happy and satisfied (",)

Poetry

(“,) Your heart is mine and mine is yours, and so it`s been since I`ve known love`s true meaning itself, holding each others hand we stand together beneath the lovely sky, gazing towards the same destiny, just U and I (“,)

Naat/hamd-Quote of the moment :)

Saari duniya ke liye dard
se mahmor hain jo..
Ik faqat Rehmat-e-aalam
hi ka seena dekha..

Ye sab tumhara
karam hain Aka
ke baat ab tak
bani hoyi hain..

Ehsas dein toofik dein..
Phir jazbaen Siddiq dein..

Kya ye zarra likhein
Shaan Unki, jin pe
bejhein Salaam
khud Khudai..

Quote of the moment :)

Though we might sometimes
have to struggle through thick
or thin,We will receive each
other’s support to be there to
win..And we will blossom like
this through eternity..
InshaAllah
Ameen summa ameen

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