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Det er ikke bare kvinner som er opptatt av sitt utseende. Mange menn tror fortsatt at de må ha en perfekt kropp for å finne den riktige kvinnen i sitt liv. Menn blir målt utifra utseende. Det er derfor det ikke er rart om noen tyr til doping. Selv om de langsiktige negative virkningene ødelegger livene deres. 

Respekter Menn

Islam sier at man ikke skal objektifisere verken mann eller kvinne basert på deres utseende. Dersom man ønsker å få vite mer om andre, finn ut mer om deres karakter. Uansett hvor store muskler en mann har, eller kjekt utseende, så vil han ikke greie å forbli gift med sin kone om han har lite taqwa. Derfor er det viktig å jobbe for velvære og se og føle seg bra, men ikke bli sykelig opptatt av det. Til syvende og sist, vil et ektepar med god taqwa ha større sjanse for at ekteskapet varer livet ut, enn om de ser ut som modeller begge to. Ya Allah, hjelp oss å ikke basere våre meninger om andre basert på kvaliteter som utseende. Hjelp oss å forbedre våre indre kvaliteter for alltid. Og bruke riktige verdier som grunnlag når vi velger en ektefelle. Aamen 


Many people say that troubles come because of money or richness. That is not exactly correct. Although, with money, we will have a longer hisab on judgement day, and the spending will be questioned throrougly, but it’s not all bad. 

Spend In The Way Of Allah

If it wasn’t for the converting of rich people to Islam, we wouldn’t have been able to do all the great work Islam did. We wouldn’t afford it. When these new muslims heard about the reward for helping people in need, and giving away money for the sake of Allah, they did not hesitate to eagerly increase the reward. 

The Root Of The Problem Is Not Money

When we say that money and richness is the way to evil, that is incorrect. It is the intention and taqwa that is important. If we are rich and we have good intentions, we will spend on good matters. If we have godfear with the good niyah, we will also protect our earnings from being spent on wrong matters. 

The Purity Of Deeds Will Be Weighed

A person with bad intentions and less godfear, will spend his wages on wrong matters, earning the sinful repercussions. But even if the same man did not have money, but still he had bad intentions and no godfear, and he wished for money to spend it on bad matters, he will still earn the sins, even if he did not commit them. Since Allah rewards according to the purity of good intention, he also punishes according to the wretchedness of bad intentions. 

Ask For Increase In Sustenance

So ask for money and sustainable living. But most of all ask for godfear (taqwa) and pure and good intentions. Because even if you don’t have the money, you would wish for it to spend it on good matters, in Allah’s way. So Allah, will reward you for it, weighing the purity of your intentions. So next time, don’t curse the means / the resources, ask Allah, to guide each and every to spend their resources on something that will benefit their life and hereafter, and ask Allah to protect each and every from spending their money on anything that can harm them in both worlds. Ya Allah, grant us good aala niyah and taqwa and much richness, so we can spend privately and openly on matters that are important for You and those You love. So we can increase our reward and be united joyfullly with those You love under Your Throne, rejoicing together in good state. Aameen


Hazoor Paak pbuh talked about racism in his final khutbah. And till today we are still suffering from rasicm between different ethnicities and different colors within the ummah. Being arab versus ajam. 

Nowadays in some countries if an important person give his recomendations about a person for a position in a organisation, he will get employed. In some countries if people pay money to get hired, they get the job, even when other people are more qualified for the position. Hazoor Paak pbuh told his own daughter, Fatma raa, if you want to be granted jannah, don’t rely on your lineage, but be consistent in doing good deeds. Imagine, his telling this to his pbuh own daughter. 

Allah raised the rank of a black slave to stand on what is the most sanctified in Islam, the kaabah, to give a Bilali (raa) adhaan (call to prayer). His ranks were raised. His color didn’t matter, his obedient mattered.

We should not avoid certain people just because they are weird or unusual people. Allah also told Hazoor Paak to not avoid certain companys, just because some of the chiefs, disliked being in their company of the poor and weird. That is what is happening today. People avoid each other because of what others own, and wear. Not realizing that the true person is not mere there outside, but it is their values, conduct, behaviour, character, god-consiousness/god-fearingness. 

We have lost such an important part of the sunnah. We have become arrogant (arab). May Allah help us humble ourselves without becoming a dormat. Aameen

jannah, paradise, promotion, exams, allahA common quality amongst friends is that they support each other through all kinds of difficult times they experience. Often people help others and usually expect that their favour will be returned some day. Prophet Muhammad pbuh has said that those who doesn`t thank people doesn`t thank Allah so a good way to show your appreciation to Allah is to thank the ones that help you. What kind of circumstance you help another person in, depends on your own taqwa, godfearingness.

You Can Share In The Burden Or The Reward

In Ayat 5:2 in the Quran it is quoted “Help each other in Al-Birr and At-Taqwa; but do not help one another in sin and transgression”. It is not difficult to imagine that if we help some people in committing sins we will share in their burden for every people they wrong and those that learn the cruel tactics from them. Similarly if we help people to do something that is good for the community, we will also share in the reward for all the good that it leads to. It is up to us we want to earn reward or share the way to our destruction.

Be Just In Every Relation

Prophet Muhammad pbuh has said if people see something bad they should try to stop it, either with their hand or speech or at least think of it as something bad, if they are not able to stop it, and that is the weakest of Iman. It is very important that we try our best to be just in all our relations and in between each other. A father being just between his children. Spouses treating their in-laws justly. A husband being just between his spouse and sisters. A wife being just to her parents and siblings. We are human and bound to err sometime, but the best of those who err are those who repent. And then make amends. Whenever we see that we are on the wrong track, simply rectify our actions and change the track to something better. It is not fair that the faults of a mother is passed on to her daughters or a fault of a brother passes on the his siblings. Being just between different relations is not an easy job. One of them may not like you if you take the others side. That is why it is so important to make sure that you know whom is correct and that you are not taking the side of those whom are wrong. Supporting someone who is doing something wrong will increase his confidence and can lead him/her to do worse deeds in the future. If that happens you will have a share in the bad deeds that it leads to, until or if they make amends and come to the straight path.

When We Don`t Stop Injustice

Prophet Muhammad pbuh has said: “Help your brother when he is unjust or the victim of injustice”. The sahaba said: “we understand that we should help people if they are unjust, but how can we help them if they are victim of injustice. Prophet pbuh said: “Prevent and stop him from committing injustice and this represents giving support to him”: Maybe you have heard about some people who lives in a town and the most of them where really bad people. So Allah said to the angels, go and crush the town because of their deeds. The angels went there when they saw some people who were good and was praying to Allah, so they went back to Allah and said: ” how can we crush this town, when there are good people living there”. Allah said: “It is because of this that I want you to crush them as soon as possible. The good people didn`t stop or try to prevent the bad people from doing bad deeds, so I want you to crush them all.

Being Patient With People`s Annoyance

Of course you can imagine if there are only a few good people in a whole town how hard it is for them to stop the others from doing bad deeds, thus even bigger is the reward. Prophet Muhammad pbuh has said: ” The believer who mingles with people and is patient with their annoyance, earns more rewards than the believer who doesn`t mingle with people and does not observe patience with their annoyance.

Don`t Look Down On Those Whom Are Struggling

It is important that when we see other people struggling to avoid sin that we try our best to help them or at least not put more obstacles in their way. We don`t know our end, no one does. Prophet Muhammad has said that was a person whom had taken 99 lives and then repented, and by the Mercy of Allah, he was forgiven. Allah is Merciful and forgives all sins as long as we sincerely repent. Don`t look down on those that are struggling today, there might come a day when those same people will be the ones that help you on your way. So if you are able give them a helping hand, do it. When Allah wants something good for His slave, He helps others through him. Imagine you are sleeping and several good deeds are put in your account for those people you have helped, you don`t even know it. Never belittle a good deed. We don`t have to be rich to give sadqah. One can do that even without any amount of money, that also is sadqah.

Allah Knows And He Rewards

Know that even if people don`t see the good that we do, Allah knows everything, and it is He whom is the only One whom will give us reward. He doesn`t forget. The reward of those who do good is never lost. The struggle is real; Be good, do good, and if you can`t stop others from doing bad, at least think of what they are doing as bad, don`t put hurdles in others way when they are struggling, pray for each other, and help those you can, one day you might need their help. Allah puts us in the most amazing places, sometimes to teach us something, other times to, test our patience. May we pass every test, and may Allah give us barakaa in our lives a good akhirah. Ameen summa ameen.

never give up, chessWe are all priceless people and our individuality must be nourished. Instead of trying to fit in, we should help and encourage children to dare to stand out in a crowd, from a young age. Dare to go against the crowd. Just because some norms have become ordinary doesn`t mean we can`t evaluate, adjust and make better norms. The society and we are gradually changing whether we want it or not. Even if we resist change, it won`t stop the earth from spinning in its course or the sun or the moon from shining. Maturity is to accept change. Not only accept it but be an active part in inspiring/motivating a change for the better. An hadith quoted by Prophet Muhammad pbuh said: That time Islam came it was introduced as something strange, because it differed from the society at that time. He pbuh goes on saying that it will return to something strange, so glad tidings to the strangers. Just because it has become a norm that it isn`t “normal” to i.e. pray regularly / not backbite / wear hijab etc, doesn`t mean we can`t go back to the Sunnah of our Prophet pbuh, renew our intentions and make a norm that we are going to try to achieve this and make it a norm in our life. Our Prophet pbuh has said that anyone who reminds people about forgotten Sunnah and is capable of motivating them to follow it will have the reward of all those who start following it, without it detracting the least from their reward. (Tirmidhi). Subhan Allah what an immense opportunity. Eventually it can become an ongoing charity that only increases and pass on for generations to come. We just need to start somewhere.

 

Everyone has to start from where they are.

Some knows much but follows little, other knows little but follows new things they learn. In the beginning when Allah guides us to Islam, either we are born muslim or convert to it, we start by focusing on the outward appearance. Proper salah, beard, hijab, pay zakat etc. When our zaahir / outwardly looks like a muslim, we can focus on the inwardly things that are invisible, baatin, like character, taqwa, intention etc. Just because a brother has beard or a sister has hijab doesn`t tell us whether they are mu`min one that does what is required in Islam and stays away from what`s prohibited and the extra voluntary Ibaadah as well or on the other side one that is just a muslim and believes in Islam but doesn`t follow all the rules. But to come anywhere near becoming a mu`min we need to start being a muslim. You know at the time of the Prophet pbuh and tabièn, people put more effort in improving their baatin, and had a not so good zaahir. They were the best of muslims. Nowadays people may have a beautiful zaahir but rather bad baatin because of bad character. Jealousy, envy, hatred, having bad thoughts about other, backbiting, spreading malicious gossip has become the norm rather than the exception. A good deed will still be a good deed, even if no one does it, a bad deed will still be a bad deed, even if everyone does  it. Instead of supporting eachother in doing bad deeds, we should rather try to motivate eachother to do good deeds. What is within our capacity.

 

Friends for eternity

It is important that we look at others who are better than us in deen, to motivate us also to improve ourselves. Our friends has an impact on our personality. If we always hang around with righteous people, their thoughts and behaviour will rub off on us too. If we always spend time with people who are worse than us in deen, we might learn things that will misguide us further away from Islam. Allah is the only One Who guides. If one person in a circle of friends becomes better, he/she should also try to change his/her surrounding. If that is not possible than at least don`t let his environment change him/her and try to seek more righteous company.

 

own faults
Make others feel hopeful rather than hopeless

Iman rises with doing good deeds and decreases by sinning. Because the nature of humans is that they sometime or other will fall into sin, it is important that we turn back to Allah and repent as soon as this happens. Make it a habit to not let our sin make us feel hopeless. We need to be feeling hopeful of Allah`s forgiveness. He forgives everything as long as we have pure intentions and make amends. We should also have a responsibility on others that we always make other feel hopeful of Allah`s Mercy. Or else we will be made answerable for coming in the way of someone whom wanted to turn back to Allah, but because of our negativity, strayed. Hate the sin, but not the sinner, as everyone can and will sin. An awesome quote says: just because someone sins different from us, shouldn`t make us feel better than them. Allah loves the humble sinner more than those people whom becomes proud after he/she has done a good deed. We must know that anything good we have done, it is because Allah guided us. He is the only one whom guides. So he wants us to do it. It should make us feel thankful/grateful, that he chose us to be amongst those people whom does some good deeds, be it prayer, charity or someone whom helps other or anything that leads to good. Allah inspires good things to us. It is not because of ourselves.

 

People find faults even where there are few

We should not be scared of showing the world that we are muslims, by having beard/ hijab etc or performing salah. Though it is also important that if we have started with something good, let it become a norm before we share it with others. The evil eye is for real. There are some people whom no matter what good things you do, they`ll always pinpoint the mistakes, rather than appreciating the good you do. Don`t mind others. We will get back from Allah. People criticize, judge, find faults even if there aren`t many. Allah hides flaws, forgives, helps through difficult times, regardless of amount of sins. As long as we purify our intentions once in a while, we will always turn back to Him to put our trust where it belongs. He is sufficient for us. When our intention is to please Allah, we won`t mind what people say. Some times they are on your side, other times they are against you. People change quicker than the weather. If we rely on Allah alone, we will not be disappointed. There is no better support in the universe than Him. We dare to stand out in a gathering, only when we know we are on the right path. May Allah guide and keep us on the right path always. Ameen summa ameen.

brotherhood1There is a lot of malice and hatred between muslims of different madhabs. A lot of people in social media use more time in explaining why some brother from another madhabs is wrong in something instead of giving isla or dawa in general stuff people lack. Instead of strengthening the bond of brotherhood in Islam, we are having some serious issues of unity. We are fighting each other instead of being together against our enemies. The non-muslims are taking advantage of this and putting oil to the fire, and we behaving like puppies. We don`t understand that we are hurting only ourselves.

 

The Ummah Needs Unity

Without unity how are we able to cope with the difficulties the Ummah is facing today? Rather than correcting each others madhabs aalims why can`t we talk about those things that we agree about? There will always be some differences, that doesn`t mean that we should not be able to co-operate. We can rather look at the benefit our cooperation can help the Ummah whom is in a very difficult time. We need to show mercy to each other, and help each other when any of us falls.

 

Trust Is Diminishing

I listen to story`s from my parents that things were different before. Nowadays we have difficulties trusting even our own family, than how on earth will we be able to trust someone from outside, muslim or not. There is a hadith from the Messenger of Allah pbuh that there will come a time that when the muslims will start to fight each other, than Allah will not help them. Isn`t that what has happened. Our Ummah is bleeding on different places and we are not helping or caring for each other. Greed, jealousy, animosity, envy, hatred, backbiting, pride, bitterness is ruining us.

 

Deen Is Easy Don`t Make It Difficult

The Messenger of Allah pbuh said, that if one brother proposes to a woman, than the other brother is not allowed to propose to the same girl, until one of them turns down the proposal. Nowadays, sending a proposal is one thing, but people are deliberately putting hurdles in the way of other to get married, making troubles for them, that could lead them to haram consequences. If one person turns down a proposal, the people whom were denied put hurdles in the person’s life so that they`ll regret that they ever did that. Even if they later are not interested, but just so that those whom are more blessed than them gets turned down. What is their fault? They came in their way? They forgot the fact that our hearts are in the hands of Allah and he turns them wherever he wants. If you sincerely want something turn to Allah, instead of the creation. Using haram tactics to win, will not give any barakah in the marriage, but rather cause trouble. To win has become more important than the goal. People don`t think about whether they use halal or haram ways to achieve their goal. Belittling other and putting hurdles in their way so that they lose has become common.

i am to busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener

 

Water Your Own Grass 

What has come to the world, when a brother or sister in Islam can`t swallow the fact that some people are a tad more blessed than them. So instead of watering their own grass, they put hurdles in others life. It has become a crime to be succesful. Why can`t we instead try to water our own grass, before we complain that others grass is more greener?

 

 

The Best Of Us Are Those With Highest Taqwa

Muslims with different colors and ethnicities are hating each other because they feel that they are better than the other because of their heritage, color etc. Isn`t that one of the things our Messenger pbuh fought to diminish. He said that no one is better than another no matter what their wealth, position, color or ethnicity is. If one of them are better than the other it is the one with the best taqwa / godfear that has the highest status. Haven`t we often seen that people with lesser positions in dunya, for instance someone whom is a cleaner, leads the salah, where people whom are wealthy is praying behind him. That is because the cleaner is with more knowledge of the deen than those in prayer behind him. Or the fact that everyone in prayer,  no matter what status they have in dunya are standing beside each other in prayer. No one is ahead of anyone else, except for the Imam. We are all going into the same place in graveyard no matter how much wealth we collect. We have definitely forgotten the teachings of our Prophet pbuh when some people are behaving superior of others.

 

Preferring Beauty Over Deen

Isn`t it a shame that people with good deen but not the best beauty have difficulty in getting married. People give preference to insignificant matters when they are looking for a spouse. The browner you are, the less proposals you get. Shouldn`t our first priority be to check if the deen is ok? How on earth will a man be able to lead his family in Islam, if he doesn`t know even the basics of Islam. How on earth is a woman going to be a good wife, if she doesn`t give any importance to Islam in her life.

 

What is our solution?

  1. Like the Messenger of Allah pbuh has said, wish for your brother what you wish for yourself.
  2. If he is blessed in one thing, you might be blessed in something he lacks. We are all blessed differently, try to count your blessings when you see others are doing better than you.
  3. In deen look at those better than you, in dunya look at those below you.
  4. Remember: with every blessing there are also difficulties, with every difficulty there are also blessings.
  5. Instead of becoming jealous or envious of others, water your own grass, and see that the fruit of hard labour does give results.
  6. If you fall back at start, remember there must have been some lesson in the game of life you didn`t learn what you needed to learn to reach to the goal. So life threw you back to start, to teach it to you.
  7. Look at what we have in common instead of what differs us. Our goal should be to better the condition of the Ummah. That is not one-man-job. We can only do that if we unite and help each other instead of throwing stones at each other. The youth can become lost while we are discussing petty differences, that doesn`t mean anything in the long run.
  8. Look for deen rather than beauty. People with good character becomes more and more beautiful as the years pass by, regardless of their physical appearance. If you both are on deen, there is much chance you will re-unite in Paradise. Shouldn`t that be our ultimate goal?
  9. Learning from others`s mistakes is intelligence. That is a great way to raise the status and condition of the Ummah from generation to generation.

We need to check ourselves before Allah does it. May Allah help us perfect and complete our light and strengthen our brotherhood and guide the Ummah to do good in all our endeavors. Ameen summa 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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