The life cycle

Assalamu’alaykum,

Subhanallah! Sometimes when you sit and think about life you start to see how quick life goes, people come people go. Sheikh Ali Al-Tantawi captures the life cycle in a nutshell. The memories of life is his video, please watch and ponder.

Your 1st Night

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Ina lilahi wa ina elayhi rajioon (To Allah we belong and to Him is our return)

Our dearest Great-Grandmother has left this world to reunite with her Lord.

“Oh Allah! Surely she is under Your protection, and in the rope of Your security, so save her from the trial of the grave and from the punishment of the Fire. You fulfil promises and grant rights, so forgive her and have mercy on her. Surely You are Most Forgiving, Most Merciful. [Ibn Majah, Abu Dawud 3:211]

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The Messenger of Allah said: ” Seek Allah’s protection from the Punishment of the Grave, since punishment of the Grave is a fact/true” [At-Tabaraanee 

Subhanallah! The eyes shed tears, the heart feels sad, but this our end, we will all return to our Lord. Lets reap what we can of the present so inshallah tomorrow we wont be disappointed when it is our turn to enter the grave. And like they say, the grave only fits one thus this should be enough to make us steadfast and hardworking in collecting the deeds that would make our journey easy.

The Messenger of Allah said: “Verily the grave is the first stopping place for the Hereafter; so if he is saved therein, then what comes after is easier than it. And if he is not saved therefrom, then that which comes after is harder.” [Tirmidhi]

May Allah accept all of us, and grant us noor in our grave and Jannatul Firdaws as our final destination.

May Allah forgive all the Muslims, our dead and those living. Ameen.

Guard it with your life

Asalamu’alaykum,

How many times do we hear that Salah is an important aspect of our lives? Yet we live to witness sometimes in our families and communities scores of people who do not establish Salah.

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Allah says:

Verily, those who recite the Book of Allah (this Quran), and perform As-Salat (Iqamatas-Salat), and spend (in charity) out of what We have provided for them, secretly and openly, hope for a (sure) trade gain that will never perish Surah Fatir, 35:29

The difference between a man (Muslim) and shirk and kufr is the abandoning of salah (Sahih Muslim Kitab ul Iman Book 001, Number 0147)

Look at your Salah like the following; that your salah is an investment,  look at itcas a tijaara- a trading investment, a transaction. ALLAH used the word tijaara to describe salah ‘ and lastly if your salah was intact, Allah will look at your other acts of ibadah

“The first thing which will be judged among a man’s deeds on the Day of Resurrection is the Prayer If this is in good order, then he will succeed and prosper, but if it is defective, then he will fail and lose” [Tirmidhi]

 

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My Lord, make me an establisher of prayer, and [many] from my descendants. Our Lord, and accept my supplication

Let’s make a commitment to guard our salah witour life, and pray to Allah that our last breath is to recite the shahadah and our last position the sujood. Ameen. Allahu Akbar!

The Day of Arafat

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Today is truly a magnificent day. May Allah grant us all khayr fi dunya wal akhira. May He accept our duahs today and grant us all entry to Jannatul Firdaws. AMEEN.

A day like no other…Duah Duah Duah….Forget everything today, theres plenty of time to catch up…just keep your tongue moist with duah and istighfar…

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Friday 3rd October 2014

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Tomorrow is Friday an already special day in the Islamic calendar, now double the dose of the special mix and add Yawmul Arafat [the day of Arafat]. Allahu Akbar! An extremely beautiful day it is tomorrow…..just imagine how quick your duahs will get answered. Tomorrow is a day not to be missed, forget your house chores for an hour or two and sit and plead, beg and cry your heart out with as many duahs you can think of. This is a day to ask and bi’thnillah it will be a day to receive.

Don’t belittle the day…it has magnificent results attached to it.

Watch the video and see for yourself.