Love!

Assalamu’alaykum readers, we pray you are all in the best of health and iman. We ask Allah to grant us the tawfiq to better understand this beautiful religion and to open our chest in accepting it whole heartedly. Ameen

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What is True Love! This is todays topic people, Honestly…what is true luuurrrve?!

Here we go, we will try and give you a little glimpse of what it is….

Love is when Khadijah (radi Allahu anha) spent her entire wealth on this Deen for the Man she loved.

Love is when the Prophet (sal Allahu Alayhi wa sallam) took the glass that Ayesha (radiAllahu anha) drank from and put his lips on the exact place she put her’s and then drank.

Love is when the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) had a race with Ayesha (radi Allahu anha) and joked with her when she lost.

Love is when Zainab (radi Allahu anha) would sacrifice her most prized possession, her everything for her husband.

Real Love is not based on romance, candle light dinners and walks along the beach rather it is based On respect, compromise, care and trust

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She ran to her Lord and forgot the cooking!

Assalamu’alaykum Dear Readers,

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Today we would like to narrate an inspirational true story happened to a Qur’aan teacher in Egypt & narrated by her colleague to her students.
A Qur’aan teacher always advised her students to live by this aayah

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 [Wa ajiltu ilaika rabbi litardo]

“and I hastened to You, O my Lord, that You might be pleased” – Surah TaHa, v:84

She told them, “This aayah is what moves me. When I hear the Adhaan and I’m occupied and in the middle of something, I remind myself of this aayah and so I get up to pray.”

“When my alarm goes off at 2:00 am (Tahajjud) and I want to go back to sleep I remember: “and I hastened to You, O my Lord, that You might be pleased” and so I get up.

Her husband had the following arrangement with her: on his way home from work he would call her so she would get the food hot and ready; so he could come home and eat & sleep.
One day he asked her to make Mahshi (stuffed grape leaves with rice – very time consuming. You wrap each of them one by one and put the pot on the stove after to cook). She had 3 more to wrap then she had 3 more to wrap before putting it on the stove to cook.

But the Adhaan came in…So she left the 3 remaining grape-leaves (which would have taken her 5 minutes) and went to pray.

Her husband kept calling and calling but there was no answer. He came home and found her in Sujood and food not ready. He saw there were only 3 grape-leaves left to wrap before putting on stove. So he was upset & said:
“You could have just finished them & put the pot to cook then pray!”

No response.

He went to her to discover she had died in her Sujood!

SubhaanAllaah, had she waited like any of us to “finish what is in her hand”, she would have died in the kitchen! But a person dies upon what they lived on and by, and are resurrected on what they died on.

Prophet SallAllaahu Alayhi wa Sallam said : “‘Every person will be resurrected in the manner he dies.’” Narrated by Muslim, 2878

Resolution:
Let’s make a resolution:
*For sisters, leave everything, get up & pray as soon as the adhaan calls in, [maximum after 20 minutes (iqaamah time)]
Abdullaah narrated: “I asked the Prophet SallAllaahu Alayhi wa Sallam: “Which deed is the dearest to Allaah?”
He replied, “To offer the prayers at their early stated fixed times.” Saheeh Bukhaari

*For brothers, as soon as you hear the Adhaan, do wudoo’ & go to the Masjid.

keep reminding yourself:

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True story shared by a sister, who also suggested the resolution. May Allaah accept it from her and may it be a source of sadaqatuljariyah for her and us Aameen
This is the more reason why we should stand up to Allah’s call and surely He will be pleased with us. Aameen.

The heavy card!

Assalamu’alaykum

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Excellence of Laillahaillalah

In Tirmidhi, Nisa’ee and in Musnad on the authority of Abdullaah bin Amr bin al-Aas -radiAllaah anhu- who said I heard the Messenger of Allaah – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam –saying:

‘Indeed Allaah will single out a man from my Ummah in front of all the people on the Day of Judgement.  Ninety-nine scrolls will be unrolled for him; every scroll will stretch as far as the eye can see.

Then Allaah will say: Do you deny anything of this?  Did the Angels recording your deeds oppress you?

So the man will say: No, my Lord.

Allaah will say: Do you have an excuse?

The man will say: No, my Lord.

Allaah will say: Yes, indeed, We have a good deed for you and indeed, there will be no oppression upon you today.’

Then a card will be brought forth and in it will be: ‘I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah and that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger.’

Then Allaah will say: Bring your bad deeds.

The man will say: What is this card compared with these scrolls?

Allaah will say: Indeed, you will not be oppressed.

The Prophet continued: The scrolls will be put on one side of the scales and the card will be put on the other side, the scrolls will be light and the card will be heavy, there can be nothing more heavythan the name of Allaah.’[9]

Realise before you divert…

Asalamu’alaykum,

be content with whatever big or small we have because at the end of the day becoming preoccupied with the things that we possess will divert us from the real issues and our Ibadan will be compromised.

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From Wahab bin Munabbih who said: Malik ibn Dinaar said:

‘A man asked a person who was higher in status in terms of knowledge than himself: ‘How big shall I build my home? The person answered: ‘That which is sufficient to shelter you from the sun and protect you from a lot of rainfall.

The man asked: ‘How much food should I eat?’

He answered: ‘Enough not to remain hungry and less than being satisfied.’

The man asked: ‘How much shall I laugh?’

He answered: ‘Enough to bring colour to your face but not enough to hear your voice.’

The man asked: ‘How much shall I cry?’

He answered: ‘Enough that you do not get bored from crying from the fear of Allaah.’

The man asked: ‘How many of my good actions should I hide?’

He answered: ‘So much so that the people think that you do not do any good actions.’

The man asked: ‘How many of my good actions shall I make known?’

He answered: ‘Just enough to encourage a miser to do good actions (based on your example).’

[al-Hileeyah – 4/45]

You have no excuse!

Assalamu’alaykum dear readers,

We are all victims of this fast paced lifestyle we live in that we could go on for days sometimes weeks and the quran literally has not even been touched! Only yesterday we were reading like there was no tomorrow because of the joyous occasion of the most holy month we have been blessed to have as Muslims. However, the least we could do if we cant keep up the same pace like that of Ramadan is to continue to remember Allah in every way possible for we do not have any excuse not too. Most of us Alhamdulillah are fit and well, no ailments or disability, so we do not have any excuse, even if it were the case that we were ill or disable or weak and fragile, we still have to continue to remember Him, no one is excused regardless of our situation, because through remembrance He can take us out of the difficult state we are in. Read the following story we have for you this week and you will understand how important it is that we keep our tongue busy and moist with the remembrance of Allah.

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When passing through a mountain pass, a bedouin once came across an old man who was blind and who seemed to be afflicted with various ailments all over his body. It was clear that he was wasting away. He was even paralyzed and was constantly forced to remain in a seated position. The Bedouin could clearly hear him say, “All praise is for Allah, Who has kept me safe from ailments with which He has tested many among His creation; and He has indeed preferred me over many among those that He created.”

“My brother!” exclaimed the bedouin. “What have you been saved from? By Allah, I think that you have been afflicted with every single kind of ailment!”

“Go away from me,” said the old man, as he raised his head. “Do I not still have a tongue with which I can pronounce His Oneness, and with which I can remember Him every single moment? And do I not still have a heart with which I can know Him?”

These words of the old man were enough for the bedouin to repent to Allah for his sins and ask Him for forgiveness.