Father of the Kittens

Assalamu’alaykum

We wanted to share this beautiful story, its quite touching to see the compassion this man has with the animals.

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أبو هريرات | Father of the Kittens – Masjid al-Aqsa

A short film about Ghassan from Baytul Maqdis who feeds the cats, birds and worshippers of #MasjidalAqsa. He has been doing it daily since 1971 despite the brutal Israeli occupation and constant obstruction of worshippers entering the al-Aqsa compound.

 

 

Friday…

Assalamu’alaykum dear readers,

Tomorrow is Friday…prepare for it

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Friday Sunan List

1 – Bathing (Ghusl) on the day of Jumumah (Bukhari 877)

2 – To wear nice clothes (Abu Dawood,)

3 – Use perfume (‘Perfume’ refers to men only, as it’s not permissible for women in public) and use the Miswaak. (Ibn Majah)

4 – Going early to Jumuah Prayer (Bukhari 929 & Muslim 1964 )

5 – Walking to Masjid for Jumuah Paryer (Al-Tirmidi, 496)

6 – If the Saffs (rows) are already filled, one should not jump over the shoulders of the musallies in order to get to the front. (Abu Dawood)

7 – Try to sit as close as possible to the Imam. (Majah, Tirmidhi)

8 – Listening attentively to Khutba (Sermon) (Bukhari 934)

9 – Making a lot of du’aa’. [al-Bukhaari, 893; Muslim, 852]

10 – Seek the Hour: Rasulallah (sallahu allayhe wasalam) said: “There is such an hour on Friday that if any Muslim makes dua (Supplication) in it, his dua will definitely be accepted.” (Bukhari 935, Muslim)

11- Sins Forgiven: The five daily prayers, and from one Jumuah to the next, are an expiation for whatever sins come in between, so long as one does not commit any major sin. (Muslim, 233)

12- Increase your Durood (example: Durood Ibrahim)
“Recite Durood upon me in abundance on the day of Jummah since they are presented to me.” (Ibn Majah)

13- Recite Soorat al-Khaf

“Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will shine from him from one Friday to the next.”

(Narrated by al-Haakim, 2/399; al-Bayhaqi, 3/249. Al-Albani Saheeh al-Jaami’, 6470)

Allah says:

O you who have believed, when [the adhan] is called for the prayer on the day of Jumu’ah [Friday], then proceed to the remembrance of Allah and leave trade. That is better for you, if you only knew.

(Soorat Al-Jumu’ah, 9)

Don’t Forget Allah:

Allah says: And when the prayer is ended, then disperse in the land and seek of Allah’s bounty, and remember Allah much, that ye may be successful.

(Soorat al-Jumu’ah, 10)

Make sure to share this to others and tell your friends:

‘Whoever starts a good thing and is followed by others, will have his own reward and a reward equal to that of those who follow him, without it detracting from their reward in any way. Whoever starts a bad thing and is followed by others, will bear the burden of his own sin and a burden equal to that of those who follow him, without it detracting from their burden in any way.'”

(Reported by al-Tirmidhi, no. 2675. He said, This is a saheeh hasan hadeeth)

Excellent examples…

Assalamu’alaykum dear readers,

Allah says in surah Al’Araf

”….So relate the stories that perhaps they will give thought.” 7:176

prophetic examples

• When you are hurt by people who share the same blood as you, just remember Yusuf (alayhissalam), who was betrayed by his own brothers.

• If you find your parents opposing you, remember Ibrahim (alayhissalam), whose father led him to the fire.

• If you’re stuck with a problem where there’s no way out, remember Yunus (alayhissalam), stuck in the belly of a whale.

• When someone slanders you , remember Aisha (radi Allahu ‘anha) who was slandered throughout the city.

• If you’re ill your body cries with pain, remember Ayoub (alayhissalam) who was more ill than you.

• When you are lonely, recall Adam (alayhissalam) who was created alone.

• When you cant see the logic around you, think of Nuh (alayhissalam)who built an Ark without questioning.

• If you are mocked by your own relatives, family, friends and the world at large, then remember our dear Prophet Muhammad (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam).

Allah put these prophets to trial so that generations will persevere in patience.

Brainwashed…

Assalamu’alaykum all

We pray you are all well and in good health and high Iman during this blessed Month of Shaban.

Work hard during this month in preparation of the most holiest month that is literally round the corner. For all of us who are working hard to kick our bad habits out of the window then we think you will enjoy the following video, it kinda puts things in perspective and actually makes you wake up a little about the way our world is being run.

Enjoy!

Kerching your akhira!

Assalamu’alaykum,

You know dear readers these little reminders and stories that we send out every few days or weeks are a reminder for ourselves first. And its amazing how much humans are in need of reminders and analogies to help us get through our day.

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Some beautiful words from Sheikh Abu Ishaq al-Huwayni.

Don’t let anyone see you, except that you are happy. Let them always see your smile and if things get difficult, the Quran is your Paradise. If loneliness starts to hurt, send your supplications through the heavens. When people ask how you are, praise Allah and smile.

When you see an ant on the sidewalk, avoid stepping on it, seeking therein the Face of Allah; for perhaps He will have mercy on you as you had mercy on it. Remember that the ant glorifies Allah, so don’t cut of it’s glorifying by killing it.

When you pass by a bird drinking from a pond, don’t go so near so as to scare it, and seek therein the Face of Allah; perhaps He will spare you being terrified on the Day when the hearts will reach the throats.

When a cat gets in your way on the road, avoid running it over, and seek therein the Face of Allah; perhaps Allah will save you from an evil end.

When you are tempted to throw away left over food, let your intention be that some creatures (animals) will eat it (and place it somewhere they can get to it), seeking therein the Face of Allah; perhaps Allah will send you provisions through means you never imagined.

Remember, do good no matter how insignificant it may seem to you, for you never know which good deed will be the reason for you entering Paradise.

If you wish to share this, do so with a good intention, for perhaps Allah will relieve a distress of yours from the distresses of this world and the Hereafter.

A question to self?

Asalamulaykum dear readers,

As you complete your night and go to bed, ask yourself this tonight.. ‘What have you planned for the month of Sha’ban which is now upon us?’

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Incase our busy lifestyles have made us forget what this month really is about,we should spend a few minutes of our time looking up how much we can attain in this month. Remember every other month up until this month should have been in preparation to Ramadan.

Lets not waste any more time people….on your marks, get set……GO GO GO!

Oh my head!

Assalamu’alaykum

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A Headache is a means of forgiveness and reward

Abu Said al-Khudri radiallahu anhu that the Prophet sallahu alayhi wa salam said:

صُداعُ المؤمنِ ، أو شوكةٌ يُشاكُها ، أو شيءٌ يُؤذيه ؛ يرفعُه اللهُ بها يومً القيامةٍ درجةً ، ويُكفِّرُ عنه بها ذنوبَه

“The headache that afflicts the believer, or a thorn that pricks him/her, or anything that harms him/her, Allah will raise him/her a degree on the day of resurrection and expiate his/her sins due to it” [Saheeh Targheeb no. 3434]

Also, not having headaches is a bad sign because the people destined to go the Hell-fire do not have headaches:

Abu Hurairah radiallahu anhu said: The Prophet sallahu alayhi wa salam said:

: فَهل وجَدْتَ هذا الصُّدَاعَ ؟ . قال : وما الصُّدَاعُ ؟ قال : عِرْقٌ يَضْرِبُ على الإنسانِ في رأسِهِ . قال : وما وجَدْتَ هذا قطُّ ! فلمَّا ولَّى قال النبيُّ صلَّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلَّمَ : مَنْ أحبَّ أنْ ينظرَ إلى رجلٍ من أهلِ النارِ ؛ فَلْيَنْظُرْ إلى هذا

“…Have you ever felt a headache? The man said: What is a headache? He sallau alayhi wa salam said: A vein that beats in the head of a person. The man said: No I have not experienced that ever! The Prophet sallahu alahyhi wa salam said: Whoever would like to see a man from the people of the Hell-fire, then look at this man!”

[Reported in Ibn Hibban and graded Hasan Saheeh by al-Albani in Saheeh Mawaarid no. 580]
Having headaches are a sign of the People of Imaan and the People of Jannah.

Hafidh Ibn Rajab rahimahullah said:

وصداع الرأس من علامات أهل الإيمان وأهل الجنة

“…And headaches are from the signs of the People of Imaan and the People of Jannah..”
[Lataaif al-Maa’rif pg. 153]

Then he brings the above Hadith and others.

عَنْ أَبِي الزَّيَّاتِ الْقُشَيْرِيِّ , قَالَ: دَخَلْنَا عَلَى أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ نَعُودُهُ , فَدَخَلَ عَلَيْنَا أَعْرَابِيٌّ فَقَالَ: مَا لِأَمِيرِكُمْ؟ وَأَبُو الدَّرْدَاءِ يَوْمَئِذٍ أَمِيرٌ , قُلْنَا هُوَ شَاكٍ قَالَ: وَاللهِ مَا اشْتَكَيْتُ قَطُّ , أَوْ قَالَ: مَا صَدَعْتُ قَطُّ فَقَالَ أَبُو الدَّرْدَاءِ:” أَخْرِجُوهُ عَنِّي لِيَمُتْ بِخَطَايَاهُ , مَا أُحِبُّ أَنَّ لِي بِكُلِّ وَصَبٍ وَصَبْتُهُ حُمْرَ النَّعَمِ , وَإِنَّ وَصَبَ الْمُؤْمِنِ يُكَفِّرُ خَطَايَاهُ

On the authority of Abu Zayyaat al-Qushairi rahimahullah said: “We entered upon Abu Darda radiallahu anhu to visit him, when a Bedouin entered upon him. So he said: Where is your Ameer? And Abu Darda was the ameer then.  So we said: He is complaining of some pain. The man said: I have not complained of anything or he said: I did not experience a headache ever! Abu Darda radiallahu anhu said: Remove him from me, so he dies from his sins. I do not love that for every pain/sickness that I feel that I am given red camels. For verily, the pain/illness of a believer is an expiation for his sins”

[Reported by Bayhaqi in Shuab al-Imaan no. 9436 and the Muhaqiq of the Book Mukhtaar Ahmad Nadwi graded it Jayyid]

Subhanallah nowadays we complain of headaches and run towards the nearest paracetamol pack or whatever else removes the ache (I’m not sayings its haram)

May Allah guide us back to the way of the Prophet sallahu alayhi wa salam. Ameen