Shyness is beautiful…

Asalamu’Alaykum

Its very strange nowadays what once use to be an admirable trait is seen as not so admirable and vic-a-versa. A beautiful trait that you often won’t find these days-hayaa (shyness/modesty)

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Shyness is of two types:

1. What consists of character and disposition and cannot be acquired. Shyness is the behavior Allaah granted the servant. The Prophet (sall Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said ” _Shyness brings about nothing but good_.” It prohibits a person from committing despicable actions and displaying degrading behavior.

2. What is attainable through knowing Allah and knowing His greatness as well as His closeness to His servants. His overseeing them, and His knowledge of what deceives the eyes while being hidden in the chests.

*Shyness from Allah may be caused by witnessing and reflecting over His blessings and the shortcomings associated with being thankful for them.*

The _praiseworthy shyness_ is the behavior that encourages the performing of commendable actions and abandoning the wretched.

Concerning the statement: _” If you do not feel shy then do as you wish_.”
🔹One meaning is that it does _not_ command to do whatever you wish, but it conveys a meaning of blame and prohibition. One way of interpreting it is that *it conveys a threat/warning*.
🔹The second way to interpret it is that _it is a way of conveying information_. The thing that prohibits a person from doing bad actions is shyness.

An-Nawawee said ,
The Scholars said that the reality of shyness is the character that encourages the abandonment of despicable actions and prevents against negligence concerning the rights of the people who possess rights over others.

Aboo Al Qaasim al Junayd said Shyness is recognizing Allaah’s favors, meaning His blessings and the recognizing of ones own negligence in light of them both.

_*When shyness is lost, every type of evil is committed.*_

*~There are five signs of wretchedness~* :

🚫1. The harshness in the hearts
🚫2. The unflinching eye
🚫3. The lack of shyness
🚫4. The seeking of worldy pleasures.
🚫5. Longevity in life

An example of shyness is Asmaa bint Aboo Bakr in the hadeeth where she carried the date stones and was offered to ride behind the Prophet (sall Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) but was too shy.

[Source: My Advice to the Women – Umm ‘Abdillaah al-Waadi’iyyah – pgs 253-259]

✒Translators:
‘Abdus-Samee’ ‘Abdus-Salaam
Ishaq ‘Abdur-Raheem

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You know why?

Asalamu’Alaykum

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You might be wondering what the big deal is all about with fasting tomorrow (Tuesday 11th October). Well here it is

Ibn Abbas RadhyAllahu ‘anh reports:

‘When the Prophet ﷺ arrived in Madinah, he observed the Jews fasting on the day of ‘Ashurah, so the Prophet ﷺ asked them,

“Why do you fast on this day?”

They replied, “This is a great day. It is on this day that Allah saved Musa and his followers while drowning Pharoah and his people, so Musa fasted this day out of gratitude to Allah. That is why we fast on this day.”

The Prophet ﷺ replied, “We have more right to Musa than you (i.e. we love Musa and follow what he came with [Islam] more than you do),” and thereupon the Prophet ﷺ fasted this day and commanded the people to do likewise.’

[Sahih al Bukhari]

A man asked the Prophet ﷺ about the virtues of fasting the day of ‘Ashurah.

He ﷺ said,
‘I hope that Allah will make it a cause to expiate the sins of the previous year.’

[Sahih Muslim]

It is advisable to also fast the day preceding or the day following ‘Ashurah. One should fast two days: 9th and 10th of Muharram or the 10th and 11th.

The Prophet ﷺ said:

‘If I live until next year, I will fast the 9th along with the 10th (of Muharram).’

[Sahih Muslim]

This was so that his fasting would differ from that of the Jews.

 

Gotta Catch ’em all..

Asalamu’Alaykum

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The next coming days there will be no excuses for people who want to gain maximum rewards in small space of time. What are we talking about? We are talking about 8 days in a row for fasting…what a great reward !!! _commencing next week Tuesday (11th of October)!!_

_Monday (9th of Muharram) _*day before Aashuraa*
_Tuesday (10th of Muharram) _ *day of Aashuraa*
_Wednesday (11th of Muharram) _ *day after Aashuraa*
_Thursday (12th of Muharram) _ *Sunnah days of fasting*
_Friday (13th of Muharram) _ *first day of white days*
_Saturday (14th of Muharram)_ *second day of white days*
_Sunday (15th of Muharram) _ *third day of white days*
_Monday (16th of Muharram) _ *Sunnah days of fasting*

If you are unable to fast you can still partake in this opportunity of gaining reward by spreading the word. *Perhaps one will fast because of your message.*

‎((… مَنْ دَلَّ عَلَى خَيْرٍ فَلَهُ مِثْلُ أَجْرِ فَاعِلِهِ ))

*”Whoever points to something good will have the same reward as the one who does it.”* (Reported by Muslim)

If you can..

Asalamu’alaykum

For Those Who Are Financially Capable, Don’t Miss Out On This Highly Recommended Sunnah Of Sacrificing An Animal On Eid-Al-Adha !!!

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The Prophet (peace & blessings be upon him) said: “Whoever sees the new crescent of Dhul-Hijjah and wants to offer a sacrifice, let him not remove any of his hair or nails until he has offered the sacrifice.”

أَخْبَرَنَا سُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ سَلْمٍ الْبَلْخِيُّ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا النَّضْرُ، – وَهُوَ ابْنُ شُمَيْلٍ – قَالَ أَنْبَأَنَا شُعْبَةُ، عَنْ مَالِكِ بْنِ أَنَسٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ مُسْلِمٍ، عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ الْمُسَيَّبِ، عَنْ أُمِّ سَلَمَةَ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ مَنْ رَأَى هِلاَلَ ذِي الْحِجَّةِ فَأَرَادَ أَنْ يُضَحِّيَ فَلاَ يَأْخُذْ مِنْ شَعْرِهِ وَلاَ مِنْ أَظْفَارِهِ حَتَّى يُضَحِّيَ ‏”‏ ‏.‏

Grade : Sahih
Reference : Sunan an-Nasa’i 4361

“It is neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah, but it is piety from you that reaches Him. Thus have We made them subject to you that you may magnify Allah for His Guidance to you. And give glad tidings (O Muhammad SAW) to the Muhsineen (doers of good).” (Al-Hajj 22:37)

لَنْ يَنَالَ اللَّهَ لُحُومُهَا وَلَا دِمَاؤُهَا وَلَٰكِنْ يَنَالُهُ التَّقْوَىٰ مِنْكُمْ ۚ كَذَٰلِكَ سَخَّرَهَا لَكُمْ لِتُكَبِّرُوا اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ مَا هَدَاكُمْ ۗ وَبَشِّرِ الْمُحْسِنِينَ.

 

 

The Best 10

Asalamualaykum

There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allaah than these 10 days.” [Bukhaari]”

There are no days greater in the sight of Allaah (including Ramadhaan) & in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Him than these 10 days, so during this time recite a great deal of Tahleel (“La ilaaha ill-Allaah”), Takbeer (Allaahu Akbar) and Tahmeed (Al Hamdu Lil-laah).” [Ahmad]

A Sunnah of the Prophet s.a.w: “When you see the new moon of Dhul-Hijjah, if any one of you wants to offer a sacrifice, then he should stop cutting his hair and nails until he has offered his sacrifice.” [Muslim]

A Sunnah: “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to fast on the first 9 days of Dhul-Hijjah and the day of ‘Ashoora’, and 3 days each month – the first Monday and 2 Thursdays of the month”. [Nasaa’i, Abu Dawood]

Fasting on the Day of ‘Arafaah. He s.a.w said, “It expiates for the sins of the previous year and of the coming year.” [Muslim]

“There is no day on which Allaah frees more people from the Fire than the Day of ‘Arafaah. He comes close and expresses His pride to the angels, saying, ‘What do these people want?’”[Muslim]

 

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What to do on these blessed days 

Pray all your Fardh prayers in time, read much Quran and recite many adhkar and make dduah and get up for Qiyamul Layl (night prayer)

Adjust your daily routines and make the most of these precious days.

Inform others & share the reward.

May this also be a reminder for all of us to do good as long as we are getting a chance to do so.
May the blessed 10 days that are around the corner be a means for our tazkiyah and improvement. Allahumma Ameen.