Sunday, October 27, 2019

Great Sunnah Dua for Love of God:

Sunnah Dua for the ULTIMATE Love of God:

اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ حُبَّكَ أََحَبَّ الأَشْيَاءِ إِلِىْ ، وَاجْعَلْ خَشْيَتَكَ أَخْوَفَ الأَشْيَاءِ عِنْدِيْ وَاقْطعْ غَنِّي حَاجَاتِ الدُّنْيَا بِالشُّوْقِ إِلى لِقَائِكَ ، وَ إِذا أَقْرَرْتَ أَعْيُنَ أَهْلِ الدُّنْيَا مِنْ دُنْيَا هُمْ ، فَاقْرِرْ عَيْنِيْ مِنْ عِبَادَتِك

Allahummaj'al hubbaka a-habbal ashyaa'i illayya, waj'al khashyataka akhwafa ashyaa'i 'indi, waq-ta 'anni haajaatid-dunya bish shawqi illa liqaa'ika, wa idha aq-rarta 'a'yuna ahlid-dunya min dunnyahum, fa aqrir 'aynee min 'ibaadatika.

O Allah! Make my love for You the most beloved thing to me, and my fear for You the most fearful thing to me, and remove from me all worldly needs and wants by instilling a passion for meeting You, and when You have given the people of the world the pleasures of their world, make the coolness of my eyes (pleasure) in worshipping You.
(Reported in Kanzul ummal, on the authority of Abi Malik)

Monday, October 7, 2019

How to add value to our Good Deeds:

Dhikrullah makes good deeds better:

The most excellent good deed is the one that is performed with fervent Dhikrullah (remembrance of God). The best person among those who observe fast, give wealth in charity or go on pilgrimage is the one who does excessive Dhikr of Allah during the performance of these good deeds.

Ibn Abi Dunya related that the Holy Prophet ﷺ was asked, ‘which of the visitor to the mosque is the best’?
The prophet ﷺ replied, "The one who remembered God most".
"Which warrior is the best?"
"Who remembered God most".
"Which pilgrim is the best?"
"Who remembered God most".
"Which worshipper is the best?"
"Who remembered God most".
After that the narrator Abu Bakr (R.A.) said, "Those who remembered God have taken away all the good".
-From 'al Wabil as sayyib' by Ibn AlQayyim R.A.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Signs of wretchedness- by Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani

Signs of wretchedness- by Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani rh

Among the signs of wretchedness of the servant is the hardness of the heart, dryness of his eyes, vastness of his hopes.
his niggardliness with regard to what he possesses, giving little importance to the commandments and prohibitions and his
dissatisfaction when tribulations strike.

When you see someone of this description, be aware that he is wretched. The person with a hard heart does not show mercy toward anyone and his eyes never turn moist with tears in times of happiness or in times of sadness, for the dryness of his eyes is due to the hardness of his heart.

How could his heart not be hard when it is filled with hopes, acts of disobedience, sins, wide expectations, desire to obtain things which are not destined to be his, envy toward their owners and niggardliness with regard to the obligatory alms?

Additionally, he does not pay the dues of expiations, does not fulfill his vows, does
not pay attention to the needs of his relatives, does not settle his debts despite his ability to do so and even tries to delay them in the hope of avoiding payment altogether and hates to give anything by way of charity or in payment of a debt. All these and the like are signs of wretchedness.

The Invincible One said: (Has not the time yet come for the hearts of those who belleve to submit with humility to the remembrance of Allah and to the truth which has been revealed?} [Quran 57:16].

-From Jila Al Khatir by Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani rh

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Considering the sins as Major or Minor:

Considering the sins as Major or Minor:

According to the ahadeeth, sins are broadly classified as Major (kabeera) or Minor (sagheera) sins. Their numbers vary according to various accounts and narrations.
Generally, it is held that any sin for which a punishment in the dunya or aakhirat has been defined in the Quran or hadith is a major sin.

However this differentiation is not always present.
The scholars say that any minor sin that is committed habitually is counted as a major sin.

Given below are some interesting insights of the salaf on this issue:

Qadhi ‘Iyad رحمه الله  said:
“According to how small you consider  the sin, that much big will it be in the sight of Allah, and according to how great you consider the sin that much smaller will it be in the sight of Allah.” [As-Siyar, 8/428]

Imam Al- Awza’i رحمه الله  said:
“Once I heard Bilal Ibn Sa’d saying, ‘Do not look at how small the sin is but instead look at how great is the One that you have disobeyed.’ “ [Al-Hilya, 5/223]

Abu Hazim Salamah Ibn Dinar said:
“Look at every act that you would hate to die while committing, and then abandon it.” [Al-Musannaf, 7/194]

Ibn ‘Abbas رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰ عنه said:
“There cannot be a major sin along with seeking Allah's forgiveness, nor a minor sin while being persistent upon it.”
[Ash-Shu’ab, 5/7268]

Imam Al- Awza’i رحمه الله  said:
“From the major sins is for a man to do a sin and then look down upon it (considering it as minor or inconsequential)." 
[Ash-Shu’ab, p.6752]

How the Sahaba recited the Quran:

How the Sahaba recited the Quran:
‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Urwah رحمه الله said: “I asked my grandmother Asma,  رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰ عنه  ‘How were the Companions of the Prophet ﺻﻠﯽ الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰ ﻋﻠﯿﮧ ﻭﺍٓﻟﮧ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ  when they recited the Quran?‘ She replied,
Their eyes watered and their skins trembled just as Allah has described them [in the Quran].‘ “
[Baihaqi in 'Shu’ab ul Imaan']

Monday, June 3, 2019

Authentic Virtues & importance of Surah Ya Sin (Yaseen)

Surah Yaseen is one of the commonly recited Surahs of the Qur'an due to the many virtues mentioned in ahadeeth.

It was narrated by Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنه :
"Whoever recites surah Ya Sin in the morning will be given ease (comfort) till evening and whoever recites surah Ya Sin in the evening will be given ease (comfort) till morning." 
[Sunan Daraqutni, Hadith No.3422/ 3462; Isnad - Hasan].

The tafseer ibn katheer, one of the most authentic tafseers mentions the following Virtues of Surah Ya Sin:

"Al-Hafiz Abu Ya`la recorded that Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, said, "The Messenger of Allah said:

«مَنْ قَرَأَ يس فِي لَيْلَةٍ أَصْبَحَ مَغْفُورًا لَهُ، وَمَنْ قَرَأَ حم الَّتِي يُذْكَرُ فِيهَا الدُّخَانُ أَصْبَحَ مَغْفُورًا لَه»

(Whoever recites Ya Sin in the night, will wake up forgiven, and whoever recites Ha Mim in which Ad-Dukhan (the Smoke) is mentioned, will wake up forgiven.)
Its chain of narration is good (Jayyid).

Ibn Hibban recorded in his Sahih that Jundub bin `Abdullah, may Allah be pleased with him, said,
"The Messenger of Allah said:
«مَنْ قَرَأَ يس فِي لَيْلَةٍ ابْتِغَاءَ وَجْهِ اللهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ غُفِرَ لَه»
(Whoever recites Ya Sin in the night, seeking the Face of Allah, will be forgiven.) "

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Conduct during Fasting

Conduct during Fasting: 

Hadhrat Jabir ibn ‘Abdillah رضي الله عنه summarised beautifully the fasting person's conduct and said, “When you fast, then let your hearing, your sight and tongue also fast from speaking lies and carrying out forbidden deeds, and do not cause harm to your servant. When you're fasting, you should be dignified and calm. Do not make the day you are not fasting and the day of your fasting the same.”

(Kitabuz Zuhd: 1308, Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah: 8973)