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☆Qur’anic Gems☆ Day 3.

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Surah Al-Baqara, Verse 219
ا وَيَسْأَلُونَكَ مَاذَا
يُنفِقُونَ قُلِ الْعَفْوَ كَذَٰلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ اللَّهُ لَكُمُ الْآيَاتِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَفَكَّرُونَ

And they ask you what they ought to spend. Say: “That which is beyond your needs.” Thus Allah makes clear to you His Laws in order that you may give thought.”

When we think about worldly poverty, our hearts melt with pity at the increasing figures. The amount of muslims around the globe in need of financial assistance are indeed too many. But likewise, we do have rich muslims everywhere around the world, alhamdulillah.

Allah (swt) described what we should spend as charity: “that which is beyond your needs”. Subhanallah, imagine the amount of poverty that would be curtailed if we all abided by that! How the muslim ummah would flourish! Shouldn’t we ask ourselves before getting anything: “do I really need this”? Do I really need that extra abayah? That super expensive jewelry? That lavish wedding? Shouldn’t  we spend for the sake of Allah with certainty that Allah would never waste the reward of the Good doers (Q9:120)

Let’s spend for the sake of Allah (swt) and abandon all extravangancy, for indeed the extravagant is the brother of shaitan (17:27). By Allah the muslim ummah is at a state of catastrophe. Here in Northern Nigerian, we know of many families who share one room because of been displaced from their homes, and others can’t even find one room. Let’s respond to appeals from organizations commited to helping such people please.

“And gives his wealth, in spite of love for it” (2:177)

“Who is it that would lend to Allah a goodly loan so that He may multiply it to him many times?” (2:245).

May He gift us with more from His ‘Gems’ and make of those who live with the whole Qur’an, in heart and in mind, ameen.

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Dua (1)

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1. Daily Dua
Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan

I started making this dua since last Ramadan!
Really boosts your confidence – may Allah accept this dua for everyone who makes it with sincerity – ameen ya rabbi.

Where is the dua?
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ عِلْمًا نَافِعًا , وَ رِزْقًا طَيَّبًا , وَ عَمَلاً مُتَقَبَّلاً
Allahumma inni as’aluka ‘Ilman naafi’an, wa rizqan tayyiban, wa ‘amalan mutaqabbalan
O Allah! I ask You for knowledge that is of benefit, a good provision and deeds that will be accepted.
[Ibn Majah and others]

☆Qur’anic Gems☆ Ramadhan 1435, Day 2.

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Surah Al-Baqara, Verse 208:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا ادْخُلُوا فِي السِّلْمِ كَافَّةً وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا خُطُوَاتِ الشَّيْطَانِ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌ

O you who believe! Enter perfectly in Islam (by obeying all the rules and regulations of the Islamic religion) and follow not the footsteps of Shaitan (Satan). Verily! He is to you a plain enemy.

As muslims, we are those who submit entirely to Allah’s will. Whatever we are told, we respond with “we hear & we obey” [24:51]. We take precedence over pleasing Allah than ourselves & likewise, we are severe in our love for Allah.
“But those who believe, are more severe in their love for Allah (love Him more than anything else) [2:165]

Then who are those who are choosy in following the commandments of Allah? If such & such is haram, they continue to do it, following the footsteps of shaitan (2:208) & taking precedence over personal pleasure than Allahs. And if such & such is mandated, they turn their faces away in pride, shaitan inciting deceptive thoughts in them: ‘He is the Most Merciful, isn’t He?
Indeed He (swt) said:

“It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allah & His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in a plain error.” (33:36).

No doubt, we need to take charge of our lives and submit ‘whole-heartedly’ to Allah. May He gift us with more from His ‘Gems’ and make of those who live with the whole Qur’an, in heart and in mind, ameen.

Ramadhan 1435, Day 1. In the name of Allah, Our Creator, The Most Beneficial, The Most Merciful. Surah Al-Baqara, Verse 153: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَعِينُوا بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلَاةِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ O you who believe! Seek help in patience and As-Salat (the prayer). Truly! Allah is with As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.). Who do we run to when we need help? How do we act when we are in troubled? Who do we ask from when we are in need? Where do we first turn to when we are troubled? Indeed, The Most Merciful has summed up the answers in the above verse. Stand up right now & pray if you are troubled: you will find tranquility and peace in your soul. As long as you perform the prayer sincerely with humility, no doubt it will have this effect on you. The prophet (saw) when afflicted with hardship would say: “O Bilal! Give us comfort and call for the prayer”. Let’s turn our hearts to Allah and pray to Him, for indeed, He is the source of all comfort. Kindly re-broadcast. Deensisters female only bbm service Pin: 263EB67A www.deensisters.wordpress.com

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Ramadhan 1435, Day 1.
In the name of Allah, Our Creator, The Most Beneficial, The Most Merciful.

Surah Al-Baqara, Verse 153:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَعِينُوا بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلَاةِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ

O you who believe! Seek help in patience and As-Salat (the prayer). Truly! Allah is with As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.).

Who do we run to when we need help?
How do we act when we are in troubled?
Who do we ask from when we are in need?
Where do we first turn to when we are troubled?
Indeed, The Most Merciful has summed up the answers in the above verse.

Stand up right now & pray if you are troubled: you will find tranquility and peace in your soul. As long as you perform the prayer sincerely with humility, no doubt it will have this effect on you.

The prophet (saw) when afflicted with hardship would say: “O Bilal! Give us comfort and call for the prayer”.

Let’s turn our hearts to Allah and pray to Him, for indeed, He is the source of all comfort.

Ramadhan 1435, Day 1. In the name of Allah, Our Creator, The Most Beneficial, The Most Merciful. Surah Al-Baqara, Verse 153: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَعِينُوا بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلَاةِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ O you who believe! Seek help in patience and As-Salat (the prayer). Truly! Allah is with As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.). Who do we run to when we need help? How do we act when we are in troubled? Who do we ask from when we are in need? Where do we first turn to when we are troubled? Indeed, The Most Merciful has summed up the answers in the above verse. Stand up right now & pray if you are troubled: you will find tranquility and peace in your soul. As long as you perform the prayer sincerely with humility, no doubt it will have this effect on you. The prophet (saw) when afflicted with hardship would say: “O Bilal! Give us comfort and call for the prayer”. Let’s turn our hearts to Allah and pray to Him, for indeed, He is the source of all comfort. Kindly re-broadcast. Deensisters female only bbm service Pin: 263EB67A www.deensisters.wordpress.com

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Ramadhan 1435, Day 1.
In the name of Allah, Our Creator, The Most Beneficial, The Most Merciful.

Surah Al-Baqara, Verse 153:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَعِينُوا بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلَاةِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ

O you who believe! Seek help in patience and As-Salat (the prayer). Truly! Allah is with As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.).

Who do we run to when we need help?
How do we act when we are in troubled?
Who do we ask from when we are in need?
Where do we first turn to when we are troubled?
Indeed, The Most Merciful has summed up the answers in the above verse.

Stand up right now & pray if you are troubled: you will find tranquility and peace in your soul. As long as you perform the prayer sincerely with humility, no doubt it will have this effect on you.

The prophet (saw) when afflicted with hardship would say: “O Bilal! Give us comfort and call for the prayer”.

Let’s turn our hearts to Allah and pray to Him, for indeed, He is the source of all comfort.

Silence is salvation

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In the name of Allah, Our Creator, the Most Beneficial, the Most Merciful.

The fact that practicing muslims take the issue of the tongue very lightly is quite disturbing. We are careful about our dressing, our whereabouts, our food & drink, and atimes even our shampoos and the skin-make of our shoes, but when it comes to the tongue; we let it loose to say what it wants and think we can go scott free.

When Mu’aadh Ibn Jabal (ra)asked the prophet (saw), “O prophet of Allah, will be held accountable for what we say?” He replied, “Your mother would grieve for you O Mu’adh (a way of showing amazement, not that he meant it literally), will people not be thrown on into the fire on their faces only because of the fruits of their tongues?” [At-tirmidhee Hadith 2616]

When we begin to speak we should only speak good or be silent as the prophet (saw) commanded. The faults of others are not ours to count as we ourselves are not faultless and that is what most people fall prey to.

The prophet (saw) completely prohibited backibiting which he said is to mention your with something he dislikes. “Suppose what I say about my brother is true?” He (saw) answered, “if what you said about him is true, then you have backbitten him; and if what you said about him is not true, then you have slandered him”.

The sin of back biting is indeed a gravious one. As the prophet saw said, you will repay that person with your good deeds on that day at the gates of jannah, wa iyyazubillah. (I.e if the person did not forgive you already).

Ramadhan is almost here & we know our tongues alone can nullify our fast: ‘‘Whosoever does not abandon false speech and the acting upon it, Allaah is not in need off him abandoning his food and drink.’’ [Al-Bukhaaree (4/99)]

Adopt silence, for indeed in silence there is salvation for wrongdoings of the tongue in this dunya and from the punishment in the akhirah.

And Allah knows best.

Hatim al Asamm’s Salah

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When Hatim al Asamm was asked about his prayer, he said, “When it is near the time of prayer, I perform a perfect Wudu and go to where I am going to pray and sit down there until I become fully attentive to what I am about to do. I then stand up and pray, imagining that the Ka`bah is in front of my eyes, Paradise to my right, Hellfire to my left and the Angel of Death behind me. I imagine that it is the last prayer I am about to perform, stand up in hope (in Allah, His Paradise and rewards) and fear (from Allah’s torment in Hellfire) and recite the Takbir while having full attention. I recite the Qur’an calmly, make Ruku` humbly, go into Sujud with Khushu’ and then sit on my left leg, with the left foot laid on the floor and the right foot raised up, all the while praying with sincerity. Afterwards, I do not know (nor feel certain) if that prayer was accepted from me!”