Category Archives: Deen Reminders

Developing love for اللَّهُ

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Developing love for اللَّهُ

#Deen Reminder

*10 Ways of developing love for اللَّهُ   Shaykh Ibn al-Qayyim*

“The reason which cause mahabbah (love) of اللَّه سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى to develop, are ten:

> First: Reciting the Qur’aan, reflecting and understanding its meaning and its intent.

> Second: Drawing closer to اللَّهُ – the Most High – through optional deeds, after fulfilling the obligatory duties.

> Third: Being continuous in the dhikr (remembrance) of اللَّهُ , with the tongue, the heart and the limbs – under all circumstances. The more continent the dhikr, the more muhabbah develops and intensifies.

> Fourth: Giving precedence to what اللَّهُ loves over personal loves, when being overcome by desires.

> Fifth: Contemplating and deliberating over the Names and Attributes of اللَّهُ .

> Sixth: Recognizing and remembering the favours and bounties of اللَّهُ – both manifest and hidden.

> Seventh: To be humble and submissive before اللَّهُ – and this is the greatest matter.

> Eighth: To be in seclusion reciting the Qur’aan, during that time in which اللَّهُ descends to the lowest heaven (which is the last third of every night), finishing this recitation with seeking اللَّهُ forgiveness and repenting to Him.

> Ninth: To sit in the gatherings of the true and sincere lovers of اللَّهُ , reaping the fruits of their speech & not to speak except if there is benefit in it & that you know that such talk will increase u in goodness & that it will benefit others as well”

> Tenth: To stay clear of all those causes which distances the heart from اللَّهُ – the Mighty and Majestic.

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Amp Up Your Ramadan

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Amp Up Your Ramadan

#Deen Reminder

*Amp Up Your Ramadan: 7 Steps to Make This Your Most Productive Ramadan*

_Ramadan is an amazing opportunity to better ourselves, establish new effective habits, let go of ineffective ones, and set the tone for an awesome and productive year_ .

_The tips and suggestions below have helped me over the years to really focus on the true meaning of Ramadan. My mission is to help you maximize your Ramadan so that you can truly reap its benefits_ .

_Here are 7 simple yet effective steps you can follow to make this year’s Ramadan stand out from all the previous ones, In shaa Allah_ “…

Do read on:

http://productivemuslim.com/amp-up-your-ramadan/#ixzz3beZDxS3D

May Allah (swt) allow us to witness Ramadan and make this one our very best! Ameen thumma ameen.

*Eeman*

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*Eeman*

As salaam alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barkaatuh sisters. Hope we’re all in the best states of eeman and taqwa and preparing well for Ramadan. May Allah make us of those who will reach it ameen. Here’s todays post, may it benefit us all.

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah gives worldly things to those He loves and to those He does not love, but He gives eeman (faith) only to those He loves, so he who is given eeman by Allah, has been loved by Him.” [Ahmad, Bayhaqiy]

The most priceless treasure on earth is eeman. This is the currency that will buy you eternal happiness and all the riches you want to keep forever. Thus, whoever is given the treasure of eeman is among the most beloved people to Allah (subhana wa ta’ala).

If something is not in your share in this worldly life (e.g. car, house, nice clothes, good food), it makes no difference. The duration of this life compared to the life that starts after this, is so short, that it will be as though it never happened.

Material riches in this life could also be the lot of him/her who ends up for eternity in the Fire of Hell. Again, this life is so short compared to the Hereafter, that despite having every luxury in the world, a person who ends up in the Fire of Hell will say that they never experienced anything good.

Thus, the only thing of real value is eeman, as this will take one to Jannah. This treasure is only given to the one whom Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) especially loves.

So if you have been blessed with iman (faith), know that it’s your most precious possession and hold on to it tight, get deeper into it, work hard to retain it and strive to achieve more as if you don’t value it, it might escape from you before even you notice.

Have high goals in your ibadah. Set yourself higher aspiration. The higher the aspiration the more the body will be ready to exert in contentment to accomplish those goals. Set yourself goals now.

يا مقلب القلوب ثبت قلبي على دينك

O Allah, make my heart steadfast in (adhering to) Your religion].’

Ibn majah

اللهم مصرف القلوب صرف قلوبنا على طاعتك‏”‏ ‏(‏‏(‏رواه مسلم‏)‏‏.‏

Allahumma musarrifal-qulubi, sarrif qulubana ‘ala ta’atika (O Allah! Controller of the hearts, direct our hearts to Your obedience).

Ramadan

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Ramadan

Todays Deen reminder is an inspiring and very motivating interview with a Sister by the name Maryam Amirebrahimi about how she plans to spends her ramadan.

This interview is for you and for every sister who wants to make this ramadan outstanding. Do read on

Ramadan is a time to crack our hard hearts, to feel an indescribable sweetness in a personal, private connection with Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla (glorified and exalted be He), to soar in our hope in Him, to taste the Qur’an on our lips, to love the Prophet ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) more than ever before…..

http://productivemuslim.com/interview-with-maryam-amirebrahimi/

The Last Sermon

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The Last Sermon

🖋 O people, lend me an attentive ear, i know not whether after this year, i shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what i am saying to you carefully and take these words to those who could not be present here.

🖋 O people, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as sacred, so regard the life and property of every muslim as a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners, hurt no one and no one may hurt you.

🖋 Remeber that you will indeed meet your Lord, and that He will indeed reckon your deeds. Allah has forbidden you to take usury (interest), therefore all interest obligations shall henceforth be waived.

🖋 Beware of satan, for the safety of your religion. He has lost hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in the small things.

🖋 O people, it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women but they also have rights over you. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed & clothed in kindness.

🖋 Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and commited helpers. And it is your right that they do not make friends with anyone of whom you do not approve of, as well as never commit adultery.

🖋 O people, listen to me in earnest. Worship Allah, say your five daily prayers, fast during the month of ramadan, and give your wealth in zakah, perform hajj if you can afford to.

🖋 You know that every muslim is the brother of another muslim. You are all equal. Nobody has superiority over the other except by piety and goodness.

🖋 Remember one day you will appear before Allah and answer for your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after i am gone.

🖋 O people, no prophet or apostle will come after me, no new faith will be born. Reason well, therefore, O people, and understand my words, which i convey to you.

🖋 I leave behind me two things, the Qur’an and my example (Sunnah) and if you follow this you would never go astray.

🖋 All those who listened to me shall pass on my words to other and those to other again, and may the last ones understand my words better than people those who listen to me directly.

🖋 Be my witness O Allah that i have conveyed your message to the people.

9th Dhul hijjah 10AH

Uranah valley of mount Arafah

Remembrance of Allah

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Remembrance of Allah

Imaam ibn Al Qayyim—may Allah have mercy upon him—said:

He went to his Shaykh—Shaykh of Islam ibn Taymiyyah—because he wanted to speak to him about something, or to take knowledge from him. So he found him siting remembering Allah. He was too afraid to speak to him until he finished from the remembrance of Allah. Then he turned to him and said: How long have you been here? He said: Since such and such a time and I am waiting. Thus the Shaykh (Ibn Taymiyyah) may Allah have mercy upon him said: ‘This is my breakfast, if I do not take my breakfast, I would not have strength to work that day’.

Thus his portion of remembrance was his breakfast which gave him strength to deal with work during his day; may Allah have mercy upon him. And this is how the Muslim is.

For this reason he (Ibn Taymiyyah) said:

‘Verily to Allah belongs a paradise in this world, whoever does not enter it, will not enter the paradise of the next life’.

Meaning the remembrance of Allah سبحانه وتعالى, it is paradise in this world because it relaxes the Muslim and soothes him and expands his chest, and removes his anxiety and repels the devils away from him. Thus it is a paradise. He enjoys it more than he enjoys food, drink, and desires. For this reason, you will find if a person does not say his portion of remembrance during the first part of the day or the first part of the morning, or the first part of the evening, you find him dejected and disconsolate. But if he adheres to his portion of remembrance in the beginning of the morning or the first part of the evening, you find him at ease with his chest expanded.

For this reason, the remembrance of Allah always and forever accompanies the Muslim; in the morning, in the evening, at the time of sleep, when he is aroused during the night or while sleeping, and when he awakens. The remembrance of Allah is always upon the heart and tongue of the Muslim. He is never able to do without it.

This is in contrast to the hypocrite, disbeliever, pagan and sinner. Their pleasure and enjoyment is in music, instruments, plays, skits and comedies. They are not familiar with the remembrance of Allah. For this reason He said concerning the hypocrite:

وَلاَ يَذْكُرُونَ اللَّهَ إِلاَّ قَلِيلاً

And they do not remember Allah but little. (Soorah An Nisa 4:142)

They are not put at ease by the remembrance of Allah; they are only put at ease by the remembrance of the devil. We ask Allah for safety and security.

The remembrance of Allah connects the person to his Lord; as it comes in the hadith Qudsi. Allah سبحانه says:

أنا مع عبدي إن ذكرني في نفسه ذكرته في نفسي، وإن ذكرني في ملأ ذكرته في ملأ خير منه

I am with My slave, if he mentions me to himself I mention him to Myself, and if he mentions Me in a gathering I mention him in a gathering better than his gathering.

Meaning: a gathering of Angels.

And Allah جل وعلا said:

فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَاشْكُرُواْ لِي وَلاَ تَكْفُرُونِ

Therefore remember Me. I will remember you, and be grateful to Me and never be ungrateful to Me. (Soorah Al Baqarah 2:152)

Thus how can the person do without the remembrance of Allah, that which brings him near to Allah, and grants him the favor of Allah mentioning him and lauding him in the highest gathering?! These are tremendous benefits from the remembrance of Allah عز وجل.

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم gave the resemblance of the person and the remembrance of Allah, to the person whose enemies came out in quick pursuit of him, desiring to kill him. Thus he took shelter in a strong fortress, and thus he was saved from them. He said: ‘Likewise is the remembrance of Allah, it is the fortress of the Muslim.’

This is what protects him from his enemies, from the devils of man and jinn; thus it is necessary for the Muslim to adhere to the remembrance of Allah with his tongue, his heart, and his actions.

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His Nourishment was the remembrance of Allah – A reminder explained by Shaykh Fawzan

Link : https://youtu.be/_DvM1nYyqec

*Who is a Productive Muslimah?*

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*Who is a Productive Muslimah?*

🎀 A Productive Muslimah is one who takes pride in being a muslimah. She is focused on preaching Islam through her own practice. She loves Allah, her focus in life is Allah’s pleasure, and she loves to do things that bring her closer to her Creator and Sustainer.

🎀 Her main concern is her success in the akhirah, thus she makes the most of this world as a means to achieve that success. Her iman is reflected through her outward appearance and mannerism, which is a complete submission to the shari’ah.

🎀 She lives a simple life that takes care of her needs and instead of going after her wants. She has a heart free of love for this world, free of love of leadership, free of bad opinions about others, free of grudges, malice, rancour, greed, envy and all other evil traits.

🎀 Her tongue is not engaged in haram or vain talk, she thinks before she speaks, she controls her anger. She is a humble person; her goal is to be a better person every day of her life. She doesn’t hesitate to admit when she is wrong and is quick in correcting her wrongs/faults when she sees them.

🎀 She is neither stingy nor a spendthrift, but she loves to spend generously for those things which will bring her closer to her Creator. Her heart is clean and pure, filled with love and reverence for her Creator: love, compassion, kindness, and forgiveness for the creation.

🎀 She is full of gratitude for every single blessing, especially for the spiritual blessings, and she is always striving to progress spiritually. She has complete trust and reliance in Allah, and when she goes through difficult or disliked situations, she knows there is good in it for her – both in this world and the next.

🎀 She loves to be in the company of saliheen (righteous slaves of Allah). She strives to keep her promises and commitments. She is soft spoken but firm in her words and works. She always strives to be a part of solution and not a part of problem.

🎀 She shows beautiful patience during difficult times, for she realizes things could have been worse, and that these are tests from Allah Who can be called upon and He will answer the duas. And she also has the certainty that, “Indeed, with hardship, there will be ease” [Qur’an: Chapter 94, Verse 6].

🎀 She is a living proof of what a muslimah should be, and all this with the utmost sincerity to please her Almighty Lord ♡

May Allah (swt) make each one of us a productive muslimah, ameen thumma ameen.

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