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The Advice Of All Times

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Advice from Abu Bakr, the 1st khalifa of Islam (on his death bed), to Umar, the 2nd khalifa of Islam, may Allah be pleased with both of them:

♢ Fear Allah, O ‘Umar, and know that Allah has deeds to be done for Him in the day which He will not accept if done at night, and He has deeds to be done for Him at night which He will not accept if done during the day.

He will not accept extra (nâfilah) deeds unless you fulfill the obligatory deeds. 

♢ The scales of those whose scales will be weighty on the Day of Resurrection will only be weighty because they followed the truth in this life and it was weighty to them.

And scales in which the truth will be placed tomorrow truly deserve to be heavy.

And the scales of those whose scales will be light on the Day of Resurrection will only be light because they followed falsehood in this life and it was a light matter to them.

And scales in which falsehood will be placed tomorrow truly deserve to be light.

♢ Allah the Exalted has mentioned the people of Paradise and mentioned them in the context of their best deeds, and overlooked their evil deeds, so when I remember them I say to myself: I fear that I will not be included with them.

And Allah the Exalted has mentioned the people of Hell and mentioned them in the context of their worst deeds and rejected their best deeds, so when I remember them I say: I hope I won’t be amongst them. 

Allah’s worshippers should always be in a state of hope and fear, they shouldn’t wish flimsy wishes about Allah and neither should they despair of Allah’s mercy.

♢ If you keep to this advice of mine, no one who is not with you now should be more beloved to you than death – and it is sure to come to you. 

But if you disregard this advice, no one who is not with you now should be more hated to you than death – and you cannot escape it.- Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq on his deathbed to ‘Umar bin khattab (May Allah be pleased with them)

☆Qur’anic Gems☆ Day 14. Ramadhan 1435.

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Surah Al-Hijr, Verse 39:
قَالَ رَبِّ بِمَا أَغْوَيْتَنِي لَأُزَيِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَأُغْوِيَنَّهُمْ أَجْمَعِينَ

[Iblis (Satan)] said: “O my Lord! Because you misled me, I shall indeed adorn the path of error for them (mankind) on the earth, and I shall mislead them all.

Subhanallah, when we look around us, we cannot deny how indeed, the path of error has indeed been adorned, making it very easy to follow satans command instead of Allah’s. Look at our youths today, immensely into haram fashion, even the hijab has been so fashionized likewise It is so hard to stop backbiting but coincidentally, it is very easy to do.

This is no surprise because man is indeed very impatient. Satan promises us of immediate pleasure by following him while Allah tells that with him is the chief of all pleasures (jannah), but who knows this? “Only the men of knowledge” (2:269)

No wonder the prophet (saw) said: “Paradise is surrounded with things that are not pleasant to the soul and Hell is surrounded with things that are pleasant to the soul”? [At-tirmidhi]

” …(Satan saying): “verily, Allah promised you a promise of truth and I too promised you, but I betrayed you. I had no authority over you except that I called you, so you responded to me. So blame me not, but blame yourselves. [14:22]

We implore Allah to protect us from everyday from satan deception and make of those who live with the whole Qur’an, in heart and in mind, ameen.