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Need something? Just ask Allah

By: Jinan Bastaki

Source: http://www.suhaibwebb.com/

“Is He [not best] who responds to the desperate one when he calls upon Him…” (Qur’an, 27:62)

For whatever problem we have, whatever difficulty we find ourselves in, we have the most powerful weapon to ward off the pain that plagues us. It is the weapon of du`a’. We know with certainty that Allah is Al-Mujeeb (The Responsive). We have read many articles telling us about the importance of du`a’, but in order for our du`a’ to be truly meaningful, we must accompany that du`a’ with a certain brokenness in the heart. This brokenness is the feeling of utter need, submission and surrender to Allah, and realizing that truly it is only He who can get us out of our state. In a beautiful hadith qudsi, Allah says:

“O My servants, I have forbidden oppression for Myself and have made it forbidden amongst you, so do not oppress one another.

O My servants, all of you are astray except for those I have guided, so seek guidance of Me and I shall guide you,

O My servants, all of you are hungry except for those I have fed, so seek food of Me and I shall feed you.

O My servants, all of you are naked except for those I have clothed, so seek clothing of Me and I shall clothe you.

O My servants, you sin by night and by day, and I forgive all sins, so seek forgiveness of Me and I shall forgive you.

O My servants, you will not attain harming Me so as to harm Me, and will not attain benefitting Me so as to benefit Me.

O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to be as pious as the most pious heart of any one man of you, that would not increase My kingdom in anything.

O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to be as wicked as the most wicked heart of any one man of you, that would not decrease My kingdom in anything.

O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to rise up in one place and make a request of Me, and were I to give everyone what he requested, that would not decrease what I have, any more that a needle decreases the sea if put into it.

O My servants, it is but your deeds that I reckon up for you and then recompense you for, so let him who finds good, praise Allah, and let him who finds other than that, blame no one but himself.” (Muslim)

Subhan’Allah (exalted is Allah), this hadith requires us to read it more than once to truly grasp its meaning. In essence, Allah is telling us that everything is from Him – He possesses this whole world and all that is in it, therefore we should seek all of our needs from Him.

Allah has named Himself Al-Mujeeb, which means the One who responds. Just as we are certain that the Qur’an is true, we must be certain that Allah, Al-Mujeeb, will answer our call. We should never think that Allah will not answer, because by feeling so, we are denying this attribute (siffat) of Allah. Whenever we are feeling down, we should not hesitate to ask Him over and over again, and to go into sujood (prostration) and plead because that is the closest that we are to Him. If we realize this, the doors of mercy have been opened for us, because the Prophet ﷺ said, “For whoever the door of du`a’ opened, for him the doors of mercy are opened.” (Tirmidhi).

Your du`a’ is deposited with Allah, and as was narrated from the Prophet ﷺ, your du`a’ does something. Either Allah will speedily answer your du`a’ or He will save it for you until the Hereafter, or He will avert something bad equal to the value of the du`a’ (Ahmad). So we should never leave du`a’. The Prophet ﷺ told us, “Do not stop making du`a’, because nobody who makes du`a’ is forsaken.” (Hakim)

Insha’Allah, you will be answered. The Prophet ﷺ said, “Verily your Lord is Generous and Shy. If His servant raises his hands to Him (in supplication) He becomes shy to return them empty.” (Ahmad, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi)

Remember: our Lord is not forgetful. Sometimes you might even forget that you once made du`a’ for something, but He might give it to you years later.

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Why those who are patient always win

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Sourcehttp://jamiat.org.za/

The sweetness of Sabr (Patience) outlives grief. Patience is a cup every person has to drink from. There are some types of grief that weigh on the heart, that if they were to be felt by a mountain, that mountain would crumble to the ground…

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Sheikh Abdul Wahab Saleem: The Friends Of Allah (Video)

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Muslim women are one of the keys to the success of the Muslim Ummah

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By: Abdullah Hakim Quick

The last few weeks in Europe, Canada and the USA have only confirmed to me the blessing of pious Muslim women! Brothers if you have a good relationship with a practising Muslim woman, don’t ever break that bond: not for the sake of beauty, money or position!!!” Sisters: ‘Don’t ever let a man put you down or take you off the path to Allah!” May Almighty Allah enable us to strengthen our families, preserve our marriages and protect our children.

Pious Woman is Half of Deen

Hadith Explanation

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever Allah blesses with a pious woman has in fact been helped by Allah with half his Deen. So he should fear Allah (struggle to achieve) regarding the other half as well.” [Majma Az-Zawa’id by Imam Al-Haythami: Kanz-ul-Ammaal]

This hadith informs us of the importance of having an Allah-fearing woman as one’s wife. Having such a wife has been equated with having half of Eeman and Islam. Such a woman is to be treasured for the benefits she brings to her husband in this world and in the next.

In this life she makes his home a peaceful sanctuary for him. Her love and obedience enables his family life to be spent pleasantly. The children are brought up lovingly to be righteous Muslims and they become Sadaqah Jaariya for their parents.

The benefit a pious wife brings to her husband’s Akhirah is that she facilitates his religious obligations. She encourages him to be a better Muslim, to pray regularly, to perform his prayers in the Masjid. If he is involved in activities to earn Allah’s pleasure she doesn’t bother him with demands. She allows him to keep his focus on earning Allah’s pleasure.

She lives contentedly with his income and doesn’t goad him to increase their standard of living by Haraam means. She doesn’t taunt him by saying things like, “Look at so-and so’s household, how comfortably they live, how well they eat!” Instead, she thanks Allah and her husband that he does not bring ill-gotten wealth into the house.

A pious wife spends her time positively and so the other members of the household also learn from her example to utilize their time to benefit their Akhirah. Since she doesn’t watch TV or movies, a lot of evil and un-Islamic influences are kept at bay.

It is thus no wonder that Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) says that a pious woman is half of the Deen.

Source: http://dailyhadith.adaptivesolutionsinc.com/hadith/Pious-Woman-is-Half-of-Deen.htm

The world is but a quick passing enjoyment, and the best enjoyment of the world is a pious and virtuous woman.

gb copy The world is but a quick passing enjoyment, and the best enjoyment of the world is a pious and virtuous woman.
es copy El mundo no es más que una rápida disfrute de paso, y el mejor disfrute del mundo es una mujer piadosa y virtuosa.
nl copy De wereld is maar een snelle voorbijgaande genot, en de beste genot van de wereld is een vrome en deugdzame vrouw.
fr copy Le monde n’est qu’un passage jouissance rapide, et le plus grand plaisir du monde est une femme pieuse et vertueuse.
de copy Die Welt ist aber eine schnelle Weitergabe Genuss, und die beste Freude an der Welt ist eine fromme und tugendhafte Frau.
CN67867 Shìjiè zhǐ bùguò shì yīgè kuàisù chuán qiú de xiǎngshòu, hé shìjiè zuì hǎo de xiǎngshòu shì yīgè qiánchéng hé xiándé de nǚzǐ.
Sweden Världen är, men ett snabbt övergående njutning, och den bästa njutningen av världen är en from och dygdig kvinna.
rus7897 Mir , no bystro prokhodyashchey udovol’stviya , i luchshiy pol’zovaniye mire yavlyayetsya blagochestivym i dobrodetel’naya zhenshchina.
4523turkey Dünya hızlı bir geçiş ama zevk olduğunu ve dünyanın en iyi keyfi bir dindar ve erdemli bir kadındır.
images Il mondo non è che un breve godimento di passaggio, e il miglior godimento del mondo è una donna pia e virtuosa.
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