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We should remember how short is our stay on this earth. No one would want to feel that all he has achieved in this life is the worst kind of deeds, except a person who has no spiritual ambition, whose heart is dead and who is careless. Such a person will ultimately regret his deeds…
I don’t want to be one of those people who’d regret so much in the Hereafter. May Allah bless us.
We should be ashamed!
We call ourselves Muslims and Mu’mins (believers) and students of Deen; some of us are Ullamah (graduated as an Alim) or Huffaz (Haafiz/ Memorized the entire the Quran)…
But how much do we really know about Islam? How well do we know our Creator, Allah Azza wa Jall? How well do we know His Messenger, Muhammad sallaahu ‘alayhi was-sallam?
How much of the Quran have we memorized? How much of us know the English to even the small surahs we rattle off in salaah? How much of us know their Tafseer? And even if we’ve memorized a substantial amount of Quran or even a juz of Quran, how often do we revise it? Do we even remember it? How much Quran do we read each day? Do we even know the Masnoon Surahs? And if we do, do we read them each day? How many of know how to recite with Tajweed, applying all the rules for proper recitation?
How much seerah (life history) of Nabi sallaahu ‘alayhi was-sallam do we know? What do we know about his lifestyle, his dress, his mannerisms, his fears and his hopes? What do we know about the sahabah? Besides the Khulafah ar-Raashideen and other famous sahabah, how many others do we know? Who is Ammar ibn Yasir, Sa’ad ibn Mu’adh, Urwah ibn Zubair (radiAllahu ‘anhum)?
How much of the Islamic History do we actually know? Who were these great giants and scholars that preserved this Deen bi idhnillah, so that we may benefit?
How much Fiqh do we know? Do we know about purity (wudhu, ghusl, tayammum)? What about zakaah? And what is halal and haram?
How many of us actually know the 99 Names of Allah? How many of us actually know their names and meanings? How then can we comprehend the true meaning of ‘Allahu Akbar’?
How many Ahaadith have we memorized? How much of the sunnah do we practice? How many du’as have we memorized and use daily?
How many of us know the meaning of what we say during salaah? Can we truly say we are performing our salaah correctly?
Let’s answer these questions for ourselves….
Many of us probably know just a little, and we call ourselves Muslims and Ullama and Huffaz…
And it’s sickening because we have the time.
We have the time now, today, tonight. We spend hours on the internet or engaging in idle talk. Sometimes we are just sitting around or even sleeping - not because we’re tired but because we’re bored, there’s nothing to do, relaxing… SubhanAllah! We should feel ashamed!
How can we taste the sweetness of worship and we don’t even understand? How can we justify our beliefs when people approach us and attack us and we don’t even know? It’s sad…
We should feel sad… We don’t even know if we have until Ramadhan to engage in ‘ibaadah. We don’t even know if we have tomorrow or even if we will have our next breath…
We should feel ashamed and worried, knowing that Allah will ask us about how we spend each moment.
Let’s make an effort to take time each day for Allah and time out for learning about His Deen.
This is not an attack against anyone, so please forgive me if I have offended you - it was not my intention to do so. This is a reprimand for myself first and foremost, then you.
May Allah grant us the tawfeeq to do those actions that are pleasing to him, practice on whatever knowledge He has gifted us with and become better Muslims, Mu’mins, Ullamah, Huffaz, etc. Allahumma Ameen!
~ Umm Daania
I’llkeep fighting the battle.
I’ll keep fighting because it’s worth it.
I’ll keep fighting because I deserve to.
— Within this Soul (via passionate-opinions)
I wish not because by then, I’d have so many regrets.—
This is how I just woke up, 5.30am and I don’t even mind
Waking up to this must have felt so nice. SubhanAllah.
— Emily Fields (Pretty Little Liars Season 3) —
April fools is Haram. Whatever your intention is, it’s still a lie so fear Allah. This is an act hated by Allah, don’t participate in it and tell others not to lie. Don’t wreck your hereafter because of a stupid lie.
The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Woe to the one who tells lies to make people laugh, woe to him.”
- (Narrated by Abu Dawood).
To those who think telling a lie as a joke or even a prank is ok, then you should read this hadith:
‘Abd al-Rahman ibn Abi Laylaa said: the companions of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) told us that they were traveling with the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). A man among them fell asleep and some of them went and took his arrows. When the man woke up, he got alarmed (because his arrows were missing) and the people laughed. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “What are you laughing at?” They said, “Nothing, except that we took the arrows and he got alarmed.” The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “It is not permissible for a Muslim to frighten another Muslim.”
(Narrated by Abu Dawood, 5004; Ahmad, 22555 – this version narrated by Ahmad)
That sounds so rough. May Allah swt soften your hearts and strenghthen your relationship with your brother. Ameen.
Another post. Dua request for a friend who I am proud to call my brother. Someone I would gladly let him hold my life in his hands. Very close, and I love him so damn much. He’s been struggling with brain cancer since January. I don’t talk much about my personal life and friends, but wallahi we are desperate. Duaas everyone. Thats all I want. Duaas for my brother. Duaas.
Ibn al-Qayyim says:
“For the tongue does not keep quiet at all. It is either a tongue that remembers or a tongue that is frivolous and it has to be one of these two.
It is the (nature of the) soul; if you do not preoccupy it with truth, it will occupy you with falsehood. It is…