Allah alone is sufficient for us.
Allah the exalted says:
“And in Allah (alone) let the believers put their trust” [14:11]. “Then when you have taken a decision, put your trust in Allah” [3:159]. “And whosever puts his trust in Allah then Allah will suffice him” [65:3].
“The believers are only those who when Allah is mentioned, feel a fear in their hearts and when his verses (This Quran) are recited unto them they increase their faith, and put their trust in their Rabb (Alone)” [8:2]
Even in the worst circumstances one should always have faith and trust in Allah. Be like a bird, what does this mean? People should have hearts like birds that do not collect to keep in reserve. They go out every morning to collect food.
The Prophet (SAW) said: “ A group of people whose hearts will be like the hearts of birds, will enter Jannah”
Taken from Riyad-us-Saliheen
The Holy Prophet when asked by Hazrat Ali (ra) about his way of life he replied:
Meditation in Allah is My Capital.
Reason and sound logic is the root of My Religion.
Love is the foundation of My Existence.
Enthusiasm is the vehicle of My life.
Contemplation of Allah is My Companion Faith is the source of My Power.
Sorrow is My friend.
Knowledge is My Weapon.
Patience is my Garb and Virtue.
Submission to divine will is My pride.
Truth is My salvation.
Worship is My habit.
And in prayer lies the coolness of My Eyes and the peace of mind
Abu Hurairah: narrated. “Messenger of Allah does not look at your fingers, nor at your attire but he looks at your hearts and accomplishments” [Muslim]
Actions are judged by Intentions.
Everyone will be rewarded or punished according to his aim an intention. Sincerity is the essence of faith and it is what is between you and Allah. No one else can see it. It is a deep feeling rooted inside your heart.
Pure sincerity is striving and fighting in the way of Allah. (Jihad Fi Sabilillah). if the intention of Jihad is present in the heart, you will get rewarded even if you did not participate in it.
Sincerity and good intentions are very important.
[Taken from the book Riyad-us-Saliheen Vol 1]
The Prophet (Peace be upon Him) Said:
“Help your brothers, whether they are oppressors or oppressed”
A man asked the, ” O Messenger of Allah! How can i help them if they are oppressors?”
He (Peace be upon Him) Said:
” By preventing him from oppressing (others) for that is how to help them”
(Sahih Al- Bukhari)
An Innumerable amount of stones and pebbles break off from mountains and hills. Without any regard for them, people and animals merely trample on them. If one of these stones has to become a ruby or a diamond more precious than kingdoms of the world, how distressed will one become if it has to be destroyed?
The Number of raindrops falling on the ocean every year is also countless. from all of these, one enters an open oyster and is transformed into a priceless pearl which is worthy of being set in the crown of a king. If someone casts this pearl back into the ocean, one cannot imagine the grief it will cause to those who realise its value.
The leaves, roots and plants of the wild are also plenty for animals to feed on. if among these there is an extremly rare and delicate rose that can produce a most exquisite perfume one cannot imagine the loss to mankind if this falls prey to harsh weather and wilts away.
Spirituality, time is neither measured by mans calender nor by the earths orbit around the sun. The appointed time for a soul to return to Allah is when it has perfected itself. from Allah we came and to Allah we shall return. Ameen
By Mufti Ismail Menk
The calmness of the heart is a stage beyond mere happiness and that only comes through true worship & remembrance of the Almighty.
When we learn to look at things positively it draws us closer to the Almighty.
When we become closer to the Almighty we praise Him upon all conditions and remember Him.
When we engage in the remembrance of the Almighty, we attain the calmness of the heart.
May the Almighty grant us both happiness as well as calmness of the heart.
May He guide us to look at things positively and to engage in His Praise & remembrance upon all conditions.
You suppose you are the trouble
But you are the cure
You suppose that you are the lock on the door
But you are the key that opens it
It’s too bad that you want to be someone else
You don’t see your own face, your own beauty
Yet, no face is more beautiful than yours.
By Fadia Bint Ismail
How much do you love our Nabi (SAW)? Can you answer this? You haven’t physically met him, but you love him, correct?
We should always remember that even though we have not met the Nabi (SAW) we should always remember to not be detached from him because his reflection shines through all of us.
I read a very good story about Hadrat Uwais Qarni who was sent the garment that Nabi (SAW) wore as the demise of the Holy Prophet neared. Hadrat Umar and Hadrat Ali were sent to give Hadrat Uwais Qarni the garment and he Wept and asked them to describe the Prophet (SAW) as he had never met him and Hadrat Umar and Hadrat Ali could not and Hadrat Uwais Qarni began to describe the blessed eye brows of the Nabi (SAW) and then ended the conversation saying” Even though I am not physically present in his service, I am still not detached from the reflection of the Beloved”
From this story it should be clear that even though we are not present in the service of our Beloved Nabi (SAW) we should always remain attached. This is truly an elevated status because our inner self’s are blessed with the sight of Nabi (SAW) beauty and splendour. For those who have great love for the Prophet (SAW) he is forever in front of their inner, spiritual eyes.
Be content with what Allah gives us : Happiness will always be found in contentment, forgiveness and in loving yourself and others. To truly love is difficult, it is to forgive unconditionally, to live, to take the “experiences or circumstances” as they are, facing them together and being happy with conviction. There are those who say I cannot be … happy : · Because I am sick. · Because I have no money. · Because it’s too cold. · Because they insulted me. · Because someone stopped loving me. · Because someone didn’t appreciate me. But what you don’t know is that you can be happy even though you are sick, whether it is too hot, whether you have money or not, whether someone has insulted you, or someone didn’t love you, or hasn’t valued you. The Noble Messenger of Allah Ta’ala (s.a.w) is reported to have said: “The happiness of the son of Adam depends on his being content with what Allah has decreed for him the misery of the son of Adam results from in his discontent with what Allah has decreed for him.” (Hadith- Tirmidhi)
The Best Love is When You Love Someone… who makes your imaan rise…
who make you more pious…
and who helps you more in the dunya… because that person want to meet you again…. in Jannah….