Category: ISLAM 4U


Remedies to Help your Life


 

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By Fadia Bint Ismail

There are various things that will help us in our lives. We as Muslims should constantly remind ourselves that we are Slaves of Allah and Allah is in control of everything and every matter should be left to Allah. If you have this mindset then you are ready to do good. You should also remember that Islam is concerned with more that just yourself. Islam is a way of life. You should first learn to fix your Ibadah. The next thing you need to do is purify your intentions and to know that everything you do, whether it is helping others you should do it only for the sake of Allah. And if you truly want to be successful then your intentions should be purely to please Allah.

 

Now what are the rememdies that will help you to achieve this?

  • The Glorious Quran

 

The Glorious Quran was given to all creation. The Glorious Quran reveals the entire truth to mankind.

So how can we use the Quran? We can use the Quran as a remedy to help us in our daily lives. Each verse (Ayah) and each Surah holds a special meaning.

“Glory be to Allah (SWT). There is no knowledge for us except that which you teach us. Oh Allah, Teach us of that which is beneficial for us. And increase us in knowledge. Oh One who changes hearts, make our hearts steadfast upon your religion”

The Glorious Quran was given to us to teach us and is very beneficial to help us. It helps to purify our hearts and gives us a sense of peace and tranquility.

So what remedies can it cure? for example if you are depressed the best way out of this depression is to read The Quran. The Quran is a navigation to help us in our daily lives. It is not only a remedy to help cure us of our afflictions, but it is also a remedy to help strengthen our Imaan.

  • 5 Daily Prayers (Salaah)

 

The five daily prayers is obligatory for all Muslims. You have your Zuhr, Asr, Magrib and Eshaa. Each prayer is held at a specific time. We should all try our very best to make each prayer on time. Remember this Allah has commanded us to do certain things, not to benefit him but to benefit us. Allah does not need us but we need Him. Always keep this in mind.

If you see Salaah as a chore that you have to do 5 times a day, you definetly will not benefit from it. But if you see Salaah as your way to communicate with the One and Only Allah (SWT) then Inshallah it will benefit you tremendously.

Think about this……The highest level of worship in ritual is Sujood (when your head is on the floor) at that moment your head is on the floor and your heart is physically higher than your brain. At this level you understand the limit of intellect and you connect with your soul. How amazing is that and how perfect is your Ibadah at this stage. You are lowering your head infront of Allah. SubanAllah.

 

The Quran and our Five daily prayers are the best remedies to help us in our daily lives. And Remember Sincerity is very important.!!

 

“Oh Allah guide us to the best of character. None guides to it except You and turn us away from evil character. For None can turn it away from us except You”


By Fadia Bint Ismail

 

How do we protect our Imaan? First we need to establish what Imaan is?

 Jibreel (alaihis-salaam), when he (alaihis-salaam) asked the Messenger of Allah
(sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam): “What is Imaan?” He (sallallahu alaihe
wa-sallam) replied: “Imaan is to believe in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His
Messengers, the Last Day and to believe in the Predestination; the good and the
bad.”
[Saheeh al-Bukhari and Saheeh Muslim]

So Imaan is to believe in the six articles of faith. Known as Arkan-Al Imaan.

  1. Belief in God
  2. Belief in the Angels
  3. Belief in the Prophets
  4. Belief in Divine Books
  5. Belief in the Day of Judgment
  6. Qadar (Fate)

Now that we have established what Imaan is. We need to understand that Imaan is a combination of Belief and Actions. What does this exactly mean? What things do we use daily?

  1. The heart
  2. The Tongue
  3. Actions of the body

The Heart is the root of Imaan, The tongue is the confession we make and the actions of the body is the external submission to the commands of Allah.

So how do you protect your Imaan? Well through sincere faith in Allah and the six articles of Imaan and protecting your heart, your tongue from sinning.

When you sin it creates a black stain on your heart and it will spread the more you sin. How will you know if your Imaan is weak? what are the symptoms?

  1. You are sinning. first of all this will hurt you in this Dunyah and the Akhirah
  2. Your Ibadah, meaning your connection with Allah and your state of affairs in this Dunyah
  3. Not Performing your Ibadah properly, such as Salaah, Fasting ect…for example if you are making Salaah and your heart is diverting to other distractions and you make Dua, Allah does not listen to this type of Dua. Your Ibadah needs to be sincere and the only way for this to happen is if your heart is sincere.
  4. laziness in Ibadah, this is characteristics of a Munafiqun.
  5. When we hear the Quran being recited you want to turn it away and you can not pay attention to any Thikr.

What causes your Imaan to be weak?

  1. When you keep away from an environment that has Imaan in it.
  2. Failing to try and learn more about the Deen.
  3. Living in an environment of Sin.
  4. Showing off.

Reflect daily on the state of your Imaan. Protect your Imaan. Because you will not reach piety if you do not give from that which you love. If you go through life making Allah less you will bring destruction to yourself, your heart and your Imaan, which encompasses everything. Who you are, What you speak and what you do is what will make or break your Imaan.

Fear Allah the most. Love Allah the Most. Be Sincere. And you will see.


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The Prophet (SAW) said: ” A person who has contentment in his heart nothing will depress him”

I recently listened to a lecture and i thought i should share it with all of you because depression is something everyone faces.

True wealth is the contentment of the heart.

True poverty is the greed of the heart.

Both contentment and depression comes from Allah. Depression comes when you disobey Allah and Contentment is inspired when you obey Allah.

If you want to live like a king grab onto contentment.

What all of us search for:

  • We search for wealth in things but actually it was in contenment
  • We search for comfort in luxury but actually it was kept in contentment
  • We search for honor in creation but honor is only in Allah

 

What you should not think of:

  • Do not think of poverty it will only increase your greed
  • Do not think of those who have hurt you or oppress you it will create malice and you will make your own life misreable
  • Do not plan a long future. Look at the Big Picture. Our life is in Allah’s hands. And he is the best of planners.

 

What Brings Contentment:

Honesty…honesty and be sincere. Because today sincerity is very hard to find. Honesty brings joy and inner satisfaction.

Being sincere means seeking out things that pleases Allah. Make this your ultimate intention. Actions are judged by intentions.

And incorporate the Sunnah of Nabi (SAW) in your life. And make the Quran the light in your heart. But this is only possible if you make Dua to Allah “Oh Allah give me contentment in what you have given me”

 

What Brings Depression:

Lies…and more lies and most of all your sins. When you sin you become restless and sad and trust me this leads to a very dark path.

If you are faced with a difficulty or an affliction run your hand over your head and make Dua.

 

 

The Power of Thikr


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  • Expels and suppresses Satan

 

  • It pleases Allah

 

  • It removes anxiety and distress from the heart

 

  • It brings happiness and joy to the heart

 

  • It strengthens the heart and body

 

  • It illuminates the face and heart

 

  • It brings wealth and livelhood

 

  • It gives the person peace of mind and composure

 

  • It leads one to love more, which is the spirit of Islam

 

  • It leads to self control and Ihsaan so that a person worships Allah as though he/she is seeing him

 

  • It brings Inaabah (Turning in repentance to Allah)

 

  • It brings the person closer to Allah

 

  • It opens the door to knowledge and understanding

 

  • It brings fear and respect to Allah

 

  • Brings life to your heart

 

  • It is the provision of the heart and soul

 

  • It removes any rust from the heart

 

  • It eliminates sins

 

  • It removes any isolation

 

  • Saves one from Allah’s punishment

 

  • It brings tranquility and harmony and the Angels surrounding those making thikr

 

  • Helps one forget backbiting, slandering, telling lies and falsehood

 

  • A person who remembers Allah in seclusion and whose eyes are then flooded with tears will be shaded on the day of Resurrection

 

  • Easiest form of worship

 

  • It is the plant of paradise

 

  • Is the light of a person in this world, in the grave and on the day of Judgement

 

  • It brings blessing’s and wards off Allah’s curse and punishment

 

  • It is a barrier between servant and hellfire


The First Heart

Is empty of Eemaan and of any kind

of good; this is a dark heart, which Satan no longer

whispers into, because he, may Allah curse him, has

already taken it as a permanent abode, and has full

control over it.

The Second Heart

Is Illuminated with the light of Eemaan

but there is still a certain level of desire within it, so Satan

can whisper into it every so often. The Eeman of this heart

fluctuates, it increases and decreases; sometimes it defeats

Satan, whilst at other times it is defeated.

The Third Heart

Is full of the light of Eeman, There is no

desire that can affect it. This type of heart is always shining

with Eeman, so Satan’s whispering cannot affect it; in fact

satan is likely be burnt as soon he comes close to it. This

heart is like the heaven, protected by the stars, so if Satan

comes close to it he is stoned and burnt at once. This type of

heart is protected by Allah because it is the focal point of Tawheed, love of Allah, knowledge and sincere Eeman.

Such a heart is therefore deserving of protection from the allurement and ruses of Satan.

Things to Do – Earn Rewards


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By Fadia Bint Ismail

 

The Prophet (Blessings and peace be upon him) said:” Verily Allah prolongs the life of the oppressor until when he takes him there is no escape”

And he also said:” Beware of the supplication of the oppressed one, for verily between it and Allah, there is no veil (or barrier)”

Islam forbids all forms of oppression toward others and towards oneself.

Many of us believe it if you may are victims of oppression or are the one who is the oppressor. Oppression is the exercise of authority and power in a burdensome, cruel and unjust manner. The state of being oppressed is a feeling of heavy burden, mentally, physically by troubles, adverse conditions and anxiety.

There are many types of oppression, social, institutionalized, systematic and internalized oppression.

Whichever type of oppression it is, Islam forbids every type of oppression. Oppression diminishes the livelihood of individuals which will cause long term effects.

The messenger of Allah (PBUH) said that Allah will torment those who torment people in this world.

Whether it is minimal we have all fallen prey to oppression in some way, whether it be family or friends certain individuals seem to find pleasure in tormenting others for their own personal gain. ” The Prophet (SAW) said:” Be on your guard against committing oppression, for oppression is a darkness on the day of resurrection (reported by Muslim).

I will relate a story which would indicate oppression. Zaynab a practicing Muslim working toward improving herself as a Muslim was part of a very good family, practicing Muslim’s themselves they would ridicule her whenever she spoke something that she had learnt or would disagree with certain things her family were doing, they would impose their views to the point where they would relate to her the many things she had done in her past this would cause great grief to Zaynab as she thought she had the support of her family, they would try to discourage her any chance they had, bombard her and call her names. Zaynab suffered greatly she felt restricted in her Islamic duties. She felt oppressed.

Oppression whether it be extreme or minimal can take effect, if the believer feels that they are burdened, feel extreme anxiety and that some individuals are unjust toward them, this is indeed oppression.

We should also remember as Muslims that the past is irrelevant and we cannot use that as a defence mechanism in order to humiliate and cause others grief. “It could be that a person sins during the day and night but he repented, so do not look at the person as a sinner the next day” Only Allah (SWT) knows the true intention in our hearts, Allah knows what comes into our hearts before it even enters our hearts. He is all knowing all seeing.

Oppression is a serious issue which should be addressed, it happens in our homes, among ourselves and our friends. If you are a victim of oppression despair not for Allah is with you. Allah will come to the Aid of those believers who are tormented, it may not be at an instance but despair not he saves those empty treacherous souls for last and makes them suffer if not now then in the hereafter.

If you are a practicing Muslim do not be discouraged by others who try to steer you away from the right path. And perhaps they are practicing Muslims but their desires to see you fail are so great that eventually their hearts become stained and they internally oppress themselves by depriving themselves of doing good and to gain the pleasure of Allah.

There are many stories of great influential leaders of Islam who faced oppression; their patience and their forbearance are commendable. Among the many people is The Prophet (SAW) who faced oppression from the people of his time, who ridiculed him and called him a magician and pelted him with stones but even through this adversity he remained steadfast and believed that Allah will lead him to victory. The life of Our Nabi (SAW) and all the Prophets (Peace and blessings be upon them) should be firm examples to us all. Inshallah.

The Prophet (SAW) said: “Don’t curse others and don’t hit others with your hand. If someone were to curse you regarding something that he knows about you. Don’t curse him regarding something you know about him. And don’t disparage any kind of good deed, even if that deed consisted of pouring some water from your bucket into the container of the one who seeks water”

 

If you feel oppressed the best way to deal with those who have wronged you is to show an act of mercy. Do not diminish yourself or your character and do not seek revenge for the revengeful person is not always in the right frame of mind, they are succumb by rage and anger and the Prophet (SAW) said: don’t not be angry and if you are angry then sit down and if you are still angry then lie down for the anger will subside.

To leave you off with a few wise words.

Ibraheem at-Tamimi once said:

“When a man wrongs me, I pay him back with an act of Mercy”

If you are being oppressed, supplicate for relief, and if you are the oppressor know that you actions have great consequences.

In another Hadith Qudsi, Allah Almighty says: “I shall take revenge on the oppressor in this life and the next. I shall take revenge on someone who saw a person being oppressed and was able to help him but did not help him.” (Reported by Tabarani)

 

Be a Key to What is Good


Shaykh Abd al-Razzaq al-Abbaad [May Allah preserve the Shaykh]:

“On the authority of Anaas ibn Maalik – may Allah be pleased with him – he said, “The Messenger of Allah – sallahu alayhi wasalam- said:
“Verily, from the people there are those who are keys to what is good and locks to what is bad, and verily, from the people there are those who are keys to what is bad and locks to what is good. So glad tidings to those whom Allaah has made the keys to what is good by his hands, and woe to the one whom Allaah has made the keys to what is bad by his hands.” [Ibn Majah, Hasan]
• Whoever wants for himself that he be from amongst the keys to that which is good, a lock to what is evil, the people of glad tidings, then upon him is what follows:
1. Sincerity for Allah in speech and action. For verily it is the base of all good and source of every virtue.
2. Supplicating to and insisting Allah for success in that. For verily supplication is the key to all good, and Allah does not refuse a slave who supplicates to Him nor does He disappoint a believer who calls Him.
• 3. Earnest desire for seeking knowledge and acquiring it. For surely knowledge is a cause for virtues and honour, an obstacle for faults and misfortunes.
4. The concern for the worship of Allah and particularly the obligatory actions. Especially the prayer, for surely it prevents from the great and evil sins.
5. The adorning [of oneself] with the noble and highest of manners, and staying far from vulgar and bad manners.
6. Companionship of the good and sitting with the pious. For verily, their sittings are surrounded by the Angels and is covered by the Mercy [of Allah]. And cautioning from sitting with the evil and the wicked for verily it is the dwelling place of the devils.
• 7. Advising the slaves [of Allah] while in their companionship and association with busying themselves in good and diverting from evil.
8. Remembering the return and standing in front of the Lord of the Universe, for he rewards the good person by his good deeds and the wrongdoer by his wrongdoing.
“So whosoever does good equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant), shall see it. And whosoever does evil equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant), shall see it.” [Zalzalah: 8-7]
• 9. The support of all that [the previous points] is the slave’s desire in good and in benefiting the slaves [of Allah]. So when the desire is upright, the intention resolved, the determination certain, and he seeks help from Allah in that and comes to the affairs through their proper doors, he would be–by Allah’s permission–from the keys to good and the locks to evil.


Sabr (patience) comes from a root word meaning to detain, refrain, and stop. Applying this to our lives as Muslims, it means to stop ourselves from despairing and panicking and to stop our tongues from complaining. O Slave of Allah! Why do you despair when you know your Lord is the Most Merciful? Why do you panic when you know Allah is your Protector?
O Slave of Allah! Why do you complain to the people, when your Lord is All-Hearing and is able to do all things? O Slave of Ar-Rahman! Be like

Yaqub alayhi salam when he said:
He said: “I only complain of my grief and sorrow to Allah, and I know from Allah that which you know not.” [Surah Yusuf V.86]

Or be like Musa alayhi salam who prayed to Allah azza wa jal saying:
“O Allah! All praise is due to You, and complaint is made only to You, and You are the only One from whom we seek help and in whom we put our trust, and there is no power except by Your help”

Or be like our beloved Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasalam:
“O Allah! I complain to You of my weakness and helplessness”

These were the greatest of people that ever stepped foot on this earth and they were a people who only complained to the Lord of all the worlds. Why? Because complaining to Allah is of great benefit while complaining to people is of no benefit. Complaining to Allah is a form of true patience, worship, and great reward while complaining to the people is Gheebah/ backbiting.

Be Mindful of Allah


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