Yep, that’s right. Arafah (a.k.a the 9th of Dhul Hijjah, a.k.a today – depending on when your reading this) is considered the best day of the year. Why? What’s so special about it? Well the following videos answer these questions and more!Continue reading “The BEST day of the entire YEAR.”
The Farewell Sermon
Date: 9th Dhul Hijjah 10AH
Location: Mount Arafat, Makkah
Significance: Day of ArafahContinue reading “The Farewell Sermon”
Ramadan Reminder #1
Assalamualaikum Everyone, I hope your Ramadan is going well so far, cant believe its already the last 10!
Here is a great reminder I came across that might be beneficial iA:
Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever recites a letter from the Book of Allah, then he will receive one good deed as ten good deeds like it. I do not say that Alif Lam Mim is one letter, but rather Alif is a letter, Lam is a letter, and Mim is a letter.”Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2910
SubhanAllah what a reward indeed! And for those who struggle to recite the Quran, the reward becomes doubled! This is because Allah, (swt) does not judge on the quality of the recitation rather Allah, the Most Beneficent, looks at the level of effort of the believer and rewards them accordingly. So, if a person is slow, stutters but is making his utmost effort to read the Quran correctly, Allah will surely reward him with greater. We must imagine the month of Ramadan as a jackpot for us Muslims as Allah promises that the reward for doing good in this month is utmost, so much so that it gives the believer a completely clean slate, erases all his sins/mistakes and gives him an opportunity to start over. So why do we not try? Why would we not want to grab this opportunity with both hands and build our relationship with His Supreme words?
Big questions for some of us to ask ourselves indeed.”
But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you. And perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah knows, while you know not.[2:216]
A Ramadan reminder…
Someone wrote this really nice reminder/message that might be beneficial for us all, so here it is:
“Assalaamu alaykum and Ramadan Mubarak
The month has finally arrived and for many of us, it has come as a relief. It’s a great time for us to reset ourselves especially if we have not been in the best of habits or have made a number of blunders and mistakes, in the past year.
We’re human so we’re all bound to make mistakes and if you imagine over the course of the year, all that we have accumulated in terms of the bad, we can get rid of. And with that, our good deeds we have done over the year, remains, in shaa Allah. How amazing is that?! Ramadan comes once a year and is a golden opportunity to seek forgiveness and the blessings of Allah (swt).
Actions | JustSomeThoughts
Everyday when one wakes up for the day, they are either gaining rewards and making profits or they are making losses, with regards to this life and the hereafter-JustSomeThoughts
Ramadan. It’s here!
Assalamualaikum, omg it’s here. Well depending on where you are in the world or when you are reading this… Insha’Allah where we are, Ramadan is tomorrow (13th April), which means tonight is Taraweeh!Continue reading “Ramadan. It’s here!”
A stranger wrote to me, the following.Continue reading “Friendship”
Have Mercy on the Student | JustSomeThoughts
I’ve been teaching for a while now Alhamdulillah. Through experience and with the inspiration from my own teachers I have come to learn that it is important to have mercy on students.Continue reading “Have Mercy on the Student | JustSomeThoughts”
How can we get Someone who knows the religion but is not practicing the fundamentals or are not regular with them, to start practicing?
Different individuals require a different approach. Some people need to be told bluntly. A few tend to listen when a third party tells them instead of hearing it from their own kin/kith. Some need a harsh reminder to give them a wakeup call. Others we can give them advice without going into detail and they get the message. There are times where people will want a daleel after daleel. Many require a soft approach or just a gentle reminder. Some people just don’t listen and seem to not care. At times we may get caught up into the affairs of others and neglect ourself. Nevertheless,
You, yourself try to:
- · Stay on deen and pray salah on time
- Do all the fundamentals required by you
- · Show good character – truth shines through character – the first dawah one gives to someone is via character
- · Bond with them
- · Give to charity
- · Don’t be ashamed to pray around the person in question when you’re outside. If you continue to do so, they will see the importance of the act and consistency within yourself.
- Ask them to do wudu before leaving the house. When the time for salah comes they won’t have the excuse that they can’t pray due to lack of wudu. Sometimes people don’t pray because they are embarrassed to make wudu in front of others or can’t be bothered to do so.
- · Make dua for them
- · Encourage them or engage them in doing other acts of worship/seeking knowledge instead of pointing out that they’re not currently doing a command of Allah (swt), even if obligatory. They will slowly come round too practicing the obligatory or the way they’re supposed follow the deen
At the end of the day we should try to be a prime example although we may not be perfect ourselves. Leading by example can slowly motivate others.
Imam Ghazali (rh) – Kitab Riyadhat al-Nafs
- Restriction in eating = prevents lowly desires
- Appropriate amount of sleep = feel productive and energised (when dedicating time to do things during the day, especially morning/early afternoon) leading to wanting to be more productive, hence being productive and cycle continues
- Speaking less and not when required = save tongue from hellfire, hence ourselves from hell fire and injustice towards others e.g. backbiting, slander, swearing, mocking etc or spreading ill using tongue. Saves time as well and ensures not wasted e.g. by not gossiping, not beating around the bush when getting something done especially in a ‘professional’ environment and with friends
- Not concerning oneself with what others have to say and those who have wronged us = saves the mind from worry and unduly stress. Save time from thinking about such matters. This equals better physical health and mental health, hence better spiritual health
Advice & Action
Come to me with your advice when I am alone
And do not advise me in the crowd
Because advice amongst the people is a scolding
And I do not like to hear it aloud
Then if you disobey me and do not heed my words
Do no feel sad when you are not followedImam Ash-Shafi’ (rh)
Verily the heart has moments of yearning and responsiveness. And moments of indifference and refusal. So snatch it at the time of yearning and response. And leave it at the time of indifference and refusal-‘ibn Masud (ra)
Don’t convey the truth in a challenging manner-Imam Ghazali (rh)
Do not be affected by worry or anger when people show a negative response to advice-JustSomeThoughts