Mar 17, 2010

Just a reminder...

Reminders are awesome :)

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) likes a tolerant man." [Sahih Muslim]

Learn to ignore unpleasant things when they concern your personal likes and dislikes, and are not disobedience of Allah (subhana wa ta'ala). You will find that most of the things you find intolerable are not infringements of Allah's rights but rather related to pleasing or displeasing you. If you notice, hear, or see something, which is unpleasant but can be tolerated, act as though you have not seen it. Be tolerant of the mistakes of others.

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Mar 4, 2010

The Responsibilities of the Prophet's Ummah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

This is a beautiful lecture given by Shaikh Abdullah Hakim Quick. He's so awesome masha'Allah. He just tells it as it is.

All video credits go to khalifaklothing

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Mar 2, 2010

The Beautiful Names of Allah (swt)

When I started my blog in 2008, I promised to describe in detail one of Allah's most beautiful names every month. Unfortunately, the last time I did was a year ago! Literally. So insha'Allah, I'll be starting again.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
This month's glorious name is Al-Rahim (The Merciful)

"There is no god but He, the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate." (2:163)

is another attribute, also in the intensive form derived from rahma (mercy). Here, 'mercy' implies pity, patience and forgiveness, all which sinners need.
"O My servants who have transgressed against their souls; do not despair of Allah's mercy; surely He is the All-Forgiving, the All-Compassionate." (39:53)

Allah is more merciful than vengeful. In a Hadith, he says, "My mercy surpasses my wrath." (Bukhari, Muslim)
. In the Hereafter, Allah is All-Compassionate to the believers only. "My mercy embraces all things, and I shall prescribe it for those who are god-fearing." (7:156) Do you think this mother would throw her infant child in the fire? Allah is more merciful to His servants than she is to her child." (Bukhari, Muslim)

Indeed, to be merciful is essential for a Muslim: "The merciful ones will be given mercy by the All-Merciful. Be merciful to those who are on this earth, and the One in heaven will have mercy on you." (Bukhari)

May Allah 'azzawajal make us Muslims who deserve and earn His mercy. Ameen ya Rabb!

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