NAFS/SLAVE OF ALLAH

 ♥"Increase in worship before your responsibilities increase. Then you won't have time to worship as much" {Imam Shafi'ee}♥☀♥

I don't worship ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA'ALAH) out of fear of the fire, I worship ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA'ALAH) because I love ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA'ALAH). (Rabiah Al-Basri)

This Dunya is worthless, only the ignorant will run after it.
May اللَّهُ  سبحانه وتعالي  جل جلاله save us
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 "And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?" #Rumi
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 "All people on the planet are children, except for a very few. No one is grown up except those free of desire"
--Rumi
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Sickness of the heart
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Prophet Salallahu 'alaihi wasallam said: For every group of people, there is trial and the trial of my Ummah lies in wealth. (Tirmidhi) 

Allah has made lowering one’s gaze and guarding one’s modesty the strongest means of purifying one’s soul." [Ibn Taymiyah]  

It is narrated that Ibn Mas'ood (Radiallahu anhu) said: "You are destroyed if your heart is not acquainted and satisfied with what is just and denies what is evil."

The heart is such, if it is not occupied in the love of ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA'ALAH) then it will love the creation. (Ibn Qayyim)

If the heart is sick, the forbidden becomes attractive & obedience of ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA'ALAH) becomes something you look at with contempt. (Al Jawzi)

Sitting with the righteous rejuvenates the soul and makes the heart more fertile for the growth of Imân.

Our conscience is a warning system inside of us; be happy if it alerts you over sinning, be very worried If it doesn't.


Allah says: ► O ye who believe! Obey Allah and His Messenger, and turn not away from him when ye hear (him speak). Nor be like those who say "we hear", but listen not: For the worst of beasts in the sight of Allah are the deaf and the dumb― those who understand not. If Allah had found in them any good, He would indeed have made them listen; (as it is) if He had made them listen, they would but have turned back and declined (faith). O ye who believe! Give your response to Allah and His Messenger, when He calleth you to that which will give you life; and know that Allah cometh in between a man and his heart, and that it is He to whom Ye shall (all) be gathered.
sura AL ANFAL chapter 8 verse 20-24
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A man will never fear something besides Allaah unless it be due to a disease in his heart. - Ibn Taymiyyah
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ALLAH DIRECTS HEARTS AS HE WILLS.

Abdullah Bin 'Amr bin Al-As (رضي الله عنه ) said that he heard the Messenger of ALLAH  رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ say:"The hearts of the sons of Adam(عليه السلام )are all between two fingers of the Most Merciful,like one heart, and He directs them as he wills."Then the Messenger of ALLAH  رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said: "O ALLAH, controller of the hearts, direct our hearts to obey you".
SAHIH MUSLIM Volume 7 hadith no 6750 page no 290
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“You must convince your heart that whatever ALLAH has decreed is most appropriate and most beneficial for you.
”—(Imam al-Ghazali) 
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Keep your heart near Allah and you will find peace and tranquility,give your heart to the people and you will find restlessness and apprehension
(Qayim)
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Consider the feeling that rules your heart, for then you will understand what you are worth.
(Sheigh Abdulqadir Al-Jilani)
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"Why are you knocking at every door ? Go, knock at the door of your own heart"
(Rumi)
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▶ Remedy for the tarnished heart....

"There is a polish for everything that removes the Rust;
and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of Allah."
(Bukhari)

▶ Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (rahimahullah) said:-
“Doubtless, a heart grows tarnished like brass or silver, and its polish is in remembrance of Allah Mighty and Majestic, which may make it shine like a crystal mirror.

When one neglects the remembrance the heart tarnish's,and when one returns it shines.

Since the heart is tarnished by two things -- heedlessness and sin; it is polished by two things -- remembrance and seeking forgiveness.”


INCREASE IN RECITATION OF DUROOD
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ، وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ، كَمَا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَعَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، إِنَّكَ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ، اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ، وَعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ، كَمَا بَارَكْتَ عَلَى إِبْرَاهِيمَ، وَعَلَى آلِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، إِنَّكَ حَمِيدٌ مَجِيدٌ

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Verily my happiness is my ايمان  imaan(faith) .
And verily my ايمان   is in my heart
 .And verily my heart doesn't belong to anyone , 
but Allah ~ اللَّهُ  سبحانه وتعالي  جل جلاله
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The heart is like a candle longing to be lit.
 (Rumi)
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When a man complained to the Prophet  صلى الله عليه و آله و صحبه و سلم  of having a hard heart, prophet said: “Stroke orphans’ heads and feed the poor.”
( Al-Tirmidhi )
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When the heart is perfected all your conditions become perfect."
- Shaykh Abd Al Qadir Al Jilani شيخ عبد القادر الجيلاني
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 Four things are poison for the heart:
 1) unrestrained glances 
2) unnecessary speech 
3) bad company 
4) excessive eating.
 - Ibn al-Qayyim
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"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek & find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it" #Rumi"

Ponder!!!!!
The body is ours but the soul and the mind has been hijacked by our ego and Devil's advocates. So we no longer think for ourselves.

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Spiritual Awareness (Revive Our Nafs)
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Striving against the enemies (Kuffar) is regarded as a small striving while striving against one’s (Nafs) desires is regarded as a great strivin (Jihad al-Akbar:) 
The more you allow yourself to be wrapped up with the world, the harder it is for you to focus on the hereafter.

If you're struggling with your naffs, establish Salah.... . .
"...Surely Salah prevents evil speech & evil deeds..." . [Quran 29:45] 

اللهم ات نفسي تقواها وزكها انت خير من زكاها انت وليها ومولاها
 Allahumma Aati Nafsi Taqwaahaa Wa-Zakkihaa, Anta Khayru Man Zakkaahaa, Anta Waliyyuhaa Wa-Mawlaahaa
O Allah! Give my soul piety and my conscience purity. You are the Master of my soul and the Guardian of my conscience
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Didn't I tell you not to be satisfied with the veil of this world?"
(Rumi)
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 By Allah! I long to escape the prison of my ego and lose myself in the mountains and the desert. 
Rumi
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 اَللّٰهُمَّ اَلْهِمْنِىْ رُشْدِىْ وَاَعِذْنِىْ مِنْ شَرِّ نَفْسِىْ
Oh ALLAH,inspire me with guidance & protect me from the evil of myself
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Sayyiduna Khwaja Ghareeb Nawaaz (May Almighty Allah aza wa jal be pleased with him) states: "There is only one veil standing between a man and his Creator and it is called Nafs."
 

Although man is born in a state of fitrah , he also has the potential for wrong. In order to actualise his fitrah , man needs to gain control over this potential for wrong within himself. Wrongdoing, kufr (rejection of tawhîd ) and breaking the Divine law, are all part of the Divine scheme of Creation; their functions are important and decisive for man. Allâh has endowed man with the inborn capacity to distinguish right from wrong. Through intellect, freewill and revelation he can be guided to choose what is right and lawful and thus reawaken this recognition in him. Although man is not born evil he is vulnerable to evil stimuli or external sources of misguidance. This property of the human constitution, to be vulnerable to wrong, is intrinsic to man and is referred to as the psyche or the self (nafs) of man.

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There was once snake catcher who once went to the mountains. Due to the winter cold and heavy snow, many very big snakes lay motionless, as if they were dead.

The Snake Catcher picked up one of these seemingly lifeless snakes and took it to Baghdad, with the purpose of using it for a show. Showing it off, he made big claims as to how he had brilliantly captured the snake.

However, when the sun began to shine and its warmth cloaked the snake, the coldness in its body disappeared. The signs of life were soon apparent and when the snake began to move, the Snake Catcher and all those around, fled.

Moral of the Story: Our Nafs (self) is like that Snake. With Tazkyia (purification), Mushaqqat (effort), our Nafs becomes frozen. It appears to be dead. But give it a little heat from the fire of sin and it will bite again. A little exposure to some past sins and the Nafs swings back to life.

We should not think that we have killed our Nafs and thus become unmindful. Yes, with some Mujahadah (striving), Suhbat (company) of the Sheikh, Tilawat (recitation) of the Noble Qur'an, Dikrullah, following Deen and Shariah and in building up that contact and love for Allah Ta'ala and Rasulullah (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), and the Nafs can be frozen. However, a little taste of sin revives the evil Nafs.

In the Qur'an the word nafs is used in two ways:

★•——• 1. First way that the word nafs is used is to indicate our own-self. Some people would translate it in English as self, some people would translate it in English as soul. An example of this is when Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتعال ) says in the Qur'an :


Waothkur rabbaka fee nafsika tadarruAAan wakheefatan wadoona aljahri mina alqawli bialghuduwwi waalasali wala takun mina alghafileena
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Allah says: ► And do thou (O reader!) bring thy Lord to remembrance in thy (very) soul, with humility and in reverence, without loudness in words, in the mornings and evenings; and be not thou of those who are unheedful.
sura AL ARAF chapter 7 verse 205


★•——• 2. The second way the nafs has been used in the Qur'an , which is quite frequent, is that the nafs is referring to a specific part of our self and it is that part of our self that has desires, appetite, some people call it ego. It has anger, it has passion, it has lust, desire, it has all these things. Some people may even call it the carnal self or the carnal soul. This nafs is not part of the Ruh , its part of the physical human being. So if we wanted to say that we have some physical part of our creation, that is our body and our nafs and then Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتعال ) has also put inside of ourselves an inner or spiritual part of our creation, that is our ruh. This nafs is part of our physical self, even though its not part of our physical body.


Three adjectives have been used in the Qur'an to describe three different types of nafs.


—•► 1. First type of nafs is known as nafs-ul-ammarah

Wama obarrio nafsee inna alnnafsa laammaratun bialssooi illa ma rahima rabbee inna rabbee ghafoorun raheemun
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Allah says: ► "Nor do I absolve my own self (of blame): the (human soul) certainly prone to evil, unless my Lord do bestow His Mercy: but surely my Lord is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
sura YUSUF chapter 12 verse 53

So this refers to that nafs that is ruling over the self. This means that the nafs commands us and tells us what to do. So when the nafs has any desire, any wish, any appetite, it simply commands us, it dominates us. It is that nafs which is sovereign over a human being, it has sovereignty over us. What it means is that the nafs is sovereign over us, if it is Ammarah , it means we are subjugated by it, we are sub-ordinate to it, we listen and follow all of its dictates and commands. So this is the first type of nafs and the sign that a person has this type of nafs is that they sin wantingly, blatantly, remorselessly, in any way that they ever want.

And if you think about it, in many places in the west, this concept is actually glorified because people say you should do whatever makes you happy, do whatever pleases you, do whatever your heart desires. They may glamorize that by saying that it’s the heart but actually there are many people, whether in east or west, even muslims now, that are doing what our passion desires. So that means that we have a nafs-ul-ammarah .

—•► 2. Second type of nafs is known as nafs-ul-lawwamah

Lawwamah, lawwam, it’s the same type of word as ammar and Allah (swt) has mentioned this in Qur'an :

Wala oqsimu bialnnafsi allawwamati
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Allah says: ► And I do call to witness the self-reproaching spirit; (Eschew Evil).
sura AL QIYAMAH chapter 75 verse 2


Lawwam here means to self incriminate, to self reproach, to have blame, to do mulamat of oneself. So, this is that nafs that does sometimes bring a person to do sin, but then that nafs self incriminates itself, it reproaches itself, it feels bad, it feels guilty. Lets put it that way, it feels guilty. And then this guilt is supposed to increase so much so then the person leaves those sins because they feel so guilty about them. So, the sign of this is precisely that that the person has such a nafs that when they commit a sin they feel remorse, regret, they feel guilt, they feel shame, they feel embarrassment, they wish they could take it back, they wish they never did it, they may even intend at that moment never to do that again. So, they are fighting a battle with their nafs . Sometimes they make sin and sometimes they are able to stay away from sin.

—•► 3. Third type of nafs is known as nafs-ul-mutmainnah

Ya ayyatuha alnnafsu almutmainnatu IrjiAAee ila rabbiki radiyatan mardiyyatan
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Allah says: ► (To the righteous soul will be said:) "O (thou) soul, in (complete) rest and satisfaction! "Come back thou to thy Lord well pleased (thyself), and well-pleasing unto Him!
sura AL FAJR chapter 89 verse 27-28

So, Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتعال ) addresses the mutma’in nafs . And mutma’in here means two things.


a) Number one is that they are mutma’in, they are content with the hukm of اَللَّهُ عَزَّوَجَل  , there is nothing else that makes them happy. So, this person is also doing what makes them happy. But this person has been molded and trained and disciplined it in such a way, that the only thing that makes it happy, that gives it solace, the only thing that it is mutma’in on, that it is content with, is what Allah (swt) is please with, what اَللَّهُ عَزَّوَجَل  is content with. So, it’s heart’s content lies in that which Allah Ta’ala is happy and pleased with.

b) Second meaning of mutma’in is that has reached a state of serenity. The serene, contented, tranquility, at peace nafs. And obviously, the peace here means that it has aman, itminan from doing sin and also aman and itminan from desiring sin. It has no unlawful desires. It has desires, that is what the nafs does, but it only desires good things. The sign of this is exactly what we just mentioned that this person, not only do they not do sin, they no longer desire sin. That faculty, that part of their humanity that desires, only and only desires things that اَللَّهُ عَزَّوَجَل  views as desirable and has stopped desiring those things that Allah Ta’ala has labeled as undesirable.

And had preferred the life of this world, The Abode will be Hell-Fire; And for such as had entertained the fear of standing before their Lord's (tribunal) and had restrained (their) soul from lower Desires, Their Abode will be the Garden.

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  And if an evil whisper comes to you from Shaytaan (Satan), then seek refuge with Allaah”
[al-A’raaf 7:200]

 "Whomsoever desires to purify his heart, then let him prefer Allah to his desires."
 - Imam Ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyyah (#RahimahuAllah)"

With every breath
I plant the seeds of devotion
I am a farmer of the heart
~Rumi
 
A COLLECTION OF SOUND ADVICES TO THE PERSON OF SUNNAH
Indeed Allaah (subhaanah) said:
"And indeed We have created man, and We know what his ownself whispers to him. And We are nearer to him than his jugular vein (by Our Knowledge). (Remember!) that the two receivers (recording angels) receive (each human being after he or she has attained the age of puberty), one sitting on the right and one on the left (to note his or her actions). Not a word does he (or she) utter, but there is a watcher by him ready (to record it)."
50:16-18
 
The Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:
'A man might utter a word without thinking about its implications, but because of it, he will plunge into the Hellfire further than the distance between the east and west.'
(Reported by Bukhaari and Muslim)

It was narrated that Abu Dharr said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to us: “If one of you gets angry when he is standing, let him sit down, and if that does not take away his anger, then let him lie down.”
 Narrated by Abu Dawood, 4782;
 classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood.

Watch ur tongue, if اَللَّه سُبْحَانَهُ وَتعالي has able you to speak, than guard your speech إن شاء
 
The bigger desire you have for a sin, the greater your imaan is if you leave it."
----Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen


The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) was asked: “Who are the best type of people?” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied: “A person who is truthful in his speech and Makhmoom in his heart.” People asked: “We know what is truthful speech, but what is a Makhmoom heart?” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) responded: “It is a pure pious heart that does not have envy, evil or spite.” [Ibn Maajah]

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Hadhrat Fareeduddeen Attaar (rahmatullah alayh) said: "I had asked 700
Mashaaikh four questions. All of them gave the same response:

(1)  "Who is the most intelligent person?"
       They said: "He who abandons sin."
(2)  "Who is the wisest?"
       They said: "He who does not become proud over anything."
(3)  "Who is the wealthiest?"
       They said: "He who is the most contented."
(4)  "Who is the poorest?"
      They said: "He who abandons contentment.
Dua read above- read morning and evening to help with nafs
 
Our beloved Prophet  صلى الله عليه و آله و صحبه و سلم said: "The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes a rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way."(Tirmidhi)

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Fasts of Ramadhaan begin at dawn and end at sunset during which it is compulsory to refrain from food, drink and intimate relations on the commands of Allah subhaanahu wata’ala. 

There is however another fast which begins on attaining Buloogh (puberty) and for reverts from the moment they revert to Islam, and ends at death. This is the fast of Islam where it is compulsory for one to follow many commands and to abstain from all disobedience of Allah subhaanahu wata’ala and to leave this world in the state of Imaan looking forward to the meeting with Allah subhaanahu wat’ala.

From Short Inspirational Audio of Shaykh Yunus Patel (Raheemahullah) 
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 Never have I dealt with anything more difficult than my own soul, which sometimes helps me and sometimes opposes me. 
[Al-Ghazali]

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True Slave Of ALLAH
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DEEN is like an ocean, it's beautiful on the outside but it's true beauty can only be found once you dive into it's depths...
OUR RASOOLULAH (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) SAID:
Believers are like water, purifying those around them” [Bukhari]"

When you purify your hearts just as you purify your raiment, union with Allah will follow. You cannot become a sufi by merely wearing coarse woolen shirts and and following strict rituals, pretending to be pious while inside your hearts you bear malice and avarice. A real Sufi has attained a state of perfection on the inside. If you sincerely seek union with Allah, then seek Him inside your hearts and leave the world alone.
[Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani]
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A spiritual traveler eats less, sleeps less and talks less. 


Being a true slave of Allah should be the ultimate goal of each Muslim individual on this planet. What we see in today’s world is people being enslaved knowingly or unknowingly to different aspects of the duniya. We become so engrossed in following our dreams, whims and fancies that we forget the purpose of our being, the very reason of our existence and the role we serve as to our Lord.

Ask ourselves if we are really enslaved by Allah or merely by the creation of Allah. If your answer is that you’re not entirely sure about enslavement to other things but you do love Allah, then here is a short know-how on the types of love a heart can possess in itself.


The lowest degree of love which one can experience is ‘alaqah or attachment. An individual experiences‘alaqah when it feels attached to someone or something. One might feel like they can’t live without that person or thing. The next type of love one feels is called the sabahah or infatuation, during which one pours out the heart and starts crossing boundaries. After that comes gharama or passion, during which the love stations itself in the heart and refuses to part. And after that comes the ardent love known as ashaq . Finally, comes the stage of experiencing the highest degree of love, tatayyum or total enthrallment. Enthrallment by someone or something implies enslavement to that love in all aspects and terms.

Now judge yourself and ask which stage of love are you in and for whom/what? Is it for Allah the Almighty or is it for one of His creations? We can rightly say that love of the highest degree for anything except Allah is nothing but corrupt, false and fake love.

Allah says: ► O ye who believe! Take not for protectors your fathers and your brothers if they love infidelity above faith: if any of you do so they do wrong. Say: If it be that your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your mates, or your kindred; the wealth that ye have gained; the commerce in which ye fear a decline; or the dwellings in which ye delight― are dearer to you than Allah or His Messenger or the striving in His cause; then wait until Allah brings about His decision: and Allah guides not the rebellious.
sura AT TAWBA chapter 9 verse 23-24

The love which we have for our brethren shouldn't surpass the love and obedience we have for Allah. Whatever love we have towards someone or something, it should be for the sake of Allah and whatever hatred we have towards someone or something, it should be for the sake of Allah. It is more important for us to gain Allah’s pleasure rather than the pleasure of His creation.

Allah says: ► To you they swear by Allah. In order to please you: but it is more fitting that they should please Allah and His Messenger if they are Believers. Know they not that for those who oppose Allah and His Messenger is the Fire of Hell?― wherein they shall dwell. That is the supreme disgrace.
sura AT TAWBA chapter 9 verse 62-63

The highest form of love, total enthrallment is associated with complete obedience, faith and trust which can befit the one and only Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتعال ). With such a kind of love comes sufficiency and inner peace.

Allah says: ► Should they intend to deceive thee― verily Allah sufficeth thee: He it is that hath strengthened thee with His aid and with (the company of) the Believers: And (moreover) He hath put affection between their hearts: not if thou hadst spent all that is in the earth, couldst thou have produced that affection, but Allah Hath done it: for He is Exalted in might, Wise. O Prophet! sufficient unto thee is Allah― (unto thee) and unto those who follow thee among the Believers.
sura AL ANFAL chapter 8 verse 62-64

Being a true slave of Allah isn’t an easy task with shaytan constantly trying to lure us into disobeying Him. But, if the love we have for Allah surpasses the love we have for anything else in this world, then it’s not difficult to crush shaytan’s will and dominate them with our own halal ones. Let us all take up the project of clearing our hearts from the fake love and instilling Allah’s rightful love in our hearts. Let us all start working forour own progress and relieve ourselves from the burden of fake love. The heart cannot be sound, or succeed, or find joy, or be happy, or feel pleasure, or be good, or be at peace, or find tranquility, except by worshiping its lord, loving Him and returning to Him.

Allah says: ►
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
...Say: "To Allah we belong and to Him is our return."
sura AL BAQARA chapter 2 verse 156

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(*) Indeed good actions are :
✓a light in the heart,
✓a strengthening for the body,
✓a glow on the face,
✓a cause for extensive provisions and
✓love in the hearts of the creation.

(*) Indeed bad actions are :
✓a darkness in the heart,
✓a blackness on the face,
✓a weakness for the body
✓a cause for decrease in provisions and
✓hatred in the hearts of the creation.

Ibn Abbas - may Allah Be pleased with him
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“The nafs (ego) blocks you from Love.” -— Ustādh Farīduddīn Mojaddedi
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↠ Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said:

" Allah will say to that person of the Hell fire who will receive the least punishment, ‘If you had everything on the Earth, would you give it as a ransom to free yourself from this Fire?’ He will say, ‘Yes!’ Then Allah will say, ‘While you were in the backbone of Adam, I asked you much less than this, i.e. not to worship others besides Me, but you insisted on worshiping others besides me."
{ Bukhari }
 
The Prophet salallahu alaihi wasallam said, “The gift to a believer is death." (Tirmidhi).
 
Miserliness & unpleasant character
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Rasulullah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:

“Two traits cannot be found in a true Mu’min, miserliness and unpleasant character”

(Tirmizi, Hadith #: 1962, Narrated by Abu Sa’eed)
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The best gift to one’s children

Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: "There is no better gift a parent can give his child than good manners”

(Tirmizi, Hadith #: 1952, Narrated by Sa’eed رضي الله عنه
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Good Character
Narrated Aisha  رضي الله عنه  Ummul Mu’minin: Nabi  صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم   (peace be upon him) said: By his good character a believer will attain the degree of one who prays during the night and fasts during the day.
 Sunan of Abu-Dawood – Book 41 Hadith 4780 

Reported by Abdulla bin umar:
The Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said the most beloved to me is the one who has the best character
Rawahul bukhari..
اَللَّهُ اَكْبَر
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 The Seven Treasures of the Heart

http://www.almirajsuficentre.org.au/Heart%207.htm
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THREE PROVEN ACTIONS TO GAIN THE LOVE OF اَللَّه تعالى :
1. Recite 100 times Astaghfaar and Durood Sharief every morning and evening;
2. Recite a portion of the Qur'an daily;
3. Close your eyes for about 15 mins daily and imagine your heart reciting "La Ilaha Illallah" to you. In our daily activities, let only our bodies be involved in the world, but our hearts attached to اَللَّه تعالى
If one practices regularly on the above, thousands of my disciples have attested that they perceived closeness to اَللَّه تعالى and avoiding sin and becoming regular on salaat became easy.
--- Sheikh Zul-Fiqaar Naqshbandi, CIS
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Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:

"Grief, sorrow and distress only occur from two directions:

Firstly: The desire for increase in the worldly life;
Secondly: Slacking in the actions of obedience and piety."

(‘Uddah As-Saabireen pg. 227)
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If you do not find any sweetness and relaxation in your heart after performing a good deed, then you should suspect your heart. Verily, Allâh is Ash-Shakoor [All-Appreciating]. That is, He rewards the doer of the deed in this world by a sweetness in his heart and a feeling of relaxation. If a person does not find these things, it means that some defect has entered upon his deed [rendering it worthless].”

[Ibn Qayyim, Madârij, Vol. 2, P. 68]
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"The path of Love (of God/Allah) is such a path that whoever stepped into it, he lost himself."
 ~ Khwaja Moinudeen Hassan Chishti [Alayhi Rahma]
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All praises belong to اللَّه سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى whose bounties can never be counted !

‎Nizamuddin Auliya (ra)  states “A man is in his worst state when he considers himself good and pious.”

THE MEANS TO ATTAINING ALLAAH'S PLEASURE:

Yoonus ibn 'Ubayd (d.139H) - rahimahullaah -said:

"With good manners you understand the knowledge. With the knowledge your actions are corrected. With actions wisdom is obtained. With wisdom you understand zuhd (abstinence) and are granted its benefits. With zuhd comes abandoning the world. With abandoning the world comes desire for the Hereafter. With desire for the Hereafter the pleasure of Allaah - the Mighty and Majestic - is obtained."
Iqtidaa'ul-'llmil-'Aml (no.31).
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One’s Akhlaaq (character) is an indication of one’s nisbat (connection) with
Nabi  صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ .

Shaykh Maulana Yunus Patel (rahmatullahi alayh)
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Reported by Ibn Mas`ud (رضي الله عنه ): Messenger of Allah (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ) said, "He who suffers poverty and seeks relief from people, he will not be relieved; but he who seeks relief from Allah Alone, he will be relieved sooner or later.''
[Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi]
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SUNNATS REGARDING MISWAK

1 Whilst making wudu, to clean the teeth with a miswak.
(Ahmad)

2 A miswak should not be longer than a span, i.e. the maximum distance between tips of thumb and little finger and it should not be thicker than a finger’s breadth.
(Al Bahrur-Ra ’iq)

3 A miswak should be held in such a manner that the small finger and thumb is below the miswak and the remaining fingers on its upper side.

Some Advantages And Benefits Of Miswak

1. Miswak eliminates bad odours and improves the sense of taste.
2. Miswak sharpens the memory.
3. Miswak eliminates slime.
4. Miswak creates a fragrance in the mouth.
5. Miswak is a cure for illness.
6. Miswak strengthens the gums and prevents tooth decay.
7. Miswak assists in eliminating toothaches and prevents further increase of decay which has already set in.
8. Miswak is a cure for headaches.
9. Miswak creates lustre (noor) on the face of the one who continually uses it.
10. Miswak causes teeth to glow.
11. Miswak strengthens the eyesight.
12. Miswak assists in digestion.
13. Miswak clears the voice.
14. The greatest benefit of using miswak is gaining the pleasure of Allah.
15. The reward or Salah is multiplied seventy times if Miswak was used before i
t.
 
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الثاني: عن أَنس رضي اللَّه عنه عن النبي صَلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وسَلَّم فيمَا يرْوِيهِ عنْ ربهِ عزَّ وجَلَّ قال: «إِذَا تقرب الْعبْدُ إِليَّ شِبْراً تَقرَّبْتُ إِلَيْهِ ذِراعاً، وإِذَا تقرَّب إِلَيَّ ذراعاً تقرَّبْتُ منه باعاً، وإِذا أَتانِي يَمْشِي أَتيْتُهُ هرْوَلَة»رواه البخاري.
96/11 - رياض الصالحين

The Struggle (in the Cause of Allah)
Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "Allah says: When a slave of Mine draws near to Me a span, I draw near to him a cubit; and if he draws near to Me a cubit, I draw near to him a fathom. And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running.".[Al-Bukhari].


Commentary:
This Hadith mentions infinite benevolence, generosity, kindness and regard of Allah for His slaves, which is evident from the reward that He gives to His slaves even on their minor good deeds.
11/96 - Riyad Us-Saliheen (Gardens of the Righteous)
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Shaykh Abd Al Qadir Al Jilani(ra), may Allah be well pleased with him, said in his Futuh al-Ghayb:

One of the virtues to be practiced by those engaged in spiritual struggle and self-examination is that they should avoid cursing anything in the realm of creation, or hurting anything from a mere atom upward. This is one of the moral standards of the pious and the champions of truth. It yields a good result for one who observes it, in that he enjoys Allah’s protection in this world, along with the spiritual degrees He has in store for him, and He delivers him from the pitfalls of perdition, keeps him safe from people, blesses him with human compassion, and brings him near to Himself (Almighty and Glorious is He).
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“WHEN MY SERVANTS ASK YOU
CONCERNING ME,
I AM INDEED CLOSE (TO THEM),
I LISTEN TO THE PRAYER OF EVERY
SUPPLICANT WHEN HE CALLS ON ME…”
[SURAH1 BAQARAH 2 : 186]


THE DU’AA OF THE AULIYA ALLAH…
Maulana Jalaluddeen Rumi (Rahmatullah ‘alaih) has very beautifully described the duas and tears of his great Sheikh, Hazrat Shamsuddeen Tabrezi (Rahmatullah ‘alaih) in his acclaimed composition, The Mathnavi.
He says therein:
“…Listen to the tears of the Auliya Allah When my Spiritual guide, Hazrat Shamsuddeen Tabrezi cries, the effect of his sincerity and his pain causes the very heavens to also cry. And when my Sheikh cries out of his Great Divine Love, the very heavenly bodies tremble and shake. And our Shams Tabrezi prays in such humility and with such earnestness that the grace of Allah comes towards such a broken heart which lays its complaints before Him, and grants it the honour of Divine acceptance.”
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“The heart becomes corrupt in six ways:
 (1) Committing sins in the hope of repenting,
(2) Practice without iklaas (sincerity),
 (3) Seeking knowledge and not applying it,
 (4) Burying the dead without learning from them,
 (5) Not being pleased with Allaah's decree,
(6) Eating the sustenance of Allaah without appreciating Him.” ~ Hasan Al Basri
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"I'm not a slave of darkness,
I am the slave of light."
~Rumi 
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Your ego will only provoke you to commit the wrongs you have accustomed it to. 
(Ali رضي الله عنه  )
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the crushing of the ego is called Nafs Kushi by many. And how do we crush it? We crush it by sometimes taking ourselves to task. When the self says, 'O no, I must not be treated like this,' then we say, 'What does it matter?' When the self says, 'He ought to have done this, she ought to have said that,' we say, 'What does it matter, either this way or that way? Every person is what he is; you cannot change him, but you can change yourself.' That is the crushing. ... It is only in this way that we can crush our ego.

Every time that we notice its pinprick, every time that its thorns appear before our eyes, we should crush it and say, 'What are you? Are you not thorns, are you not the cause of unhappiness for others and myself as well? I do not want to see my own being in such a form, in the form of thorns! I want my being to be turned into a rose, that I may bring happiness, pleasure, and comfort to others.' If there is anything needed in spiritual teaching, in seeking truth, in self-realization, it is the refinement of the ego. For the same ego which begins by being our worst enemy, will in the end, if developed and cultivated and refined, become our best friend.-
 اَللَّهُ اَكْبَر
Let the jihad of the nafs begin!!

May  اَللَّهُ عَزَّوَجَل help us all آميـــن يا أرحــم الراحميـن
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Refrain From Enmity And Hatred
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The Muslim has a mission in his life, and is required to be effective, active, tolerant and social, mixing with other people and dealing with them with tolerance and in accordance with the worthy Islamic attitudes and behavior.
Allah says: ► And hold fast, all together by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves; and remember with gratitude Allah's favour on you; for ye were enemies and He joined your hearts in love so that by His Grace, ye became brethren; and ye were on the brink of the pit of fire, and He saved you from it. Thus doth Allah make his signs clear to you: that ye may be guided.
sura AL~E~IMRAN chapter 3 verse 103
Wherever the Muslim is found, he becomes a beacon of guidance, and a positive source of correction and education, through both his words and deeds. He has a good attitude towards others and treats them well. He is of good and noble character, friendly, humble, gentle of speech and tactful. He likes others and is liked by them.
When a quarrel intensifies, when its roots go deeper, its thorns become branches and branches increase in number, then the freshness of the fruits of faith is adversely affected. Softness, sympathy, satisfaction and peace, which are encouraged by the Islamic teachings, receive a setback. Performance of worship loses its righteousness, while the self gets no benefit from it.
Many a time mutual quarrels perturb the persons who claim to be wise. When this happens, they take recourse to lowly and superficial things, and sometimes indulge in dangerous acts which only increase difficulties and bring troubles. When a man is displeased, his eyes become prejudiced and ignore the camel and object to gnat. Such eyes do not appreciate the beauty of the peacock, for they only see its ugly feet and claws. If a slight defect is present, it turns the molehill into a mountain. And sometimes the internal rancor and jealousy affect them so badly that no hesitation is felt in inventing imaginary stories. Islam disapproves of all these manifestations of ill-feeling and advises to abstain from them. It declares their avoidance as the most virtuous form of worship.
Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  said: "Listen, may I tell you something more important than the fasting, the prayer and charity?" The people requested him to do so. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: "To keep the mutual relationship on the right footing, because the defect in the mutual relationship is a thing which shaves a thing clean. I do not mean that it shaves the hair, but that it shaves (removes) the religion."
(Tirmidhi)

Many a time, Shaytan is not able to persuade wise men to worship idols, but since he is very keen on misguiding and ruining men, he manages to succeed in driving them away from Allah, so much so that these wise men become more indifferent in respecting the rights of Allah than the idolaters themselves. The best method adopted by the devil for this purpose is to sow the seeds of enmity in the hearts of the people. When this enmity develops into a fire and open hostilities result, he enjoys the scene. This fire burns man's present and future into ashes and totally destroys their relationship and virtues.
Allah says: ► Shaytan's plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you, with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah, and from prayer: will ye not then abstain?
sura AL MAEDA chapter 5 verse 91

Allah says: ► ..."O Adam! dwell thou and thy wife in the Garden and eat of the bountiful things therein as (where and when) ye will; but approach not this tree, or ye run into harm and transgression." Then did Shaytan make them slip from the (Garden) and get them out of the state (of felicity) in which they had been. We said: "Get ye down all (ye people) with enmity between yourselves. On earth will be your dwelling place and your means of livelihood for a time."
sura AL BAQARA chapter 2 verse 35-36
 
Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  said: "The Shaytan has been disappointed that he would not be worshipped in the Arabian Peninsula, but he has not been disappointed from kindling the fire of fighting among the people."
(Sahih Muslim)

It means that when wickedness takes roots in the hearts, when people start hating love and brotherhood, and when these are destroyed, people then revert to cruelty and enmity, and break all those relations and links which Allah has commanded to be kept; thus spreading corruption on this earth. In order to remedy this disease, the most wonderful thing in a quarrel is to forget it as it had never happened, because remembering it will never be a sort of pleasure, while forgetting it will never be harmless, and a good word is stronger than swords and spears.
•——• "The origin of the enmity, evil and envy that occurs between people is from the following of Al-Hawaa (the lowly desire). The one who opposes his desire relieves his heart, body and limbs, putting himself to ease and thus relieves others.
•——• "When the desire prevails, the heart turns dark and when it does so, the breast becomes straitened and when that happens, the moral character deteriorates and consequently people will hate him and he will hate them. Then think of the evil, enmity, neglect of rights, etc. that arise from this mutual hatred."
Allah says: ► There is for you an excellent example (to follow) in Abraham, and those with him when they said to their people: "We are clear of you and of whatever ye worship besides Allah: We have rejected you, and there has arisen, between us and you, enmity and hatred― forever―unless ye believe in Allah and Him alone": but not when Abraham said to his father: "I will pray for forgiveness for thee, though I have no power (to get) aught on thy behalf from Allah." (They prayed): "Our Lord! in Thee do we trust, and to Thee do we turn in repentance: to Thee is (our) final Goal. "Our Lord! Make us not a (test and) trial for the Unbelievers, but forgive us, our Lord! For Thou art the Exalted in Might, the Wise." There was indeed in them an excellent example for you to follow― for those whose hope is in Allah and in the Last Day. But if any turn away, truly Allah is Free of all Wants, Worthy of all Praise. It may be that Allah will grant love (and friendship) between you and those whom ye (now) hold as enemies: for Allah has power (over all things); and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
sura AL MUMTAHINA chapter 60 verse 4-7
 
Allah, the Exalted, says:
"The Jannah is prepared for those... who repress anger, and who pardon men." (3:134)
 
▶► Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said
☆ Make things easy and do not make them difficult, cheer the people up by conveying glad tidings to them and do not repulse (them).
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Commentary: This Hadith informs us that preaching, sermons, religious discourses and moral advice all should concentrate on such things as may be helpful to people in being inclined towards gaining religious knowledge. Likewise this aspect should also be kept in view in the exposition and interpretation of religion. Moreover, the tone and mode of expression of religious leaders should not be repulsive and based on sectarian hatred, rather it should pull hearts to religion. In brief, preachers and 'Ulama' must be regardful of the central point of the cause to which they are dedicated.
 
 Jarir bin 'Abdullah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم ) said, "He who is deprived of forbearance and gentleness is, in fact, deprived of all good."
 
▶▸ Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said
A man asked the Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  to give him advice, and He صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  said, "Do not get angry." The man repeated that several times and He صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  replied (every time), "Do not get angry."
[Al-Bukhari].
 
 
▶ Anas  رضي الله عنه reported:
The Messenger of Allah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  was the best of all the people in behaviour.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
 
▶ Anas  رضي الله عنه reported:
I never felt any piece of velvet or silk softer than the palm of the Messenger of Allah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ , nor did I smell any fragrance more pleasant than the smell of Messenger of Allah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ . I served him for ten years, and he never said 'Uff' (an expression of disgust) to me. He never said 'why did you do that?' for something I had done, nor did he ever say 'why did you not do such and such' for something I had not done.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

"Unity is life, division is death" ~ Hafiz e Millat
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Excellence of Leading an Ascetic Life, and Virtues of Simple Life
Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) sat on the pulpit and we sat around him. He said: "What I am concerned most is the flourishment and the beauty of this world will be available to you".[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
55/458 - Riyad Us-Saliheen (Gardens of the Righteous)

Ponder
To love Allah means to obey Him. To obey Allah means you love and trust Him. To trust Him means you recognise Him as the All-Knowing, All-wise. To recognise Him for His attributes, makes Him Allah the Greatest.

Loving Allah and being a Muslim requires submission to His will. You cannot love Allah if you do opposite of everything He asks you of.

Loving Allah should be your greatest aspiration. Work, family, wealth, and worldly affairs should be a means of reaching Him.

May Allah instill love and peace in our hearts, and may He make us seeking Him, our greatest aspiration.  اِ نْ شَآ ءَ اللّه
 
 

`Abdullah bin `Amr bin Al-`as (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: Messenger of Allah (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said to me, "O Abdullah! Do not be like so-and-so. He used to get up at night for optional prayer but abandoned it later."[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Commentary:
The excellence of manners demands that if someone has something reprehensible in his character, the person concerned should not be mentioned but the shortcoming must be indicated so that people refrain from it. The second point that we learn from this Hadith is that if one starts a good deed, he should try his best to do it perpetually because its perpetuation is liked by Allah.
15/154 - Riyad Us-Saliheen (Gardens of the Righteous)
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The true Mashaa`ik do not promote and advertise themselves, nor do they canvass for Mureedeen. They do not chase after name and fame. They do not hanker after Dunya. They wish to remain concealed, but Allah Ta’ala sometimes chooses for them to be known
Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel RA
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 Love is when you make sure that every single one of your actions in life will make thee beloved Allah happy."
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"Imagination has never imagined what you give to me."
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"Allah Ta'ala has created the angels from intellect but He did not place lust in them,

He created animals with lust but did not place intellect in them, but He placed both intellect & lust in humans,

therefore he whose intellect overcomes his lust is greater than the angels & he whose lust overcomes his intellect is lower than animals."

-Ali ( رضي الله عنه )
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 Hide the good you do, and make known the good done to you!
 --Ali ibn Abi Talib رضِي اللهُ عنهُ"
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Those “Little” Mustahab Acts

In a Hadeeth-e-Qudsi Allah Ta’ala says:
“My servant continually gains closeness to Me by virtue of Nafl Acts until I reserve love for him.” (Bukhari)


We all do realize that the status of Fardh is the loftiest. Then comes the stage of Waajib acts, followed by Sunnat-e-Mu-akkaddah practices and then Mustahab Acts which are also termed as Nawaafil and Sunnat-e-Ghair Mu-akkadah. We all know that Mustahab acts are not waajib or obligatory in practice. However, we propose to discuss why Mustahab Acts are necessary from another angle, albeit not the Fiqhi angle.


Our complacency in regard to Mustahab acts stems from our ignorance of the innumerable benefits and blessings of Mustahab acts. If one realizes the benefits and blessings which a minute Mustahab act carries one will confess to being at such a loss till now for being unaware of these precious pearls.


The lover is in search of everything which makes his beloved happy. When he comes to know that my beloved loves certain acts, he strives to render those acts. He does not want to leave out the slightest act which his beloved enjoys and is happy about. If we develop this nature of Love for Allah Ta’ala then we will appreciate these mustahab acts. We will understand the bayaan of these mustahab deeds to be the Rahmat of Allah Ta’ala and the compassion of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) for they have mentioned these acts which bring about the Pleasure Allah Ta’ala in much detail.


If only necessary acts were mentioned in the Shariah, those who have intense love for Allah Ta’ala would have been extremely disconcerted. The reason for this is that a lover does not make do with only compulsory duties. The lover does understand compulsory duties to be obligatory upon himself. He wishes to go further and carry out those acts which will make the beloved turn to him even more.


Consider the example of two workers. One is merely an employee who is working for the money. He satisfies himself with carrying out only what he is instructed to do. He has no desire to do anything over and above what is necessary for him to do. Another worker is one whom you raised from childhood and hence he has a special bond with you. He is not working just for a salary. He will not suffice with only what he is instructed to do. In fact, he strives to do whatever he knows pleases the master. His mind is not on working hours. He is not upset or reluctant to do anything after hours. In fact, he is too happy to serve his master at any time during the day and night for he has a special bond of love with his master. Is there no difference between these two workers? There is indeed a huge difference between the two.


Let us be honest with ourselves and consider our bond with Allah Ta’ala. Why do we only gratify ourselves with Fardh and Waajib? If we had intense love for Allah Ta’ala; if we considered our lives for the sake of Allah Ta’ala we would never have stopped short of the Mustahab Acts. In fact, we would have been on the lookout for Mustahab deeds to carry out. Knowing that Allah Ta’ala loves a certain act we would have hastened to carry it out and knowing that Allah Ta’ala is displeased with a certain act we would have stayed far away from it.


We would not be contented with having a casual relationship with Allah Ta’ala. How can we be contented with a casual relationship? If we look at our relationship with those we love, are we satisfied with just a basic relationship? No one is contented with just having a shallow bond with his dear ones. As a matter of fact, every one desires his relationship with those whom he loves to be par excellence.


Look at the relationship with the wife. Although this is a very weak bond in that it is connected with just a short statement of acceptance and just a single word of Talaaq severs this connection, yet no one satisfies himself with a superficial relationship with the wife. Every one desires his relationship with his wife to be perfect and intense. For the sake of intensifying this bond a man will go to extremes. He will purchase for his wife such garments and jewellery which are not really necessary, nor a duty upon him, for the sole purpose of strengthening this bond.


If a man just fulfils the waajib rights of his wife there will be no pleasure in such a relationship and inevitably such a relationship will break apart. Maintaining a relationship is dependent on strengthening it. Remember this well. A man will purchase for his wife as much as she desires and even more. He will have a healthy relationship with his in-laws. He will see to her happiness at all times, take her on holiday, make light her work at home. All this he does for the sake of strengthening the bond between him and his wife, whereas we have just mentioned that this bond is extremely thin and weak. Nevertheless, no one wishes to sever his relationship with his wife and if it reaches that stage, then what grief does it cause! For an enduring relationship all mustahab acts of marriage are resorted to.


We do all this for the sake of a relationship which is so flimsy, and we are so concerned with its permanency! It is then astonishing that in spite of our relationship with our Creator, Allah Ta’ala we display apathy at strengthening our bond with him. The bond with Allah Ta’ala can never be severed. We will always remain his creation and his servants. Considering this to be the strongest of all bonds, why are we not concerned with strengthening this bond? Why do we not think on the same lines here as we think in regard to our bond with our wives?


The permanence of a relationship is dependent on strengthening the relationship. Not working to strengthen a relationship endangers the relationship. Can anyone tolerate his relationship with Allah Ta’ala breaking? We cannot even tolerate our relationship with our wives and children breaking; our relationship with our friends breaking, whereas these are all weak relationships, then how can we tolerate our relationship with Allah Ta’ala even weakening? To be content with a weak relationship with Allah Ta’ala is indeed a great injustice.


Our apathy towards Mustahab acts is the result of being unaware of the innumerable benefits and blessings of these Mustahab acts. When we learn of a certain practice being Mustahab we consider laxity in its practice to be no problem. This is a dangerous condition as it translates to us only being contented with a formal relationship with Allah Ta’ala.


If people in this world are very kind and munificent to us, do we hold casual relationships with them? Sometimes out of love or desire for something we go out of our way to see to the needs of our benefactors. Why is it then that in the obedience of Allah Ta’ala we only confine ourselves to Fardh and Waajibaat? And why do we not regard the Mustahabbaat to be of great imortance?


One barkat of carrying out Mustahab acts is that a person who practices on the Mustahabbaat will be less prone to sin. One who performs his Tahajjud and Ishraaq will abstain from sin more than one who only fulfils the five times Fardh Salaat.

Sometimes a Mustahab act becomes the means for one’s salvation in the Aakhirah. Seebwaih was one of the most renowned grammarians of the Arabic language. However, in creed he was of the Mu’tazili sect who holds some corrupt beliefs punishable in the Aakhirah. After he passed away someone saw Seebwaih in a dream and enquired about his condition in that world. He replied that he had been forgiven. Upon enquiry of the cause of his forgiveness he replied: “I was forgiven over a rule in grammar. The grammarians say that the strongest and most obvious proper noun is the first person pronoun. I, however, differed and proclaimed the strongest and most obvious proper noun to be the word “Allah”. Allah Ta’ala declared: ‘You have honoured my name. Today We will honour you. Go you are forgiven.”

Look at this case of this grammarian being forgiven over a Mustahab deed. There are similar episodes narrated in the Hadeeth of sinful people being forgiven on account of Mustahab acts. We should, therefore, not misjudge the worth of Mustahab acts. Special bond and love of Allah Ta’ala hinges on carrying out the Mustahab acts of the Deen. May Allah Ta’ala grant us the courage, awareness and fervour to gain His Pleasure through Mustahab practices, Aameen.

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DU'AA:

All Praise is due to ALLAH TA'ALA, The Most Beneficient, The Most Merciful.

Peace, Blessings & Salutations be upon our beloved Master, the Nabi and Beloved of ALLAH TA'ALA, the Seal of all Prophets and Mercy unto the Worlds -- Sayyedena Muhammad  صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ .

O MY ALLAH, YOU are so forgiving, so merciful, YOU have given us so much but we have continuously met YOUR generosity with ungratefulness

O MY BELOVED ALLAH, protect us from wastage and extravagance

O MY ALLAH, protect us from the abuse of YOUR bounties that YOU have bestowed upon us

O ALLAH, give us the taufeeq of appreciating YOUR Bounties.

O MY ALLAH, give hidayat (guidance) to everyone

O ALLAH, we want to become YOUR Walis (friends of ALLAH)...

.... O ALLAH, how long are we going to remain friends of nafs and Shaytaan ?

... O ALLAH, make us from among YOUR sincere servants.

O ALLAH, forgive us, guide us, protect us, give us the taufeeq of sincere taubah, and keep us steadfast on Siraatul Mustaqeem.

O ALLAH, accept this du'aa of mine and of everyone reading this du'aa   
آمِيْن يَارَبَّ الْعَالَمِينْ

Subhaanarabbika Rabbil 'Izzati 'Amma Yassifoon Wassalaamun 'Alal Mursaleen Walhumdulillahir Rabbil 'Aalameen.
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Whoever acts upon his knowledge, Allāh bestows upon him knowledge which he did not previously possess! 
— Imām Mālik
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GOLDEN GUIDELINES;

1) Life cannot become boring when we establish contact with the One who gives Happiness…

2) Say good-bye to that friendship which distances us from Allah Ta’ala.

3) The progress of a person depends on righteous deeds and not just on Duas. 
We will have to do something ourselves.

Actions have to accompany our Duas.

4) The whole world can cry for us, but we have to cry over our sins.

5) In nasihah (advice), do not look at who is giving the advice; rather look at the advice being given.

[Malfoozaat of Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (Rahmatullahi 'alayh)]
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A =Q and A on becoming اللَّهُ  beloved:

Question: What is the time period required for Mujahidah (spiritual struggle whereby one encourages the ego against the bodily lusts and opposes desire in every state) ?

Answer
One requires 80 years of sincere devotion to perfect Mujahidah.

Question : Does a person start Mujahidah at the age of 80 or is 80 years required for it?

Answer
The happenings in this world are attributed to reason. It is very possible that the Divine Grace of the Merciful Lord can bridge this huge gap. On the contrary, 80 consecutive full years of absolute devotion is required for it perfection. But if the Divine Mercy of Allah is focused on the Salik (the traveler of the Mystical Path) then within seconds a non-believer is blessed with Imaan and transformed into an Abdaal (a high-ranking Wali). If one devotes oneself totally in a sincere dedication to Allah Ta'ala then certainly the Mercy of Allah Ta'ala will assist one as stated in the Holy Qur'an:

"And those who strive in Our (cause), We will certainly guide them to Our Paths: for verily Allah is with those who do right" (Surah Ankabut, 29)

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The Seven Treasures of the Heart

http://www.almirajsuficentre.org.au/Heart%207.htm

A MUST READ!!!
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attached below (four actions)
is ways to become a wali of ALLAH

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Muhammed Faraaz Ebrahim,
Dec 3, 2012, 11:40 AM
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