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Narrated Abu Hurairah (radi Allaahu 'anhu):

Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: a believing man should not hate a believing woman; if he dislikes one of her characteristics, he will be pleased with another.

[Reported by Muslim]

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Narrated Abu Hurairah (radi Allaahu 'anhu):

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: The Great and the Glorious Lord said (to angels): Whenever My bondsman intends to commit an evil, do not record it against him, but if he actually commits it, then write it as one evil. And when he intends to do good but does not do it, then take it down as one act of goodness, but if he does it, then write down ten deeds (in this record).`

[Reported by Muslim]

Commentary: This Hadeeth is showing the wonders of the Generosity of Allaah especially in doing deeds. Allaah is saying to the angels that record the deeds of an individual to not write down a bad deed that a person intends to do until he actually does it. Furthermore, he is saying to write down the intention of doing a good deed as a good deed and to write down the fulfillment of the good action as ten good deeds. Therefore, this Hadeeth is showing that Allaah does not like to punish people and that he loves to reward them with good.

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Narrated Ibn Masud (radi Allaahu 'anhu):

Allaah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: "Envy is permitted only in two cases: A man whom Allah gives wealth, and he disposes of it rightfully, and a man to whom Allah gives knowledge which he applies and teaches it."

[Reported by Bukhari and Muslim]

Commentary: According to Imam An-Nawawi's explanation, the word Hasad (jealousy) is used in the sense of Ghibtah i.e., envy. In Islam, jealousy is forbidden and is held unlawful. The reason being that one who is jealous wants that the person, who possesses the quality of which he is jealous, be deprived of that quality. Envy is permissible for the reason that when one seems that a person has been graced by Allah with certain gifts and qualities, he also desires to be blessed with those gifts. In the latter case, he does not grumble and grieve but eagerly prays to Allah for those gifts. `Knowledge' here stands for the knowledge of the Qur'an and Hadith because this knowledge alone is beneficial for man, and it is through this knowledge that correct judgements can be made among the people. This Hadith has an inducement for acquiring useful knowledge along with wealth to spend in the ways ordained by Allah.

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Narrated Abu Hurayrah (radi Allaahu 'anhu):

Allaah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: "Beware of suspicion, for suspicion is the worst of false tales. Do not look for other's faults. Do not spy one another, and do not practise Najsh (means to offer a high price for something in order to allure another customer who is interested in the thing). Do not be jealous of one another and do not nurse enmity against one another. Do not sever ties with one another. Become the slaves of Allah, and be brothers to one another as He commanded. A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim. He should neither oppress him nor humiliate him. The piety is here! The piety is here!'' While saying so he pointed towards his chest. "It is enough evil for a Muslim to look down upon his Muslim brother. All things of a Muslim are inviolable for his brother in Faith: his blood, his wealth and his honour. Verily, Allah does not look to your bodies nor to your faces but He looks to your hearts and your deeds.'' Another narration is: "Do not feel envy against one another; do not nurse enmity; do not spy on one another and do not cheat one another. Be Allah's slaves, brethren to one another.''

Another narration is: "Do not have estranged relations with one another. Do not nurse enmity and do not feel envy against one another. O Allah's worshippers! Be brothers!''

Another narration is: "Do not estrange mutual relations and do not intervene into the transaction which is likely to be settled with another person.''

[Reported by Muslim]

Commentary: "Beware of suspicion'' means such suspicion about a Muslim for which no apparent evidence is available. Similar is the case of that thought which emerges in one's mind without any logic. "Najsh'' means to give higher bid in auction only to deceive others. Thus, it is a false bid which is not at all intended for purchasing the thing which is being auctioned. The instructions given to the Muslims in this Hadith are meant to secure the honour of Muslims. Since, doubt without any reason, and search for defects and weaknesses go against the security of a Muslim's honour, Islam has strictly forbidden Muslims from them. Another purpose for forbidding such things is to consolidate Muslim brotherhood. For this reason, they have been forbidden from oppression, leaving their Muslim brothers in lurch, considering others humble, and from taking pride in worldly possessions. In fact, the life, property, and honour of a Muslim have been declared unlawful for all other Muslims. Increase in a bid without any intention of buying the thing being auctioned and bargain over a bargain have also been prohibited because they also create ill-will and enmity.

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And give not a thing in order to have more (or consider not your deeds of obedience to Allaah as a favour to Allaah) [al-Muddaththir 74:6]

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Narrated Aisha (radi Allaahu 'anha): Allaah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: "The one who is proficient in the recitation of the Qur'an will be with the honourable and obedient scribes (angels) and he who recites the Qur'an and finds it difficult to recite, doing his best to recite it in the best way possible, will have a double reward.." (Reported by Bukhari and Muslim)

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Assalaamu-alaikum,

Qur'an, from the story of Nuh with his people:

"Next I appealed to them publicly; then I broadcast it to them

and confided with them privately, proclaiming: 'Seek forgiveness

from your Lord; He is so Forgiving. He causes the sky to send

torrents down upon you and He supplies you with wealth and

children, and grants you gardens and even grants you rivers."

- Surah Nuh 78/9-12

[Lessons from these verses] Whatever you are seeking in life,

knock on the doors of forgiveness and they will both open.

Walaikum-Assalaam

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Assalaamu-alaikum,

> One day Allah's Messenger, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, noticed a

> Bedouin leaving his camel without tying it. He asked the

> Bedouin, "Why don't you tie down your camel?"

> The Bedouin answered, "I placed my trust in Allah."

> At that, the Prophet, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, said, "Tie

> your camel and place your trust in Allah" - Tirmidhi

>

> [Lessons from this hadith] Placing trust in Allah means doing

> everything that is necessary for success! <--that's a big one!

Walaikum-assalaam

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Bismillah

Assalaamu-alaikum,

> One day Allah's Messenger, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, noticed a

> Bedouin leaving his camel without tying it. He asked the

> Bedouin, "Why don't you tie down your camel?"

> The Bedouin answered, "I placed my trust in Allah."

> At that, the Prophet, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, said, "Tie

> your camel and place your trust in Allah" - Tirmidhi

>

> [Lessons from this hadith] Placing trust in Allah means doing

> everything that is necessary for success! <--that's a big one!

Walaikum-assalaam

that's a big one!

That is really a big one, and what is necessary for success is really easy, and relies on one striving to get closer to Allah, but this does not mean doing nothing, but rather putting forth an Ayah or hadeeth in each or every situation we face and see how to handle it accordingly. In other words trying hard to apply Quran and sunnah in our lives to be placed among those who fear Allah, thus Allah Makes for them a way out.

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Bismillah

As Salam alaikum

This is one of my favorite reminders. My family and I will ask each other concerning life issues, "Did you tie up your camel?" This is our quick way of askig if everything that could be done has been done.

Jazakum Allah Kahirun for these reminders

As Salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu

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There are no more days beloved 2 Allah for u 2 worship him, therein then the 10 days of Dhul Hijja. Fasting any day is equivalent 2 fasting 1 yr n to offer salatul tahujjud during 1 of its nites is lyk performing the nite prayer on da nite of power. (at-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, al-Baihaqi)

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Ibn Al-Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah said in his book, Salah and the ruling on the one who leaves it: "The sin of one who leaves the Salah with Allah, his sin is worse than killing a soul, and taking the money of the people, and even worse than the sin of Zina, and stealing, and taking intoxicants. And the one who does that has exposed himself to the Punishment of Allah, and His Anger, and His Humiliation for him in this life and the afterlife."

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Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr:

A person asked Allah's Apostle . "What (sort of) deeds in or (what qualities of) Islam are good?" He replied, "To feed (the poor) and greet those whom you know and those whom you don't know."

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I just love this

A friend posted on facebook

Praying 5 times a day, does not make me religious, it makes me a Muslim!

Subhanallah!

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"I invite you to see the world around you with new eyes today; with eyes of wonder and gratitude, thanks and praise. May Allah swt make us of those who are reminded of Him at every turn, who turn back to Him, seeking His Face, striving for His Garden. Ameen" quoted by Na'ima B. Robert

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Salmaan al Faarisi (ra) narrated that the messenger of Allah (saw) said:

" Whoever takes a bath on Friday, purifies himself as much as he can, then uses oil (hair) or perfumes himself with scent, then proceeds (for jumua prayer) and does not separate two persons sitting together (in the mosque) then prays as much as (Allah has) written for him and then remains silent while the imam is delivering the khutba, his sins between the present and the next Friday would be forgiven."

(Sahih Bukhari)

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The Prophet salallahu alaihi wasalaam said: 'Whoever is offered basil let him not refuse it, as it is from heaven.' (Nasai and Abu Dawud)

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Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Richness does not lie in the abundance of (worldly) goods, but richness is the richness of the soul (heart, self).” [Muslim]

There are millionaires who are obsessed with making more money, always worried that their wealth is not going to be enough for them. Their insecurity does not let them enjoy what they are blessed with. Such a person despite having riches cannot be called a rich person. For what good is wealth that does not allow its possessor to feel rich, secure or happy? True wealth is the wealth of contentment. This is a gift from Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) and it lives as contentment in the heart of a person.

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Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Bear in mind that if all the people combined together to grant you some benefit, they would not be able to do it unless Allah has determined it for you. And that if all of them combined together to do you harm, they would not be able to do it unless Allah has determined it for you. The pens have been set aside and writings of the Book of Fate have become dry.” [Tirmidhi]

The important lesson to understand from this hadith is that we must not fear death, loss or reproach in obeying the commands of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala), for only that harm will come to us which is already destined to. A believer should not be frightened by the number or resources of the enemies of Allah. This should never determine whether they should obey Allah or not, as this hadith tells us that they can not do any harm unless Allah has destined it for them. And if that is the case that harm will come anyway, but the believer will be rewarded for obeying the commands of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala).

Unfortunately, we find Muslims helping to hurt and kill other Muslims today, using as an excuse that harm would come to them otherwise. We need to develop our understanding of qada wal qadar to become righteous.

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"O you who believe! Spend of the good things which you have (legally) earned, and of that which We have produced from the earth for you, and do not aim at that which is bad to spend from it.'' (2:267)

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"My dear heart, never think you are better than others. Listen to their sorrows with compassion. If you want peace, do not harbor bad thoughts, do not gossip, and do not teach what you do not know." ♥

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