Don’t Chase After The Latest Of Everything

#Materialism is taking over very fast. People really are following the latest of everything. we are drowning with that; cut it, that’s a sign of the anger of Allah .if that wealth came with the #arrogance of karun, it is a punishment and if it came with the obedience of Suleiman (as) it is actually the mercy of Allah. Be happy with what Allah has given you.

“Don’t rush behind that when you get too attached to something and it is coming between you and Allah and your heart is beginning to love it so much that it’s now getting between you and Allah , cut it. – #MuftiMenk

Surah Ad Duha With Heart-Touching! Keep Reciting And Listening When Sadness Fills Your Heart

Many of us know Surah Ad-Duha off by heart and have probably read its meaning many times as well, which seems quite straightforward. How many of us, though, have actually gone into the reason behind its revelation and derived the lessons and implications this surah has in our lives? This is a great text to save and make intention to learn the surah if you don’t know it already.

*Surah Ad-Duha* was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (saw) at a time when he had not received any revelation for six months, not even in the form of a dream! The Prophet (saw) was in a very disturbed state of mind, feeling negative and depressed and believing that Allah was displeased with him, had forgotten him, and did not want him as a Nabi anymore.Don’t we have similar feelings in our lives? *Times when our level of imaan is low, our khushoo in salah wavers and we feel a drop in our connection with Allah?* We feel like our duas are not being answered, our salah is not having a positive impact on our hearts, and worst of all the feeling that we’re horrible human beings, that Allah doesn’t love us or doesn’t care about us anymore.*Surah Ad-Duha* was revealed to the Prophet (saw) to relieve him of these negative feelings and to give him hope, positivity, and the assurance that Allah is with him no matter what. From it we too can find peace, hope, and a renewed faith in Allah when we go through similar states of depression, sadness, and hopelessness.So what does this surah say?..

How Do You Feel The Company Of Your Friends! Jealous or Spiritual | Ustad Asim Khan

This is an advice from Allah to the prophet (Pbuh) That hold yourself back and keep it the company of those who are following you now, who are the poor, the needy, the slaves and yeah,

you desire that people, you know, from the upper class, people from the rich and Powerful, the wealthy embrace your message and follow you and they don’t, you know, turn away with their nose and their ear because of the fact that poor people are surrounding, no… From Surat al-kahf, verse 28.

Be the company of those who are sincere. Don’t worry about those people who they are. if you want to be more sincere with Allah, you to find the right company. You need to be in the company of people who remind you about Allah.

Here, think about the people that you spend time with.. When you are in their company or when you leave from their company, how do you feel?

Sometimes people spend their time with somebody else and then they leave feeling jealous; that is not a person who reminds you about Allah.

We should seek out friendship with people when we leave their company or when we’re in their company, they remind us about Allah. They remind us about the things that make us less worldly even if they’re not funny, even if they’re not rich, even if they’re not influential, even if they’re not popular. Why? Because they are giving you something that money cannot buy, and that is increasing you in your sincerity

Five Miracles! Reasons Behind Obsessive Love With Unbelievable Stories For Prophet(ﷺ)

A father, a counselor, a judge, a teacher, a warrior; greatest of all creation to however have set foot on the face of the Earth: These are some of the descriptions of the prophet of Allah, Muhammad (Pbuh).

It’s the likes of this work ethic and Limitless Ocean of sacrifice and endless Seas of compassion and never ending struggle that caused all of humanity rather all of creation to be obsessed with him to love him.

A love that caused Stones to speak, a love that caused tree trunks to weep, love that cause trees to move from their places, love that caused animals to weep upon seeing his radiant face sallallahu alaihi wasallam and finally, this was a love That the humbled lions and caused them to stop in their tracks.

If this was the type of love that animals and stones and insects had had towards him (pbuh, what then about the men and women who saw him (pbuh)…

What type of Love did the human beings have for him, the companions?

A woman from the tribe of Bani Dinar, bn Hisham (ra) narrates,was given the news that her husband had been killed after Uhud And she said what happened to the prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam? They said to her we are very sorry to tell you that your brother has also been slain. She said what happened to the messenger of Allah (Pbuh)? They said to her, forgive us for giving you this heavy news; On this day Your father has been slain. She said what happened to the messenger of Allah (Pbuh)?

They said,Alhamdulillah, he (Pbuh) is well. She said no, no, point him (pbuh) out. Point him (pbuh) out to me so that I can see him (pbuh) with my own eyes. Can you see him(pbuh)? she looked and then when she saw him(pbuh).

They heard mutter some words to herself. She said, every Calamity in life is small so long as you (pbuh) are okay.

They saw in him (pbuh) a human being who was a perfect embodiment of all of the values that he (pbuh) called towards. He (pbuh) invited them to be good people then they saw in him the best of them all. He (pbuh) commanded them to be brave. And so he (Pbuh) was the bravest of all people. You look at his bravery, You would think that Allah had only sent him (pbuh) to rearrange the armies, to appoint the generals to lead the Warriors, to strengthen the hearts of the soldiers when they were weak.

Al Bara, he would say whenever the intensity of War would become severe, we would hide behind the prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) and the bravest companion would be the one who would be able to stand side by side with him (pbuh) on Battle because he was advancing, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He (Pbuh) didn’t fear death. He (pbuh) commanded them to be generous. They saw in him (pbuh) the most generous of Allah’s creation describing him (pbuh) like the wind that blows and scatters money, spending on people as if he does not fear poverty. He (pbuh) was the king of his wealth. His (pbuh) wealth was not the king of him. his (pbuh) money was not in his heart, His money was beneath his feet.

Money did not manipulate him (pbuh). He (pbuh) manipulated his money where he sourced it from and how he invested it, To use his money as a vehicle to bring him to jannah.

He (Pbuh) was the most generous of all people. You think that Allah had only sent him (pbuh) to spend on the poor and to pay the debts of those in need. He (pbuh) commanded the Muslims to be compassionate and gentle.

You look at him alayhi salatu was Salam and you would think Allah had sent him (pbuh) for no other purpose other than to pass a gentle caring hand over the head of the orphan and to support the Widow, to give encouraging advice to those who are let down, To respond to the invitations of the downtrodden in society, And to eat from their food, even if it was about to go off, he (Pbuh) would not break their hearts and visit those who are handicapped and disabled.

You would think Allah had sent him (pbuh) for no other reason other than to be compassionate and kind. He (Pbuh) commanded his companions to be be worshippers of Allah jalla Jalaluhu. So what did they see in him (pbuh)? A Marvel of a worshipper, A man who would fast continuously, pray at night continuously till Allah Almighty would say to him, Take it easy on yourself.

A man whose feet would grow in size because of swelling and pain whose skin would crack because of continuous praying a man (pbuh) who would soak his beard and the soil beneath him and his clothes from his own tears and his wives would be patting their bed, patting the soil to see where the husband has gone. and their hands would fall on his feet.

As he (pbuh) was bowing and prostrating to Allah jalla jalaluhu in the Masjid, They would say you are in one place and we are in another place.. subhanAllah, A worshipper of Allah. A man (pbuh) who frequently looked into the heavens and frequently looked on to the Earth, He (pbuh) recognized the Grandeur of Allah jalla jalaluhu. This is why you love to him (Pbuh). This is why they loved him (pbuh). This is why we love him (pbuh).

Our messenger sallallahu alehiwassallaam was the finest of them all.

Fix The Ex Of Mine! Divorce Is Not The End Of The World: Just Move On | Mufti Menk

People going through divorce; divorce is becoming like a trend, like a trend: you married! You got to ask the guy, are you still married after two years?

It’s not bad to actually be divorced for the right reasons or to divorce for the right reasons, but when it becomes trend it is scary.

We are not prepared to sacrifice for one another anymore. We’re not prepared to forgive one another anymore.

We want to perfect human being who’s spotless without any weaknesses. That’s we’re looking for. Well, that you will only find in Paradise, if you ever get there.

When divorce happens, it’s not the end of the world. Perhaps, it is the door for you to then get to someone else. Had you not been through your first relationship, you would never have gotten to this much much better person that you subsequently got married to.

The moral is never give up, we go through challenges, and we go through hardship. Let’s look forward, let’s progress.

People sit and say, I’m going to fix the Ex of mine. Do you know what? Just move on. By making someone else’s life difficult, it’s not going to make your life easy. You want ease? Close a chapter, open a new one. Let’s move forward, Thank Allah, beautiful relationship, and that’s more.

Say This Powerful Dua Three Times For Jannah And Protection From Hell! Must In Ramadan

Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated the Messenger of Allah said: “Whoever asks Allah for Jannah three times, Paradise says, “ Oh Allah enter him into Jannah. Whoever seeks protection with Allah from Hell three times, Jahanim says, “ Oh Allah protect him from the Fire.”

Collected by At-Tirmithi (2572) and others. Shaykh Al-Albani (May Allah have mercy on him) graded this hadeeth as being Saheeh in Saheeh At-Tirmithi.

اللهم اِنّي أَسْئَلُكَ الجَنّةُ الفِردَوْس، وأعُوْذْوبِكَ مِنَ النَّار
Allaahumma inni alukal Jannatul Firdous wa a’udhu bika minnan-naar.
(O Allah I ask you for gardens of firdous and I seek refuge from the fire)

 

 

This Man Suddenly Struck Gold! Very Recent True Story of Allah’s Plan | Mufti Menk

Many times in life we fail to progress because we are stuck in the past, and this is not only true when it comes to our own faults and our own sins but even with others. At times it is in the best of your interests to let go of something that looks like you cannot let it go. But in order for you to progress, yes, you must let it go.

Because many people are bogged down in life, they simply cannot move forward. You’re going through a tough time. Trust me; we’ve all been through tough times. But it will last longer, if you don’t progress and you don’t look at the future shine your eyes and take a look at the glass in front of you that shows you the whole road that you don’t even want to walk on.

We become lazy and sad simply because we had something traumatic that happened in our lives. It’s not the end of the road, look up and move forward.

If I told you want to look back it should only be to learn a lesson but not to get stuck in it in such a way that you don’t move forward, remember this.

Look forward, make duaa to Allah, ask Allah, turn to Allah. Make duaa, bear patience. Don’t worry; if the Prophet (Pbuh) went through it who are we? We will go through even more. Don’t ever leave Allah at the time of your hardship. Never blame Allah, no way.

Remember my brothers and sisters, You Are Not Alone. We are in it together. We all have challenges, myself included.  Learn to help one another, learn to say a good word to one another, and learn to be focused, work hard. A day will come when you will smile. May Allah grant us ease.

We go through challenges we go through hardship. Let’s look forward. Let’s progress to instill hope in the hearts of the People by telling them don’t get bogged with the past whether it’s someone who did something to you, whether it’s your own past, you need to look ahead, you need to move forward and you need to understand, make the most of whatever Allah has given you.

Turn to Allah before it is too late. Don’t lose Hope in the mercy of Allah. You are definitely good enough. Just make amends, Get Up, Stand Up and move, move forward, get up for Salah, Ask Allah’s forgiveness.

Cultures, Marriageable age And Questions On Prophetﷺ Marriage! Mohammad Ali Vs Visitor | Speakers Corner

What is the age where you should marry a girl According to the Bible? Why is that better than a law in the country that says 18 and these ages on what basis are you picking?

Because the girls there grow up physically and psychologically in a different way where the girls do in your country. It is a part of their culture something that they are used to, is not something taboo.

But what people do, are judging their own culture when on a culture that that existed in a desert in Arabia 1400 years ago.

Do you know Aysha (Ra) was already engaged, before Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) does the contract with her. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) did not have marriage with her intercourse until she was nine.

Do you know one of his other wives which were called Safiyah (ra) married at the age of 10, not him someone else? That was how the culture was working at the time.

Do you know 200 or 300 years ago in the UK and in America what was the legal age of marriage? it was seven years old. Do you know why they used to marry young? There were wars. Who goes fights and Wars? Men. The girl reaches the age of puberty straightaway the girl is ready for marriage.

That’s how it was, but my question to you is this who defines an adult? Do you know according to books called ‘human development’ on average girls on the age of 10 years old reach the age of puberty.

In hot weather the physical nature of the girl grows much quicker than the cold natured, Do you know that? So, when we look back at 1400 years ago that was complete different elements. Girls used to grow maturely very easily. . It was the culture of the time. They were also psychologically very mature. Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) waited for 3 years. Why would he (Pbuh) wait 3 years? None of the people at the time of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) have accused him of doing something wrong.

This society has an age restriction. Therefore they will look at you like you’re someone different. But that’s the problem. Who says this Society is right and the society 1400 years ago was wrong?

Have you been Have you ever been to the people who live in Mountains?  The people who only strictly live in mountains; How are these people grow and how the physical nature? I’m talking about countries which are hot. If you go there you will see how the girls look. The girl is 18 years old, and she looks like 21. They have different psychological, different societal, different environmental elements. You can’t apply your own standards on anyone else.

No one criticized him for marrying Ayesha (ra). Do you know why? [No, I don’t know.] That was the norm. Do you know the first wife of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh)? How old was she? I think, she was 40 years old. How old was he? [28.] He was 25. So, someone wants to marry children, why would he marry someone 15 years older than him?

All of the wives of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) were widows, divorcees. Why did he (Pbuh) need so many wives? That’s a good question. To bring the people close.

He (Pbuh) married girls, for example, Safiyyah (Ra) that I mentioned to you about. She was the daughter of the leader of the Jewish tribe in Mecca. That was their Tradition at the time.

A Point In My Life I Start Looking For The Truth! Subboor, Father And Son | Speakers Corner

We (Muslims) believe Jesus (A.S) to be messiah.We believe him to be a prophet, not to be God or the Son of God. So we believe he is a messenger of God, and the early Christians; they never believed Jesus was God. This was a later on invention and the idea of the Trinity.

Islam teaches is God can forgive Give us and God doesn’t need a human sacrifice. We shouldn’t just follow the religion of our forefathers. We should look at what is true. And Islam is something which appears not only to your heartable but also to your intellect. It tells you things which are logical.

There’s a Christian Deacon. His name is Dr. Gerald Dirks. He was a Christian and he studied the early history of Christianity and he realized the early Christians did not believe in Jesus being God. They had many different beliefs. And many of these beliefs, they came after Jesus. So, he converted to Islam and he has a lecture on YouTube. You can watch called Islamic trajectories in early Christianity.

‘Do what you desire’ and this is the opposite of what God’s message to humanity is. God’s message is do the right thing not just do what you want, and that’s where I see the conflict between God’s message and the message that we have in contemporary society today.

In the Quran, that God says Think, reflect, question, Ponder; don’t just blindly accept, and one of the messages of the Quran is don’t follow your ancestors. Follow the truth. Don’t follow desire, follow the truth.

God says in the Quran is whoever comes to God with a sound heart will be saved, with a sound heart. So having a connection with God, we can decipher what is God’s intervention in our life. What does God want from us? And one of the messages of the Quran is God is closer to us than our jugular veins, right?

Even though God is above everything, God is closer to us than our jugular veins meaning if we remember God, God remembers us.   If we try to connect with God, God connects with us.

In Islam, it teaches us through connecting with God, through prayer we can make sense of what’s happening to us in our life.

Islam says the purpose of life is to worship God. It’s a very simple thing. What does worship mean? It means you love, Hope, fear, trust; Everything’s in God and everything we do in our life ultimately is for God’s pleasure and we believe as Muslims, The only way to be truly happy is by making God happy, then you will have peace and happiness.

Dua To Seek Refuge From 4 Disastrous Things Taught By The Prophetﷺ

In a hadith recorded in Saheeh Muslim, Zaid bin AlqamRadhi Allahu Anhunarrated that the Prophetﷺ used to supplicate:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عِلْمٍ لَا يَنْفَعُ وَمِنْ قَلْبٍ لَا يَخْشَعُ وَمِنْ نَفْسٍ ‏لَا تَشْبَعُ ‏ ‏وَمِنْ دَعْوَةٍ لَا يُسْتَجَابُ لَهَا‏

Allahumma inni a’udhu bika min ‘ilmin la yanfa’u wa min qalbin la yakhsha’u wa min nafsin la tashba’u wa min da’watin la yustajabu laha

“O Allah, I seek refuge in You from knowledge which does not benefit, from a heart that does not entertain the fear (of Allah), from a soul that is not satisfied and the supplication that is not answered.”

Ask Allah For The Highest! Three Beautiful Stories Of Having High Aspirations | Ustad Asim Khan

One beautiful Hadith from the prophet sallallahu alehiwassallaam, on the topic of high aspirations how the prophet (SAW) spoke from a spiritual perspective:

 

The hadith is found in sahih al-Bukari, the prophet (SAW) says that paradise Is made up of 100 Levels. Between each level There is a distance of the sky and Earth and then he said the highest level in Paradise is called Al Ferdous and he said.. it is beneath the Throne of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala.

The Hadith ends and the prophet (SAW) says, when you ask Allah, ask Him for Al Ferdous, asking for the highest spot in paradise.

The prophet (SAW) wouldn’t tell us to do something unless it had a benefit, unless it was a realistic thing to do and here he saying, you know what? You should aim high in life. You should aim for the highest spot in paradise. And when you ask Allah don’t ask him for the second best.

If you look at the prophet, they are an embodiment of having high aspirations in both this life and in the Hereafter. So for example, if you look at the prophet Solomon/ Suleiman (A.S), we find a beautiful dua that he makes,

quran image Sad35

Qala rabbi ighfir lee wahab lee mulkan la yanbaghee liahadin min baAAdee innaka anta alwahhabu

(38:35) He said, “My Lord, forgive me and grant me a kingdom such as will not belong to anyone after me. Indeed, You are the Bestower.”

 

When you try to do something great in this world for the sake of Allah, aim high; actually aim to be the highest.

We take inspiration from the Hadith where the prophet (SAW) told us when you ask Allah; ask Him for Al Ferdous, the Highest.

In the same way when you plan for 2021, plan for a great year. Plan to deliver a lot of good deeds, Deeds that will raise your position in the Hereafter. Deeds that will help leave a legacy behind you.