Fame is not a virtue in Islam
Many a times, we judge people by certain societal criteria and external factors, but is this really the most accurate way of judging people? Let’s see by recalling this hadith.
Narrated Sahl bin Sa`d As-Sa`id:
A man passed by Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) and the Prophet (ﷺ) asked a man sitting beside him, “What is your opinion about this (passer-by)?” He replied, “This (passer-by) is from the noble class of people. By Allah, if he should ask for a lady’s hand in marriage, he ought to be given her in marriage, and if he intercedes for somebody, his intercession will be accepted. Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) kept quiet, and then another man passed by and Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) asked the same man (his companion) again, “What is your opinion about this (second) one?” He said, “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)! This person is one of the poor Muslims. If he should ask a lady’s hand in marriage, no-one will accept him, and if he intercedes for somebody, no one will accept his intercession, and if he talks, no-one will listen to his talk.” Then Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “This (poor man) is better than such a large number of the first type (i.e. rich men) as to fill the earth.” [ Sahih A Bukhari]
Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah loves a servant who is righteous, independent, and obscure.”
Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2965
Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim
Don’t ask Allah to answer the prayer the way that you want it to be answered but ask Allah to answer the prayer and the way that He knows is best.
Perfect supplication is when you ask Allah for the best, for the highest in your perception. and then you are satisfied with His response as the best no matter how He gives it to you.
Don’t just ask Allah to stop the bleeding, ask Allah to increase the reward and ask Allah to give you a better replacement and that’s part of expecting well of your Creator, when you ask of Him.
Don’t concern yourself with how the answer comes but know that the One you are asking is fully capable and knows what He’s doing.
The prophet (saw) said to be moderate and sincere and strive for Perfection, but be gradual in our pursuit of Allah and he said (saw) to focus on remembering Allah. Haste being in a hurry in a way that Allah does not like being Hasty in salah. Be worried about 5G, Fajr Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib & Ishā, that’s you are supposed to be worried about right?
Patience in Times of hardship is the ability to still stay focused keep things in perspective and remain grateful, but it’s not, you know a person knows or doesn’t approach Allah subhana Tada in the interest of that reward and think that the only way to attain that reward is to suffer.
Don’t think that Allah can’t give you the reward of suffering without you actually suffering, Allah does not need the suffering in order to give you the reward right?
Don’t ask Allah for the punishment or don’t ask Allah for the trial, ask Allah for the reward without the trial. if the trial comes then Allah will give you a reward upon reward in sha Allah
The beautiful incident there, the nature of that incident and how these people went above and beyond; To show good character and to demonstrate excellence and compassion and sometimes that means being sensitive to the person you’re speaking to and the person that’s in front of you and making sure that you don’t embarrass them. You don’t humiliate them and you even try to play off a situation where they’re embarrassed or humiliated
Hatim al asam (rah) that he was so concerned with hurting the feelings of that woman or letting that woman be embarrassed that he immediately went above and beyond to make sure that she did she wasn’t even heard in that embarrassing moment of hers.
He showed excellence and so he wasn’t just an excellent worshiper, but he was excellent in his character.
if you think about the beauty of the simple words Allah is greater than your worries, Allah is greater than your grief, Allah is greater than your obstacles, Allah is is greater than your ease, Allah is greater than all of those things and the way that we say that every single time not just when we start our prayers, but every motion that we make in prayer. We remind ourselves Allah Akbar God is great.
And we constantly say that throughout the day what that does is instead of the shadow of the concern and the challenge that lies ahead, it minimizes the Shadow and it causes you to focus on the enormity of Allah is all-encompassing greatness.
The obstacle that’s ahead of you while it may be an obstacle doesn’t need to be given a shadow focus on the size of that obstacle. as big as you think the obstacle, is remember Allah llahu Akbar, God is greater than that obstacle. – Shaykh Omar Suleiman
How do I call upon Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala using His entire name’s in my supplication? so that I’m connecting to Allah from all of these different angles because at the end of the day to bring all of the 99 back together in our hearts in our minds and our thoughts, on our tongues is to completely overwhelm ourselves right with the contemplation of Allah who Is and how we connect with Him.
‘And to Allah belong all the best names, so call Him by them’ -Quran 7:180. How do I start to bring about all of the names of Allah into my supplication?
If we had a proper understanding of the name names of Allah, then the issues of faith that have been made primary will be rendered secondary. They’ll be turned into peripheral issues because you have such a trust in a faith in the name of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala in the names of Allah and the attributes of Allah subhanawTaala. – Shaykh Omar Suleiman