Dua the prophet (Saw) recommended and said that
لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ ، وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ ، وهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
laa ilaaha ill-allaahu, waḥdahu laa shareeka lah, lahul-mulku wa lahul-ḥamdu, wa huwa ‛alaa kulli shay’in qadeer
The best of supplications is the supplication on the day of AAarafah and the best which I and the Prophets before me have said (is):
“None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, without partner. To Him belongs sovereignty and all praise and He is over all things omnipotent.”
The benefits of Hajj and Arafah reach the entire Ummah, they reach the entire nation. So pray for yourself, pray for your Ummah, pray for the people around the world, your Ummah around the world, and let the benefit flow insahllah taala because this is the most blessed day of the year.
Allah subhanaw Taala sends His help; no doubt, be convinced, but on His terms and on the timeline that He sees is appropriate and befitting and that timeline may be immediate, it may be tomorrow, it may Maybe in the distant future.
Always maintain conviction in your heart that Allah will help you. If you are faithful, if you are devoted to Allah then for sure His victory and His help will arrive but that will come at a time that Allah chooses not when you choose.
It teaches us that our desire and our wish for Humanity are not to conquer them. But rather to call them and to invite them and to see them join us in the worship of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala and not to die on disbelief and to end up in the hellfire….
We must adopt that lifestyle where we say Islam is not just for me and my family but it is for everyone and I will call everyone up to my ability and up to my potential.
Bismillah Hir Rahman Nir Raheem
In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious and The Most Merciful
إِذَا جَاءَ نَصْرُ اللَّهِ وَالْفَتْحُ
Iza jaaa’a nasrul-laahi walfath
1. When the victory of Allah has come and the conquest,
وَرَأَيْتَ النَّاسَ يَدْخُلُونَ فِي دِينِ اللَّهِ أَفْوَاجًا
Wa ra-aitan naasa yadkhuloona fee deenil laahi afwajaa
2. And you see the people entering into the religion of Allah in multitudes,
فَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ وَاسْتَغْفِرْهُ ۚ إِنَّهُ كَانَ تَوَّابًا
Fasabbih bihamdi rabbika wastaghfirh, innahoo kaana tawwaaba
3. Then exalt [Him] with praise of your Lord and ask forgiveness of Him. Indeed, He is ever Accepting of repentance.
Never write off a person simply because they’ve done something wrong.
If you were to be excommunicated because of the sin you’ve committed, every single one of us would be excommunicated just because Allah has covered. You do not mean you’re innocent.
So go easy on others and Allah will go easy on you.
We all falter, we all commit sins. So let’s not play the nobleman by trying to belittle others instead of helping them.
Ibn Abbas (ra) said the documentation of Allah is every expression, every word and every signal whether it is expressed written or spoken. That’s the way that Allah documents
If you would not bring yourself to say it to someone, don’t write it.
When we use social media use it in a way that if you were to die for some reason you would not be embarrassed about the content that you have put out there.
As a Believer we should do that which is good. We should do that which is not embarrassing if we were to die and even if we did not die, but we need to be much more responsible when it comes to the use of social media.
Prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him explains to us who the bankrupt person is. And he says that it is a person who has a lot of good deeds, a lot of good deeds, but when they come on the Day of Judgment, they did wrong to people. So, Allah took those good deeds and actually gave them to the others, such that there were no more Good Deeds remaining.
So this is why Allah says when you do good deeds, make sure protect them by not engaging in harming others and come with them on the day of judgment, We will multiply that for you tenfold.
If a person does the bad deed, Allah instructs the angel to hold on not to write it against them yet for a period of time for a part of the day or a part of the night, why?
Perhaps this person might seek forgiveness. So there’s no need to write it yet. So we’re given a time after committing a sin to repent.
The guilt or the regret that a Believer feels immediately after committing a sin is actually the mercy of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala.
Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala gave Muhammad peace be upon him being the final messenger of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala a list of things that He wanted us to know are actually part of the prohibitions that He has declared prohibited.
So there are many things that are prohibited. Each time Allah prohibits something it is in order for us to be protected from harm, in order for us to achieve goodness, in order to regulate our lives such that we can be comforted.
And if we are in a crisis, we will definitely be comforted by understanding what is prohibited and staying away.
When it comes to Allah there is obedience. When it comes to your parents, there is kindness.
But if it is beyond or outside the obedience of Allah, then there is no obedience for the creatures when it comes to the sin against the One who created.
Allah says when you do business be open, be transparent, don’t cheat people, don’t shortchange people and you will achieve comfort in that deal.
Do not usurp the wealth of others. Don’t shortchange people in business whether it is weighing the scales or whether it is just dealing; be transparent, be open, be merciful and Allah will grant your blessings
Mu’adh (رضي الله عنه) reported: The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) took hold of my hand and said, “O Mu’adh! By Allah I love you, so I advise you to never forget to recite after every prayer:
اللَّهُمَّ أَعِنِّي عَلَى ذِكْرِكَ، وَشُكْرِكَ، وَحُسْنِ عِبَادَتِكَ
“Allâhumma a’innî alâ dhikrika, wa shukrika, wa husni ‘ibâdatika
O Allah, help me remember You, to be grateful to You, and to worship You in an excellent manner”
[Abu Dawud] [Book 16, Hadith 1422]
Yes, we do have enemies. We may know some of them and perhaps we don’t know some of them but the biggest enemy is the devil/shaitan.
He makes us think at times beyond the level that we’re supposed to be thinking upon and we start doubting people. He creates fear in our hearts.
He makes us doubt good people sometimes and we begin to think that perhaps they are our enemies. Yet they’re good people and sometimes he makes us draw closer to the real enemies so that we become those who have lost either in our relationship with Allah or in any other way.
وَاللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ بِأَعْدَائِكُمْ ۚ وَكَفَىٰ بِاللَّهِ وَلِيًّا وَكَفَىٰ بِاللَّهِ نَصِيرًا – 4:45
Wallaahu a’lamu bi a’daaa’i-kum; wa kafaa billaahi waliyyanw wa kafaa billaahi naseera
And Allah is most knowing of your enemies; and sufficient is Allah as an ally, and sufficient is Allah as a helper.
Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala tells us in Surat annisa. That He knows better than you who your enemies are. SubhanAllah. How many of us have actually accused the innocent of being an enemy? How many of us have befriended an enemy? So we’re sometimes confused because we judge people. May Allah (SWT) forgive us.
If you develop a correct relationship with Allah, he gives you the ability to distinguish. Do you have a good relationship with Allah? Yes, well then forget about it. He will protect you. He will definitely be there for you.
To leave your home with the intention of seeking or spreading knowledge is the most noble Pursuits, that we find in the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alihi wasalam.
Hadith that as a person goes out seeking knowledge the inhabitants of the heavens and the Earth all seek forgiveness for that person whether it is the angels in the heavens or the fish in the sea, each one of them seeks forgiveness for that person as they go out seeking and spreading knowledge.
Seeking or spreading knowledge is a means of connecting you to the people because your relationship with them is benefiting them and even the environments because ibn rajab (rah) commented on that, what would cause the fish in the sea to seek forgiveness for that person is that a person of knowledge thinks about the rights of everything on them and And so they treat even their environment with care.
go for the blessing of having the Angels lower their wings for you and having all of these creations seek forgiveness for you at the top of them those highest Angels sending their peace and blessings upon you showing their approval and their humility to the person who is learning becoming more humble and being beneficial to everything around.
We are human beings, we sin. We falter and at times we transgress knowingly and the times unknowingly. May Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala forgive us. So well, but Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala tells us there is a race. You must make haste.
It is the race of achieving Comfort during that type of a crisis. The crisis is sinful Behavior, the sins and the comfort is the race.
Allah says We want you to race to make haste towards two things. Number one; the forgiveness of Allah, number two the paradise.
There are four conditions to wipe out sins including recurring ones. The same four conditions would actually make you sinless and spotless once again; and again and again and it is endless.
What are the four conditions of seeking forgiveness? Number one: admit your sin to yourself between you and Allah, number two: regret it. That’s also between you and Allah, number three: seek forgiveness. That’s also between you and Allah, number four: promise not to do it again, that’s also between you and Allah.
Allah has already said those who develop the correct relationship with me and they are the ones who spend during days of ease and during times of hardship.
The racing towards forgiveness and Paradise that is prepared for those who are conscious of Allah that race includes spending but together with that you need to extinguish your anger.
The prophet peace be upon Him says a powerful person is not he who can out wrestle others; a powerful person is the one who can extinguish his anger when he’s angry, subhanallah. Can you do? Well, then you achieve a lot of comfort. You protect yourself from many crises.
And Part of developing your relationship with Allah and earning paradise and winning the race is to forgive people, learn to forgive others.