Islam has taught us how to select your friends and has advised us what type of friends we should have. It’s also made mention of the impact of friends and how on the Day of Judgment a person who had bad friends would actually regret those particular friends.
Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala says o you who believe be conscious of Allah, develop the correct relationship with Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala and be in the company of those who are as-Sadikin. So who are as-Sadikin? They are the ones who are truthful. They are true to Allah.
A true friend will not tell you what you want to hear. But we’ll tell you what you need to hear. a true friend will correct you in a beautiful way not just cheer you on when you’re going in the wrong direction. A true friend will tell you my brother my sister what you did is actually not right. subhanALlah, those are true friends.
Allah says the best of friends in this world on that day will be the worst of enemies besides those who had a good relationship with Allah, those who had taqwa, those who had piety which means they will start blaming each other; I’m in Hell Fire today because of you, other one will say no it’s because of you and so on.
To take your precautions and to ensure that you have tied your camel before you say I lay my trust in Allah.
the prophet salallahu alaihe wasalam says work hard towards achieving that which is beneficial for you. Do whatever you can to ensure that what you want, you will get it by the will of Allah. Work hard, Say the name of Allah, seek the help of Allah and go forth.
Then if something bad were to happen to you, then you don’t blame anyone or anything. You just say Allah wanted that to happen.
We must remember saving lives is still our duty. We must remember as much as the lockdown or the restrictions may be disappearing. The virus has not disappeared.
In fact a Believer is the one who is supposed to care even more. A Believer is the one who is supposed to be even more conscious of Life, of sickness, of the spread of evil, the spread of anything harmful.
It is prohibited upon a Believer to spread something harmful even if it were just a foul smell from your own mouth. imagine a disease, imagine something that was really harmful to the lives of people let alone just a stench or a smell from your mouth.
Do something constructive, not destructive, remember those Words because if you tackled boredom with something destructive, it will occupy you with something very very regretful.
Allah says be charitable, be good, be kind. Who should I be kind to?
Allah Says (Surah An-nisa, V. 36), worship Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala alone, don’t associate partners with him and be kind to your parents.
Notice, Allah didn’t say obey your parents because obedience is for Allah.
Allah says you don’t have to listen to them when they are wrong. You have to be kind to them whether they are right or wrong. You have to respectfully disagree with them when they are wrong.
Remember if we would like goodness and kindness, if we would Comfort, be kind and respectful to the following categories: your parents then your relatives even if they are nasty people what’s stopping you from being kind and respectful even though you might keep a bit of a distance.
And then Allah says Be Kind to the orphans, be kind to the Beggars, the poor, the needy, be kind to your neighbors. Make sure that you’re very very good to your neighbors.
May Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala help us and then he says Be Kind to Wayfarer a person who’s lost.
Allah says don’t desire, don’t wish for that which we have given others when we have raised some above others. Allah has created different roles for everyone to play.
Allah says don’t become depressed by wishing and wanting that which Allah didn’t give you, SubhanAllah especially when it comes to something natural.
Be happy with Allah’s decreed, be happy with the way Allah has made you, be okay with your hair, and with your looks with everything else be fine with it. That’s how Allah wanted to make you unless there is something absolutely abnormal which you would be allowed to rectify and to correct.
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.
In the Battle of Badr, which was one of the first battles that was fought by the Muslims to regain what they had lost, Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala tells us that two qualities if they’re found in people, the Angels may come to help them.
The day of Crisis, the day of war, the day when the belief of the Believers was being tested and Allah says remember when we helped you during the Battle of Badr, subhanallah.
if you are conscious of Allah and you bare patience with those two, Two characteristics if the enemy were to swipe at you right now, we would send you five thousand angels Guess what they were patient. They developed their taqwa.
Develop your patience, develop your relationship with Allah and here against the enemy Allah will grant you Victory.
In suratul Al-A’raf, subhanahu wa’ta’ala addresses us all by calling us Ya bani Adam! o children of Adam, don’t let shaitan trap you with his traps
Shaytan /devil trapped Adam and Eve/ Adam and hawwa May peace be upon them, and promised with his two things:
Be careful go and read about that, go and find out what shaitaan did, shaytan promised them two things, shaytan said if you disobey Allah, you’re going to live forever, and you will own everything.
Allah says shaitaan’s /devil’s Aim is to make you reveal your private parts, to make you take off your clothing,
Allah says watch out, shaytan wants you to be immoral, shaytan wants you to actually forget Allah. So He wants us and says be careful, don’t fall into the same trap of the devil. Otherwise, you will be exposed.
If you’re feeling more spiritual this moment at the end of Ramadan, then your Ramadan has been successful.
If the day of Eid is a day of obedience, a day where you still pray your qiyamul lail, a day where you still pray in the Masjid five times a day, a day where you still read the Quran and this is a huge sign that Allah azzawajal has accepted your qiyam and your reading of the Quran and your prayers in Ramadan.
So it’s important that we’re trying to form habits in sha Allah tala that will Outlast Ramadan and go beyond Ramadan.
one of the signs of an accepted Ramadan Is that our life changes, even if it were to mean or even if it was to mean just by a few inches, but the life has changed. If my life changes after Ramadan It means my Ramadan was correct.
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 says When You Speak, When You Judge Between People, Be Just, Be Very Very A Fair And Balanced Even If It Is Against Your Own Relatives.
Allah says He Justice Comes First Whether It Is Against You, Your Mum And Dad Or Your Relatives.
I Make Mistakes, You Make Mistakes And Sometimes The Human Nature Or The Habits Begin To Show. If Those Habits Are Oppressive, You Need To Stand For Justice In Order To Comfort Yourself In That Crisis.
People Are Suffering, A Lot Of Homes Are Plunged Into Crisis And Those Crises Grow So Big Simply Because A Word Was Needed From You And You Didn’T Say It.
Don’T Confuse Obedience With Respect And Kindness And Remember Allah Said Justice Overrides Everything
Allah Instructs You Three Things, He Wants You To Be Just, He Wants You To Be Kind And He Wants You To Give Your Relatives, Look After Them. Justice Comes Before Kindness.