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Special Two Days Within The Best First Ten Days Of Dhul-Hijjah With Additional Rewards | Ustadh Tim Humble

From the infinite wisdom of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala Is that he divided the year in two months. Allah azzawajal told us; indeed the number of months in the sight of Allah is 12 months in the book of Allah. From the day that Allah created the heavens and the Earth among them are four which are sacred among these four sacred months is the month which is just Dhul –Hijjah.

Allah chose certain months to prefer over others And certain times to prefer all the others.  Allah azzawajal chose for us times to perform certain acts of worship which are better than other times. This month of Dhul Hijjah is a very important month and it is a month in which the first 10 days are the most important and the most virtuous of the days of the Allah azzawajal swore by these days in surah al-fajr.

We should fill them with as many Good Deeds as we possibly can. These 10 days is your opportunity to go back to where you were in the last 10 days of Ramadan. It’s an opportunity for you to continue and to increase in the Good Deeds that you are doing.

There is no better time to get back on track and started again than the first 10 days of dhul-hijjah because these are the days in which there are no other days of the year in which righteous Deeds are more beloved to Allah than these 10 days.

Allah Tests A Believer With Five Things “Don’t Get Too Attached To Things” | Mufti Menk

Understand the plan of Allah

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If we were to read carefully what those Messengers came with in terms of revelation, we would find that Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasallam left us with two main things and he says I’ve left you with two things for as long as you hold fast upon them you will never be led astray.

That is the Quran and my Sunnah which means the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon …his life and his teachings.

As you apply your mind and you realize why exactly you are on earth; It is precisely what Allah says. So in Surat al-baqarah Allah says we will definitely test every single one of you.

One of the reasons why I’m on earth is to be tested. I will face challenges difficulties hardship.

In fact in Surat al-ankabut Allah says that is how He distinguishes the Believers from those who are liars, those who don’t really believe.

what will Allah test us with? What do I need to expect? in life, we get attached to things and we don’t realize when we came Into this world We were alone. prior to coming into this world We were where Allah wanted us, but we came alone and Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala says when we go; we will go alone and  we will meet Allah alone and we will answer to our questions  or accountability will happen alone on that day.

You’ve just come yourself. And guess what? your Deeds; so do good deeds.

I need to fulfill the obligations and stay away from prohibitions and I need to know that the things that I will become acquainted with and attached to at some point Allah will detach me from them for as long as they are material items of this world, things that are very very connected to this.

when we get Too attached to this comfort  zone where in the day Allah decides to take us out of it as He has promised. It will be extremely difficult.

So Allah says don’t get too attached even to people, get attached to Allah. the messenger peace be upon him his legacy lives on, his Sunnah lives on, get attached to that.

Dua:

Dua for protection from illness and disease

This dua for protection from illness should be our constant prayer at this time – and it carries an important reminder that our refuge is always in Allah (SWT):

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْبَرَصِ، وَالْجُنُونِ، وَالْجُذَامِ، وَمِنْ سَيِّئِ الأَسْقَامِ

Allah humma inni a’udhu bika minal-barasi, wal-jununi, wal-judhaami, wa min sayyi’il-asqaami

“O Allah, I seek refuge in You from leprosy, insanity, elephantiasis, and the worst of diseases.”

[Abu Dawud]

Powerful Dhikr To Make The Best First Ten Days Of Dhul- Hijjah And Who Named Muslim Title | Ustad Asim Khan

Allah says in the Quran and Allah certainly took Abraham (Ibrahim) as His intimate friend and we know that the only two that were given that status and the second of them was the prophet salallahu alayhe wassallam.

How great is Islam and on how Islam, subhanallah, connects us to these great figures to Ibraheem alehissalaam.

Allah says in the Quran in Surah Al-hajj verse number 78; Allah says that he is the one who named you as Muslims from before and Scholars say From before means before the prophet salallahu alihi wasalam, Ibrahim (a.s) named you meaning named the followers Oh Mohammed (saw) to be Muslims.

You know, so the followers of Moses (a.s) He didn’t say my followers are Jews. Jesus (a.s) never said my followers of Christians. The prophet (saw) himself never said, my followers are Muslims rather Ibrahim / Abraham (a.s) said Muhammad (saw) your followers will be known as Muslims.

Dua:رضيت بالله ربا وبالاسلام دينا وبمحمد صلى الله عليه وسلم نبيا ورسول

Radhitu billahi Rabba, Wa bil Islami deena, Wa bimuhammadin salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, Nabiyyan

Radhitu billahi Rabba (I’ve accepted Allah as my Lord) Wa bil Islami deena (And Islam as my way of life) Wa bimuhammadin salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam (And Muhammad may Allah’s peace & blessings be upon him) Nabiyyan wa Rasoola (As Prophet and Messenger of Allah)

Always Avoid These Types OF Gathering And Discussion – Mufti Menk

Allah (Swt) tells us that whenever you hear people in a meeting, in a gathering, whenever you hear people blaspheme Allah, speak bad about Allah, say nasty dirty, ugly things about Allah or even about others; Allah says turn away from them.

Don’t be A part of it until they change the topic to something good. So this is also goodness that Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala.

This verse is showing us not to participate in bad. If there is a group of people and they’re doing good, be a part of them. It will bring about a lot of comfort.

Only participate in that which is positive, that which is good, that which is filled with goodness, blessings and reaching out to people in a positive way.

Beware Of The Word If When Things Didn’t Turn Out The Way That You Wanted | Shaykh Omar Suleiman And Mufti Menk

Hadith says strive to seek that which will benefit and do not feel helpless. Then the prophet (saw) said and then if something overwhelms you then say it is the decree of Allah and He does what He Wills.

So, basically this is Once you have put forth your best and things don’t turn out the way that you want to turn out then say I did my part; Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala has decreed and I’m pleased with what He has decreed.

We never become dependent on our best efforts, we instead put forth our best efforts, but we always recognize the limitations of our efforts and recognizing the limitations of our efforts does not diminish them…. balance between our role versus the decree of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala.

Patience in the midst of all of that Devastation:

Don’t beat yourself up so much over The outcome, seed the positive see what comes out of this for you in regards to the outcomes and don’t go back and say if I would have done this differently, if I would have done that differently…..

Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala had a plan for you and the end of that plan is good for you.

The Best Dua To Guide For The Best Decision Amidst Uncertainty – Mufti Menk

Whenever Allah has set rules and regulations every single time, It is in order to empower Us in order to liberate Us in order to grant us the contentment were searching for in this world And the next.

Some of the happiest people have very little when it comes to material belongings, but they have the ownership of something. That is very great. That is the relationship with Allah.

10 Beautiful Things Of Uthman (Ra) And Conversation With Prophet (ﷺ) In A Dream | Uthman (Ra)-p2

The last moments of Life of Uthman bin Affan (Ra)

The prophet (saw) prophesized his martyrdom, The angel said to the prophet peace be upon him, we are shy of Uthman; man that will extend benevolence to his people and be killed by them.

“Do Not Lift Your Swords On Your Brothers”- Uthman (Ra)

If Allah has given you a quality that quality is tested at some point under duress.

To Who Allah Opens All The Doors Of Materialism – Mufti Menk & Shaykh Hasan Ali

Every materialistic door There was flung open for them and they were confused because when they were so happy, drowning in materialism in a way that they forgot us, even further. We (Allah) suddenly punish them

The pleasure of Allah is in the worship of Allah

If Allah has given you something it’s not necessarily a sign of His pleasure. So don’t be confused.

Are you from among those who’s developed a good relationship with Allah when you’ve got things?

How To Deal With Spiritual Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – Ustad Asim Khan

We remind ourselves that Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala, He wants ease for us and He does not want difficulty. Allah says in the Quran in Surah al-baqarah verse number 185: Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship.

So don’t perceive Allah as a God who demands, you know a level of perfection from you because Perfection is beyond human endeavor.

Allah is generous. Allah (swt) is forgiving. do not place a burden on yourself that Allah has not placed upon you and moreover do not let Shaitan come between you and Allah (Swt).

Cleanliness is half of faith but at the same time Islam is against obsessiveness and extremism

“I Want Good For You” The Pain Of The Parents And Vice Versa – Shaykh Omar Suleiman

You will one day come to know what I have said to you.

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Allah (swt) guides whom he Wills. You don’t guide whom you loved and so you do your best but you disconnect yourself, you take responsibility, but at the same time you acknowledge your lack of control over the situation. you, leave that to God…

This person is being spoken to by their parents and saying look I want good for you. You’re going to remember this one day; I’m trying to guide you to a good path.

You’re trying to help someone and the case once your own children who you would do anything for them and they’re on a path of hurting themselves, harming themselves and you’re trying to tell them look it’s for your own good. I want you to think about the consequences of your actions.

When someone can’t hear your advice just let them know that you’re going to love them through their stubbornness.  I love you, and I’m going to pray for you and I’m here for you. The door is open.

I’m telling you something that hopefully will one day come back to you.

What will make your advice ugly is when you have ego in it, when it’s condescending, when it doesn’t,… maybe somewhere in there is some Noble intention but in the midst.. of your Noble intention is being lost. The ugliness of your words, right….

For both of these people; both the Giving that sincere advice and the one listening to that sincere advice, right the ego has to be removed from the picture and you’ve got to consider whether if you’re giving advice to someone, sincere advice to someone out of the love of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala and out of wanting good for them.