Sometimes we dislike someone. So we say things that are unfair and unjust simply because we’ve disliked them. That is unfair. Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala tells us
Yes, when you are in a crisis when you’ve had someone who’s wronged, you when you dislike someone for a certain reason don’t let that lead you to be unjust with that person. Remember the exact parameters of dislike; don’t let it go beyond that at all.
Allah is telling us to stand up for justice Even if it is in favor of those whom you disagree.
it is important for us also to realize on a totally different note that our duty as human beings is to look out for the other human beings. They are all the creatures of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala. It is unfair for us to want to survive at the expense of others.
As human beings we must be concerned for all life. Allah tells us in Surat al-ma’idah that if you saved a single soul, a single person it is equivalent to having saved Humanity because you’re following a good teaching.
At times when we are going through difficulty, I’m sure you and I have tasted. How listening to the Quran, reciting the Quran actually helps so much. It brings us to tears, especially when we’re emotional when we’re feeling low and we hear the verses of Allah (Swt).
Allah speaks about these tears and He praises the tears, the tears of those who cry when they hear the verses of Allah.
Imagine you’re in a crisis, imagine you’re going through hardship and difficulty and then Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala’s verses bring about a comfort, a soothing feeling.
Sometimes life becomes so difficult and sometimes the challenges in our lives begin to overcome us due to our weakness of some sort SubhanAllah. Allah knows this people begin to think of the worst and sometimes people start thinking of suicide.
people want to take their lives away not realizing that by taking the life away We’re not going to solve the problem, many people who were in Greater hardship than you are have come out of it after a year, two years or a few years or a decade in such a way that they would have never believed to see the success They saw later on.
Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala says there is no way that you should ever think of consider or take your life away, because Allah is far more merciful than what you think.
That’s a very clear-cut verse.
You’re a Believer, you believe in Allah. These challenges will come to pass, live a day at a time go, through it because Allah will never allow you to go through that which you cannot cope at all. There is always a way out. Find the way, look for it. Speak to someone, confide in those who are trustworthy. Make sure that you have confided in Allah to begin with, He knows your problem, but you keep on praying to Him and Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala will open your doors.
So this was a clear-cut verse telling us suicide is prohibited. There is no way you should think about it. No matter how big your problem is, no matter how big your disaster is. There is no scope for this as a Muslim and as a Believer because Allah’s Mercy is far greater than the problems and the issue that you’re going through.
There are other ways of resolving the matter, be strong, be steadfast, be firmed, Allah will show you a way.
Ramadan is going to be over very soon. Please repeat these words which have been mentioned in sahih bukhari in other books as well from the prophet (saw) that these words are very heavy on the scales on the day of judgment, the very light on the tongue and then make the Ar-Rahman, the most merciful one very happy.
– سبحان الله و بحمده – Subhaan-Allahi wa bihamdihi [Allaah is free from imperfection and all praise is due to Him]
– سبحان الله العظيم – Subhaan-Allahil-Azhim [Allaah is free from imperfection, The Greatest]
Say these words again And again in these last days of Ramadan and gain as much reward as you can.
Allah warns us about that wealth and Allah says solve the matter, sort it out with Justice and don’t cheat or deceive anyone, also don’t unnecessarily delay. Any of these things would actually cause a huge disaster in your home.
Allah mentions all the laws of inheritance in great detail in Surat An-Nisa, which is a Surah that is named after the women.
Allah says give them their wealth and don’t cheat them. Don’t eat their wealth.
If you want goodness, you need to ask yourself; am I doing something wrong? If you’re in a crisis, if you have a major issue in your life, the first question you need to ask yourself always is am I on the right page in my relationship with Allah? If not, what am I doing wrong? Have I harmed someone? Have I oppressed someone? Have I wronged someone? Did I steal someone’s wealth, primarily the orphans and the widows?
Those are categories of people who are taken care of by Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala Himself. Make sure that you have not consumed Hell Fire in your belly.
If you have done wrong, my brothers and sisters, no matter whom you are. This is the time to resolve your matters of inheritance between you your family members, your children, your nephews, and nieces, your brothers, your uncles and aunts, your parents and whoever else it may be the Widow, the orphans.
If you want the mercy of Allah make sure that you’ve given the dues to whom they belong to.
Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala taught Zakariya may peace be upon him the most amazing thing that many of us take for granted.
In times of Crisis a lot of us like to talk a lot. Be careful speak less, praise Allah, worship Allah morning and evening and you know what? Only say that which is beneficial.
May Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala always make us a part of the solution and never a part of the problem.
Allah chooses whomsoever He wants for a certain gift and then the gift is given. So don’t become jealous of people and don’t plan and plot the downfall of people and on the other hand don’t become depressed at the planning of others against you, you protect yourself by reading the prayers of the morning and the evening and at the same time develop a good relationship with Allah And leave the rest In His Hands.
One of the best things that you could do is to tune yourself to immediately praying for someone as soon as you see something with them.
The prophet salallahu alaihe wasalam said that when a person makes dua for their brothers or sisters behind their back, Allah sends an angel and the Angel will say each time amen for you as well.
Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala has created within us the love of certain things. but Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala says that if you were to be conscious of Allah while trying to get that which you love then you would definitely be in In comfort in contentment and in the Hereafter, We will grant you Paradise.
Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala tells us We know that the love of these things is within you but don’t follow the devil’s beautification of it in the wrong way rather go for it in the most beautiful way.
A beautiful dua for seeking forgiveness
رَبَّنَا إِنَّنَا آمَنَّا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
[آل عمران :16]
Rabbana innana amanna faghfir lana dhunuubana wa qinna ‘adhaban-Naar
Our Lord! We have indeed believed: forgive us, then, our sins, and save us from the agony of the Fire
Allah is in control, He raises whom He wants, He drops whom He wants. So be humble and develop your relationship with Him.
If you really love Allah, then you need to prove that love by following what the messenger (saw) has taught.
My Lord! grant me from Thee good offspring;
surely Thou art the Hearer of prayer.
رَبِّ هَب لى مِن لَدُنكَ ذُرِّيَّةً طَيِّبَةً ۖ إِنَّكَ سَميعُ الدُّعاءِ
rabbi hab lee min ladunka thurriyyatan tayyibatan innaka sameeAAudduAAa
Surah Al-Imran ,verse 38
When we spend we should not be giving that which we would not like to receive. What this means is when you’re giving people charity, don’t give them such food or such clothing or such items that you yourself would not take. This is a strict instruction from Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala.
Remember the charity a point that we forget, it is for Allah. It’s just that Allah has put a poor person to collect it on His behalf SubhanAllah SubhanAllah, think about it.
So give in a good cause, search for those who are in need, for indeed by reaching out to them, You will achieve a lot of goodness. So they thank Allah by praying for you too.
Be conscious of the day that you’re going to return to Allah at all times.
The almighty asks us to remember to be virtuous to one another. Remember to be kind to everyone so that if a day comes when you’re in crisis, at least you would have had a good relationship with everyone.
Remember a kind word you will never lose anything by being polite, greet people respond to the greeting, smile at one another, the small assistance that you may be able to render…… remember it’s not all about yourself. It’s about us. We are Humanity.
So Allah says take care of each other. You must take care of each other.
Don’t become too proud about your power, your might, and your wealth. You are not far from Allah’s might. if Allah wants He can take it away in a Flash.
When you have, don’t be proud when you’re in power, Serve the People.
The prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him used to say if you take my soul during my sleep, then forgive it, give it paradise. And if you are to release it again and get me up from my sleep, then protect it in the way that you protect your pious servants. What a beautiful prayer!
|بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِاللَّهُ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ لاَ تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلاَ نَوْمٌ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الأَرْضِ مَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلاَّ بِإِذْنِهِ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ وَلاَ يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلاَّ بِمَا شَاءَ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ وَلاَ يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَاوَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ
|Allahu la ilaha illa Huwa, Al-Haiyul-Qaiyum La ta’khudhuhu sinatun wa la nawm, lahu ma fis-samawati wa ma fil-‘ard Man dhal-ladhi yashfa’u ‘indahu illa bi-idhnihi Ya’lamu ma baina aidihim wa ma khalfahum, wa la yuhituna bi shai’im-min ‘ilmihi illa bima sha’a Wasi’a kursiyuhus-samawati wal ard, wa la ya’uduhu hifdhuhuma Wa Huwal ‘Aliyul-Adheem.
|In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. “Allah! There is no god but He – the Living, The Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him Nor Sleep. His are all things In the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede In His presence except As he permitteth? He knoweth What (appeareth to His creatures As) Before or After or Behind them. Nor shall they encompass Aught of his knowledge Except as He willeth. His throne doth extend Over the heavens And on earth, and He feeleth No fatigue in guarding And preserving them, For He is the Most High. The Supreme (in glory).”
Your greatest test of humility and honor is going to come when you meet someone who has absolutely none of those things.
Husnul Khuluq, of good character is how a person deals with someone with …. bad character, the prohet (saw) was sitting with Abu Bakr radiallahu anhum and a man started to insult the prophet (saw) and insult Abu Bakr (ra). now the prophet (saw) was doing what he always did Which was responding with patience, the prophet (saw) did not entertain the insult in any way whatsoever And he definitely did not respond in like manner.
Abu bakr (ra) loved the prophet (saw) more than he loved himself is witnessing those insults and finally he can’t hold himself and he responds. As soon as he responds the prophet (saw) gets up and he leaves.
The prophet (saw) is sitting and Abu bakr (ra) comes to him and he says o messenger of Allah, is it something that I did and the prophet (Saw) said that when we were sitting there before we were responding Allah has sent an angel from the heaven said to us and then as soon as you started to respond the said to us and then as soon as you started to respond the angel left. Devil came and sat in its place.
That’s why the prophet (saw) said that strength is not in how you overcome. Another person, strength is actually in how you overcome yourself.