Fajr Salaah

“IslamicThinking: “you can go to the gym, lift as many weights as you want, but if you can’t bench press your blanket at fajr then it doesn’t mean anything.”” —http://twitter.com/IslamicThinking/

Bad friends

He who knows that his friends are bad but remains in their company must expect to become similar to them at some point. Lets not be fooled!” —http://twitter.com/muftimenk/

Days

Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali —http://twitter.com/IslamicThinking/

Friends

If freinds have a bad effect on us then WE have bad friends but if we have a good effect on them then THEY have a good friend!”
Mufti Ismail Menk

Bare Minimum

The Bare Minimum

 

by Anas Patel

“If we ponder upon our lives we will find that we do not suffice with only the bare necessities required to make ends meet. We toil and sweat to attain the luxuries as well.

From our house to our car, everything has to be up to date and well ornamented. Despite our worldly existence being transitory we strive to attain everything of the best quality.
Yet when it comes to deen, we suffice with the minimum required and do only those actions which are necessary and compulsory.

We completely discard and abandon those desirable actions which help beautify and fortify a person’s Iman and spirituality.”

On the Way to Attending Study Sessions

If you attend a study-session, behave only like someone who wishes to increase his knowledge and to win greater recompense from God. Do not behave like someone who is content with what he has, who is looking for some fault to criticise or a curious detail to hawk around. This would be the behaviour of vile men who never succeed in their studies.

If you come to it with good intentions, you will always obtain the best results. Otherwise, to stay at home would be less tiring for your body, more worthy of your moral conduct and more salutary for your religious life.

Extract from Al-Akhlâq wa’l-Siyar (Morals and Behaviour) By Ibn Hazm al-Andalusi

Dirty Robe

Imam ibn al-Jawzi رحمه الله was once asked:

“Is it better for me to make Tasbeeh (praise Allah) or to make Istighfaar (seek forgiveness)?”

He replied:

“The dirty robe is more in need of soap than perfume”

Source: Purifying the Heart

Cure for Cancer of Pride

We all have hearts. Our job is to keep our hearts pure. Life is about keeping your heart pure. The greatest impurity is pride. Pride is worse than cancer. Initiating salaam is one cure for pride. One point to note is that the salaam has to be a sincere salaam.

Source: An-Noor

Talk with Allah

Sayyidi wa sanadi Hadhrat Mawlana Mohammad Taqi Usmani (may Allah preserve him) said,

“Develop this habit of talking to Allah.

My shaykh Arif-billah Hadhrat Dr Abdul-Hayy ‘Arifi (may Allah have mercy on him) told this to us repeatedly.

Sit in solitude and contemplate that I am infront of Allah. Tell Him everything that is on your mind and bothering you. Your past mistakes, the present difficulties and future apprehensions . Tell Him in detail and ask for guidance and help.  

InshaAllah, in addition, to relieving your anxiety it will lead to the creation of a bond between you and your Lord, Allah (ta’luq ma Allah).”

source: Ashrafiya

Hope and Fear

Hope and Fear are like the two wings of a dove
They need to be in balance in order to fly.

Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq quoting an arab poet