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[8 Apr 2009 | One Comment | 1,080 views]
Excerpt from “The Best Plan for Our Life”

“Most of our programs today are based on “may Allah forgive us.” Which means, Allahu Ghafoorun Raheem [Allah is oft-forgiving, most- merciful]. “Whatever I do, Allahu Ghafoorun Raheem. I cannot do better than that.” Why?!

Why would you be so satisfied with this low standard when it comes to dealing with Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala? When it comes to dealing with your customers, you’re always looking for the best performance. By what? Looking for the best programs available in the market. Software, upgrade your systems. Hardware, you buy a new system. …

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[8 Apr 2009 | 2 Comments | 2,009 views]
Being content with the decree of Allaah

A poem by Imaam Al-Shaafi’ee

الرضا بقضاء الله”  الإمام الشافعي”

دع الأيام تفعل ما تشـــاء                 وطب نفسا إذا حكم القضاء
ولا تجـــزع لحادثة الليالي                 فمـــا لحوادث الدنيا بقاء
وكن رجلا على الأهوال جلدا             وشيمتك السماحة والوفــاء
وإن كثرت عيوبك في البرايا                وسرك أن يكون لهـا غطاء
تستر بالسخــاء فكل عيب                 يغطيه كمــا قيل السخـاء
ولا تر للأعـــادي قط ذلا                      فإن شماتة الأعــداء بـلاء
ولا ترج السماحة من بخيـل                فمــا في النار للظمآن ماء
ورزقك ليس ينقصـه التأني                 وليس يزيد في الرزق العناء
ولا حزن يدوم ولا سـرور                       ولا بؤس عليك ولا رخــاء
إذا مــا كنت ذا قلب قنوع                     فأنت ومالك الدنيا ســـواء
ومن …

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by Ibn Qayyim al Jawziyya

 
“Truly in the heart there is a void that can not be removed except with the

company of Allah . And in it there is a sadness that can not be removed

except with the happiness of knowing Allah  and being true to Him. And in it

there is an emptiness that can not be filled except with love for Him and by

turning to Him and always remembering Him. And if a person were given all of

the world and what is in it, it would not fill this …

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How do Actions Reach the Heart

Ibnul Qayyim, in Baab alHijrateen (I believe), asked: How do actions reach the heart?

Think of a situation where someone might be reading alHamdu lillaah 1 juz’ a day, does prayer and nafl on time, fasts all day, yet they still fall into something haraam. How come?

Ibnul Qayyim says: because his or her actions didn’t reach the heart.

So how do actions reach the heart?

Who knows?

Who wants to know?

A human will always fall into sin no matter what, but a person who does a lot of good deeds should be less …

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by Imam Ibn ul Qayyim al Jawziyyah in Madaarij us Salikeen

 
فصل القلب في سيره إلى الله عز وجل بمنزلة الطائر فالمحبة رأسه والخوف القلب في سيرة إلى الله عز وجل بمنزلة الطائر. فالمحبة رأسه. والخوف والرجاء جناحاه فمتى سلم الرأس والجناحان فالطير جيد الطيران ومتى قطع الرأس مات الطائر ومتى فقد الجناحان فهو عرضة لكل صائد وكاسر ولكن السلف استحبوا أن يقوى في الصحة جناح الخوف على جناح الرجاء وعند الخروج من الدنيا يقوى جناح الرجاء على جناج الخوف هذه طريقة أبي سليمان وغيره قال : ينبغى للقلب أن تكون …

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Allaah, the Exalted said,

 
“Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their private parts; that will make for greater purity for them. Indeed Allaah is well acquainted with all that they do.” [an-Nur (24):30]

 
So Allaah made purification and spiritual growth to be the outcome of lowering the gaze and guarding the private parts. It is for this reason that lowrering ones gaze from (seeing) the prohibited things necessarily leads to three benefits that carry tremendous value and are of great significance.

 

 
The First: experiencing the delight …

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Athaar of the Sahabah

 

 
Cease to sin

 
“Cease to sin because you will not meet Allah with anything as valuable as few sins”

                                    –Aisha bint Abu Bakr 

 

 
Knowledge: Which Type Have You Aquired?

 
“Knowledge is of two kinds, that which is absorbed and that which is heard. And that which is heard does not profit if it is not absorbed”

                                    — Ali bin Abi Taalib 

 

 
Remember Your Grave

 
“Put aside your pride, set down your arrogance, and remember your grave.”

                                    –Ali bin Abi Taalib 