Daily Archives: January 4, 2015
Do not let this trial go to waste by you dwelling over it, but overcome it by getting closer to Allah by learning His deen and worshiping him.
When going through a hardship, if you turn to Allah and push yourself to be patient, sooner or later you’ll see how that hardship was actually a blessing.
The greeting of peace (as-salamu ‘alaykum) has many meanings.
One of these meanings is that the person you are greeting will be safe from you (from your tongue, your heart, and your hand) and that you will not transgress against that person with your words or your deeds.
This greeting is also a prayer for peace, safety, mercy, and blessings.
We should take these noble meanings, which we so often say with our tongues, and make them our way of life in our dealings with other people.
Indeed, Makarim Al Akhlaq (good character) lies in 10 things:
Truthfulness in speech, sincere striving to be obedient to Allah, giving the beggar, repaying favours, keeping ties, rendering back trusts, being good to one’s neighbour, being good to one’s companion, honouring the guest, and the head of all of them is Al Haya’ (modesty).
Aisha bint Abu Bakr (Wife of Prophet Muhammad)
Imam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah have mercy upon him) was asked:
Which one is better for the servant [of Allah], istighfar [seeking Allah’s forgiveness in prayer] or tasbeeh [glorifying Allah in prayer]? He answered:
If a dress is clean, then incense and rose water are better, and if it is dirty then soap and water is better. tasbeeh is the incense of the pure ones, and istighfar is the soap of the sinners.