If Allah allows you to do ibadah, it is a sign that he loves you. A sign that a good deed has been accepted is that it is followed by more good deeds. The very fact that you ask Him (in dua), this is even a sign of His love for you.
If you ask any human for 1p, they would surely give it without…
Once Imam Abu Dawood (rahimahullah), whose “Sunan” is one of the six classical books of hadeeth, was on board a ship. He heard a person on the shore sneezing and saying “Alhamdulillah” (all praise is due to Allah). So he hired a rowing boat for one dirham (silver coin) and went to shore to…
Q:I shook a mans hand well it wasn't really a hand shake it was a slap on the hand and a fist pump and i feel really bad and I'm know to be shy so i didn't really say anything about how its not permissible to shake the hand of a woman.I ask allah for forgiveness but i always regret the fact that i didn't obey what the prophet (saw) said
Like you said you regret doing it, and you asked Allah for forgiveness. May Allah accept your repentance ameen
There’s NOTHING that’s difficult to achieve more than īkhlas!
We ask Allāh ﷻ to grant us īkhlas and that He keeps us away from riyā’ and nifāq.
فَزَيَّنَ لَهُمُ الشَّيْطَانُ أَعْمَالَهُمْ
Reflect on this ayah, “Shaitan beautified their actions to them…” [Surat An-Nahl: 63]
This doesn’t only apply to haram actions like adultery, drugs, and alcohol. This ayah also means something else. When you are doing the work of Islam—da’wah, praying, fasting—but you are doing it for the wrong reasons, shaitan beautifies that, too. Because he doesn’t care about the deed, he only cares that your heart should be corrupt.
Quran is not to be put on the shelf and decorated and covered.
Abu Darda رضي الله عنه said:
‘Whenever the time comes when you will decorate your mosques and your mushafs, that is the time when you will be destroyed because that is an indication you are favouring symbols over substance.’
At the time of Abu Darda رضي الله عنه, Quran was written on bones, leaves and pieces of leather. These days the Quran is decorated so much that people don’t even want to touch it and read it because it looks so good! If people were to see the Quran written on bones or other pieces, they would be quick to say that such a thing is disrespect to the Quran. Yet people do not think that not following the Quran is disrespect to it.
We have lost track of what the Quran should do for us and how we should study the Book of Allah ﷻ.
(This is) a Book (the Qur’an) which We have sent down to you, full of blessings that they may ponder over its Verses, and that men of understanding may remember.’ [Surah Saad, Verse 29].
‘Do they not then think deeply in the Quran, or are their hearts locked up (from understanding it)?’ [Surah Muhammad: Verse 24].
Allah is not only asking us to recite the Quran, rather He is asking us to meditate and contemplate over the Quran. We have to have ‘tatabbur’ (deep contemplation).
[Transcript from a lecture by Shaykh Anwar Al-Awlaki: Understanding the Quran]
May Allah help us gain understanding of the Quran and help us live by it.
REVIVE A SUNNAH
The Prophet Muhammed ﷺ said:
Whoever revives a Sunnah from my Sunnah and the people practice it, will have the same reward of those who practice it without their reward diminishing” (Sunan Ibn Maajah, 209)
Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: “The Messenger of Allah ﷺ used to breathe three times in the course of a drink (he used to drink in three gulps)” [Al Bukhari and Muslim]