Allah, the Most High, says:
“He is Most Forgiving, Most Appreciative.”
[Surat Fatir: 30]
A Reflection: For every step you walk towards Him, every word that you say to please Him, and every good intention that you conceal within your chest, He will show appreciation to you for that…and there is nothing else like His appreciation.
Sometimes consciously going back to our Creator requires a little push, because it’s not always easy. After all, insaan by our very nature, are very forgetful, and what better way to guide us home than to teach us a few things about ourselves along the way?
Alhamdulillah for the trials that bring with them Mercy & Guidance.
Alhamdulillah for everything that guides us back to Allah.
So ask yourself— when Allah removes you from a certain bad situation or a person that has been impacting your life negatively, isn’t the greatest form of ingratitude returning back to that same person, and putting yourself back into that same situation?
When you realize that Allah wishes well on you, every decision decreed by Allah becomes an unquestionable blessing. #Alhumdulillah
Sacrifice and be recompensed
Sacrifice is to give up something which is prohibited or doubtful. The one who does so, Allah will recompense him with something good: ❝You will never give something up for the sake of (pleasing) Allah, except that Allah will recompense you for it with something better for you than it.❞ (Ahmad)
Alhamdulillah during my pain, during my happiness, during my anger, and my silence. Alhamdulillah no matter what the conditions are..
“If you do not argue back even when you are in the right, Allah ‘azza wa jalla will reply on your behalf… at a time and place He knows best. And His reply will always be much more befitting and hard hitting than any self-defence you could muster for your own self.”
Sheikh Tawfique Chowdhury
If you gain more patience everytime you go through a hardship, this is one of the first signs from Allah you passed the test.
Everyone’s rizq is fixed ~
A brother moved to Makkah many years ago. He was a high flying manager of major departmental stores in U.K., Malaysia and China. He had been brought in by Bin Dawood stores as a regional manager for the Makkah region. He was from England.
After living and working in Saudi for some time, he later narrated how he found it so strange, unique and uplifting in how business was done in Saudi. Here were the examples he gave:
1. In Makkah, next to a major Bin Dawood superstore a rival new company were entering the kingdom and decided to open a mega store right next to Bin Dawood, within metres. The brother was perturbed, “Why can’t they open just somewhere else.”The owners of Bin Dawood frowned on his outlook. They ordered him to send his workers to the other store being setup and offer them tea and food and any help they needed to setup! The brother was left astounded. The Bin Dawood management simply replied, “Our rizq is fixed, they cannot take even a single riyal from what has been decreed upon us. So why not gain ajr and help them.”
2. The owner of alFakieh poultry in Saudi, he has a famous mosque in MAKKAH (Masjid Faqih). He is very rich ماشاء الله تبارك الله and religious. He found out that his major rival AlWatania was floundering with huge debts of a million plus riyals. So he one day sent a cheque to the owner of AlWatania and said, “Pay off your debt, and pay me back, whenever you can.” He had the opportunity to become the sole major distributor of chicken but instead he decided to help his main rival.
ماشاء الله تبارك الله
I personally feel we have been affected growing up in the west with the capitalistic and consumer mindset that is in every part of our lives. It removes Tawakkul and the muhabbah of brotherhood from our hearts. Just some advice. Don’t worry about others, if you do your work with Ihsan and Allah gives you tawfeeq then you will never have your success limited by others.
Become a well wisher.
🚫 *Why social media can be more dangerous than black magic*🔥
_New car? Take a selfie. Put it on social media._
_Child’s birthday? Take a selfie. Put it on social media._
_New job? Take a selfie. Put it on social media._
_Nice meal? Take a selfie. Put it on social media._
_Got married? Take a selfie. Put it on social media._
_Performed Hajj/Umrah? Take a selfie. Put it on social media._
_New look? Take a selfie. Put it on social media. All done?_
~Then we wonder why things go terribly wrong~
Allah Almighty says *And from the evil of the envier when he envies*(113:5)
The Messenger (Allah’s peace be upon him) said *the evil eye is real*. (Hadeeth)
A private life, is a safe life. But it’s difficult to kill the ego and desire, and not share half of our lives with half the world.
May Allah Almighty protect us all from the evil eye. Amin.
(“Selfie Culture” by Moulana Khalid Dhorat)
Many times clients come to the clinic believing that they are afflicted with black magic, but in reality they are suffering in their health, wealth and families due to evil eye. Most people are negligent in protecting themselves with the recommended daily Adkhar (morning and evening duas) and do not worry about showing off their blessings; posting every detail of their life on social media, snap chatting everything from their new clothes, cars to children. Know that not everyone who sees your story will invoke the blessings of Allah upon you. In showing off your blessings you will undoubtably cause envy in many hearts and suffer the consequences. I get asked a lot about which is worse, black magic or evil eye? Well based on the evidence from the hadith of Rasul Allah, Evil is lethal and if not treated correctly it could be fatal!
Narrated by Jabir, Rasul Allah said :
“Most of those who die among my ummah (followers) die because of the will and decree of Allah, and then because of the evil eye.”
(With regard to the hadeeth that you mention, “One third of those who are in the grave are there because of the evil eye,” we do not know how sound it is, but the author of Nayl al-Awtar said that al-Bazzar narrated with a hasan isnad (sound chain of narrators) from Jabir (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Most of those who die among my ummah (followers) die because of the will and decree of Allah, and then because of the evil eye.”)
Imam Ahmad, Malik, al-Nasai and Ibn Hibban narrated from Sahl ibn Haneef that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) came out and traveled with him towards Makkah, until they were in the mountain pass of al-Kharar in al-Jahfah. There Sahl ibn Haneef did ghusl (bathed), and he was a handsome white-skinned man with beautiful skin. ‘Amir ibn Rabee’ah, one of Banu ‘Adiyy ibn K’ab looked at him whilst he was doing ghusl and said: “I have never seen such beautiful skin as this, not even the skin of a virgin,” and Sahl fell to the ground. They went to the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and said, “O Messenger of Allah, can you do anything for Sahl, because by Allah he cannot raise his head.” He said, “Do you accuse anyone with regard to him?” They said, “‘Amir ibn Rabee’ah looked at him.” So the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) called ‘Amir and rebuked him strongly. He said, “WHY WOULD ONE OF YOU KILL HIS BROTHER? If you see something that you like, then pray for blessing for him.” Then he said to him, “Wash yourself for him.” So he washed his face, hands, forearms, knees and the sides of his feet, and inside his izaar (lower garment) in the vessel. Then that water was poured over him, and a man poured it over his head and back from behind. He did that to him, then Sahl got up and joined the people and there was nothing wrong with him. Classed as saheeh (authentic) by al-Albani in al-Mishkat.
A Muslim have to protect himself against the devils among the evil jinn and mankind, by having strong faith in Allah and by putting his trust in Him and seeking refuge with Him and beseeching Him, reciting the prayers for protection narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), reciting al-Mu’awwadhatayn [the last two surahs of the Quran], Surat al-Ikhlas, Surat al-Fatihah, and ayat al-Kursi.
Du’as for protection include the following:
أَعُوذُ بِكلِمَاتِ الله التّامّاتِ مِن شَرّ مَا خَلَقَ
*A’oodhu bi kalimat-illah il-tammati min sharri ma khalaqa*
(I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from the evil of that which He has created.)
أَعُوذُ بكلماتِ اللهِ التامَّةِ مِن غضبه وعِقَابه ، ومِن شرِّ عباده ، ومِن هَمَزات
الشياطينِ وأن يَحضُرونِ
*A’oodhu bi kalimat-illah il-tammati min ghadabihi wa ‘iqabihi, wa min sharri ‘ibadihi wa min hamazat al-shayateeni wa an yahduroon*
(I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from His wrath and punishment, from the evil of His slaves and from the evil promptings of the devils and from their presence.)
And one may recite the words of Allah:
حَسْبِيَ اللَّهُ لا إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَهُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ
*Hasbi Allahu la ilaha illa huwa, ‘alayhi tawakkaltu wa huwa Rabb ul-‘arsh il-‘azeem*
(Allaah is sufficient for me. None has the right to be worshipped but He. In Him I put my trust and He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne.)
*Please be careful and STOP posting ever single detail of your life on social media!*