Fajr Reminders

Thought share about the application of Islamic belief and ethics in our modern pluralistic society. The “How”, for those who understand “Why”. And the “Why” for those who need to understand the reason.

Shukr say Allahﷻ‎ izafa kartay hain [Urdu]

It was narrated from ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar that :
the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) told them: “One of the slaves of Allah said: ‘Ya Rabb! Lakal-hamdu kama yanbagi li-jalali Wajhika wa li ‘azima sultanika (O Lord, to You is praise as befits the Glory of Your Face and the greatness of Your Might.)’ The angels were uncertain and did not know how to write this down, so they ascended to heaven and said: ‘O our Lord, Your slave has said a word that we do not know how to write down.’ Allah said – and He knows best what His slave said – ‘What did My slave say?’ They said: ‘O Lord, he said “Ya Rabb! Lakal-hamdu kama yanbagi li-jalali Wajhika wa li’azima sultanika (O Lord, to You is praise as befits the Glory of Your Face and the greatness of your Might).'” Allah said to them: ‘Write it down as My slave said it, until he meets Me and I shall reward him for it.'”
حَدَّثَنَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ الْمُنْذِرِ الْحِزَامِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا صَدَقَةُ بْنُ بَشِيرٍ، مَوْلَى الْعُمَرِيِّينَ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ قُدَامَةَ بْنَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ الْجُمَحِيَّ، يُحَدِّثُ أَنَّهُ كَانَ يَخْتَلِفُ إِلَى عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ وَهُوَ غُلاَمٌ وَعَلَيْهِ ثَوْبَانِ مُعَصْفَرَانِ قَالَ فَحَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ عُمَرَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ حَدَّثَهُمْ ‏ “‏ أَنَّ عَبْدًا مِنْ عِبَادِ اللَّهِ قَالَ يَا رَبِّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ كَمَا يَنْبَغِي لِجَلاَلِ وَجْهِكَ وَلِعَظِيمِ سُلْطَانِكَ فَعَضَّلَتْ بِالْمَلَكَيْنِ فَلَمْ يَدْرِيَا كَيْفَ يَكْتُبَانِهَا فَصَعِدَا إِلَى السَّمَاءِ وَقَالاَ يَا رَبَّنَا إِنَّ عَبْدَكَ قَدْ قَالَ مَقَالَةً لاَ نَدْرِي كَيْفَ نَكْتُبُهَا ‏.‏ قَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا قَالَ عَبْدُهُ مَاذَا قَالَ عَبْدِي قَالاَ يَا رَبِّ إِنَّهُ قَالَ يَا رَبِّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ كَمَا يَنْبَغِي لِجَلاَلِ وَجْهِكَ وَعَظِيمِ سُلْطَانِكَ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ لَهُمَا اكْتُبَاهَا كَمَا قَالَ عَبْدِي حَتَّى يَلْقَانِي فَأَجْزِيَهُ بِهَا ‏”‏ ‏.‏
Reference : Sunan Ibn Majah 3801

2018-11-14T21:27:01+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Fajr Reminders|0 Comments

Four promises of Allahﷻ‎ – #2

…ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ…

Ghafir [40:60] …Call upon Me; I will respond to you….

 

وَمَا كَانَ اللَّـهُ مُعَذِّبَهُمْ وَهُمْ يَسْتَغْفِرُونَ…

Al Anfal [8:33] …and Allah would not punish them while they seek forgiveness.

2018-11-10T21:00:48+00:00November 10th, 2018|Categories: Fajr Reminders|0 Comments

Four promises of Allahﷻ‎ – #1

فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ…
Al Baqara [2:152] – So remember Me; I will remember you….

…لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ…

Ibrahim [14:7]…If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]…

 

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Allah the Exalted says: ‘I am as my slave expects me to be, and I am with him when he remembers Me. If he remembers Me inwardly, I will remember him inwardly, and if he remembers Me in an assembly, I will remember him in a better assembly (i.e., in the assembly of angels).”

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

2018-11-09T21:35:05+00:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Fajr Reminders|0 Comments

Bathe in the first two rivers

Why do bad things happen to good people? – http://mhmic.org/fajrreminders/why-do-bad-things-happen-to-good-people/

Why do good things happen to bad people? – http://mhmic.org/fajrreminders/why-do-good-things-happen-to-bad-people/

 

Ibn Al-Qayyium said,

✨“For the people of sins there are 3 great rivers with which they purify themselves in this world and if these do not suffice in purifying them, then they are purified in the river of Hellfire on the Day of Judgment:

🌹1. A river of sincere repentance.

🌹2. A river of good deeds that drowns the sins that surround it.

🌹3. And a river of great calamities (that befall the sinner) that expiate (his sins)

Therefore, when Allah intends good for His slave, He enters him into one of these 3 rivers, so he comes purified and cleansed on the Day of Judgement, not requiring the fourth purification.

🌹And the forth purification: The river of Hellfire on Yaum Al-Qiyamah.

So swim in the river of repentance and doing good deeds and have patience in the river of calamities. And do not neglect these before a day comes when you will be drowned in the river of Hell-fire whose fuel is men and stones”✨

Ref: Madaarij As-Saalikeen 1/312

2018-11-05T20:47:39+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Fajr Reminders|0 Comments

What does Islam mean to me? – #2

The Prophet Muhammad said, “No babe is born but upon Fitra (as a Muslim). It is his parents who make him a Jew or a Christian or a Polytheist.” (Sahih Muslim, Book 033, Number 6426)

 

وَلَئِن سَأَلْتَهُمْ لَيَقُولُنَّ إِنَّمَا كُنَّا نَخُوضُ وَنَلْعَبُ قُلْ أَبِاللّهِ وَآيَاتِهِ وَرَسُولِهِ كُنتُمْ تَسْتَهْزِؤُونَ
لاَ تَعْتَذِرُواْ قَدْ كَفَرْتُم بَعْدَ إِيمَانِكُمْ إِن نَّعْفُ عَن طَآئِفَةٍ مِّنكُمْ نُعَذِّبْ طَآئِفَةً بِأَنَّهُمْ كَانُواْ مُجْرِمِينَ

Tawba 9: 65. If you ask them (about this), they declare: “We were only talking idly and joking.” Say: “Was it Allah and His Ayat (signs, promises) and His Messengerﷺ that you were mocking?”

66. Make no excuse; you have disbelieved after you had believed. If We pardon some of you, We will punish others among you because they were Mujrimun (criminals)

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تُقَدِّمُوا بَيْنَ يَدَيِ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَرْفَعُوا أَصْوَاتَكُمْ فَوْقَ صَوْتِ النَّبِيِّ وَلَا تَجْهَرُوا لَهُ بِالْقَوْلِ كَجَهْرِ بَعْضِكُمْ لِبَعْضٍ أَن تَحْبَطَ أَعْمَالُكُمْ وَأَنتُمْ لَا تَشْعُرُونَ

Hujuraat: 49: 1. O you who believe! Do not put (yourselves) forward before Allah and His Messenger (ﷺ), and fear Allah. Verily! Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.

2. O you who believe! Raise not your voices above the voice of the Prophet (ﷺ), nor speak aloud to him in talk as you speak aloud to one another, lest your deeds may be rendered fruitless while you perceive not.

2018-10-25T21:21:32+00:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: Fajr Reminders|0 Comments

Criticality of the Sunnah

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The first thing among their deeds for which the people will be brought to account on the Day of Resurrection will be prayer. Our Lord will say to His angels, although He knows best, ‘Look at My slave’s prayer, is it complete or lacking?’ If it is complete, it will be recorded as complete, but if it is lacking, He will say, ‘Look and see whether my slave did any voluntary (naafil) prayers.’ If he had done voluntary prayers, He will say, ‘Complete the obligatory prayers of My slave from his voluntary prayers.’ Then the rest of his deeds will be examined in a similar manner.”

(Narrated by Abu Dawood, 864; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood, 770).

 

Hadith by the Prophet (May peace and blessings be upon him) in which he said:

“Allaah will build a house in Heaven for whoever is diligent in observing 12 Sunnah Rak’aat (as follows): 4 Rak’aat before and 2 after the Dhuhr (Midday) Prayer, 2 after the Maghrib (Sunset Prayer), 2 after the Ishaa (Evening) Prayer and 2 before the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer.” Hadith sahih narrated by at-Tirmidhi No. 379 and by others. Hadith No. 6183 in Sahih al-Jaami.

2018-10-23T20:07:33+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Fajr Reminders|0 Comments

Visualize your grave

Whenever he passed by a graveyard, Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) always wept so bitterly that his beard would get wet.
Someone asked, “Why is it that you do not weep as much when mention is made of Jannah and Jahannam?” He replied, “I have heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say, “The grave is the first of the many stages of the Hereafter. Whoever fails to succeed in the grave will find the stages thereafter to be even more difficult.”

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2308, Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 4267)

2018-10-21T19:42:21+00:00October 21st, 2018|Categories: Fajr Reminders|0 Comments
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