He is our destiny writer… My lord is the one in control of my day, so yes I may plan…but his plans are above mine 💪 Dont forget to send praise unto him.

I tend to look up and wonder, if my lord is looking back…i yearn for our meeting❤🥺

Watching the sunset reminds me of how in life there’s always a fresh start..and that starts when you turn to Allah in repentance.💞

Forgiveness…

A letter to the one holding on…

Remember forgiving is healing…

Holding on is unhealthy, clinging on to something or what someone did, does not benefit you in any way.

No one’s perfect, everyone makes mistakes… humans are natural sinners…we hurt each other from time to time, we do things that we regret later on in life.

Take a moment… to let go of what you holding against someone else.

We go against Allah and his law constantly disobeying him, we forget that he’s watching us… but Allah still forgives us, showing us his INCOMPARABLE mercy. Even if what the person did to you is seen as something unforgivable, what they did to you is unforgettable… you STILL have to forgive that person “ forgive those who hurt who so that the one in the heavens can forgive you”

Always remember that whenever you sin and turn to Allah countless times for the same sin, he forgives you without question or hesitation.

Another thing we need to keep in mind when it comes to forgiveness is that in the process of letting go of that anger and pain, you need to forget about the situation. That is true forgiveness. The letting go part is only half of the forgiveness, forgetting about what made you feel the way you did, is completing the process.

There was this particular incident during the time of Nabi s.a.w after a war. The sahabah were discussing how to share the spoils of war.

At the time everyone was disagreeing with each other, so Abu dur made a suggestion and everyone was against it, and so Bilal pitched in and disagreed with him as well… This upset Abu dur and so he said ‘  you the son of a black woman…even you disagree with me!’

So Bilal got upset and rushed over to the prophet (may peace be upon him) and spoke about the incident, the prophet now upset rushed over to where Abo dur was and grabbed him, telling him that he is still a man who has jahiliyyah in his heart… this made Abu dur lower his head, a way of him recognizing his mistake.

After the incident Abu dur searched for Bilal and publically got onto the floor, calling unto Bilal saying that he will not lift his head up, until Bilal steps on it.

Many of us today if given this opportunity would go for it, but Bilal got down on his hand and knees and kissed him on his forehead  saying “Abu dur,  are you serious…I forgive you for the sake of Allah.”

Look at this, the majority of us knowingly forgive someone because there isn’t anything that you can do to them, but that’s not what we should be doing.

To forgive is to forget, to let go…without doing these things we wouldn’t be forgiving in the first place. The prophet lived his life forgiving people instantly and accepting them, he had to watch his daughter get publically divorced, he had to deal with the mutilation of his Uncle Hamzah and so many malicious incidents that could have made him hold a grudge against these people…but he choose to forgive and guide them.

Who are we not to forgive if the highest being to ever walk on this earth never taught us to hold grudges against anyone, who are we, to constantly remind someone of the wrong that they committed, and sadly
Carry it in our hearts.

Allah forgives us all the time, why can’t we overlook someone’s fault and practice this behavior when it comes to dealing with the wrongs of others.

~ forgive sincerely as forgiving is better for you and remember only the weak hold grudges, it takes a strong individual to forgive.~

وَمَآ أَرْسَلْنَا مِن رَّسُولٍ إِلَّا لِيُطَاعَ بِإِذْنِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ وَلَوْ أَنَّهُمْ إِذ ظَّلَمُوٓاْ أَنفُسَهُمْ جَآءُوكَ فَٱسْتَغْفَرُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَٱسْتَغْفَرَ لَهُمُ ٱلرَّسُولُ لَوَجَدُواْ ٱللَّهَ تَوَّابًۭا رَّحِيمًۭا

We sent no Messenger, but to be obeyed by Allah’s Leave. If they (hypocrites), when they had been unjust to themselves, had come to you (Muhammad SAW) and begged Allah’s Forgiveness, and the Messenger had begged forgiveness for them: indeed, they would have found Allah All-Forgiving (One Who accepts repentance), Most Merciful.

Quran 4:64

We never sent any Messenger, but that he should be obeyed, in what he commands and judges, by the leave, by the command, of God, and not that he should be disobeyed or opposed. If, when they had wronged themselves, by seeking the judgment of the false idol, they had come to you, repentant, and asked forgiveness from God, and the Messenger had asked forgiveness for them (there is a shift from the second [to the third] person in this address, in deference to his [the Prophet’s (peace and blessings be upon him)] status); they would have found God Relenting, to them, Merciful, to them.

Your loving sister in islaam: Muskan
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Your daily sunnah

Sunnats of eating.

12.spread out a cloth on the floor before eating.

13. Wash both hands up to the wrist.

14. Remove your shoes before eating.

15. Sit on the floor and eat.

16.Before eating recite ‘ Bismillah wa’la barakarillah’ aloud.

17. When eating sit with either both knees on the ground or one knee raised or both knees raised.

18. Do not lean and eat

19. Eat with three fingers if possible.

20. Eat with the right hand.

21.one should not eat very hot food.

22. Do not blow on the food.

23. Eat from the side that is in front of you.

24. If a morsel of food falls down, pick it up, clean and eat it.

25. Whilst eating, one should not remain completely silent.

26. Do not find fault with the food.

27. Clean the plate and other utensils thoroughly after eating. By doing this, the utensil makes duaa for ones forgiveness m

28. After eating, lick the fingers. ‘ start with the middle finger.’

29. Recite the duaa after eating.

30. Remove the food before getting up.

31.wash both hands after meals

32. Thereafter gargle the mouth.

Your loving sister in islaam: Muskan

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Vices in personal character

Anger

Bahaj ibn Hakim related that the holy prophet s.a.w(may peace be upon him) said: “verily anger destroys iman as aloe spoils honey.” Baihaqi

Aliyah ibn urwah Sa’di reported that the holy prophet s.a.w said: verily anger comes from the devil and the devil was created from fire and fire is extinguished by water. So whoever gets angry, let him make an ablution ‘ wudhu’ Abu Daud

Anas ibn Malik narrated that the holy prophet s.a.w said: whoever guards his tongue as a treasure, Allah will keep his secrets concealed, whoever restrains his anger, Allah will withhold his punishment from him on the day of judgment, and whoever presents his apologies to Allah (seeking his forgiveness,) Allah will accept his apologies. Baihaqi

Deceit

Mahmood ibn labeed related that the holy prophet s.a.w said: “The greatest fear I have for my people is minor polytheism.” Ahmed

What is minor polytheism? Asked the companions, and then the prophet said: Riya ( doing virtuous acts for show.)

Thoban reported that the holy prophet s.a.w said:

Whoever dies while he is free from pride, deceit, and debt will enter paradise. ~Darimi, Ibn Mahaj, Tirmidhi.

The hadeeth only mentions three of many virtues that will lead to paradise, don’t forget to have iman and lead a righteous life.

Greed

Ka’b Ibn Malik related that the holy prophet s.a.w said: “Two hungry wolves let loose among a flock of sheep causes less damage to a man’s Iman than that caused by a man’s greed for wealth and his self-esteem. Tirmidhi

Another hadeeth reported by Anas Ibn Malik that the prophet once said: ” The son of Adam gets old, but two things remain young in him, greed for wealth and hope for a longer life. Bukhari, Muslim

Ibn Abas narrated that the prophet s.a.w said: Had there been two mountains of wealth for the son of Adam he would have sought for a third one, and nothing but the earth(grave) can fill the belly of the son of Adam, and (remember!) Allah returns to one who returns (to him) patiently. ‘Bukhari Muslim’

Hypocrisy

Abu Hurairah related that the holy prophet s.a.w said: ” The signs of hypocrisy are three when he talks, he speaks falsehood when he promises, he breaks (it), and when he is entrusted (with something), he commits treachery. ‘ Bukhari Muslim’

This version in Muslim adds: That even though he observes fasts, prayers and thinks that his Muslim. In another hadeeth narrated by Abu Hurairah r.a and reported by Bukhari and Muslim, it has been stated that the signs of a hypocrite are four: The three of them are the same reported in the previous hadeeth that fourth is: when he argues he uses abusive language.

A friendly reminder that swearing and cursing cause that angles to distance themselves from you due to the odor caused by this that chaise the angles away, so even if we are upset it is always preferable to walk away and perform a wudu.

Abu Hurairah reported that the prophet s.a.w said: “The worst person on the day of judgment will be the one who has a double face.” Bukhari Muslim

The double face here refers to a person who tells something to a person and then changes it completely when he tells the same thing to another person. – mostly common in the spread of gossip-

Ibn Umar narrated that the holy prophet s.a.w said: “Allah will come close to a believer in the day of judgment and cover him up and say: ‘Do you know of this sin and that sin?’ Allah will remind him of his sins. The man will answer:” yes O’ Lord, and he will think that he is ruined. Allah will then say: ” I covered your sins in the world and now I shall forgive them for you. As for the unbelievers and hypocrites, proclamations will be made about them before all creatures: These are those who have bought falsehood against their Lord. Behold! The curse of Allah is upon the wrong-doers. Bukhari, Muslim

Malice

Ana’s Ibn Malik related that the holy prophet s.a.w said: ” entertain no ill will, envy, or indifference, nor cut of mutual relations. Be servants of Allah, brothers to each other. It is not permissible for a Muslim to keep away his brother for more than three days. ‘ Bukhari Muslim

(So even if your upset with a particular person it is their right over you to continue speaking with them, a simple Salam will suffice.)

Zubair reported that Nabi s.a.w said: ” The disease of the nation’s before you, malice and hatred, may also overtake you. Remember! They are like shavers, and I do not say that they shave hairs but they shave virtues. Ahmad, Tirmidhi

Abu Hurairah reported that the holy prophet s.a.w said:” Be careful of bad relations (and malice) with one another, for it is destroying to both of you. Tirmidhi


Merserliness

Merserliness definition: a strong wish to have money and not to spend it, cowardice and greed.


Abu Saeed khudri narrated that the prophet s.a.w said:” there are two habits that do not combine in a believer, miserliness and bad conduct.” Tirmidhi

Jaber narrated that the prophet s.a.w said: Avoid doing injustice to others, for on the day of qiyamah (judgment) it will turn to manifold darkness, and safeguard yourselves against miserliness, for miserliness ruined those who were before you. It incited them to murder and made them prefer the unlawful to the lawful. Muslim
*Don’t forget to give charity and pay your zakah*

Pride

Hareesh Ibn wahb reported that the holy prophet s.a.w said:” shall I inform you about the inmates of hell? Every vulgar (offensive), rude, and proud man. Bukhari Muslim

Ibn Mas’ud reported that the holy prophet s.a.w said:” Whoever has pride in his heart equal to the weight of an atom shall not enter paradise.”

A man inquired about a person who likes to have fine clothes and fine shoes. He answered: “Allah is beautiful and he likes beauty. Pride means rejecting the truth because of self-esteem and looking down on other people. Muslim


Your loving sister in islaam: Muskan

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
The above hadeeth have been extracted from A treasure of hadeeth and sunnah by Dr.Mazhar U. Kazi and Markazi Makataba islami. Delhi-6

Death

As a Muslim we should be constantly thinking about our death. Allah created us for one reason, to worship him…by doing this are we successful in this life and than rewarded in our next…Today I’ll be sharing a few hadeeths

Restraint
Abu hurairah narrated that the holy prophet s.a.w (peace be upon him) said: ‘ None of you should wish for death, not should he call for it before it comes to him, because when he dies, his actions are terminated, and certainly the age of a believer adds nothing but good.’ ~ Muslim~

Which brings us to the conclusion of suicide being forbidden in Islam knowing that the only one who is allowed to take your life is our beloved Allah.

State of mind before death’. Anas ibn Malik reported that the holy prophet s.a.w (may peace be upon him) visited a youth while he was close to his death. He asked him as to how he felt and the youth answered that he hoped for Allah’s mercy and was also afraid of his sins. The prophet s.a.w (may peace be upon him)then said: ‘ These two things do not unite in a heart of a servant like this at a time( when he is close to death) except that Allah grants him what he hopes for and gives him security from that which he fears from. ~ ibin majah, tirmjdhi~

If hope of Allahs mercy and fear of his punishment unite in the heart of a dying man, Allah fulfils the hope and eliminates the fear. No one knows his time of death thus we should therefore always have these fears in our hearts❤

You loving sister in islaam: Muskan Umata

Your daily sunnah

Sunats of the toilet

1. Enter the toilet with your head covered.

2. Enter the toilet with shoes.

3. Recite the duaa before entering the toilet.

4. Sit and urinate,( including men)

5. Enter the toilet with the left foot.

6. One should not face his back towards qublah whiles in the toilet.

7.be careful of the splashes of urine( being unmindful in this regard leads to punishment in the grave

8. Don’t speak in the toilet, ( it is recommended that you shake your jug or turn on the tap if someone is looking for you whilst you are in the toilet.)

9. After relieving oneself, cleanse oneself using water. ( istinja- wash ones self after passing urine or stool)

10. Leave the toilet with the right foot

11. Recite the duaa after coming out of the toilet.

Your loving sister in islaam: Muskan Umata

Wonders of Salaah..

Wisdom underlying the number of rak’ahs in the obligatory prayers.

It was Adam (a.s)who set 2 rak’ahs of prayer at fajr ( the pre-dawn prayer)…when Allah most merciful sent Adam to the world from paradise, where no darkness was present. He was fearful of the darkness in the world.

When it was morning ( when dawn set in), he prayed two rak’ahs of prayer to give thanks to Allah the Almighty which was eventually made obligatory for us.

Zuhr salah was set by prophet Abraham( may peace be upon him). He prayed four rak’ahs after the deadline of the sun ( after zawaal, when the sun lowers itself from it’s highest point)

When he was ordered to sacrifice his son Ishmael, and he succeeded in this test, he prayed four rak’ahs of nafl prayer as a token of his thanks, and these four rak’ahs were then made obligatory for us in the zuhr prayer.

At the time of asr, the first man to do this was the prophet Jonah( Yunus) who prayed four rak’ahs nafl prayer in gratefulness for emerging safely from a fish’s stomach, these four rak’ahs were made compulsory at this time of day for us as an ummah.

Some ulema say that the first prophet was Jesus ( ESA/ a.s) may Allah be pleased with him, who set three rak’ahs of prayer at margib ( sunset time) The first rak’ah for denying

worship to himself, the second to deny worship to the holy mother known as Marium a.s may Allah be pleased with her, and the third to prove worship for Allah the almighty only.

Thus these rak’ahs were first set by Jesus.

At the time of Isha, it was prophet Moses( Musa) who first set four rak’ahs of prayer. When prophet Moses started from midyan towards Egypt he lost the way, but then Allah the most merciful guided him to the right path and exalted him with prophethood…and so he said this prayer -Esha ( the night prayer) was done as a way of thanks giving.

This information was extracted from the book the times of prayers the translated version of – Awqat Us salad, published by the Sartaj company.

Salaah will be further discussed in the future, jazakallah for your time. I hope this post was beneficial to you. Please share if so.

Your loving sister in Islam: Muskan umata

السلام عليكم ورحمة الل

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