Saturday, 16 October 2010

Quote of the day!

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Was Barakatuh!

First of all would just like to start off with... What a sick day, best day evvver!! (Alhamdulillah.)

Ok now that, that's over, I'd like to share something I came across today in my favouritest Islamic magazine: Al-Mumin. (You can get info on how to subscribe to it here).

Someone was told: "So-and-so has gossiped about you" - so he sent him a dish of dates, with the message: "I heard that you had given me your Hasanat (rewards) as a gift, and I want to return the favour; please excuse me for not being able to pay back in full."

Anyway the main point here is of course, if you backbite on the Day of Judgement whoever you have backbited about has the power to take as much of your good deeds as he or she wishes & you will be left with nada, nothing, zilch, diddly squat.

So let's try and keep our tongues from wagging eh? (Insha'Allah). If you are hurt by a friend or family member etc. either go tell them, or tell Allah allll about it. Just don't tell someone else who may happen to know the person, therefore making them think badly of the other person. & we have all (well maybe not all but majority) backbited at one point so let's ask for forgiveness & try not to do it again, Insha'Allah.  =)

If the answer's 'yes' you're just dodgy mate. Seriously go get yourself checked out. Your parents should be ashamed... What a disgrace.

You gotta pray, pray, pray!

Assalamu Alaikum ladies (& gents, although I got a feeling more girls will be reading this), I hope you're all in the best of health and Imaan, Insha'Allah! =)

I came across this today on my random researching moments:

Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu-Alaihi-wa-Sallam) said: The difference between us and non-Muslims is that of salaah so whoever abandons salaah certainly commits kufr.
(Tirmidhi, kitab ul Iman, Declared Sahih by Imam Tirmidhi, Imam Nasai and Allama Iraqi, Minhaaj ul Muslimeen pg.80).

    I have to admit I've had my lazy days & continue to have them, where I literally have to force myself up to go & pray. Usually due to the stupid excuse in my head which is always 'it's so cold & wudhu makes me coldeeer' (bet you all thinking 'wimp' & yes that would be a correct analysis), but Alhamdulillah I've so far managed to stamp over those thoughts & get up. So I started to look for some inspiration 'cos as they say 'once you get out of the habit of praying your 5 daily prayers, it's hard to get back on track.' & that is not what we want. But I found the above quote inspiration enough! Plus I was thinking about all the things Allah has blessed me with, & what kind of person would I be if I couldn't be cold for 10 seconds for his sake (Ok, so wudhu doesn't take 10secs for anyone but Superman, but you get what I'm saying. Hah just had a thought. If Superman was Muslim how sick would that be!! Oh & also if he existed...) So my point is, we all gotta pray, pray and pray some more for the sake of Allah (S.W.T), 'cos without Him we'd be nowhere.
Plus I don't think the answer 'Allah I was scared of being cold & I was having a PROPER lazy day so I decided not to pray', is gunna cut it as a good enough answer on the Day of Judgement!