Ramadhan holy month-

How can we afford not doing any ibadah in the month of Ramadan (Fasting)?

Don’t be a loser my friend.

Ramadhan – the ninth month of the Islamic calendar

 2 billion Muslims of the world celebrate their holiest month of Ramadhan every year. It is an obligation on every adult and healthy Muslim to fast during the month of Ramadhan. Fasting is a total abstention from eating, drinking, and sexual relations from dawn to dusk for 29 or 30 days of the month of Ramadhan. Also, avoiding immoral behavior and anger and showing compassion is part of the requirements of the fasting. The month of Ramadhan is also the month in which the Holy Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) in piecemeal basis over a period of 23 years. It is a very joyous occasion for the Muslims of the world. Muslims fast during the day and pray and read Qur’an during the part of the night.

 Why the name ‘Ramadan’?

The Holy prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Surely, the month of Ramadan has been named so because it scorches away the sins.”

 InshAllah Ramadan will start on….

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

 

The United Kingdom’s Department of Health produced a guide to healthy fasting during Ramadan, Which aims to help people avoid health complications when they fast…

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/healthy-fasting-during-ramadan

 

What to say when opening and closing my fast in Ramadan?

 …….DUA FOR CLOSING OF FAST (special breakfast which is called Sehri

“Wa be-saume ghadin nu-vai-tu min shah-re Ramadhana”

(I intend to fast on this day of Ramadan)

DUA FOR OPENING OF FAST

Allahumma inni laka sumtu wa bika aamantu [wa ‘alaika tawakkaltu] wa ‘ala rizq-ika aftarthu…O Allah! I fasted for You and I believe in You [and I put my trust in You] and I break my fast with Your sustenance)

Fasting during Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars (fundamental religious duties) of Islam.

It is a time of self-examination and increased religious devotion.

It is common to have one meal known as the suhoor just before sunrise and an evening meal (Iftaar) after sunset during Ramadan.

Ramadan is also a time for many Muslims to donate to charity by participating in food drives for the poor, organizing a collection or charity event, and other voluntary activities. Muslims are encouraged to be charitable during Ramadan.

People of Islamic faith are encouraged to read the entire Qur’an during Ramadan.

Some Muslims recite the entire Qur’an by the end of Ramadan through special prayers known as Taraweeh,

Which are held in the mosques every night of the month, during which a section of the Qur’an is recited?

 

 The word “Ramadan” is derived from an Arabic word for intense heat, Scorched ground and shortness of food and drink.

 It is considered to be the most holy and blessed month.

Fighting is not allowed during this period.

 

The month of Ramadan traditionally begins with a new moon sighting, marking the start of the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.

Many Muslims (except children, the sick and the elderly) abstain from food, drink, and certain other activities during daylight hours in Ramadan.

This is considered as the holiest season in the Islamic year

And commemorates the time when the Qur’an (Islamic holy book) is said To have been revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam). This occurred on Laylatul -Qadr, one of the last 10 nights of the month. 

Ramadan ends when the first crescent of the new moon is sighted again, Marking the new lunar month’s start. Eid-al-Fitr is the Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.

 

Fasting the month of Ramadan is an obligation and a great worship.

 It is among the best acts of obedience and greatest deeds,

And one for which there is great reward.

 Imam al-Bukhari related the Qudsi Hadith that

The Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said

Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) said: which means:

 “The reward of every good deed is multiplied ten up to seven-hundred times, except that of the Fasting;

 It is usually done in sincerity and will be multiplied by as many times as Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) wills.”

One of the doors of Paradise, named ar-Raiyan, is specified for those Muslims who used to fast in this world.

On the Day of Judgment, it will be opened, and those who used to fast in obedience to Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) enter through it,

Then it would be closed and no others will enter through it.

 

 Fasting became an obligation on the Muslims in the second year after the emigration.

 Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) fasted nine years of Ramadhan after which he died.

 

The obligation of fasting Ramadhan on the believers is known from the Qur’an and the Hadith.

It was explicitly stated in Verse 183 of Sura al-Baqarah:

Which means: [O believers, Fasting is an obligation upon you as it was obligated upon the [Muslims] before you so it would help you to reach piety.]

Fasting was an obligation on the nations before the nation of Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam),

However, fasting the month of Ramadan in particular is a specification only for the nation of Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam).

 

Moreover, Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) named Fasting (the month of Ramadhan) as one of the five most important matters of Islam in the famous Hadith known as Hadith Jibril related by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

Angel Jibril came to the Prophet in the shape of a man with white clothes and asked him to inform him about Islam.

In response, the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:

Which means: Islam is to bear witness that no one is God except Allah

And that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, Performing Prayer, paying Zakat, performing Pilgrimage if you are able and fasting in the month of Ramadan.

 

Consequently, renouncing the obligation of fasting the month of Ramadan, for the one who has learned of its obligation, is blasphemy because it entails belying Allah and the Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam).

The one who believes it is an obligation,

However, does not perform this obligation (without a valid excuse) does not blaspheme

–rather he is an enormous sinner.

 

Who Must Fast and Who Is Excused From Fasting

The first condition for one to be obligated to fast is to be Muslim.

 In this world, the non-Muslim is not requested to fast, however, in the Hereafter,

 He will be punished for neglecting to fast, as he will be punished for his blasphemy.

Rather, the obligation on the non-Muslim is to embrace Islam, then afterwards, to fast Ramadan.

 

Secondly, it is the pubescent Muslim who is obligated to fast.

The child is not obligated to fast. Rather, it is an obligation on the parents

Or the guardian of the boy or girl to order him to fast once he is 7 (lunar) years old,

 With the condition that the child’s body can withstand that fasting,

And he would not be harmed by it.

 

As well, for one to be obligated to fast, he must be of sound mind.

 Fasting is not obligatory on the insane person.

 

Fasting is not obligatory on a person whose body cannot tolerate fasting, either due to old age or because of a severe illness. Moreover,

If a person would be harmed by fasting, that is, Because of his fasting his sickness would get worse,

Or he would die, and then fasting is prohibited for him.

The one who does not fast because of old age

Or an illness he is not hopeful to be cured of does not

Have to make up the missed days of fasting.

Instead he pays expiation to a poor Muslim for every day he missed of fasting.

The expiation is two average-sized, cupped hands of the most common staple food of the country, which in this country is wheat.

 

Fasting is not obligatory on the menstruating woman or the woman who is in her postpartum bleeding period.

It is unlawful for them to fast.

 The woman who missed days of fasting during Ramadan

For these reasons has to make up each missed day.

 

As well, the pregnant woman is allowed not to fast

 If she fears that harm would come to her or her baby from her fasting.

As well, the breast-feeding woman is allowed not to fast

If she fears harm would come to her or her baby from her fasting.

Both must make up every one of the missed days of fasting.

As well, if the reason they did not fast was solely the fear of harming their baby,

Then in addition to making up the missed days of fasting,

 They must pay expiation, or two cupped,

Average-sized handfuls of the most common staple food of the country, for each day they missed.

 

The one who is traveling a distance of two or more walking days is allowed to not fast provide his traveling is not sinful.

Two or more walking days distance is about 80 miles (128.74752 kilometers)

This traveler is permitted to break his fast even though he would not encounter hardship in his trip,

Such as if he crossed this distance quickly, by plane, or comfortable, in a car or a train.

The matter of traveling is not based on the hardship; rather it has to do with the distance.

This facility for the traveler was mentioned in the Qur’an.

Allah said in Sura al-Baqarah, Verse 184: which means: -If you are sick or traveling,

Then you are allowed to break your fast and make up these days later. To understand full of Ramadhan meaning an as explained by Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam), please refer to the selected Hadith blow

“Allah’s apostle said” “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.” [Bukhari]…

 

Narrated Abu Hurairah (RadiAllahu anhu): The prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:”… whoever fasts during Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards, and then all his past sins will be forgiven.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari).

 

“…whoever witnesses the Month of Ramadan should fast through it…”

Quran (2:185).

 

“Ramadan is the (month) in which the Qur’an was sent down, as a guide to mankind and a clear guidance and judgment (so that mankind will distinguish from right and wrong)…” (Quran 2:183)

 

“Oh you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you many learn piety and righteousness” (Qur’an, al-Baqarah, 2:183)

 

“…And it is better for you that ye fast, if ye only knew.” (Q 2:184)

 

The Messenger of Allah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) addressed his companions on the last day of Shaban, saying, “Oh people! A great month has come over you; a blessed month; a month in which is a night better than a thousand months; month in which Allah has made it compulsory upon you to fast by day, and voluntary to pray by night. Whoever draws nearer (to Allah) by performing any of the (optional) good deeds in (this month) shall receive the same reward as performing an obligatory deed at any other time, and whoever discharges an obligatory deed in (this month) shall receive the reward of performing seventy obligations at any other time. It is the month of patience, and the reward of patience is Heaven. It is the month of charity, and a month in which a believer’s sustenance is increased. Whoever gives food to a fasting person to break his fast shall have his sins forgiven, and he will be saved from the Fire of Hell, and he shall have the same reward as the fasting person, without his reward being diminished at all.” [Narrated by Ibn Khuzaymah]

 

It is called the night of Power (i.e. Laylatul Qadr) or the night of blessing (Lailat-ul Mubarak). The deed in this night is better than the rewards of deeds of 1,000 months (about 83.3 years).

 

“Indeed we have revealed it (Qur’an) in the night of Power. And what will explain to you what the night of Power is? The night of Power is better than a thousand months. Therein descends the Angels and the Spirit (Jibril) by Allah’s permission, on every errand: (they say) “Peace” (continuously) tills the rise of Morning!” Q (97:1-5)

 

Abu Said al-Khudri reported that the Messenger of Allah, said: “No servant fasts on a day in the path of Allah except that Allah removes the hellfire seventy years further away from his face.” This is related by “the group,” except for Abu Dawud.

 

`Abdullah ibn `Amr reported that the Messenger of Allah, Sallallaahu alayhi wa salaam, said: “The fast and the Qur’an are two intercessors for the servant of Allah on the Day of Resurrection. The fast will say: ‘O Lord, I prevented him from his food and desires during the day. Let me intercede for him.’ The Qur’an will say: ‘I prevented him from sleeping at night. Let me intercede for him.’ And their intercession will be accepted.” [Ahmad]

 

Abu Umaamah reported: “I came to the Messenger of Allah and said: ‘Order me to do a deed that will allow me to enter Paradise.’ He said: ‘Stick to fasting, as there is no equivalent to it.’ Then I came to him again and he said: ‘Stick to fasting.”‘ [Ahmad,

 

 Ibn Sad reported that the Prophet Sallallaahu alayhi WA salaam said: “There is a gate to Paradise that is called ar-Raiyan. On the Day of Resurrection it will say: ‘Where are those who fasted?’ When the last [one] has passed through the gate, it will be locked.” [Al-Bukhari-, – Muslim].

 

He who is amongst those who pray will be called from the gate of the prayer (in Paradise) and he who is from the people of Jihad will be called from the gate of Jihad, and he who is from those’ who give in charity (i.e. Zakat) will be called from the gate of charity, and he who is amongst those who observe fast will be called from the gate of fasting, the gate of Raiyan.” Abu Bakr said, “He who is called from all those gates will need nothing,” He added, “Will anyone be called from all those gates, O Allah’s Apostle?” He said, “Yes, and I hope you will be among those, O Abu Bakr.” [Bukhari]

 

Abu Hurairah reported that Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam said : “The time between the five prayers, two consecutive Friday Prayers, and two consecutive Ramadan’s are expiations for all that has happened during that period, provided that one has avoided the grave (major) sins.” [Muslim]

 

In another Hadith, the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam)) says, “Ramadan has come to you. (It is) a month of blessing, in which Allah covers you with blessing, for He sends down Mercy, decreases sins and answers prayers. In it, Allah looks at your competition (in good deeds), and boasts about you to His angels. So show Allah goodness from yourselves, for the unfortunate one is he who is deprived in (this month) of the mercy of Allah, the Mighty, the Exalted.”.

 

Abu Umaamah RadiAllahu anhu… said: I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, tell me of an action by which I may enter Paradise’. He said: ‘Take to Fasting, there is nothing like it.’.

 

“Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may attain Taqwa.” [2:183]

 

The most honored by Allah amongst you are those best in Taqwa.”[49:13]

 

“Every action of the son of Adam is given manifold reward, each good deed receiving then times its like, up to seven hundred times. Allah the Most High said, ‘Except for fasting, for it is for Me and I will give recompense for it, he leaves off his desires and his food for Me.’ for the fasting person there are two times of joy; a time when he breaks his fast and a time of joy when he meets his Lord, and the smell coming from the mouth of the fasting person is better with Allah than the smell of musk.” [Al-Bukhari]

 

“Fasting is a shield with which a servant protects himself from the Fire.” [Ahmad, Saheeh]

 

On the Day of Judgment, “Fasting will say: O My Lord I prevented him from food and desires so accept my intercession for him.” [Ahmad,

 

There are in the month of Ramadan in every day and night those to whom Allah grants freedom from the Fire, and there is for every Muslim a supplication which he can make and will be granted.” [Al-Bazaar, Ahmad, Saheeh]

 

The Prophet said: He who gives food for a fasting person to break his fast, he will receive the same reward as him, except that nothing will be reduced from the fasting persons reward.” [Ahmad, -at-Tirmidhi,, – Ibn Majah, Ibn Hibban, Saheeh].

 

“When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on me: let them also, with a will, listen to My call, and believe in Me: that they may walk in the right way.” (Qur’an: 2:188)

 

A few Hadith on Fasting:

Narrated Talhah bin ‘Ubaydullah: A Bedouin with unkempt hair came to Allah’s Apostle and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Inform me what Allah has made compulsory for me as regards the prayers.” He replied: “You have to offer perfectly the five compulsory prayers in a day and night (24 hours), unless you want to pray Nawafil.” The Bedouin further asked, “Inform me what Allah has made compulsory for me as regards fasting.” He replied, “You have to fast during the whole month of Ramadan, unless you want to fast more as Nawafil.” The Bedouin further asked, “Tell me how much Zakat Allah has enjoined on me.” Thus, Allah’s Apostle informed him about all the rules (i.e. fundamentals) of Islam. The Bedouin then said, “By Him Who has honored you, I will neither perform any Nawafil nor will I decrease what Allah has enjoined on me. Allah’s Apostle said, “If he is saying the truth, he will succeed (or he will be granted Paradise).”

Sahih Bukhari: Book# 31: Hadith# 118

 

    Narrated Abu Hurairah: Allah’s Apostle said, “Fasting is a shield (or a screen or a shelter). So, the person observing fasting should avoid sexual relation with his wife and should not behave foolishly and impudently, and if somebody fights with him or abuses him, he should tell him twice, ‘I am fasting.” The Prophet added, “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, the smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of Allah than the smell of musk. (Allah says about the fasting person), ‘He has left his food, drink and desires for My sake. The fast is for Me. So I will reward (the fasting person) for it and the reward of good deeds is multiplied ten times.”

Sahih Bukhari: Book# 31: Hadith# 120

 

    Narrated Sahl: The Prophet said, “There is a gate in Paradise called Ar-Raiyan, and those who observe fasts will enter through it on the Day of Resurrection and none except them will enter through it. It will be said, ‘Where are those who used to observe fasts?’ They will get up, and none except them will enter through it. After their entry the gate will be closed and nobody will enter through it.”

Sahih Bukhari: Book# 31: Hadith# 123

 

    Narrated Abu Hurairah: Allah’s Apostle said, “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.”

Sahih Bukhari: Book# 31: Hadith# 124

 

    Narrated Ibn Umar: I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “When you see the crescent (of the month of Ramadan), start fasting, and when you see the crescent (of the month of Shawwal), stop fasting; and if the sky is overcast (and you can’t see It) then regard the crescent (month) of Ramadan (as of 30 days)”.

Sahih Bukhari: Book# 31: Hadith# 125

 

The Prophet said, “Whoever established prayers on the night of Qadr out of sincere faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven; and whoever fasts in the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven.” Narrated Abu Hurairah:

Sahih Bukhari: Book# 31: Hadith# 126

 

 Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet was the most generous amongst the people, and he used to be more so in the month of Ramadan when Gabriel visited him, and Gabriel used to meet him on every night of Ramadan till the end of the month. The Prophet used to recite the Holy Qur’an to Gabriel, and when Gabriel met him, he used to be more generous than a fast wind (which causes rain and welfare).

Sahih Bukhari: Book# 31: Hadith# 127

 

    Narrated Abu Hurairah: The Prophet said, “Whoever does not give up forged speech and evil actions, Allah is not in need of his leaving his food and drink (i.e. Allah will not accept his fasting.)”

Sahih Bukhari: Book# 31: Hadith# 128

 

    Narrated Abu Hurairah: Allah’s Apostle said, “Allah said, ‘All the deeds of Adam’s sons (people) are for them, except fasting which is for me, and I will give the reward for it.’ Fasting is a shield or protection from the fire and from committing sins. If one of you is fasting, he should avoid sexual relation with his wife and quarreling, and if somebody should fight or quarrel with him, he should say, ‘I am fasting.’ By Him in Whose Hands my soul is’ the unpleasant smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of Allah than the smell of musk. There are two pleasures for the fasting person, one at the time of breaking his fast, and the other at the time when he will meet his Lord; then he will be pleased because of his fasting.”

Sahih Bukhari: Book# 31: Hadith# 212

 

    Narrated Abu Sa’id: The Prophet forbade the fasting of ‘Id-ul-Fitr and ‘Id-ul-Adha (two feast days) and also the wearing of As-Sama’ (a single garment covering the whole body), and sitting with one’s leg drawn up while being wrapped in one garment. He also forbade the prayers after the Fajr (morning) and the ‘Asr (afternoon) prayers.

Sahih Bukhari: Book# 32: Hadith# 226

 

I heard Allah’s Apostle saying regarding Ramadan, “Whoever prayed at night in it (the month of Ramadan) out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven.” Narrated by Abu Hurairah: –

Sahih Bukhari: Book# 32: Hadith# 228

 

    Narrated ‘Aishah: (the wife of the Prophet) Allah’s Apostle used to pray (at night) in Ramadan.

Sahih Bukhari: Book# 32: Hadith# 231

 

    Narrated Abu Hurairah: The Prophet said, “Whoever fasted the month of Ramadan out of sincere Faith (i.e. belief) and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his past sins will be forgiven, and whoever stood for the prayers in the night of Qadr out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven.”

 

Whoever fasts during Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. Whoever prays during the nights in Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. And he who passes Lailat al-Qadr (the Night of Power) in prayer with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven – (Bukhari, Muslim).

 

May Allah Send down Blessings and Mercy upon our Master Muhammad, the crowned one, and the one with holy ascension and the owner of buraq, mount of light who is the best in Adab (conduct), intercessor of Ummah (communities), blessed with eminence and generosity.

 Salutation to: Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) and his noble followers.

 Assalatu wassalamualaika Ya RasulAllah

How can we afford not doing any ibadah in Ramadan as we are promised so much reward?

Any simple act our beautiful Islam gives us so much sawab in any other month and Subhan’Allah every act is multiplied in the month of Ramadan so lets enjoy this Ramadan do not think of it as a burden as I have heard many people moaning about lack of sleep, hunger and looking forward to Eid  .(Astagafirullah ).

           And Allah knows best

“Have fun praying and getting ready for the Day of Judgment coz that day will NOT be fun.

P.S.: don’t forget to make Dua for me

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Tawba,tabah,(Repentance)-Islam

REPENTING AND ASKING FOR FORGIVENESS FROM ALLAH SUBHANAHU WA TA’AALA (GOD) (THE ONE ALLAH, THE CREATOR).
Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), the Almighty, has said:
O Son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O Son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O Son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins as great as the earth, and were you then to face Me ascribing no partners to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it.

It should not be forgotten that we, being human beings are prone to committing sins. Sinless are nobody in the universe

ALLAH SUBHANAHU WA TA’AALA (GOD) Most High says in Noble Qur’an, “Ask your Lord for forgiveness and then turn in repentance to Him…” (11:3)

Also Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)) Most High says in Noble Qur’an, “O you who believe! Turn (in repentance) to Allah with sincere repentance; Perhaps your Lord will remove your evil from you… “(66:8)

Tawba, (Tauba, Tobah) (repentance) is the regret and sadness which arise in the heart when remembering a sin. For the validity of the Tawba, (Tauba, Tobah) shunning the sin, firmly resolving to abstain from it in future and controlling the nafs when it urges for the sin, are necessary.

It should be noted that the Arabic word / Tawba, Tauba, Tobah /, which is generally understood as ‘repentance’, does not imply the mere utterance of any verbal prayers. It demands a real and active change in the behavior as well as the active attitude of the individual towards the purity of his/her life. It demands a moral conversion with a strong and definite determination on the part of the repenting individual, never again to return to the mistake or the wrong that had been committed before.

 In other words, the term / Tawba, Tauba, Tobah / ‘repentance’ is a word commonly used both for Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) and His servants. When it is used for the servants of Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), it means that ‘they have returned to their Lord’, because any sinner, in fact, has abandoned his Lord, and when the servant repents, he/she returns to Him.

 When servants fail to obey their Lord, it seems that they cause Him, also, to turn away from them. When Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) is attributed with / Tawba, Tauba, Tobah /, it mean that He returns His Mercy and Favour to them.

“In ancient times there lived a man who sought to earn his livelihood and procure great wealth by lawful means but was unsuccessful. He then strived to achieve his objectives by unlawful means but once again failed.

Shaitan (Satan) appeared before him and said to him: “You tried to acquire great wealth by lawful as well as unlawful means but were unsuccessful. Do you want me to show you a way by which you would not only become wealthy but you would also attract numerous followers?”

The man expressed his willingness to know how he could get rich.

“Concoct a religion and invite people to follow it,” suggested Shaitan (Satan).

The man fabricated a religion and soon, he had a lot of followers through whom he became rich.
One day he realized that he had made a mistake by leading numerous people astray so he resolved to inform the people of the falsity of his religion and the error of his ways. But however hard he stressed and emphasized, the people simply refused to accept his word.
“Your previous views were correct; have you become skeptical of your own religion now?” they asked. When he heard these words, he got some shackles and chained himself. He pledged that he would not unchain himself until ALLAH SUBHANAHU WA TA’AALA (GOD) accepted his repentance (Tawba and Istighfar).
ALLAH SUBHANAHU WA TA’AALA (GOD) revealed to the Prophet of the time to convey the following message to the person: “By My Honor! Even if you weep and supplicate to the extent that every ligament of your body falls apart, I shall never accept your repentance, till you inform those people who have died after having been led astray by you of the reality and they turn back from your religion.”

How does ALLAH SUBHANAHU WA TA’AALA (GOD)  forgive us?
When we commit a sin, four witnesses are established against us.
  a) The place we did the crime (i.e., scene of the murder).
 “On that day, the earth will reveal all its secrets.” (99:4)
b) The organ we used to commit the crime. “When their ears, their eyes, their skin will testify against them.” (41:21)
“That day we seal up mouths, and hands speak out and feet bear witness to all that they did.” (36:65)
c) The Angels who record the deeds (Kiraman Kati bin).
“The honored writers know what you do.” (82:11)
d) “We record that which they send before them, and their footprints, and all things we have kept in a clear register.” (36:12)

Now, with four such strong witnesses, how can we present ourselves to ALLAH SUBHANAHU WA TA’AALA (GOD)? So He (the Al-Wakeel–the Defender), like a smart lawyer, removes all the witnesses against those whose repentance has been accepted, so that we present ourselves with a clean record. Case dissolved due to lack of witnesses. Hadith is like this. “When ALLAH SUBHANAHU WA TA’AALA (GOD)  accepts repentance and forgives His servant, then recording angels erase their records, organs lose their memories, and earth removes its stains of evidence so that when that person appears before ALLAH SUBHANAHU WA TA’AALA (GOD), there is no one to be a witness against him. (“Subhan’Allah”.)
         Hadith Qudsi:
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) has said:
A certain person had committed 99 murders. He went to a scholar and asked, is there any chance of my being forgiven? The scholar said no, you have committed too many crimes. The man killed the scholar too, but his heart was restless, so he went to another scholar and asked the same question. He was told yes, but you must leave this town of bad people and go live in the next town in the company of good people.
So the man set out to the town he was told to go to. On the way he died. A man passing by saw two angels arguing over his dead body. The Angel from Hell said, ‘His body belongs to me as he had not done any good in his life.’ The Angel from Heaven said, ‘His body belongs to me as he had repented and was set out to be with good people.’ The man who was the passer-by said, ‘Let us measure the distance of his body from the town he left and the town he was going to.’
This was done. He was found to be nearer to the town he was going to. In another version, the earth was ordered by Allah to shrink and make the distance smaller, so that he was admitted to Heaven.

Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of ALLAH SUBHANAHU WA TA’AALA (GOD) the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)) said: “If the believer commits a sin, a black spot appears on his heart. If he repents, gives it up and seeks forgiveness, his heart is cleansed, but if he does more then (that spot) increases until it covers his heart. That is the Raan (covering of sin) which Allah mentioned in the Qur’an:

“Nay”! But on their hearts is the Raan (covering of sins and evil deeds) which they used to earn”
[Al-Mutaffifen 83:14]

        A person once heard a pious Muslim say that “For the last thirty years I am repenting for a sin and I don’t know how Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) will deal with me regarding it?”

The listener asked: “What was your sin?”

The pious Muslim said: “I used to have a shop in the Bazaar. One day I heard that the whole Bazaar was burning so I rushed to see my shop. When I reached there I saw that except my shop all the shops were razed to the ground. I said ‘Al-Hamdu lillaahi’ (All praise to Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) but immediately I realized my mistake. How can I call myself a Muslim when I couldn’t feel the loss of my neighbors? That is why I am repenting (Tawba and Istighfar) for that lapse on my part for the last thirty years”.

To seek pardon from Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) is the instant remedy for every problem.
How to ask for forgiveness when Adam and Eve realized they had done wrong but did not know how to ask for forgiveness:

Then learnt Adam from his Lord words of forgiveness, and his Lord turned toward him, for He is Oft-Forgiving and Most Merciful. (2:37)

What were those words taught to Adam A.S.?

They said, “Our Lord, we have wronged our souls and if you forgive us not, and bestow not upon us your mercy, we shall be losers. (7:23)

How did the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam teach Aishah (RA) to ask for forgiveness in Ramadan?

O my Lord, forgive me, because you love to forgive, thus forgive me, O you Merciful!

Remember, asking for forgiveness is not just for our sins, but also for our needs as well.

And I have said! Seek forgiveness from your Lord. Lo! He is oft-forgiving (if you ask for forgiveness). He will give you plenty of rain; He will give you wealth and sons, and assign you Heaven and Rivers in the Heaven. (Surah Nuh: 10-12)

Thus after repenting and asking for forgiveness, we must mend our ways and not go back to Kufr and fall prey to the tactics of Satan (Iblis) again. While we expect ALLAH SUBHANAHU WA TA’AALA (GOD) to be kind and merciful and forgive our major and minor sins, we are unforgiving towards our fellow human beings!

The Noble Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said: “There are four signs of one who is repentant:
 (1) He is sincere to Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) in his actions
(2) He shuns falsehood
 (3) He is firmly attached to truth and
 (4) He is eager to do well.”
May Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) help us to do that which He loves and which pleases Him?

And Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) knows best.

May Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) make our efforts sincere and keep us all on the straight path………..

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Ayatul Kursi– Verse 255 of Surah-e-Baqarah-QURAN

Ayatul Kursi– Verse 255 of Surah-e-Baqarah(chapter: The cow) in holy Qur’an
Verse 255 of Surah-e-Baqarah (chapter: The cow) in holy Qur’an is called Ayat Al-Kursi:
“Allah There is no god but He – the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal.
No slumber can seize Him or Sleep.
His are all things in the heavens and on earth.
Who is there can intercede in His presence except as he permitted?
He knoweth what (appeared to His creatures as) before or after or behind them.
Nor shall they compass Aught of his knowledge Except as He willeth.
His throne doth extend over the heavens and on earth,
And He feeleth No fatigue in guarding and preserving them,

For, He is the Most High, The Supreme (in glory).”

The benefits of Ayat Al-Kursi are:
1.    Holy Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam said:
Whoever recites the first 4 ayahs of Sura Baqarah?
Then Ayatul Kursi and then the last 3 ayahs of Surah e Baqarah,
Will not be inflicted with any kind of difficulty in his wealth or himself,
Satan will not come near him and he will not forget the Qur’an.

2. Holy Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam said: Qur’an is a great word,
And Sura Baqarah is the leader of the Qur’an
And Ayatul Kursi is the leader of Sura Baqarah.
In Ayat ul Kursi there are 50 words and for each word there are 50 blessings and good in it.

This ayat was revealed after Hijra.
During its revelation it was accompanied by thousands of angels because of its greatness and glory.
Shaitan and Ibles became worried because there is an obstacle in their quest to mislead mankind.
Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam said: Immediately ordered Zaid b Thabit to write it down and spread the message.

Ubayy bin K`ab (RadiAllahu anhu) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:
“Abu Mundhir! Do you know which Ayah in Allah’s Book is the greatest?
I said: ‘Allah and His messenger know best.’
He (peace be upon him) again said: ‘Do you know which Ayah in Allah’s Book,
According to you, is the greatest?’
I (Abu Mundhir) replied: ‘It is ‘Allah la ilaha illa Hu wal Hayyul Qayum’. [2:255].
Thereupon he (peace be upon him) patted me in the chest and said,
‘Rejoice by your knowledge, O Abu Mundhir!
(i.e., may this knowledge be a source of respect, honor and benefit to you)’.”
[Muslim]

Asma’ bint Yazid (RadiAllahu anhu) reported,
‘I heard the Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam said: about these two following Ayahs,
i.e., verses: “Allah! There is no god but He – the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. [2:255], and,
Alif Lam Mim, Allah! There is no god but He – The Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal [3:1-2], that they contain Allah’s Greatest Name.”
[Imam Ahmed bin Hanbali in his Musnad]

Abu Umaamah Al-Bahili (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam said:
“The one who recites it after each of the obligatory prayers,
Then death will be the only thing preventing him from entering Paradise.”
[Ibn Sunni, Ibn Hibban]

Abu Dhar said; O Messenger of Allah,
What is the greatest thing that has been revealed to you?
’ He said, Ayat al-Kursi, ‘Allah! La ilaha illa Huwa’.
When you lie down in your bed,
Recite ayat al-Kursi, Allah! La ilaha ILA Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He),
The ever living and the One Who sustain and protect all that exists… [Al-Baqarah 2:255]
Until the end of the ayah, then you will have a protector from Allah
And no Shaitan (devil) will come near you until morning comes
[Sahih al-Bukhari]
Abu Hurairah (RadiAllahu anhu) narrated;
In Surah al-Baqarah there is an ayah which is the best of all the ayahs of the Qur’an.
It is never recited in a house but the Shaitan leaves: Ayat al-Kursi.
Everything has its pinnacle and the pinnacle of the Qur’an is Surah al-Baqarah.
In it there is an ayah, which is one of the greatest in the Qur’an: Ayat al-Kursi

Do you know the Ayat ul Kursi?” Anas (RadiAllahu anhu) replied “I know”.
The Prophet (Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam) said, “It is equal to a quarter of the Qur’an
The magnificence and special status of this verse
Makes the chapter it occurs in special too
Because the topic is about Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) ‘s unity as well as Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) ‘s nature and attributes.
This makes the doctrine lofty and extremely important.
We should be on full guard in preserving and maintaining Allah’s transcendence (tanzih) and sovereignty.
In other words, we should be pondering about Tawheed and its implications.
Do we for example do anything that might compromise Allah’s sovereignty?
Or are we engaging in anything that might border on
Or infringe upon His right to be Legislator or Lawgiver.

Pondering over Ayat al-Kursi should make us feel humbled Before the Majesty and Glory of Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD).
It should remind us of the sheer insignificant standing we have in comparison to Him
And how this alerts us to the unjustified character of our haughtiness,
Arrogance and pride in making ourselves the standard in all things whereas only He has the right to set standards.

Through Islam, you are going to have a much better understanding of Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD).
You will be capable of identifying Him as well as His role in your life.
Aside from that, you will also be capable of communicating with Him any time you choose.
Islam also assists an individual to know their roots as well as the reason why they are on earth.
This is because it provides great answers to different philosophical questions.

Loyalty to Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)
Due to the first benefit of Islam, in which you have better knowledge of Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),
You allegiance, obedience and loyalty will be to Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) only.
You will undeniably put all your trust in Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) and follow Him prior to following anyone else.

May Allah make our efforts sincere and keep us all on the straight path………..

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SINCERITY (`Ikhlas’ in Arabic)

SINCERITY (`Ikhlas’ in Arabic) – The purification & protection of one’s SPEECH & ACTION, from every blemish of the soul’s desire”

           Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala, send peace and blessings upon our

              Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) and his companions,

 

    Al-Hamdu Lillaahi Rabbil ‘Alamin was-Salatu was-Salamu ‘alá Asra fil Anbiyaa wal Mursaleen.

       “There is no helper but Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),

        No guide but (Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) messenger of

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), no provision but Taqwa.

 

The Islamic definition of Sincerity (`Ikhlas’ in Arabic) is:

“The purification & protection of one’s SPEECH & ACTION, from every blemish of the soul’s desire”

 

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) says:

 Deeds of man are mortgaged by his intention and everyone gets what he intends.

 If anybody fights for the Cause of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) his reward is with Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) and if one wages a war for worldly gain his reward remains limited only to this world.

 

Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) that The Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said: Islam began as something strange and will return as something strange as it began, so give glad tidings to the strangers.

Islam appeared as something strange in Makkah where only a few accepted the faith while most showed enmity towards it and rejected The Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) whom they harmed along with his Sahaba (Companions of the Prophet) who embraced Islam. Then it reached Madinah the city that those Companions who had the ability migrated to. It continued to be regarded as something strange until the number of Muslims increased in Madinah and other cities. People then embraced Islam in crowds after Allah made it possible for His the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasalaam) to conquer Makkah. Islam was viewed as strange by people at a time when most were heathens associating others with Allah. They worshipped idols, prophets, saints, trees, stones, and the like.

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) guided whom He pleased through His Messenger the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) and through his Companions. Thus, they entered Islam, worshipped Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) sincerely abandoning their idols, prophets, and saints. They did not offer prayer, prostrate, or call upon anyone except Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD). They only sought assistance or cure from Him (may He be Exalted and Glorified). They did not supplicate or seek help from the dead, idols, trees, stones, planets, Jinn (creatures created from fire), or angels. Instead, they worshipped Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) (May He be Exalted and Glorified) exclusively. Such are the strangers.

 Towards the end of time there will be those who hold fast to the religion of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) while others fall by the wayside.

 When, disbelief, disobedience, and evil increase, these strangers will remain obedient to Allah and His religion. They will be granted Paradise and Happiness with a goodly reward in this life and the Hereafter.

 Before we begin any Islamic work, we should `purify’ our intention to make that effort for Allah ALONE –

    Hence we should question why we are doing whatever we are doing – is our Endeavour for some worldly gain, or is it to please Allah, the Most High?

    Our task is to ensure that our works are for Allah alone, and for no other reason whatsoever.

 WHY DO WE START WITH SINCERITY

(It means warding off lethargy and laziness, and exerting one’s effort in making his words goes with his deeds).

 Allah the Almighty says: {O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do? Most hateful it is with Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) that you say that which you do not do}. (As-Saff, 2-3)

 

This is because as Muslims, we know that there are TWO conditions for ANY action to be acceptable to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), and thus be an action that is rewarded by Him.

 

These CONDITIONS are that the action MUST be performed:

– Sincerely for Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) alone, on Tawheed:-Islam provides us complete guidance for every aspect of our life.

 It solves all sorts of problems facing humanity now and in the future, be it physical, material or economic, socio-cultural, political, legal, religious and spiritual, and the like. Everything it enjoins us to do is for our own benefit. An example of this is the performance of Salah (Islamic prayers) particularly the five compulsory daily prayers. Allah commands us to perform Salah (2:110; 4:103; 20:14) for our own benefits and not because He needs it as He is free of any need. He does not depend on anyone. Allah alone possesses all power. He is the All-Knowing, the Powerful (42:50), the Almighty, the Wise (59:24). When He desires a thing He only says ‘Be’ and it is (36:82). In other words, nothing is impossible to Him. He is the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds (1:2). All creatures depend on Him (11:6). To Him belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He wills (42:49). He enlarges and restricts provisions to whom He wills (49:12). True prayer is due to Him Alone (13:14). We have to worship Allah Alone (6:102, 103; 11:1-2) because He commands us to worship Him. Allah says:

– According to the Sunnah of His Noble Messenger

 Hence, to ensure that all our actions are SINCERELY for Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) alone is of paramount significance.

 Sincerity to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD):

 Being sincere to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) is of paramount importance in Islam.

There are two aspects to this sincerity. The first of these is sincerity in worship.

 We must worship Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) alone, offering all of our devotions to him and to no other.

The second is sincerity in our belief. We must have absolute faith that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) alone is our Creator, our Sustainer, and our Lord.

 Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) says: “They were not commanded but that they should worship Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) sincerely and worship none but Him, and that they should perform prayer and pay Zakah.

That is the right religion.” [Surah Al-Bayyinah: 5]

Sincerity to His Book:

 Sincerity to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)’s Book comprises a number of ideas. We must believe in what the Qur’an tells us and doubt nothing that it says.

We must know that the Qur’an is Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)’s word that was revealed to The Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam).

 Likewise, we must submit to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)’s commands found within it and guide our lives by its teachings. We must believe that the laws enumerated in the Qur’an are the best of laws that can never be rivaled by man-made laws.

 Another aspect of this sincerity is to come to the defense of the Qur’an from those who would aspire to corrupt, abuse, and misinterpret it with their tongues.

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) has taken the preservation of the Qur’an upon Himself.

However, this does not mean that people will not try to misrepresent it and corrupt how people approach it and understand it.

 Sincerity to Allah’s The Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam):

 We must have unwavering faith that The Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) is indeed the Messenger of Allah and that everything that he tells us is true. We must obey him in all of his commands and prohibitions. We must know that everything that comes to us by way of The Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) comes from Allah, for Allah informs us: “He does not speak of his own accord. It is but revelation that is revealed to him.” [Surah al-Najm: 3-4]

 Allah equates obeying The Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) to belief when He says: “O you who believe, obey Allah and obey His Messenger” [Surah al-Nisa’: 59]

 Obedience to the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) is obedience to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD).

 Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) says: “Whoever obeys the Messenger has indeed obeyed Allah.” [Surah al-Nisa’: 80]

 He also says: “Whatever the Messenger gives you, take it, and whatever he forbids you, abstain from it.” [Surah al-Hashr: 7]

Sincerity to Allah’s messenger Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) also includes coming to his defense. During his lifetime, this meant literally defending him and physically standing by his side. Today, it means to defend his honor from those who malign it and his Sunnah from those who would disparage it or corrupt it.

 The Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said: No slave shows sincerity for forty days except that streams of wisdom begin to flow from his heart to his tongue.Hadith Qudsi, in which Allah, the Most High, says:

“Indeed I am so self-sufficient that I am in no need of having partners –

   Thus, whoever does an action for someone else’s sake as well as Mine, will have that action rejected by Me, to him whom he associated with Me” (Saheeh Muslim)

And Allah says in His Noble Book:

. . . “They were not commanded except with this:

         That they should worship Allah, being completely sincere in the Deen” (Qur’an 98:5)

 

PRACTICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF IKHLAS

 1. It is singling out Allah with one’s intention in all acts of worship

2. It is forgetting the sight of the creation by continual observance of the Creator

 3. It is to hide your good deeds just like you would hide your evil deeds

4. It is the freedom of the desire for nearness to Allah from every blemish or impurity

 

 The Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said:

Verily for every fact there is a reality and the reality of sincerity is that man does not attain sincerity unless he dislikes praise by the people for his deeds.

 An Arab came to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) and said:

O Messenger of Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)! Some people wage jihad on the basis of racial or national prejudices and some to exhibit their bravery, and some only for the sake of Allah. In response the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said:

 The way of only that person is the Way of Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) who fights for the victory of truth over falsehood.

 It is necessary for us to understand that anything that is not done purely for God and without sincerity gives no benefit to man, rather, it is harmful for the hereafter.

 The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said:Many a times a man who fasts does not derive anything from his fast except hunger and thirst and many worshippers worshiping during nights will not get from their awakening except sleeplessness.

 The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) has reportedly said:

The reward of every deed depends upon and is according to the intention and it is the intended thing that everyone gets;

So one who migrates toward Allah and His Messenger has his migration toward Allah and His Prophet;

And if one migrates for any worldly benefit or for marrying a woman, his migration is for that thing which he intended.

 There are many narrations on this subject and we should know that nobody is safe from the conspiracy of Shaitan except when under the shade of purity of deed.

The Holy Qur’an says: He said: My Lord! Because Thou hast made life evil to me,

I will certainly make evil fair seeming to them on earth, and I will certainly cause them all to deviate, except Thy servants from among them, the devoted ones.

 At another place Shaitan is quoted: Then by Thy Might I will surely make them live an evil life, all except Thy servants from among them, the purified ones.

 So it is well known that special rewards of the Lord reach only the honest. Likewise it is said about Yusuf (alayhi salaam): Thus it was that We might turn away from him evil and indecency, surely he was one of Our sincere servants.

 It is said about Musa (alayhi salaam): And mention Musa in the Book; surely he was one purified; and he was an apostle, a Prophet.

And remember my friend Sincerity to the common Muslim:

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) teaches us that Islam is a confession from the heart spoken by the tongue, that a true Muslim is one who applies Islamic methods in organizing his personal and social life as well as in his public life.

So, a true Muslim has truthful belief that deserves paradise and Allah’s pleasure.

We should have sincere love in out hearts for our Muslim brothers and sisters. We should greet our fellow Muslims with the greeting of “salaam”.

We must feel joy at the prosperity of the Muslims and feel pain and sympathy for them when calamity befalls them.

We must sincerely advise our fellow Muslims about what is best for them in their faith and their worldly lives and teach them what is right. We must exhort them to what is right and forbid them from what is wrong and do so with the intention that they should benefit from it.

 Sincerity is a topic that is not only the key to Islam, but it is also a subject that the Kuffaar and philosophers have pondered for centuries.

The English have a saying that goes to the effect of: To hunt with the lantern of Diogenes.

Diogenes was a cynical Greek philosopher who lived about 320 years before Prophet Issa alayhi salaam.

He believed there was no sincerity in any human being.

To vividly prove his point, he was said to have gone about the streets of Corinth in broad daylight with a lighted lantern looking for a sincere man.

From here the English coined the term ‘To hunt with the lantern of Diogenes,’ when speaking of a group of people whose sincerity is extremely absent.

Indeed insincerity in our actions is something very dangerous and can lead a person to ruin. Ibn Masud radi Allahu anhu would advise his students, “If your intention is one of these three, do not seek knowledge: To shame the ignorant, to argue with the Fuqahaa’, or to cause people to turn their faces in your direction. Intend with your actions and words that which is with Allah, for indeed that which is with Allah shall remain and everything else shall perish.”

In conclusion, Ibn ul Qayim rahmatullahi said, “Deeds without sincerity are like a traveler who carries dirt in his water-jug. The carrying of it burdens him and it brings no benefit.”

 May Allah Ta’aala make us all from those whose deeds are done in accordance with the Sunnah, deeds that are done sincerely for the sake of Allah?

 Please pray for me and ask Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) to forgive me.

  May Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) guide all of us to His Truth?

  May Allah Subhanahu wata`aalaa grant us what is best in this world and the next!

  Action speaks louder then words my friend’s practice Islam the way of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) did.

  May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) help us to do that which He loves and which pleases Him?

  May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) make our efforts sincere and keep us all on the straight path………..

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This is the story of Maryam (Mary) mother of Isa (Jesus) [Alaihi salaam]

Maryam (Mary) mother of Isa (Jesus) [Alayhi salaam]

 Muslims are required by Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) to believe in all of the Prophets.
These include Prophet Isa (Jesus Christ) and Prophet Yahyaa (John the Baptist) peace be upon them.

The Noble Qur’an, the Islamic holy book, also instructs Muslims to believe in the books revealed to every Prophet as well.
The book given to Prophet Isa (Jesus) [Alayhi salaam] is called Injil in the Noble Qur’an.

According to the Noble Qur’an, Prophet  Isa (Jesus) [Alayhi salaam] was one of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) most beloved messengers, a precursor to Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) (61:6) and was sent to guide the Children of Israel.
In the Noble Qur’an, stories about the life and teachings of Prophet Isa (Jesus) [Alayhi salaam] are abundant.
The Noble Qur’an recalls his miraculous birth, his teachings, the miracles he performed by Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) permission, and his life as a great prophet of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD).

Maryam (Mary), the mother of Isa
Here is one example of the miracles he performed by Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) permission: Just imagine, Maryam (Mary), mother of Prophet Isa (Jesus) [Alayhi salaam], in a very conservative and religious community.
She is from a well known family- a daughter of a priest, and has spent most of her life in the Temple.
This virtuous, saintly, unmarried woman arrives carrying her child, in front of people who new her and her family very well.
It must have been an AWFUL experience for her.
How can she prove her innocence? Would anyone believe her? What on earth is she going to do? She needed a miracle.
You can not find the answer to these questions in the canonical Gospels.
You will not find the answer even in the non-canonical Gospel of Infancy of Jesus, which has Jesus speaking in the cradle but only to his mother and Joseph, who is described as her spouse. But if she was married, there would be no cause for concern!

You will, however, find the answers in the Quran.

Only a miracle could vindicate Maryam (Mary) in front of the people.
She needed a miracle, and that is precisely what she got. A great miracle:
It was baby Isa (Jesus) [Alayhi salaam], still in the cradle, who spoke to the crowd, defending his mother, and vindicating her for ever, and dispelling any doubt about her purity

Exalted in the Quran “above the women of all the worlds”:”O Maryam! Surely Allah has chosen you and purified you and chosen you above the women of the world…O
Maryam! Keep to obedience to your Lord and humble yourself…” She is the only woman who is mentioned in the Quran by her own first name and has a Surah named after her. Two Sarah’s: – Al Imran and Maryam narrate her story in considerable detail.

The Noble Qur’an speaks of Maryam (Mary) not only as the mother of Prophet Isa (Jesus), [Alayhi salaam], but as a righteous woman in her own right.

And when the angels said: “Maryam, Allah has chosen you and purified you. He has chosen you over all other women. ”
(Qur’an, 3:42)

Maryam (Mary), mother of Isa (Jesus) [Alayhi salaam] according to Christian scriptures to serve as contrast on how Islam gives her such a high abode.

The Christians are now suddenly interested in Maryam (Mary), because of rising feminism and female priesthood.
The only difference is with the Catholics that gave Mary higher relevance from 7th century onwards, mainly due to importance given to Maryam (Mary) in Islam).

Christian Scriptures have scanty information on Jesus and they have even less to say about his mother Maryam (Mary).

For the early Christians Maryam (Mary) almost did not exist: they were not interested in the nativity of Isa (Jesus) [Alayhi salaam] –
It was his re-birth or resurrection after death that mattered.
Paul did not mention Maryam (Mary), or for that matter even Joseph at all, and in the gospels, the figure of Maryam (Mary) is almost non-existing.
In the gospel she is a passive character, habitually in the background and virtually without a voice.
She speaks only three times, twice in a single sentence. She is not described, but then, none of the gospel characters are!

What a contrast with Islam! The Holy Qur’an has a whole chapter named after Maryam (Mary) “Surah Maryam” and she has such a high place as mentioned in the above post.

This is the story of Maryam (Mary) mother of Isa (Jesus) [Alaihi salaam]

Maryam (Mary): daughter of Imran and mother of Isa (Jesus) [Alayhi salaam].
She was respected by both Muslims and Christians, but there are some aspects on which the two religionists differ.

Let us see the facts.

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) declares He has no son:

In many verses of the
Glorious Qur’an, Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) the Exalted denied the claim of the Christians
that He has a son. A delegation came to Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alaihi wasallam).
They began to talk about their claim about the Trinity, which is that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) is three in one, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with some disagreement among their sects.
That is why Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) affirmed in many verses of the Holy Qur’an that Jesus is a slave of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), whom He molded in the womb of his mother like any other of His creatures, and that He created him without a father, as He
created Adam  [Alayhi salaam] without a father or mother. It means Maryam/Mary is” NOT” the wife of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD).
People should not worship any of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)’s creation, including Prophet Isa (Jesus) [Alayhi salaam] and Mary.
We must not assign any of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)’s creation His divine attributes and characteristics. “He is God the Creator, the Maker, the Shaper. To Him belongs the Names Most Beautiful.
All that is in the heavens and the earth magnifies Him; He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.” (Qur’an 59:24).

However, the Noble Qur’an repeatedly reminds us that Prophet Adam [Alayhi salaam], the first human being, was born with neither a human mother nor a human father.
Therefore Prophet Isa (Maryam (Mary), the mother of Isa, [Alayhi salaam]) miraculous birth affords him no higher standing or presumed partnership with Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD).
When Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) ordains a matter, He merely says, “Be” and it is so. “The similitude of Jesus before Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) is as that of Adam.
He created him from dust, and then said to him: “Be!” And he was” (3:59).
In Islam, Prophet Isa (Jesus) [Alayhi salaam] is regarded as a human prophet and messenger of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), not part of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) Himself.

Maryam–member of the chosen family:

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) the Almighty said,
“Allah chose Adam, Noah, the family of Abraham and the family of Imran above the Alamin (mankind and jinn’s) (of their times).
Offspring, one of the other, and Allah is the All-Hearer, All-Knower.

Maryam (Mary), the mother of Isa was a pious woman from the offspring of Israel during the time of Prophet Zakariyya [Alayhi salaam].
Prophet Zakariyya [Alayhi salaam] was a prophet of Allah sent to call the people to follow the Shari`ah revealed to Prophet Musa [Alayhi salaam]
In the Quran there is a chapter named Maryam referring to Maryam (Mary), the mother of Isa.
This chapter talks about Maryam: her birth, her story, and the birth of Prophet Isa [Alayhi salaam] and other things.

Maryam (Mary)’s mother conceived and delivered Maryam (Mary) when she was an old woman, at an age when women usually can no longer have babies.
One day Maryam (Mary)’s mother saw a bird feeding its young and she longed for a baby herself.
She made a supplication to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) to bless her with a child and vowed that she would make him a servant for the Holy House in Jerusalem, dedicated for worship, because she thought the child would be male.
Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) answered her supplication and Mary /Mar yam’s mother conceived and delivered a baby girl.
She named her “Maryam” and asked Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) to protect her and her offspring from evil.

Since Maryam (Mary)’s father had died, Prophet Zakariyya [Alayhi salaam] (who was the husband of Maryam (Mary)’s sister) became Maryam (Mary)’s guardian, from him Maryam (Mary) learned the Religion.
She grew up as a righteous, pure chaste and pious Muslim woman worshipping Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) and endeavoring greatly in performing obedience to Him.
Before she turned fourteen years old, Maryam was a walâyah (a very pious woman with a special status).
She became the best of the women in the world.
It is mentioned in the Qur’an that the angels said Allah chose Maryam and preferred her to the other women of the world. (Al -Imran, 42-43).

Maryam (Mary)’s birth:

“(Remember) when the wife of Imran said: “0 my Lord! I have vowed to you what (the child that) is in my womb to be dedicated for your services (free from all worldly work; to serve Your Place of worship), so accept this, from me. Verily,
You are the All-Hearer, the All-Knowing.

“Then when she delivered her (child Mary), she said: “0 my Lord! I have delivered a female child,” — and Allah knew better what she delivered, — “and the male is not like the female, and I have named her Maryam, and I seek refuge with You (Allah) for her and for her offspring from Satan, the outcast.” (3:33-36)

Maryam (Mary)’s sustenance:

“So her Lord (Allah) accepted her with goodly acceptance… He made her grow in a good manner and put her under the care of Zakaria [Alayhi salaam]. Every time he entered the Mihrab (a praying place or a private room), he found her supplied with sustenance.

“He said, ‘0 Maryam! From where have you got this?’ She said, ‘From Allah. Verily, Allah provides sustenance to which He wills, without limit.” (3:37)

Maryam (Mary)’s family history:

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) declared that He had elected Adam [Alayhi salaam] and the elite of his offspring who obey Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD).
Then He specified the family of Ibrahim [Alayhi salaam], which includes the sons of Isma’il [Alayhi salaam], and the family of Imran, the father of Maryam.

Prophet Zakaria [Alayhi salaam]’s sister-in-law had a daughter named Hannah.
She was married to Imran, a leader of the Israelites.
For many years the couple remained childless.
Whenever Hannah saw another woman with a child, her longing for a baby increased.
Although years had passed, she never lost hope. She believed that one day Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) would bless her with a child, on whom she would shower all her motherly love. She turned to the Lord of the heavens and the earth and pleaded with Him for a child. She would offer the child in the service of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)’s house, in the temple of Jerusalem. Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) granted her request. When she learned she was pregnant, she was the happiest woman alive, and thanked Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) for His gift. Her overjoyed husband Imran also thanked Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) for His mercy.

However, while she was pregnant, her husband passed away… Hannah wept bitterly. Alas, Imran did not live to see their child for whom they had so longed. She gave birth to a girl, and again turned to Allah in prayer: “0 my Lord, I have delivered a female child, and the male is not like the female, and I have named her Maryam, and I seek refuge with You (Allah) for her and her offspring from Satan, the outcast. (3:36)

Zakaria [Alayhi salaam] as Maryam (Mary)’s guardian:

Hannah had a big problem in reference to her promise to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), for females were not accepted into the temple, and she was very worried.
Her brother-in-law, Zakaria [Alayhi salaam],comforted her, saying that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) knew best what she had delivered and appreciated fully what she had offered in His service.
She wrapped the baby in a shawl and handed it over to the temple elders.
As the baby was a girl, the question of her guardianship posed a problem for the elders.
This was a child of their late and beloved leader, and everyone was eager to take care of her.
Zakaria [Alayhi salaam] said to the elders: “I am the husband of her maternal aunt and her nearest relation in the temple,
Therefore, I will be more mindful of her than all of you.”

As it was their custom to draw lots to solve disagreements, they followed this course.
Each one was given a reed to throw into the river. They agreed that whoever reed remained afloat would be grants guardianship of the girl. All the reeds sank to the bottom except that of Zakaria [Alayhi salaam]. With this sign, they all surrendered to the will of Allah and made him the guardian of Maryam (Mary).

Maryam (Mary)’s high status:

To ensure that no one had access to Maryam (Mary), Zakaria [Alayhi salaam] built a separate room for her in the temple.
As she grew up, she spent her time in devotion to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD).
Zakaria [Alayhi salaam] visited her daily to see to her needs, and so it continued for many years.
One day, he was surprised to find fresh fruits, which was out of season, in her room.
As he was the only person who could enter her room, he asked her how the fruit got there.
She replied that these provisions were from Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), as He gives to whom He wills.
Zakaria [Alayhi salaam] understood by this that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) had raised Maryam’s status above that of other women.
Thereafter, Zakaria [Alayhi salaam] spent more time with her, teaching and guiding her…
Maryam grew to be a devotee of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), glorifying Him day and night.

In the Quran, there is without a doubt no woman that is given more attention than Maryam (Mary).
Maryam (Mary) is mentioned 34 times in the Quran and there is an entire chapter dedicated to her and her history, Chapter 19 entitled Maryam.
As a matter of fact, Maryam is mentioned more times in the Quran than in the entire New Testament, and there is more information about her life contained in the Quran than in the New Testament.

Muslims aim to completely submit themselves to the will of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), and Maryam (Mary) is the prime example of this.
She showed complete submission to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) even when it meant that her own family would accuse her of being unchaste when they discovered she was pregnant (Quran 19:16-21).
This demonstrates Maryam’s complete devotion to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), and highlights to us her intense spirituality and piety.
Maryam was able to completely submit herself to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), showing that she was a true “Muslim”, as the word “Muslim” means one who submits.
The virtues, moral excellence and high status of Maryam (Mary) are detailed in the Quran, and she is presented as an example to all humankind.
Maryam is arguably the most outstanding character in Islamic history, and as a woman, she is an example for women in all aspects of their lives.
Her sincerity, piety, purity and devotion to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) the All Mighty are qualities that all Muslims aspire to.
So it must be understood that Maryam (Mary) holds one of the most honored positions in the hearts of Muslims of all times and places.
And Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) knows best
May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) help us to do that which He loves and which pleases Him?
May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) make our efforts sincere and keep us all on the straight path………..
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Third kalima

Third kalima.

Third kalima

[Tranaliteration: Subhaa-nallaahi wal-hamdu lillaahi wa laa ilaaha illal laahu wal laahu akbar]

Glory be to Allah and all praise be to Allah, and there is no deity (worthy of worship) save Allah, and Allah is Great.

Al Hasan Al Basri (ra) said,” You always see the believer reproaching himself and saying things like: Did I want this? Why did I do that? Was this a better thing to do or should I have behaved otherwise?

Hazrat Umar Al Farooq (ra) Said:
“The Wisest Of Men is he who can account for his own actions.”

Start With the Self.

   A man was on his death bed, Someone asked him to give some wise counsel before he departed, the world he Said.

    ” When I was young I wanted to change the world and solve its problems, As I got older I realized that perhaps I should lower my sights, I thought I would be better served in changing my country as time went on I realized that people of country could not be changed. I decided to change the people of my town , but they also did not wish to change, When I reached my old age I thought I would try changing my Family, here also I found my endeavors go to waste, try as I might my family members would not change.

    ” Now that I am on my death bed, I have realized that if I had sought to improve myself, and removed my own defects, then perhaps my family members would have been influenced. Then seeing the behavior of my family people of my town would have been influenced. By seeing the spiritual change and improvement of the people of my town, the people of my country would have been influenced. And perhaps through the people of my country the world may have been influenced.”
    * Source Unknown.

    Is it not the case that we spend very little time reflecting on ourselves, but seek out the faults and defects of others. I joined this forum last week, to help improve my knowledge, instead what I have found myself doing is getting engaged, in fruitless debates be it sectarian issues, political issues or otherwise. I wish to change the world but I find it near impossible, to change myself.

    MaY Allah give us all the Tawfiq to improve our own behavior and conduct and a sinner like me in particular, ameen.

  
Shaqeeq Bin Ibraheem (ra) says: ” In four things a person conforms with me by way of his tongue but opposes me by way of his deeds.

1.) He says that we are the servants (and slaves) of Allah subhanahu wa tala,
Yet does the deeds of free people.

2.) He says that Allah subhanahu wa tala is responsible, for our sustenance, yet his heart is not at ease upon this responsibility until at such time that he is not in possession of any worldly material;

3). He says that the hereafter holds virtue over the world, yet he always worries about hoarding wealth for this world (he has no worry for the hereafter);

4.) He says that death is inevitable, it will definitely come, yet his deeds are like those who do not want to die.”

In short we spend our whole lives in the pursuit of wealth, material things and violating the rights of others, It fails to register with us that one day we shall die, only our deeds will accompany us to the grave: Often we find people who fall out with their loved ones over something petty, they spend the rest of their lives in enmity, neither willing to apologise, or compromise.If one of them passes away then the one who remains alive is filled with remorse of course by then it is too late to make ammends.

Enhance your good deeds, settle your debts, Make ammends with those whom
you have fallen out with, does it really matter whose right ,or whose in the wrong, Will our status be lowered if we are the ones who compromise and offer an apology.

The Third Kalimah
The third kalimah has a unique and very interesting story behind it. It all started before Allah Ta’alah created Adam A.S. The Angels were trying to move the Arsh (Throne) of Allah Ta’alah but it was too heavy and wouldn’t budge. So they asked Almighty Allah for help. Allah told them to recite “Subhanallah.” The Angels did as they were told and found that it gave them power and strength and they were able to move the Arsh. They liked this so much that they began constantly hymning “Subhanallah.”- (Glory be to Allah)

Then Allah created Adam A.S. When Allah blew life into Adam, the first thing he did was sneeze and say “Alhamdulillah” (All parise be to Allah)The angels liked this act so much that they added this to their parise and glorification of Allah. Thus the kalimah became “Subhanallah Walhamdulillah”

Hundreds of years passed and the Prophet Nooh A.S. was now on earth. For nine hundred years he proclaimed the oneness of Allah with the words “La illaha illalah.” (There is none worthy of worhip The Angels loved this act so much that they added this to the kalimah. Thus, the kalimah now became “Subhanallah Walhamdulillah Wa La illaha illalah.”

The Angels kept repeating this kalimah day and night. Many centuries passed and the Prophet Ebrahim A.S. (Abraham) was asked by Almighty Allah to sacrifice his beloved son Ismaeel A.S. He was about to slaughter his son and He needed something to give him the courage he needed to do this difficult deed. So he recited “Allahu Akbar.” (Allah is Great) The Angels loved this act so much that they added “Allahu Akbar” to the kalimah. Thus the kalimah became “Subhanallah Walhamdulillah Wa La illaha illalah Allahu Akbar.”

More centuries passed. It was the night of Meraj, when our Beloved Prophet Muhammed S.A.W. ascended to the Heavens with Gibraeel A.S. There Gibraeel A.S. told Nabee S.A.W. the story and Nabee S.A.W. added the final part of the Kalmiah “Wala Howla Wa La Quwata Illah Billah Hil Aleyeel Azeem.” Thus the kalimah now became Subhanallah Walhamdulillah Wa La illaha illalah Allahu Akbar Wala Howla Wa La Quwata Illah Billah Hil Aleyeel Azeem” (There is no Power and Might except from Allah, The Most High, The Great)

And up to this day, this kalimah (or declaration of faith) buzzes around the Arsh of Almighy Allah.

Third Kalima is Tumjeed, this is the Kalima(the first part) that is recited 33 times after each Farz Namaaz, and is called tasbih Fatima.

Surah Fatiha protects one from the anger of Allah.

Surah Yaseen from the thirst of the Day of Judgement.

Sura Waaqiah from poverty and starvation

Surah Mulk from the punishment of the grave

Surah Kausar from the enemity of the enemy

Surah Kaafiroon from kufr at the time of death

Surah Ikhlaas from hypocrisy

Surah ! Falaq fr om calamities.

Surah Naas from evil thoughts

 Should someone become aware of the above from your message and read any of these surahs, u will also receive the sawaab for passing on the knowledge. So keep forwarding…….
Hazrat Muhammad S.A.W.W  (PBUH) says that
“If a person recites ” Ayatal Kursi” after every Farz Namaz then there will be nothing between him and Heaven except Death”

2) There is a Hadith that says “3rd kalima” is such a great medicine that it cures every disease and the most minor disease it cures is “Sorrow” (Gham).
Third kalima being:  ” Subhaan Allah, WalHamdo Lillah, Wa La Illaha IlAllah, Wa Aallah o Abar. Wa Lahoalwalla quwatta illa billah hilm Ali al Azeem.”
3) Another Hadith says “if a person recites surah ikhlaas 10 times in a day then Allah build a palace for him in the Heaven.(Subhaan Allah)”
and the last but not the least ALLAH says ” spread the knowledge whatever u have …Its duty of each n every Muslim”
May ALLAH accepts our good deeds…Aamin (InshahALLAH)

……….The Third Kalima………..

Relates Hazarat Sumara bin Jundub that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) once said that of all the spoken words and the Kalimas the most excellent were these four:

Narrates Abu Haraira that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “The Kalima of is dearer to me than the entire world on which the sun shines.

This Kalima is most complete and comprehensive and all the aspects of Divine Praise are covered by it. In some Traditions the phrase is also included in it. It occurs after . A revered spiritual mentor used to explain the import of the Kalima to the present writer in following manner:

Subhaa nallah, ‘Glory be to Allah, Free from all faults and blemishes and other things that are not worthy of His Glory .

Alhamdu lillah, ‘Praise be to Allah, He is the embodiment of perfection and the center of every kind of virtue, (therefore) all praise is for Him, and when such is His Glory that He is absolutely blemishless and all the wonderful virtues are assembled in Him, He alone is our Lord and the sole object of our heart’s desire .

Laa ilaaha illalaah, ‘There is no Allah save Him, We are His own helpless slaves and of no one else.

Allahu Akbar, ‘Allah is Great, He is Most Powerful, Almighty. We can never acquit ourselves of our duties to Him as His slaves nor can we ever gain nearness onto Him except that he himself blesses us with His grace.

Laa howla walaa quwwata illa billaah, ‘There is no power or virtue but in Allah.”

Tasbihat-I-Fatima

A well-known Tradition of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has it that the Prophet’s beloved daughter (and Hazrat Ali’s wife), Hazrat Fatima, used to perform all the domestic duties with her own hands. She had even to draw water from the well and to carry it home and to grind the corn in the millstone. One day she begged the holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) to provide her with a domestic servant upon which the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) observed, “I will tell you of something that will serve you better than a domestic servant. Recite Subhaa-nallaah 33 times, Alhamdu lillaah 33 times, and Allahu Akbar 34 times after each Salaah and on retiring to bed. This will be of greater value to you than a servant.”

Another Tradition says, “Whoever will recite after each Salaah 33 times Subhaa-nallaah, 33 times Alhamdu lillaah, and 34 times Allahu Akbar, and, at the end of it, the Kalima of ‘Laa ilaaha illal laahu wahdahu laa sharika lahu lahul mulku wa-lahul hamdu wa huwa alaa kulli shay-in qadiir’. (There is no Allah but one Allah. He is alone. No partner hath. He Him belongs sovereignty and unto Him belongs Praise and He is all-Powerful) all his sins will be forgiven even if they be as profuse as the foam of the sea.”

May Allah give us all the Tawfiq to examine our own faults and rectify them ameen.

May Allah give us all the tawfiq to reform ourselves, and a hypocrite like myself
in particular ameen.

 P.s I humbly request that you please, remember me in your duas.