Tafseer: A Tree From Mount Sinai

Source: Ma’ariful Qur’aan.

Request for du’aas.

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Advice

A man asked Hadhrat Haatim Asam rahmatullah alayh for naseehat which would glue him to Allah Ta’aala. Hadhrat said:

“Oh brother! If you seek a friend, make the Qur’aan your friend. If you are in search of a friend, make the angels your friends. If you require a beloved, make Allah Ta’aala your beloved, for Allah Ta’aala befriends the hearts of His beloved devotees. If you desire provisions for a journey, Allah Ta’aala is the best of Provisions. Keep Baitullah in front of you as your Qiblah and make its Tawaaf with happiness.”

(the pathway of His love, page 60)

Dear readers, note that this is not stopping us from making friends or building relationships. Rather, this advice is to first become the friend of Allah Ta’aala and to ask Him for His companionship and to grant us the companionship of those beloved to Him. In fact, we should befriend those who encourage us to better ourselves and those who remind us of Allah Ta’aala. This naseehat teaches us that Allah Ta’aala comes first before anyone else. We should keep in mind that we must make Allah Ta’aala the objective, and then make the efforts, and if Allah Ta’aala wishes, He will turn our intentions into a reality.

Please remember me in your blessed Duaa’s.

NOTE: Request for du’aas. I wont be posting very often, don’t worry my blog still exists lol… In Sha Allah, will resume posting when I am available.

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JazakAllahu Khairan.

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Dealing With Loss

More than often we are depressed due to the death of a loved one. Obviously we’ve accepted the fact that the death that is inevitably meant to happen to every soul has indeed taken them, however the grief of separation has consumed you. How, you ask yourself time and again, how do I deal with this?
It isn’t easy, it was never easy.

Looking at the Sahaba, we notice that each Sahabi reacted differently. Whilst Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه calmly accepted and wisely took the next decision, Umar رضي الله عنه went on another path, his soul denied that death of Nabi صلي الله عليه وسىم initially, and was even prepared to slay the neck of the one who claimed that Nabi صلي الله عليه و سلم has indeed passed away.

Similarly, when a beloved one of ours passes away, there are different people amongst us. Some are stronger than others, and some can keep their act together..however, others are devastated.

Once the mayyit leaves the house, you may feel emotionless or very emotional. That is a crucial time, and your beloved one is in need of your du’aas, as the questioning in the grave is about to begin. The first stage of the hereafter is about to begin for your beloved one.

Lately, it has dawned upon me that Allah takes away the souls of those beloved to us, for us to yearn for Jannah, for us to yearn for the hereafter. We get so caught up in this world and worldly pursuits that we tend to forget the bigger picture, the greater world, the world of the hereafter, the eternal life, and we need to be reminded, we need to be awakened. Death may give death to a soul, but can revive an unaware living soul.

Aaishah رضي الله عنها was a young widow. She became a widow at age 18. But what did she do? Obviously, she grieved. She missed her beloved صلي الله عليه و سلم, however she continued his legacy. She taught others of his good qualities, of his actions..she taught the Ummah! She is actually a jurist of her own, her statements are accepted just as the statements of Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Abbas and Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Umar رضي الله عنهم are accepted. Some schools of thought use her statements as the basis of their ruling.

She continued his legacy.

Perhaps, we should strive to do that too. When we lose a loved one, we should try to bring about their good qualities in us and teach others about them. In this way, it will be continuous reward for the deceased and yourself as well.

I don’t know if this has become habitual or not, but sending Isaale Thawaab to them. I feel that by sending Isaale Thawaab, its as if I have gained a stronger connection with the deceased. By sending 3 times Surah Ikhlaas (equals to the entire Qur’aan) to the deceased, the angels present it to the deceased and say that so-and-so has sent a gift for you, they present it as a gift, an actual gift!

What is a very consoling action to do is to do something in their name, example give a Qur’aan to a beginner Hifdh student or charity towards the building of a Masjid or charity to an orphanage. By doing this, it creates some sort of solace to one’s heart, as well as great reward to the deceased.

Reminder: Send the reward of Surah Ikhlaas three times to the deceased.

A/N: Sorry for the lack of posts from my side… Request for du’aas.

Not Everyone Is What They Post To Be

NOT EVERYONE IS WHAT THEY POST TO BE

If you’re not careful, you’ll be fooled to think perfection exists.

From perfect flawless selfies to wow holiday destinations…. Social media has people selectively glorifying their lives.. Posting their best food, clothes and moments to create the perception of an ideal life…

Behind the scenes however, reality chronicles a very different picture.

From holiday destinations to food, fun and laughter, don’t be bamboozled to believe everything you see and read.

A depressed person will post the funniest jokes and quotes to block off their own woeful emotions.

Spiritual posts don’t always come from the pious, perhaps they too are trying to find a connection with their Creator.

A shy introvert can own the social media world from the privacy of their bedrooms. Cloaked by the safety of their remote internet connection they can woo their followers. Their sharp wit and awesome posts will have you hungering for their company and you will be forgiven to believe your own life is just too dull in comparison.

That woman you’re so jealous of used filters and chose her best angle. Basically she’s as beautiful and as ordinary as you. You go back to your mirror and begin to judge and criticize your reflection. You focus on your “flaws” and soon you feel frumpy and unattractive.

You begin to question your unmarried status or your spouses love as it pales in comparison to the loved up posts you see filling your news feeds. You are hoodwinked by the “romance” and fall to the floor in despair. Your love life is doomed.
But how often do these very people post about their fights, arguments and irritations with these spouses/partners?

These posts only showcase the glorified side of life. You won’t see them with their mismatched pj’s while they laze on their couches.

The off days where she almost scratched out her partners eyeballs because he fell asleep on the couch watching soccer will never make it to the news feeds.

That selfie that showed the dark shadows under her eyes were deleted. You only saw the cover girl pic with the make up on point.

Human nature will have you envying almost everything and anything but its your common sense that should actually save you from being completely distracted from the reality of life.

~The perfect life simply does not exist.~

Be happy for your “friends” that have seemingly awesome lives but don’t question your own stupendous life.

Remember❗ life is what you make of it. So, if you’re unhappy about your own dull life, what are you doing about it?

Ask yourself if you’re taking pics, going out and having “fun” to post, entertain and add to the facade of social media or are you really living an exciting life simply because you really want to have fun.

Not all those that post fun pics are really having fun and those that don’t post aren’t leading dull lives.

Its social media. It’s all about camera, lighting and action. Don’t believe it all.

Not everyone is what they post to be.

Strip away the contact list. Log off, stay home and wait…. Those that come looking for you are your real friends!!!

Qurbaani

Hajj, one of the five pillars of Iman.

During these days, we are encouraged to not remove any unwanted hair as to imitate the Hujjaj (mustahab for those on whom Qurbaani is Wajib).

On the 9th, we are also encouraged to fast. The 9th day is a very great day, it is a day on which Allah frees many slaves from Jahannum.

Thus if Qurbaani is wajib on us, it is incumbent that we slaughter an animal as a sacrifice to Allah, whilst fulfilling the Sunnah of Hadhrat Ebrahim عليه السللم as well as fulfilling what is wajib upon us.

There are few points that we should bear in mind:

1. If we desire that our qurbaani (sacrifice) be accepted in the Divine court, it is essential for us to adopt taqwa in every aspect of our lives, since the meat and blood does not reach Allah Ta‘ala, rather it is the taqwa which is seen by Him.

2. The great lesson of qurbaani which we ought to learn is that every impermissible desire, pleasure or emotion needs to be ‘placed under the blade’ for the sake of our beloved Allah

The animal we sacrifice is the symbol of our nafs, the ego, and the lower impulse within each and every one of us, which drives us towards immediate and selfish pleasures. The nafs is Shaytan’s ambassador to the soul. As a Hadîth puts it: “Your greatest enemy is the nafs which lies between your own flanks. ” The sacrifice is a symbolic statement of unquestioned obedience, unyielding love and unwavering faith in our Rabb!

Eid ul Adha therefore demands that we prepare to be consumed by the fire of Nimrûd, that we dedicate ourselves to the tarbiyyah of our wives and children, and above all we place the sword of denial on our desires as we sacrifice our animals crying out: “Verily my prayer, my sacrifices, my very life and death are for Allâh the Rabb of the worlds.” (Al An’âm, 162)