Friday, September 19, 2014

Good character

Good character is not what you show to those around you while you are calm, happy and being well treated. The real measure of noble character is that you always remain yourself … firm on your good demeanor, patience, goodness and generosity. This will keep you above any degenerate behaviour even when you find yourself in difficult situations and those which weigh on your soul. 
The qualities of the best among the creation do not change, even if their circumstances and places change. 
So the generous one remains generous even if he becomes poor, 
The noble one remains noble even if he is defeated,
The good one remains good even if he is treated unfairly,
They all show servitude to Allah through this good character. Rather, their hearts long to be close to the Prophet (s.a.w), for whoever is best in character will be closer to the Prophet (s.a.w) than others. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Believer is Always Blessed: In Ease & Difficulty

The Divine Decree related to the believer is always a bounty, even if it is in the form of withholding (something that is desired), and it is a blessing, even if it appears to be a trial, and an affliction that has befallen him is in reality a cure, even though it appears to be a disease! Unfortunately, due to the ignorance of the worshiper, and his transgressions, he does not consider anything to be a gift or a blessing or a cure unless he can enjoy it immediately, and it is in accordance with his nature. If he were only given a little bit of understanding, then he would have counted being withheld from as a blessing, and the sickness as a mercy, and he would relish the trouble that befalls him more than he relishes his ease, and he would enjoy poverty more than he enjoys richness, and he would be more thankful when he is blessed with little than he is when he is blessed with a lot.—Ibn al-Qayyim 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Trials and Tribulations

Trials and tribulation are like feeling the heat and cold, when one knows that they cannot be avoided, he will not feel anger at their onset, nor will he be distressed or disheartened. 
Ibn Taymiyyah.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Love

The more the servant loves his Master, the less will he love other objects and they will decrease in number. The less the servant loves his Master, the more will he love other objects and they will increase in number.
Ibn Taymiyyah

Friday, September 5, 2014

​Morning and Evening Adhkar

"The morning and evening adhkar play the role of a shield; the thicker it is the more its owner will not be affected. Rather, its strength can reach to such an extent that the arrow shot at it will bounce back to affect the one who shot it."-​ Ibn Al Qayyim​

Monday, August 25, 2014

​Purifying The Heart​

​​"There is no doubt that the heart becomes covered with rust, just as metal dishes - silver, and their like - become rusty. So the rust of the heart is polished with dhikr (remembrance of Allah), for dhikr polishes the heart until it becomes like a shiny mirror. However, when dhikr is abandoned, the rust returns; and when it commences then the heart again begins to be cleansed. Thus the heart becoming rusty is due to two matters: sins and ghaflah (neglecting remembrance of Allah. Likewise, it is cleansed and polished by two things: istighfaar (seeking Allah's forgiveness) and dhikr."
​Ibn Al Qayyim​

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Do Not Mock The Supplication​



"Do you mock the supplication and belittle it? While you do not know what it has the power to do! The arrows of the night (du’a) do not miss target But they have a set limit, which shall come to end. So if my Lord wishes, He holds it back. And if the decree is to be fulfilled, He sets it forth."