The living and the dead

السلام عليكم
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
The Contrast between a person who glorifies Allah and one who does not remember Him is like that between the living and the dead.
[Bukhari, Muslim]


The Mufarridin

السلام عليكم
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Once Rasululah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said,
"The mufarridin have gone far ahead."
'Who are the mufarridin' enquired the Sahaba.
Rasululah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) replied, "Those who are intensively devoted to the zikr of Allah"


To teach or not to teach?

السلام عليكم
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Whoever teaches the reading of the Quran to his son (without memorizing it), all his sins, whether previous or subsequent, will be forgiven. And whoever makes his child memorize the Quran, will be raised on the Day of Judgement in the appearance of a full moon; and his son will be asked to start reciting, and for every ayat read by the child, the status of the parent will be raised to the next higher grade of Jannat, till the recitation of the Quran is completed.
Conversely if you deprive your child of knowledge (of religion) for the sake of a few dollars, not only will you be deprived of eternal reward, but you will be held accountable before Allah. Are you depriving your child of reading the Quran for fear that after memorizing the Quran they will be dependent on others for their living?
Please remember that not only do you expose your children to eternal misery, but you carry a very heavy accountability. A hadith says
"Each one of you is a guardian, and will be questioned about those under his control."
Everyone will be questioned about his subordinates and dependents as to what extent he taught them. As a proverb says, " Should one discard clothes for fear of lice?"
If you share religious education to your child, you will be free from your responsibility.
As long as the child lives whatever good deeds he does, whatever salat he performs, and forgiveness that he seeks from Allah for you will elevate your position in Jannah. If for the sake of this life and for a few dollars you keep him ignorant of deen, not only will you have to suffer for this misdeed but whatever evil and misdeeds he does, your account will not be free from this burden. For God's sake have pity on yourselves. This life in only a passing phase and death will put and end to all its hardships, however great, but the sufferings for which there is no end will be everlasting.
At the end of the day Allah will provide for you if you have faith in him. Your child can be a hafiz and have a worldly education as well.
Sayyidina Abdullah Ibn Masood R.A. relates that I heard
Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) say " The one who reads Suratul Waaqiah every night, poverty will not befall him. (Abu-Yala, Baihaqi)
Don't sell your self out for a couple of bucks. The money wont last but the suffering or joy in the hereafter will.
Make your choice.
* Note* Some of this is an excerpt from Faza'il e A'maal


If you seek knowledge

السلام عليكم
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Ibn Mas'ood said,
" If you seek knowledge, you should meditate on the meanings of the Qur'an, because it embodies the history of the former as well as of latter times."


Something different a dua..

السلام عليكم
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
If there are any mistakes they are mine feel free to point them out.
O Allah Creator of the whole universe
O Giver of food
O Fashioner
O Bestower
O Beneficent
O Lord
O Merciful
I ask of you
Faith (Iman)
Knowledge (Ilm)
Action (Aml)
Sincerity (Ikhlas)
Manners (Adab)
Humility (Kushu)
Fear (Khauf)
Restraining from Haram (Taqwa)
Hope (Rija)
Acting on your commands (Shariat)
Your Remembrance (Zikr)
Your thanks (Shukr)
Success in both the worlds (Falah)
Certainty (Yaqeen)
Patience (Sabr)
Working hard in Your cause (Saee)
Desiring you (Raghbat)
Loving you (Muhabbat)
Desiring to meet you (Mulaqat)
Feeling comfortable with you (uns)
Becoming my guardian and friend (Wali)
Safety in both worlds (Aafiat)
Blessings (Barkat)
Mercy (Rahmat)
Save me from
Hell (Jahannum)
Make me
Enter Paradise (Jannat)
Propagate your Deen (Tableegh)
Deliver your message to others (Tableegh)
Bear hardships in your cause (Adha)
One who gets up at night (Tahajjud prayer)
I want to worship you (Ibadat)
Do proper prayers on time (Salat)
Fulfill promises (Waada)
Keep my hands open for Charity (Sadaqa)
Let me not waste money by over spending (Mubazzireen)
Save me from
Stinginess (Bukhal)
Idolatry (Shirk)
Hypocrisy (Nifaaq)
Disbelief (Kufr)
Unthankfulness (Kufr)
Greediness (Lalach, Tama)
Anger (Ghadab)
Sudden death (Mout)
Jealousy (Hasad)
Backbiting (Gheebat)
Do not keep my heart attached to anything (Tama)
Mischief of the devil (Shaitaan)
Whispering of the devil (Waswasa)
Trials that mislead us (Fitna)
Vain talk (Laghu)
Wasting time
Lustful things
Seeing evil (Basar)
Hearing evil (Sama)
Keep my heart clean (Khalb)
Keep my body clean (Badan)
Save me from arguments (Ikhtelaaf)
Make Me
Respect my elders (Ikraam)
Love my youngers (Mohabbat)
Forgive others (Ghafar)
Overlook the faults of others ( Afu)
Make my foot firm on the bridge (Sirat)
Brighten my face on the Day of Resurrection ( Yaum ul Qiyama)
Give the book of deeds in my right hand (Kitaab Fe Yameen)
Give me your light (Noor)
Make me read the Quran
Give me understanding of it,
Make me remember it
and read it in the hours of the night and the day.
Give me love of the Quran
Make me believe in it
Act according to it
Make it for me a guide, light, a path to Iman and Mercy
Ya Rab
Accept my prayers
Accept my taraweeh
Give me pious children
Who are hafizu quraan
O Allah! Allow me to die as a Muslim with La ilaha ilallah on my tongue.
Give me good health so that I can spend more years worshipping you but give me death, when death is better for me.
Grant me patience and wisdom in all my affairs.
Forgive us for all our shortcomings and insufficiencies in our good deeds
Accept our prayers and disregard our mistakes and wrongdoings
Grant all of us without a spouse a righteous, loving spouse who will be good for our life, dunya, religion, hereafter.
O Allah! Answer the duas of those oppressed and grant them the best in Jannah
Make us from amongst the pious people (Muttaqeen)
Make us amongst the doers of good (Saleheen)
Save us from doing mischief (Fasad)
Make us fast for your pleasure (Saum)
Make us sent forth good deed and leave some behind that our future generations can continue on our account (Sawab-e-Jariah)
Surely your promise is true
Your meeting in true
Heaven is true
Hell is true
The bridge of Sirat is true
The scale is true (Meezan)
Angels are true (Malaika)
Your books are true (Kitab)
O Allah Daree (bitter grass), Ghassaq (puss from the sinners wounds), Uqba (mountain in hell), Saud
(mountain in hell)
and Jahannum are true.
Jaheem (gloomy place in hell), Hutma (shattering place) Hawia (bottomless pit) are true.
Ya Allah save us from these
Save us from Aghlaal (yokes around the neck) and Salaseel (chains)
O Allah paradise is eternal and true
You are Merciful have mercy on us
O Allah grant us Janaat Ul Firdaus
Jannatul Ma'wa (Garden of Eternity), Janaatul Adn (Garden of Eden)
Jannatul Naeem (Garden of Blessings)
O Allah Make us amongst those people who are foremost in faith (Muqarraboon)
O Allah!
Ya Rahman,
Ya Raheem,
Do not make us amongst those of the left hand.
O Allah Give us our book of deeds in the right hand.
Take easy recokoning from us.
O Allah make us smell the sweet smell of paradise.
O Allah Make us drink from Tasneem
(fountain of drink that comes out of Janat Ul Firdous)
O Allah please do not send a single one of us into the hell fire
O Allah we cannot bear a spark of fire of this world nor a cup of boiling water on us, how will it be that we bear the fire of hell made by lava and which has no bottom with boiling water and puss and food of zaqoom.
O Allah! Please save all of us and leave not a single one of us for hell.
O Allah, I seek Your forgiveness for all my sins. I ask You to forgive me for all my wrongdoings [mazalim] against people that You have recorded, for there are many rights [huquq] and dues [mazalim] owed to Your servants that I am burdened with and for which I am hostage [murtahin]. O Allah, even if these (wrongdoings) are many they are insignificant in comparison with the magnitude of Your forgiveness. O Allah, any male or female servant of Yours who has rights upon me, in either that I have unjustly taken from him [ghasabtu] in regards to his land, possession, honor, body; whether he was absent or present; or he or his representatives demanded it from me and neither was I able to return it to him nor did I seek release of it from him. So I ask You through Your benevolence, generosity, and abundance of what You possess that You satisfy them on my behalf, and not give them a position over me that will decrease my good deeds; for You possess what You can satisfy them with on my behalf and I do not possess what to satisfy them with; and do not allow for their bad deeds to find a path over my good deeds on the Day of Judgment.


Pure Iman

السلام عليكم
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Some of the Sahaba (peace be upon them) cam to Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم ) and asked him: We find that, in our hearts, arise such thoughts that we would be ashamed to talk of them.
He (صلى الله عليه و سلم ) said: Well, do you indeed feel like that?
We said: Yes.
He (صلى الله عليه و سلم ) replied: That is pure Iman


I hope I can be one of them

السلام عليكم
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
From amongst those people of my Ummah who intensively love me will be some who will come after me. Each one of them would desire, that he could see me, even in exchange for (sacrifying) his family and wealth!


He will forgive you

السلام عليكم
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Revere Allah (hold Allah in the highest regard, the Exalted, Majestic and Glorious), he will forgive you.
[Musnad Ahmad]


His heart, verifying his tongue

السلام عليكم
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
He who bears witness to La ilaha illallah there is none worthy of worship except Allah, with his heart verifying his tongue, shall enter Paradise from any of its doors he wishes.
[Abu Ya'la]


He, Who Died...

السلام عليكم
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
He, who died knowing(and believing) that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, will enter Paradise.


The magnitude of the reward is proportionate

السلام عليكم
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Verily, the magnitude of the reward is proportionate to the magnitude of the affliction. And indeed when Allah loves people He afflicts them, and those who accept it gladly receive Allah's pleasure, but those who are displeased receive Allah's displeasure.
[Tirmidhi, Ibn'majah]


Treat women kindly

السلام عليكم
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
" Listen carefully! Treat women kindly. Indeed they are like captives in your hands
( you do not have any rights over them other then being good to them except that when they are guilty of open indecency). If they do so, abandon their beds( give up sleeping with them, but live in the house), and give them a mild punishment. If they act obedient to you, do not try to find excuse against them. Listen carefully! Verily you have rights over your wives, as they have rights over you. Your right is that they should not permit anyone you dislike to come to your beds or enter your house. Listen carefully! Womens rights over your are that you should treat them well in the matter of food and clothing.


Quran, Torah, & the Gospel

السلام عليكم
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Indeed in their stories, there is a lesson for men of understanding. It (the Quran) is not a forged statement but a confirmation of Allâhs existing Books which were before it [the Taurât (Torah), the Injeel (Gospel) and other Scriptures of Allâh] and a detailed explanation of everything and a guide and a Mercy for the people who believe. (111)