Shaykh Rabee’ Ibn Haadi Al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah) said:
“Wage war against yourself from falling into arrogance. An evil characteristic, leading one to disbelief, belittlement of people and rejecting the truth. This is why the wise one (Luqmaan) advised his son not to turn his face away from men, full of pride. This, so that he doesn’t become arrogant towards people.
A person speaks to you while you are haughty turning away from him. Humble yourself. You are a poor person, weak, created from earth, created from a sperm that is of little value, you excrete and go to the toilet many times every day, how can you be arrogant?!
How can you be arrogant towards people while you are in this state? Who are you (to be arrogant)? Then, if a thorn pierces you, you cry because of it, (so) how can you be arrogant towards people?
It is obligatory upon the person to degrade himself if his soul becomes arrogant, haughty and he should remind it of how worthless and lowly it is and that from the most degraded of people are the arrogant ones.
By Allaah, I myself do not look down upon anyone except the arrogant one and (the) liars. By Allaah, I may see the weakest of people and say he is better than me. And I see the arrogant, proud one and he may be whatever level (he has reached), by Allaah, he is the most insignificant of people and most despicable of people to me. There isn’t anyone lowlier than an arrogant person and no one becomes arrogant except from a despicable trait and degraded character and soul.”
[Taken from the appendix of “15 Characteristics Of The Slaves Of The Most Merciful” Pp. 48-49]
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Despite all the narrations on adhkaar after salat, many of us are still missing it. Among them is where the prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said;
“Whoever makes Tasbih (saying: “SubhanAllaah [Glory be to Allah]”) thirty-three times, Tahmid (saying: “Alhamdulillaah [All praise is due to Allaah]”) thirty-three times, Takbir (saying: “Allaahu Akbar [Allaah is the Greatest]”), the total number of which will be ninety-nine times, and then completes a hundred by saying: “La ilaha illAllaahu wahdahu la shareeka lahu, lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu wa Huwa ‘ala kulli shai’in Qadeer”, his sins will be forgiven for him even though they might be as much as the foam of the sea.”
What about the one narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The angels send blessings upon one of you so long as he is in his prayer-place where he offered his prayer, so long as he does not break his wudoo’; they say: ‘O Allaah forgive him, O Allaah have mercy on him.’” [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]
SubhanAllaah! What a great bounty. But how do we say it today? How many people are really saying or completing it? While many leave the mosque immediately after the tasleem without doing any adhkaar, others are rushing it to the extent that one wonders what they are actually saying. How will someone be talking and counting at the same time? How will someone be saying adhkaar while watching football or TV? SubhanAllaah! Little by little, we are missing some of the bounties from our Lord.
Therefore we urge ourselves to maximise the opportunity by saying our adkhaar the way it was prescribed by the Prophet with concentration and humility. May Allaah accept our supplications.
…Abide by the truth even if your mind deserts you.
You hear it all the time- mothers expressing that they don’t know who they are anymore after having children- and it makes total sense to feel this way. However, remember that it doesn’t have to be this way forever.
hear to us. He is waiting for us to ask Him so that He can fulfill it for us. But, are we worthy of His favor? Have we surrounded ourselves and our lives with activities that push us away from this Mercy of Allah? The answer is a resounding yes, at least for most of us. Let’s see why:
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