GIVING CHARITY FOR ALLAH ONLY

Once there were four men who spread an accusation of immorality against the Holy Prophet’s wife Aisha. Their allegation was ultimately proved to be false because they failed to back it up with any witnesses. One of the four men, called Mistah, used to receive financial assistance from Abu Bakr, Aisha’s father. After this incident, Abu Bakr swore never again to help Mistah. The following verse was revealed to the Holy Prophet on this occasion:

“Let not the possessors of grace and means among you swear against giving to the near relatives and the poor and those who had to flee in God’s way. Pardon and overlook. Do you not love that God should forgive you?” (24:22)

Hearing this, Abu Bakr exclaimed:
“Indeed, I certainly love that God should forgive me”. (Bukhari). He then resumed providing assistance to Mistah, as before.

LESSONS:
1) Giving sadaqa for Allah’s seek only.
2) Never to withhold charity because the people we give don’t appreciate and sometimes abusive. Allah instead is watching and appreciating.
3) Forgive others for Allah to forgive you.

I ask Allah to forgive us all and accept our efforts. Ameen

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…May Allah give us a better understanding & guide us to accept the truth

Over Eating is not only UnIslamic but also Unhealthy

Bismillah

Dear brothers and sisters in Islam

As Muslims, it’s important for us to recognize that our body is entrusted to us by Allah subuhanawuta’ala, just like our soul is entrusted to us by Him. Don’t we have an obligation to return our body to Allah subuhanawuta’ala in the best fashion possible?

Many of us are guilty of abusing our body as Prophet Muhammad sallalahu alayhi wasallam rightly said, “Health and time are two of Allah’s most wasted blessings among most humans.” (Saheeh Bukhari)

He sallalahu alayhi wasallam also said, “The worst thing that man can fill is his stomach” (Ahmed)

Researches suggest that filling one’s stomach leads to modern diseases such as diabetics, cholesterol, heart attack, stroke etc.! One of the latest researches even suggests, that too much eating shortens one’s lifespan, insha Allah

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…May Allah give us a better understanding & guide us to accept the truth

Ruling on the Nasheeds (Songs) – Shaykh al-Albaani

Question: 
What is the ruling on the nasheeds (songs) that are circulating amongst many of the youths and which they call “Islaamic nasheeds?”

Answer:
If these nasheeds possess Islaamic meanings, and there aren’t any stringed or musical instruments accompanying them, such as the Duff, the drum and its types, then there is no problem with it.

However, an important condition to its permissibility must be clarified. And it is that they must be free of anything that opposes the Religion, such as going to extremes and its sorts. Also, there is another condition.

And it is that it must not be taken as a (habitual) practice. This is since it turns those who (constantly) listen to it away from reciting the Qur’aan, which the authentic Sunnah of the Prophet encourages.

Likewise, it turns them away from seeking beneficial knowledge and calling towards Allaah (i.e. da’wah), the One free of all defects.

As for using the duff with the nasheed, then it is permissible for the women when it occurs (solely) amongst them, apart from the men. And it is permissible during the time of ‘Eed and marriage only.

[Al-Asaalah, Issue #2]

Fataawaa of Shaikh Al-Albaanee (rahimahullaah)
From Al-Asaalah Magazine Issues 1-21
Translated and Arranged by: Isma’eel Alarcon

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…May Allah give us a better understanding & guide us to accept the truth

Minimum 35 Ways to Respect your Parents [Must read]

May Allah give us sense of ability to follow these guidelines. Aameen.

1. Put away your phone in their
presence.

2. Pay attention to what they
are saying.

3. Accept their opinions.

4. Engage in their conversations.

5. Look at them with respect.

6. Always praise them.

7. Share good news with them.

8. Avoid sharing bad news with
them.

9. Speak well of their friends and loved ones to them.

10. Keep in remembrance the good things they did.

11. If they repeat a story, listen like it’s the first time they tell it.

12. Don’t bring up painful memories from the past.

13. Avoid side conversations in their presence.

14. Sit respectfully around them.
15. Don’t belittle/ criticize their
opinions and thoughts.

16. Avoid cutting them off when they speak.

17. Respect their age.

18. Avoid hitting/ disciplining their grandchildren around them.

19. Accept their advice and direction.

20. Give them the power of leadership when they are present.

21. Avoid raising your voice at them.

22. Avoid walking in front or ahead of them.

23. Avoid eating before them.

24. Avoid glaring at them.

25. Fill them with ur appreciation even when they don’t think they
deserve it.

26. Avoid putting your feet up in front of them or sitting with your back to them.

27. Don’t speak ill of them to the point where others speak ill of them too.

28. Keep them in your prayers
always.

29. Avoid seeming bored or tired of them in their presence.

30. Avoid laughing at their faults/ mistakes.

31. Do a task before they ask you to.

32. Continuously visit them.

33. Choose your words carefully when speaking with them.

34. Call them by names they like.

35. Make them your priority above anything.

Parents are treasure on this land and sooner than you think, that treasure will be buried.

Appreciate your parents while you still can.

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…May Allah give us a better understanding & guide us to accept the truth

6 Keys to a GREAT Relationship

1-Friendship: Try to be your spouse best friend. No matter what happens, be a friend first, and a lover later.

2-Trust: The key element to any relationship is trust, so before starting this beautiful journey with your spouse, learn to trust in all circumstances.

3-Understanding: Try to figure out each other and work out on our differences. There are going to be many differences, but it’s mutual compromise and sacrifice which makes this relationship beautiful.

4-Communication: Try to talk and convey your message to your spouse. Let your spouse know about how good/ bad your day was along with remind them how you feel for them.

5-Honesty: Always speak the truth, never lie or hide things in fear that your spouse won’t understand. Give your spouse a chance to understand you.

6-Freedom: Give your spouse space and freedom to decide for themselves. Don’t take away the personal time of your spouse.
When you have practised all of the above, then trust Allah and you will see how beautiful life gets.

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…May Allah give us a better understanding & guide us to accept the truth