The day I can say, when it is prayer time, “I want to go pray” as opposed to “I need to go pray” is a day on which I will claim my victory.
Mount Rainier National Park, Kevin Russ
Take a minute before you sleep to talk to Allah in salah, even its just one raka’ah of witr. Talk to Allah in your sujood, tell Him about your fears, complain to him about your problems no matter how big or small (Allah’s the only one who will never think they are stupid and who will always understand and be able to help), build a relationship with your creator and remember that you will soon return to him.
Will you do jihad in his path?
“In the first year of the Jihād, people were not capable of reaching us. We were fewer in number, and we were at the top of the mountain; no one could come close to us, no one was able to give us support… we couldn’t even light a fire to heat some tea, lest it would cause smoke to rise (and the enemy would see our positions)… and this was to such a degree, that even the regime didn’t know where we were, and the earth was narrowing down upon us… food rations finished… If you become ill, you can endure patiently… freezing temperature, you can endure patiently… But starvation, where? How can you endure that? How can you live without eating anything? I prayed Salat Al-Fajr, and sat in a state of distress on my prayer rug, and I was overtaken by drowsiness and sleepiness… and then suddenly, someone shakes my shoulders from behind like this [demonstrates], he was sitting on the prayer rug like the Jalsah (sitting position) of prayer, (and he said) “O jalal Ad-Din! Your Lord remained feeding you for 30 years and you didn’t do Jihād in His Path - So if He forgets you, will you then do Jihād in His Path?!”
Shaykh Jalal Ad-Din Al-Haqqani
It’s that time of the year yall
BEST DAYS THAT ARE COMING UP! :
So you are not going to Hajj this year and you are stuck in your country like the rest of us, but want to be forgiven like the people that went for hajj? No need to dispair, the best 10 days of the entire year will soon be upon us and there are certain things a person can do to make the most of this blessed time, even if he or she cant go for hajj.
Ibn ‘Abbas reports that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said, “No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these days [meaning the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah].” The companions asked, “O Messenger of Allaah, not even jihad in the way of Allaah?” He said, “Not even jihad, except for the man who puts his life and wealth in danger [for Allaah’s sake] and returns with neither of them.”
From amongst the good things a person can do, as mentioned by Haafidh Ibn Rajab in his book al-Lataa-if al-Ma’aarif are:
1. Fasting during the day of ‘Arafah [if your not doing hajj] as has been reported in the saheeh of Imaam Muslim ‘Fasting the day of ‘Arafah wipes away the sins of the past and coming year’
2. Protecting your limbs from sin on that day [day of ‘Arafah] it has been reported in the Musnad of Imaam Ahmad bin Hanbal that the Prophet said ‘This day whoever safeguards his hearing and sight and tongue will be forgiven’Increasing in saying the Kalimatu-at-Tawheed [i.e laa ilaaha illalAllah] with sincerity and truth. Because it is the essence of the religion of Islaam which Allah completed on the day of ‘Arafah.
Similarly there has been an on-going dispute between scholars, and that is regarding the question, are the ten first days of Dhul-Hijjah more superior then the ten last nights of Ramadan? And the best opinion regarding this is that, yes the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah are infact better then the last ten nights of Ramadan [except laylatul Qadr].
So as Muslims we should try our best to increase in good deeds, whatever they may be during these blessed ten days, to reap the maximum benefit and reward.
Text taken from Aboo Thaabit Khalduun.com
Please do not relate my flaws as a person to the beautiful truth that is Islam. My mistakes are by my own ignorance not Islam.