Assalam o Alikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu
You have a good relationship with your neighbors , you go twice thrice to their home daily to give something or to bring something. Sometimes just for a chit chat you spend hours there. The more time you spend with them the more you come to know about them, i.e how do they live, what they eat, what ethical values do they follow, which t.v channel do they like, who is their favorite actor/actress , how liberal are they, what hobbies they have, what time they sleep and a long long list of things are there which you come to know because of this close relationship. Many of these things even their relatives may not be aware of, which you know. Why??? Because you are close to them . And closeness brings knowingness, the more close you go, the more you come to know.
Now if these close neighbors leave for somewhere else, this thing make you deeply sad. It creates a huge space. Because you have a close relation with them. And their departure is unbearable for you.
On the contrary if your neighbors are “just” neighbors to you. You don’t visit them but only in case of funerals or wedding ceremonies, then they are just equal to strangers to you even living one next door.
If anytime they leave the house, their departure will not effect you, you will never feel their absence.
Quran is just similar, it is your neighbor living in your shelf. Now the more you visit it, the more deeply you’l come to know about it. , and you will feel hollowness inside whenever you’l be unable to find a copy of Quran. It will become your life, your day and night , your best friend , you’l go to it in every bad and sad. , you’l have it close to your heart , and it’s departure??? Naaa you can never think of it.
It depends of you now what kind of relationship would you like to create with your neighbor Quran. If you open it just to read on funerals, just on fridays or just to keep over a bride’s head as a bid’ah and a custom, forget that you’l receive it’s blessings.
Look! whenever you sent something to your neighbors , say sweet dish, of some gift., they surely return back something. Then how did you think that you will give Quran your time, and will not receive blessings in return?
Quran is that neighbor which is going to be there always till Qyamah, but you??? . . . . . . . . . . . . You may have to LEAVE for you new home (grave) anytime.
So before this departure come. Hug it, and friendship today with Quran. 🙂
In sha ALLAH this week our task is to make habit of reading the Quran daily, with understanding, even if one verse.
So let’s start our true friendship with Quran from today.
May ALLAH give us taofeeq to read , and read with understanding. In sha ALLAH.
So how many of you are ready for a true friendship ?????
Task Suggested By: Abu-yousaf
“And why did you not, when you heard it, say? “It is not right of us to speak of this: Glory to God, this is a most serious slander” (Quran 24:16)
A commentary on one of the most destructive of major sins
Islam is a religion of peace, love and compassion. Lies, suspicion, back biting, slander and gossip are totally alien to Islam. In fact they are considered amongst the most destructive of major sins. This is so because these sins sow enmity and discord among the Muslim Ummah and lead to its destruction. They cause hostilities between people of the same household, and between neighbors, friends and relatives.
Islam demands that our relationship with mankind should be one of sincerity and responsibility. It should be one where we have respect for the honor, reputation and privacy of others. Islam teaches us that we are not only held accountable for our own attitudes and actions but also for anything else over which we have control or influence over, in our society or the world around us.
Let’s see what the Quran states about backbiting and slander – This is the Book, in it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those who fear God. (2:2)
God has forbidden the believers from backbiting
O you who believe! Avoid much suspicion, in deeds some suspicions are sins. And spy not neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting). And fear God, verily, God is the one who accepts repentance, Most Merciful. (49: 12)
When we reflect deeply over this assimilation it should be enough to keep us away from backbiting!
How would i exactly know what backbiting is?
The definition of Backbiting & Slander
Prophet Muhammad said :”Do you know what backbiting is?” They said, “God and His Messenger know best.” He then said, “It is to say something about your brother that he would dislike.” Someone asked him, “But what if what I say is true?” The Messenger of God said, “If what you say about him is true, you are backbiting him, but if it is not true then you have slandered him.” (Muslim)
We need to beware of the slipping of our tongues
“When man wakes up in the morning each day, all parts of the body warn the tongue saying, ‘Fear God as regards us for we are at your mercy; if you are upright, we will be upright and if you are crooked, we become crooked.’” (At-Tirmidhee)
We ask God the Most High, the All Powerful, to teach us that which will benefit us, and to benefit us by that which we learn. May God grant blessings and peace to our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.
Let’s stitch our mouth whenever it tries to backbite someone.
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Task Assigned by: Murk Sheikh
Assalaam U Alaykum Warahmatullaahi Wabarakaatuhu
The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) said: “Sometimes, a person says a thing which pleases Allah, and in return Allah raises his status (rewards him), and sometimes a persons says something which displeases Allah, and it takes him to Hell.” [Saheeh al-Bukharee]
A Muslim must always remember, without a doubt, that he will account for every good and bad thing that he says. He will be rewarded for his good words, and he will be punished for every bad word that he says. Allah (S.W.T.) says in surat Quaaf, which can be translated as, “Not a word does he utter, but there is a watcher by him ready (to record it) .” (Verse 18)
Avoid Abusive Language and Lies…
It is from the tricks of Shaytaan that he first makes sins look insignificant and minor in the eyes of the believers, and then gradually deceives them to commit those sins. Lying is one of them, and people do not show much concern about its prohibition, however, lying is a characteristic of hypocrisy, Abdullah Ibn Amr Ibn Amr al-Aas (radhi allahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) said: “Whoever has the following four characteristics will be a pure hypocrite; and whoever has one of these four characteristics will have one characteristic of hypocrisy unless and until he gives it up; whenever he is entrusted he betrays, whenever he speaks he tells a lie, whenever he makes a covenant he proves treacherous, and whenever he quarrels he behaves in a very imprudent, evil and insulting manner.” [Saheeh al-Bukharee]
The Prophet, Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him (saaws – peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Abusing a Muslim is a sin, and killing him is disbelief.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
so, Beautify your tongue with the pearls of TRUTH!!!
O you who believe! Have Taqwa of Allah and speak (always) the truth”
Surah Al-Ahzab (33:70)
Some TIPS to speak Beautifully…
Always speak when it is beneficial or remain silent…
Do not shout or scream on others…
Prophet Muhammad (saw) also said: “There are rooms in Heaven which are transparent. Allah (SWT) has prepared them for those who feed the hungry ones, use nice words in their speech and avoid bad talk and verbal abuse.”
Muslims are instructed to attract other people’s love and friendship by using good words.
Prophet Muhammad (saw) said: “A believer shall not curse others.”
Never use bad language, even if you are serious or just kidding around, because Allah hates the disobedient, and He hates the one who curses
Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) has strictly forbade lying at all times, but he (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) specifically cursed the person who lies to make people laugh, he (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) said: “Woe be on one who speaks and lies in order to make people laugh, woe be on him.” [Abu Dawood vol: 3, no. 4972.]
so, In this week let’s try to speak as you are spreading the fragrances of flowers…