I went to my children’s school to complete all of the paper work, payment arrangements and whatever else I had on my list and while walking around the school I saw this sign.
Al-Bukhari recorded from Abu Hurairah (Radiyallahou ‘an-ou) that the Messenger of Allah (Salallahou ‘aleyhi wa salam) said: “Whoever takes the wealth of the people and he intends to pay it back, Allah will pay it back for him, and whoever takes it intending to waste it, Allah will waste him” (Al-Bukhari no. 2387).
Maashaa Allah a very nice reminder. Does it help parents pay the tuition? Allah knows best. But it is very pleasing to walk into an establishment and see a hadeeth as a reminder on the wall. We ask Allah for guidance and help.
Just a little taste of how things go when those who are not qualified are over the affairs of others. And although it’s funny, in a way, to watch it is also sad.
How many of us are in charge today and cause such destruction with our hands and tongue?
So let’s think. As a man you may be the driver, the operator, the father, husband, son, step-father, uncle and brother. Let us fear Allah and be mindful of our trust. Let us be mindful that we have the ability to bring benefit as well as harm. Let’s seek nearness to Allah and do our best to protect the Muslims (and non Muslims) from our harm. Don’t give your good deeds away.
Let’s make du’aa for our brother hoping in return that Allah will have mercy on us and protect us from brining ourselves and our family towards destruction. Let’s focus on ourselves and our families first, the women and children under our care.
Let’s forgive and move on seeking the face of Allah, The Tremendous. The glorious return for the believers is only to Him, The Perfect. Why dwell on the past? But seek forgives from your Glorious Lord, give thanks, move on and prepare for your meeting with The Inheritor, Allah.
(They say): “Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower.” 3:8
85 – “O Allah, Knower of the unseen and the seen, Creator of the heavens and the Earth, Lord and Sovereign of all things, I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except You. I take refuge in You from the evil of my soul and from the evil and shirk of the devil, and from committing wrong against my soul or bringing such upon another Muslim.”
88 – “O Ever Living, O Self-Subsisting and Supporter of all, by Your mercy I seek assistance, rectify for me all of my affairs and do not leave me to myself, even for the blink of an eye.”
Righteousness is a choice. Let’s choose righteousness.
Again more on what matters, good character for Allah. Listen as our honorable brother, Mustafa George, may Allah preserve and honor him and his family, teaches us what matters and how it will benefit us in this life and the next.
This is a work done by our brother Fareed Abdullah (may Allah preserve him and his family). Our brother is known for his work in Islam educating children and the masses in California. He is known by our righteous and upright scholars.
IF you travel to Los Angeles as I and others have you will find that his work speaks for itself mashaa Allah. And Allah is able to do all things. Listen and I hope you will agree.
May Allah forgive our brother Fareed and accept him.
“The Muslim, believer, knows why he is here at this station (life). He knows that he will be tested by Allah, The Magnanimous. But how do we steer clear of fitnah? How do we safeguard ourselves and those we love from peril? If we pray why do we still find so many problems in our lives? Why are we loosing our wives and children to the evils of this world? Where are the brothers and sisters we prayed next to yesteryear?
Yes, there will be grief and despair but it doesn’t mean that it has to last or define our lives, when Allah is the only living God and with Him is all good and the most honorable return. Listen as our father, our Sheikh ‘Ubayd aj-Jabari (may Allah preserve him, his family and all our righteous ‘Ulalma) teaches us what we all need to know.
Let us know Allah so that we can fear Him. Let’s have determination with Allah. Let us chose righteousness. May Allah elevate us and you in obedience to Him.
FROM: INSIGHT AUDIO STUDIOS
“The Means Of Salvation From Fitan (Trials)” By: Sheikh ‘Ubayd aj-Jabari
NARRATED BY: Aqeel Ingram (may Allah preserve and accept him)
PRODUCED BY: Abu Muhammad al-Looweesi’aani
We’ve added another studio work from the book by Umm Abdillah al-Waadi’iyaah (hafeethahallah).
We encourage this work for brothers who are new to Islam and want to get married to someone’s Muslim daughter. He should know the female slave of Allah as described by the Qur’aan and the Sunnah. He should know her status and her honor before Allah. He should do his best to learn his religion so as to safeguard himself from blame before Allah when he meets Him, The Tremendous.
There is nothing better in this life than a righteous Muslim woman who is obedient to the man who shelters and safeguards her. With her he should find comfort and relief. So we must enable her to be there for us by being there for her firstly. Teach her and be patient with her. She’s someone’s daughter by Allah.
We ask Allah for strength and His aid upon this blessed path with righteous wives and righteous offspring and a blessed end.
Continuing with our focus upon the Muslim woman, may Allah aid and bless her, we release one of our studio works recorded in Philadelphia. Hasan as-Sumaalee is the narrator, may Allah reward him.
PLEASE NOTE: We are releasing studio production quality MP3s. You can play them directly from the site if you wish. But downloading them is better. If you have any issues with sound and playback let us know, may Allah honor you and us.