In Dunya everyone wants to achieve bigger and better and if we don’t have similar blessings as others we tend to compare ourselves and thus leading to ingratitude. Appreciating the small things will eventually lead you to the big.
Why is that we fail to understand that everyone is blessed in their own way in their own time. If you are deprived of wealth be grateful to Allah for your health, if you are deprived of health be thankful to those who are by your side through thick and thin.
The Prophet (r) is reported to have said: “My Ummah has been given five blessings, during Ramadhan. These blessings were never given to any of the Prophets before me. These are:
First: Allah directs attention on those who commence the fast on the first night. Allah will never punish him, on whom he directs his attention. Second: That breath that proceeds from the mouth, in the evening, of those who fast, will exceed the perfume of musk. Third: On each day and each night of Ramadhan, Angels will supplicate on behalf of those who fast, to forgive their sins. Fourth: Allah will command Paradise: be prepared to beautify the heavens to welcome my servants. The time has arrived for them to be liberated from the Evil machinations of the world, and be welcome in my house to enjoy its blessings. Fifth: When the last day of Ramadhan is reached, Allah forgives all their sins. A companion who has present on the occasion asked: “Is it the night of Lailathul Qadr?” “No. when labourers have accomplished their tasks, would not their wages be paid?” was the reply – (Al-Baihaqi).
On a joyful day in Al-Madeenah An-Nabawiyyah, and on the morning of a happy ‘Eed, the house of the Prophet, , witnessed the scenes of the celebration of ‘Eed under the supervision of the best of human beings: Muhammad, . Everyone joined in to celebrate the occasion of ‘Eed and all were keen to let the noble Prophet, , witness their celebrations because they loved him the most and held him the utmost esteem
We are living in a time where we spend a lot of time online. Our Facebooks, twitters, tumblrs and what not have blended into our lives have become a part of who we are. Almost everything we do, we do it online. In short, we cannot do without interacting online.
I am concerned that in the age of eHow, wiki, evidence-based, best practice and performance management, some readers may interpret this article as a blueprint to raise productive children. It is not. Children are dynamic and unique individuals.
Gratitude! At the mention of this word, all of us think of many incidents in our life where we have been grateful to someone for their help or even their presence in our life. Gratitude is one of the main factors in the life of a Muslim. Islam speaks highly of practising gratitude. Gratitude to Allah (glorified and exalted be He) holds high in its pedestal. There are simple things we can do to show our gratitude to our Creator for all that He has given us and continues to give us. Subhan Allah!
Ever felt like you’re having an Iman dip? That after being a very active, productive Muslim – praying on time, reading Qur’an frequently, always looking forward to doing good deeds – you are becoming lazy and that your enthusiasm to perform the same way is fading?
I’ve felt like that so many times. Life is full of ups and downs, and the downs are sometimes powerful enough to distract us and lower our enthusiasm. Yet, there are easy solutions that can help us get over an Iman low. Here are some tips that can help you refresh your Iman in sha Allah:
Throughout the history of Islam, women have played a major role in spreading the sacred message of Allah (glorified and exalted be He).
Examples of these great women have been mentioned by the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) who has praised and exhorted the superiority of the Maryam, Asiya the wife of Pharoah, Khadijah (may Allāh be pleased with her) Mother of the Believers, and Fatimah (may Allāh be pleased with her), daughter of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him).
These amazing women are prime examples of productivity for modern Muslim women who want to achieve the right balance between their family life, work and most importantly their deen. Let’s have a look at these four women and see what we can learn from them to achieve the right balance!