“Daripada Muaz bin Jabal RA, beliau berkata: Rasullullah SAW mengambil (memegang) tanganku pada suatu hari lalu berkata: “Wahai Muaz! Demi Allah, sesungguhnya aku mengasihi engkau.” Muaz berkata: “Aku sanggup menebus diri engkau dengan ayah dan ibuku wahai Rasullullah SAW; dan demi Allah, aku juga mengasihi engkau.” Maka Rasullullah SAW berkata: “Aku berwasiat kepada kamu janganlah kamu meninggalkan pada setiap kali selesai solat untuk mengatakan: “Ya Allah! Bantulah aku untuk mengingati-Mu, bersyukur kepada-Mu dan beribadat dengan baik kepada-Mu”.”—
“Rasulallah (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) says: ”Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah will receive a hasanah (good deed) from it (i.e. his recitation), and the hasanah is multiplied by ten. I do not say that Alif-Laam-Meem is (considered as) a letter, rather Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter, and Meem is a letter.”—[At-Tirmidhi, Ad-Darimi] (via poeticislam)
Prophet Muhammad sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
“There has come to you Ramadhan, a blessed month, in which Allah has made it obligatory to fast. During it the gates of paradise are opened and the gates of Hellfire are closed, and the rebellious devils are chained. In…
In reality you your success matters! And in the midst of the greatest storm no one can help, except the One who created you.
2. Increase eman through knowledge
If you’re involved in an educational institute, make a timetable to go over your notes and benefit from the knowledge that you pass on. If you’re involved in the Isoc/MSA/Masjid enrol yourself on an Islamic seminar and focus on bettering yourself.
3. Focus on your salaah
When we raise our hands to say Allahu Akbar, remember that this is an act of worship and that Allah is Greater than whatever happened at the MSA/ISoc meeting or the fundraiser you’re planning. Take whatever steps you need to make sure you can focus in your salaah (read books on salaah, make wudu, get ready before salah time comes in, etc.)
4. Make time to read Qur’an
It’s guidance and mercy from Allah. We need it.
5. Cut back if you need to
I know this may be difficult for some and I know being involved in A through Z is fun but if we can’t even get our salaah right nor have personal time with the Qur’an, then something is not right. If your own ‘ibaadah is suffering, it might be time to do istikharah and cut back; if you’re involved in 5 activities, why not cut back to 3 and see if that is manageable for you.
Say Bismillah to another day and show Allah how much you love Him!
“You want a real jihad? Smile to your parents when you come home. Pray on time. Control your tongue, remind your brothers and sisters not to loosen theirs. Control your eyes, and control your thoughts.”—Wisam Sharieff (via hidayahmilikallah)
“I interviewed a woman who is terminally ill. ‘So,’ I tried to delicately ask, ‘What is it like to wake up every morning and know that you are dying?’ ‘Well,’ she responded, ‘What is it like to wake up every morning and pretend that you are not?’”—Unknown (via thebeautyofislam)
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”—Haruki Murakami (via emotional-algebra)