Saturday, February 25, 2017

Wishing to be among Queens ❤️

I wish i could meet up with some of the Sahabiya رضى الله عنهما.
So that I could ask them about the things they experienced and endured.
So that I could ask them about how they felt. So that I could ask them to guide me on how to get through life, how to live for the pleasure of Allah..

I wish I could meet Khadija bint Khuwaylid رضي الله عنها, the beloved wife of Nabi ﷺ.
So i could ask her how it felt to be the wife of Rasoolullah ﷺ.
I would ask her how she felt being the mother of such great women, Zainab, Ruqayya, Umme Kulthoom and Faatimah رضي الله عنهما.
I would ask her what emotions she experienced when Rasoolullah ﷺ came running to her saying Zamilooni, Zamilooni.
Dathirooni, Dathirooni.
I would be enthralled by her stories of sacrifice, love and patience..

I wish I could meet Zainab bint Muhammad رضي الله عنها, the beloved daughter of Nabi ﷺ.
I would ask her about the love she and Abul Aas رضي الله عنه shared.
About the difficulties they went through.
I would ask her about the time she was separated from her husband.
The time she had to part with the necklace her mother had given her.
The time she had to travel alone to Madinah. I would have so many questions.

Oh, I wish i could meet Ruqayya bint Muhammad رضي الله عنها.
I wish i could ask her about her Hijrah to Abyssinia with her husband Uthmaan رضي الله عنه. How did she manage, leaving her home and family behind.
The hardship that she had to endure during her stay there.
I wish I could ask how she got through the pain on hearing that her mother was no longer alive on her arrival back to Makkah.

I wish I could meet Aaisha bint Abu Bakr.
Another beloved wife of Nabi ﷺ.
I would ask her how it was to share such a special bond with Nabi ﷺ.
I would ask about the happiness she felt when Nabi ﷺ would be around. I would ask about her father Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه the closest friend of Rasoolullah ﷺ.
And I would ask her about the sadness the day Nabi ﷺ departed from the dunya.

I wish i could meet
Faatimah bint Muhammad رضي الله عنه.
So i could ask her about her life,
How it felt being the most beloved daughter to her father.
How it felt being the wife of such a great man, Ali رضى الله عنه.
How did she manage to do so much of tiresome chores by herself without any complaint.

Oh how I wish!
How I wish I could meet some of the Sahabiya رضي الله عنهما .
I could mention endless names.

I would ask them how it felt sending their husbands and sons off for Jihaad knowing they may never see them again.
I would ask how they lived so simply, yet they were content.
I would ask them countless questions.
And I would be captivated by their answers,
By their stories of war, sacrifice, love, patience, honesty, honor, death and difficulties.
I would no doubt be left spell bound by their answers.

I would ask them to guide and teach me how to be patient and Allah fearing.
How to be a good wife, mother and daughter.
Oh how I wish I could meet them.
What perfect role models they are for the Muslimahs of the Ummah if only we took heed.

Unfortunately we won't get to meet them now, or anytime here in Dunya.
But we can read and learn about their lives.
And we can take lessons from their lives and try to amulate them so that we too can attain closeness to Allah.
So that we can attain Jannah and be united with them there, Insha'Allah...

You cannot dress however you want (short tight clothing, no hijab, perfume etc).
You cannot act however you want (immoral, immodest, interact with non Mehrams).
You cannot follow whoever you want (actresses, singers, make up artist etc).
And then hope to be with the Sahabiya رضي الله عنهما in Jannah.  It doesn't work like that.
If you want Jannah, and you want to get the good fortune of meeting the Sahabah and Sahabiya رضي الله عنهما Then you need to follow their lifestyle and the Sunnah of Rasoolullah ﷺ

You can't live and love the Kuffar lifestyle and then expect to receive Jannah and all its joys.
You need to act Muslim and look Muslim.
You need to live like a Muslim.
Follow the righteous, don't go against the laws of Allah and make dua.

Then, Insha'Allah, through Allahs infinite mercy He will afford us the good fortune of being with them in Jannah.

Always remember,
"You will be with who you love (on the day of Qiyaamah)"

And if you love someone, you'll follow their way and you will do everything possible to get a chance to be with them.
You won't just say you wish you could meet them and then do everything in your power to stay away from them.

May Allah grant me and everyone Ikhlaas and the ability to practice and may He through His mercy join us with the Sahabah رضي الله عنهما in Jannah..

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Don't Be Bitter. Be Better

People will hurt you, in a variety of different ways..
Sometimes knowingly and other times unknowingly..
But, no matter what other people may do too you, or how they behave towards you, you should never be nasty to them or do the same bad things to them..
Why you may ask?
Because we should be the better person, the better Muslim.
Follow the example of our Nabi ﷺ, he preferred to forgive people rather then to take revenge. He forgave people no matter how nasty they had been to him.

Rasoolullah ﷺ said,
"You do not do evil to those who do evil to you, but you deal with them with forgiveness and kindness." (Bukhari)

We should strive to do the same. Forgive, no Matter how hard it is (and yes i know it can be really hard), be nice to the person no matter how horrible they are to you..
Never wish bad or make bad duas for anyone.
Because we will be answerable for everything we say and do.
If they hurt us, they will be answerable and not us..
But if we then go and cause the same hurt or worse to them then we're answerable too.
And that makes us the same as them, or worse perhaps.
Its better not to retaliate, in any way whatsoever, leave it in the hands of Allah.

It is narrated that once A person started verbally abusing Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radi-Allahu-Anhu) while Rasoolullah ﷺ was also sitting there.  Because Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radi-Allahu-Anhu) gave no reply Rasoolullah ﷺ was impressed and kept smiling. However, when the persons abuse became too much, Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radi-Allahu-Anhu) replied some of what he was saying. This angered Rasoolullah ﷺ and he left. Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radi-Allahu-Anhu)  then met Rasoolullah ﷺ and asked, "O Rasoolullah ﷺ! You were sitting there while he was swearing at me but when i replied to some of his abuse, you became angry and left?"  Rasoolullah ﷺ replied, "There was an angel with you who was responding on your behalf. However, when you started replying to some of his abuse, shaytaan arrived and I could not sit with shaytaan."

We learn from this that no matter what people say or how much they may abuse or insult you (whether it is in your presence or your absence) remain silent and don't ever try to go after them or retaliate...
Allah will retaliate on your behalf Insha'Allah.
We also learn that no matter who you are, you'll always get people who will not like you. Subhan'Allah, how great was Abu Bakr (Radi-Allahu-Anhu), yet this person was swearing and shouting at him.
If a person as wonderful and good as him had people who disliked him, then obviously we to will encounter such people.

But no matter what, don't allow people to make you bitter and nasty.
Guard your tongue, though it is small the damage it causes is huge, and sometimes irreparable.

"The tongue is like a lion, if you let it lose it will wound someone -  Ali Ibn Abi Taalib (Radi-Allahu-Anhu)"

Don't mention the faults of others.
Dont lie, Don't backbite,  Don't slander etc.
Think before you speak.
We all have and continue to just talk without thinking, we are so careless. (may Allah forgive me first and everyone else).

"Hadhrat Abu Moosa Al Ash'ari Radi-Allahu-Anhu reports that some people asked Rasoolullah ﷺ, "Whose Islam is the best (who is the best Muslim)?" Rasoolullah ﷺ replied, "The one from whose tongue and hands the Muslims are safe." (Bukhari)

"Whosoever protects ones tongue from mentioning the fault of another, Allah will conceal his faults." (Mishkaat)

The world needs more kind people, more people who wish good for others, more people who are willing to forgive.
Soften your heart, be good no matter what others do, don't let them change you.
Our Beloved ﷺ has set a perfect way of life for us to follow.
Yes we are weak, And we often cannot or do not follow it. But Insha'Allah we can aim to amullate him in as many ways possible.

Always strive to be a better person and a better Muslim.
Dont let others influence you with bad habits and traits. Keep good company.
And when you do come across people who are nasty, give them a huge smile and be extra nice, extra kind and extra caring towards them, Insha'Allah you will be rewarded for your goodness and Insha'Allah they will get influenced and change their ways..

Rasoolullah ﷺ said
"None of you truly believe until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself." (Bukhari)

Rasoolullah ﷺ Said,
"I guarantee a house in Jannah for one who gives up arguing, even if he is right; and i Guarantee a house in Jannah for one who gives up lying even for the sake of fun; and I guarantee a house in the highest part of Jannah for one who has good manners. (Abu Dawood)

وَجَعَلْنَا بَعْضَكُمْ لِبَعْضٍ فِتْنَةً أَتَصْبِرُونَ وَكَانَ رَبُّكَ بَصِيرًا
"And We have made some of you a trial for others; will you bear patiently? And your Lord is ever Seeing."(Surah Furqan:Verse 20)

May Allah grant me first the ability to practice and everyone else.. Aameen

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