“Gratitude is built upon five pillars:

Submissiveness to Allah from the one expressing gratitude;

lov­ing Him for it;

acknowledging His favour;

praising Him for it;

and not utilizing it in a way that displeases Him”

~ Ibn al-Qayyim

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Shaykh ’Abdullaah al-Ghunaymaan (hafidthahullaah) said: ‘‘It is obligatory upon all those who speak about an affair from the affairs of the Religion, that they do so purely for the sake of Allaah, sincerely for the truth. And that they overcome their soul and strive against following their desires, not inclining towards worldly matters, such as love of being praised, seeking fame and reputation, gaining a large following, and other such matters. So one who seeks to gain any of this, will only gain the vanities of this world.’’ ~ [Al-Hawaa (p. 20)]

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Dear Parents ❤

How do you expect kids to listen to their parents when…

* Tarzan lives half naked,
* Cinderella comes home at midnight,
* Pinocchio lies all the time,
* Aladdin is the king of thieves,
* Batman drives at 200 mph,
* Romeo and Juliet commit suicide out of love,
* Harry Potter uses witchcraft,
* Mickey and Minnie are more than just friends,
* Sleeping Beauty is lazy,
* Dumbo gets drunk and hallucinates,
* Scooby Doo gives nightmares,
* and Snow White lives with 7 guys.

We shouldn’t be surprised when they misbehave, they get it from their storybooks and cartoons!

We should instead be teaching them stories like

and much much more…

Above all, we should teach them about Allah (swt), Qur’an and the Sunnah!

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When a Muslimah hears that it is Haram to put her personal picture as a dp on facebook
She gives this argument:”but this is me! This is the face people see when I go out to the street. So what is the difference if people see my face on fb or in the street?!”
This is the answer for that:

First of all, when you put your picture as a profile pic on fb you are causing Fitnah to your brothers in Islam because you don’t help them to lower their gaze even if you are wearing your Hijab in that picture. In the street you suppose to lower your gaze as they (Muslim men) are suppose to lower theirs. But on internet, it’s different! Because any boy would feel that he is free to look to your picture as he wants, the moment he wants because you are showing it to the whole world, So sister! How can you let any stranger’s glances travel over your face, eyes, lips, etc…? how can you let his eyes eating your body like that?Any Boy on fb would thinks it is his right to look to the picture you are displaying in front of him forgetting that Allah is watching him. He is disobeying Allah of course, but think! Who led him to this disobedience?!!

Second, generally, people in the street can’t take picture of you whenever you go out but on fb strangers men can easily upload your picture and keep it for them without you know about it. Think about it, they can use it in creating false fb profiles or use them in “dating sites” or any other social site! Or worse, they can even edit it and spread it on net just for fun! This is something which happened to many many poor Muslim girls, so what if it happened to you too? Keeping your picture as dp even after knowing that this may happen to you, makes you guilty just as the person who may upload it.

Third, think how many sins you will have for every man who will look at you and admire your beauty? Are you ready to handle carrying all these sins?! Think about every Muslim girl who will be impressed by the way you’re displaying your picture so she does the same thinking it is ok to do it. Are you ready to hold the burden of sins of these girls?! “Whoever starts (or sets an example of) something evil in Islam, will bear the burden for that, and a burden equal to that of everyone who does it after him, without that detracting from their burden in the slightest.” [Muslim]

PLZ sisters! Think twice before putting your personal picture as dp! Don’t take it as small matter, don’t say “I will remove it one day” because you don’t know if you will live till that day. Not “if” but “When” that day will come, you will leave behind you sayyah Jaryah (continuous bad deed)! So are you sure you can handle all these sins while you are in your grave?!

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The eye of Modesty is concealed in the heart of all Beings

See your dealings with Allah from that eye and not the outward eye

The outer eye sees desire but the eye of modesty is from Fitrah, purity

When it is said “the heart is dead”, it is actually the death of modesty

Shyness is only a branch of modesty but caution is complete modesty

Learn to break the harm before it breaks you, that is Muhammad’s way, our Master

Suspect your actions before you render them forth, that is the way of Umar our exemplar

Uthman’s modesty touched the Prophet so much that he became shy of Uthman

Become modest Oh wretch! Only then could you find your heart intact without stains

When that happens, then you can set the soul into true worship of Allah

The rest of this poem can be found in your willingness and ability to change for Allah’s sake


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The beginning of an unexpected ending

Wrapped in your warm blanket,
as you lay still in bed.
Think of your end,
wrapped in your kafn (shroud),
soon you shall be dead.

Ya asdiqa’ee (O my friends)
Live lives of modesty,
Recite quraan daily,
Beg Allah’s forgiveness fervently,
And your life will be filled with tranquillity.

Ya ukhti(O my sister)
Hide away your beauty,
As this is a sign of honor & dignity,
Do it proudly,
Dont let your shroud be the first time you are covered modestly,
Do not let it be done forcefully.

Ya Akhee(O my brother)
Your beard and the lowering of your gaze is a sign of Modesty,
A man too should lead a life of honor and dignity,
Obeying the commands of Allah readily,
Beautiful is your appearance as you symbolize that of our Beloved Nabi (pbuh).

Let us live freely,
Practising islam openly,
Loving one another dearly,
As our end shall soon arrive unexpectedly,
Let us leave this dunya (world) happily,
And enter Jannah gracefully.

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The fools speak to me with all vulgarity
So I hate to respond likewise in turn
They increase in their evil, so I increase in my patience
Like an incense that becomes more fragrant when burned. [Imam Alshafi’ee]


“To the degree that a sin is small in your eyes, it becomes greater in the eyes of Allah (swt) and to the degree that a sin is great in your eyes, it becomes small in the eyes of Allah (swt)”

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Assalamu’alaikum ,

Everyday we need to make choices that either help us achieve comforts in Dunya or comforts in Akhira and these at times can be quite a dilemma for a productive Muslim. Below are some examples of such choices:

Should you wake up early for Tahajjud/Fajr prayer and risk being tired/sleepy during the day?
Should you fast for a day for the sake of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) and risk not being able to focus at work/school?
Should you give a substantial amount in charity and not have enough for what you want to buy?

Although most of us know how we should answer the above questions, but let’s be honest, it’s quite tough!

Having said that, below are 3 thoughts to help you always choose the akhira driven choices inshaAllah:

1. Remember that your choices for akhira are linked to your purpose: When you make akhira driven choices, you’re connecting to your ultimate purpose and that is to worship Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala). For example, when you get up and pray tahajjud/fajr, that’s you fulfilling your purpose in life more directly than worrying about an afternoon meeting which may not be directly linked to your akhira.

2. It’s all in your mind:  A lot of times we create in our mind the fear that if we make choices for our akhira we’ll lose out, but that’s Shaytaan playing with your mind as Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) says in the Quran: “Shaitan (Satan) threatens you with poverty and orders you to commit Fahsha (evil deeds); whereas Allah promises you Forgiveness from Himself and Bounty, and Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, All-Knower” (Quran: Chapter 2, Verse 268).

3. Part of the struggle:  Yes, it’s quite tough to make akhira driven choices all the time, but that’s part of the struggle that we’ve to go through in this temporary life in order to achieve the ultimate pleasure of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala).

, the comforts in Dunya are nothing compared to the comforts in Akhira, so let us make smart daily choices with our productivity to ensure that we always stay akhira focussed, inshaAllah.

Abu Productive