Quality over Quantity always

http://t.co/SClWN5bit5 A very comprehensive article in Quality not Quantity, covers everything it takes to be a productive servant. Thanks productive muslim.

Who is truly a “Productive Muslimah?”

What traits or character makes one a Productive Muslimah?

A Productive Muslimah is one who takes pride in being a muslimah. She is focused on preaching Islam through her own practice. She loves Allah, her focus in life is Allah’s pleasure, and she loves to do things that bring her closer to her Creator and Sustainer.

Her main concern is her success in the akhirah, thus she makes the most of this world as a means to achieve that success. Her iman is reflected through her outward appearance and mannerism, which is a complete submission to the shari’ah.

She lives a simple life that takes care of her needs and instead of going after her wants. She has a heart free of love for this world, free of love of leadership, free of bad opinions about others, free of grudges, malice, rancour, greed, envy and all other evil traits.Her tongue is not engaged in haram or vain talk, she thinks before she speaks, she controls her anger.

She is a humble person; her goal is to be a better person every day of her life. She doesn’t hesitate to admit when she is wrong and is quick in correcting her wrongs/faults when she sees them. She is neither stingy nor a spendthrift, but she loves to spend generously for those things which will bring her closer to her Creator. Her heart is clean and pure, filled with love and reverence for her Creator: love, compassion, kindness, and forgiveness for the creation.

She is full of gratitude for every single blessing, especially for the spiritual blessings, and she is always striving to progress spiritually. She has complete trust and reliance in Allah, and when she goes through difficult or disliked situations, she knows there is good in it for her – both in this world and the next. She loves to be in the company of saliheen (righteous slaves of Allah).

She strives to keep her promises and commitments. She is soft spoken but firm in her words and works. She always strives to be a part of solution and not a part of problem.She shows beautiful patience during difficult times, for she realizes things could have been worse, and that these are tests from Allah Who can be called upon and He will answer the duas. And she also has the certainty that, “Indeed, with hardship, there will be ease” [Qur’an: Chapter 94, Verse 6].She is a living proof of what a muslimah should be, and all this with the utmost sincerity to please her Almighty Lord.

iSLAM=Peace :)

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Waiting eagerly for the call to prayer, arriving at the mosque before the commencement of prayers, bearing no personal grudges against others, leaving alone other people’s private affairs, being content with the basic necessities of life, studying Qur’an and the sunnah, feeling concern for the pains of other muslims, and being charitable with one’s wealth – these are all qualities of the righteous person.

A middle path with regards to wealth is highly recommended. Therefore you should seek neither the level of affluence that can entice you towards evil (unless, of course, you use your wealth wisely and spend it generously in the way of Allah), nor the level of poverty that causes you to forget about the hereafter. The best situation for many believers is to have just enough wealth to fulfill all of their needs in a lawful manner-not much more and not any less.

Basic needs may differ slightly from person to person, but in general it a house to live in, a wife to seek comfort with, a suitable vehicle to move about in, and an amount of money that is enough to buy necessary provisions.
(Aaidh al-Qarnee, Don’t be sad).

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‘…It will come and go…’

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As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah

“People will live amongst people, for as long as they live,
For without doubt, fortune and goodness will come and go.
The best of people amongst others is a man who,
Upon his hands the needs of others are settled.
Never withhold your assistance from anyone,
As long as you are capable, for fortune tends to come and go.
And give thanks for the bounties of Allah,
If you are the one to settle the needs of others.
Indeed, people have died, and their virtues died too
And some have lived, but they are truly dead among the people.”

– Imam al-Shafi’i

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A Father’s Advice to His Son

Tawheed First

Ibn al-Jawzī authored the following as an advice to his son, Abu’l-Qasim Badr al-Dīn ‘Alī al-Nasikh.1 

You should know, my son, may Allāh guide you to what is right, that man has been distinguished by intellect only so that he would act according to it. Bring it to the fore, use it in contemplation and spend time alone with yourself. You will conclude that you are a created being who has responsibilities and obligations and that the two angels are counting your every word and glance. Every breath is a step closer to death. The time we spend in this world is short, the time we are held in our graves is long, and the punishment for following our base desires is calamitous.

Where is the delight of yesterday? It has departed leaving only regret in its wake. Where is the soul’s desire? How many has it brought low, how many…

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Last sermon by our beloved nabi (saw)

O people, lend me an attentive ear, i know not whether after this year, i shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen towhat i am saying to you carefully and take these words to those who could not be present here.

O people, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as sacred, so regard the life and property of every muslim as a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners, hurt no one and no one may hurt you. Remeber that you will indeed meet your Lord, and that He will indeed reckon your deeds. Allah has forbidden you to take usury (interest), therefore all interest obligations shall henceforth be waived. Beware of satan, for the safety of your religion. He has lost hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in the small things.

O people, it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women but they also have rights over you. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed & clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and commited helpers. And it is your right that they do not make friends with anyone of whom you do not approve of, as well as never commit adultery.

O people, listen to me in earnest. Worship Allah, say your five daily prayers, fast during the month of ramadan, and give your wealth in zakah, perform hajj if you can afford to. You know that every muslim is the brother of another muslim. You are all equal. Nobody has superiority over the other except by piety and goodness. Remember one day you will appear before Allah and answer for your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after i am gone.

O people, no prophet or apostle will come after me, no new faith will be born. Reason well, therefore, O people, and understand my words, which i convey to you. I leave behind me two things, the Qur’an and my example (Sunnah) and if you follow this you would never go astray.

All those who listened to me shall pass on my words to other and those to other again, and may the last ones understand my words better than people those who listen to me directly. Be my witness O Allah that i have conveyed your message to the people.

9th Dhul hijjah 10AH Uranah valley of mount Arafah.