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The importance of Istighfaar

Posted by tayybahppn on April 8, 2009


On the authority of Anas who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah say, Allah  said:


“O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great at it.”

[It was related by at-Tirmidhi (also by Ahmad ibn Hanbal). Its chain of authorities is sound]


Subhan’Allah! Allah’s  acceptance of tauba is so bountiful.  The days and nights of isthighfar are almost gone within Ramadhan, make the most of it.


We should learn the du’at for forgiveness.


The simplest of which is:


“Allahumma innaka afuwwun tuhibbul afwa fa-fu anni.”

O Allah! Thou art the Most forgiving, Thou lovest forgiveness, so forgive me.

Keep on desisting from those sins and reciting this du’a at the minimum.


May Allah 
accept each and every one of our tauba. Ameen


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The Mercy of Allaah

Posted by tayybahppn on April 8, 2009


Allaahu akbar, maShaa’Allaah, wallaahi your contributions are timeless treasures. Ameen to all your du’aa’s, and may Allaah  increase us in love unto Him and His obedience.


My favorites are really a lot, but it will suffice ISA to share with you

these 2 hadiths:


The first is from Madarijus-Saalikeen, by Ibnul Qayyim




The Prophet  mentioned that Allah  said,


“Myself, Mankind and Jinn are in a great serious state. I create them, then they worship other gods that they make for themselves; I bless them with my bounties, then they thank someone else for what I sent them; My Mercy descends to them while their evil deeds ascend to Me;

I endear them with my gifts even though I have no need to any of them while they alienate themselves from Me with their sins even though they are desperate for my help.

Whoever returns to Me, I accept him no matter how far he is; and whoever turns away from Me, I approach him and call on him. Whoever leaves a sin for my sake, I reward him with many gifts and whoever seeks to please Me, I seek to please him. Whoever acknowledges My Will and Power in whatever he does, I make the iron bend for his sake. My dear people are those who are with Me (i.e. whoever would like to be with Me, let him supplicate to Me and remember Me). Whoever thanks Me, I grant him more blessings; whoever obeys Me, I raise him and endear him more. Whoever disobeys Me, I keep the doors of My Mercy open for him; if he returns to Me, I bestow him with My Love since I love those who repent and purify themselves for My Sake. If he does not repent, I still treat him by putting them in hardship to purify him. Whoever favors Me over others, I favor them over others. I reward every single good deed ten times over or seven hundred times over to countless times over. I count every single bad deed as one unless the person repents and ask for My Forgiveness in which case I forgive even that one. I take into account any little good deed and I forgive even major sins. My Mercy supersedes My Anger; My Tolerance supersedes My Blame; My Forgiveness supersedes My Punishment as I am more merciful with My slaves than a mother with her child.”


This one is in arabic.


حدثنا أبو منصور محمد بن القاسم العتكي ثنا أبو عبد الله محمد ابن أحمد بن أنس
القرشي ثنا عبد الله بن بكر السهمي أنبأ عباد بن شيبة الحبطي عن سعيد بن أنس عن
أنس بن مالك رضي الله عنه قال : بينا رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم جالس إذ
رأيناه ضحك حتى بدت ثناياه فقال له عمر : ما أضحكك يا رسول الله بأبي أنت و أمي
؟ قال :
رجلان من أمتي جثيا بين يدي رب العزة فقال أحدهما : يا رب خذ لي مظلمتي من أخي
فقال الله تبارك و تعالى للطالب : فكيف بأخيك و لم يبق من حسناته شيء ؟ قال :
يا رب فليحمل من أوزاري
قال : و فاضت عينا رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم بالبكاء ثم قال : إن ذاك
اليوم عظيم يحتاج الناس أن يحمل عنهم من أوزارهم
فقال الله تعالى للطالب ارفع بصرك فانظر في الجنان فرفع رأسه فقال : يا رب أرى
مدائن من ذهب و قصورا من ذهب مكللة باللؤلؤ لأي نبي هذا أو لأي صديق هذا أو لأي
شهيد هذا ؟
قال : هذا *لمن أعطى الثمن* قال : يا رب و من يملك ذلك ؟ قال : أنت تملكه قال
بماذا قال : *بعفوك عن أخيك* قال : يا رب فإني قد عفوت عنه قال الله عز و جل
: *
فخد بيد أخيك فادخله الجنة*
فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم عند ذلك : اتقوا الله و أصلحوا ذات بينكم
فإن الله تعالى يصلح بين المؤمنين يوم القيامة


Ibn Katheer, in alBidaayah wa-AnNihaaya


After having read this, and seeing the mercy of Allaah  and His care for the believers, how do you feel? The moments of life by which we feel alive are very few. Ibnul Qayyim said in his nooniyyah: Wallaahi there is no pleasure in this world better than the longing and yearning of the slave for ar-Rahmaan.


Those are the moments that make something a favorite.


I advise myself first and my brothers and sisters to have taqwa of Allaah , to keep our times full of remembering Him and working for His deen, and I also ask you by Allaah  to forgive my shortcomings. If you read the second hadeeth, you will understand why I am saying that.

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Prophet Muhammad’s Dream

Posted by tayybahppn on April 8, 2009


I was doing some reading yesterday and I came across this hadith, and it really got to me, so I thought I would share it with all of you so you may attain the same amount of benefit or more. The part that affected me the most is the part that is bolded.


Narrated Samura bin Jundub:


Allah’s Apostle very often used to ask his companions, “Did anyone of you

see a dream?” So dreams would be narrated to him by those whom Allah wished

to tell. One morning the Prophet said, “Last night two persons came to me

(in a dream) and woke me up and said to me, ‘Proceed!’ I set out with them

and we came across a man Lying down, and behold, another man was standing

over his head, holding a big rock. Behold, he was throwing the rock at the

man’s head, injuring it. The rock rolled away and the thrower followed it

and took it back. By the time he reached the man, his head returned to the

normal state. The thrower then did the same as he had done before. I said to

my two companions, ‘Subhan Allah! Who are these two persons?’ They said,



So we proceeded and came to a man Lying flat on his back and another man

standing over his head with an iron hook, and behold, he would put the hook

in one side of the man’s mouth and tear off that side of his face to the

back (of the neck) and similarly tear his nose from front to back and his

eye from front to back. Then he turned to the other side of the man’s face

and did just as he had done with the other side. He hardly completed this

side when the other side returned to its normal state. Then he returned to

it to repeat what he had done before. I said to my two companions, ‘Subhan

Allah! Who are these two persons?’ They said to me, ‘Proceed!’


So we proceeded and came across something like a Tannur (a kind of baking

oven, a pit usually clay-lined for baking bread).” I think the Prophet said,

“In that oven t here was much noise and voices.” The Prophet added, “We

looked into it and found naked men and women, and behold, a flame of fire

was reaching to them from underneath, and when it reached them, they cried

loudly. I asked them, ‘Who are these?’ They said to me, ‘Proceed!’


And so we proceeded and came across a river.” I think he said, “…. red

like blood.” The Prophet added, “And behold, in the river there was a man

swimming, and on the bank there was a man who had collected many stones.

Behold. while the other man was swimming, he went near him. The former

opened his mouth and the latter (on the bank) threw a stone into his mouth

whereupon he went swimming again. He returned and every time the performance

was repeated, I asked my two companions, ‘Who are these (two) persons?’ They

replied, ‘Proceed! Proceed!’


And we proceeded till we came to a man with a repulsive appearance, the most

repulsive appearance, you ever saw a man having! Beside him there was a fire

and he was kindling it and running around it. I asked my companions, ‘Who is

this (man)?’ They said to me, ‘Proceed! Proceed!’


So we proceeded till we reached a garden of deep green dense vegetation,

having all sorts of spring colors. In the midst of the garden there was a

very tall man and I could hardly see his head because of his great height,

and around him there were children in such a large number as I have never

seen. I said to my companions, ‘Who is this?’ They replied, ‘Proceed!



So we proceeded till we came to a majestic huge garden, greater and better

than I have ever seen! My two companions said to me, ‘Go up and I went up’

The Prophet added, “So we ascended till we reached a city built of gold and

silver bricks and we went to its gate and asked (the gatekeeper) to open the

gate, and it was opened and we entered the city and found in it, men with

one side of their bodies as handsome as the handsomest person you have ever

seen, and the other side as ugly as the ugliest person you have ever seen.

My two companions ordered those men to throw themselves into the river.

Behold, there was a river flowing across (the city), and its water was like

milk in whiteness. Those men went and threw themselves in it and then

returned to us after the ugliness (of their bodies) had disappeared and they

became in the best shape.” The Prophet further added, “My two companions

(angels) said to me, ‘This place is the Eden Paradise, and that is your

place.’ I raised up my sight, and behold, there I saw a palace like a white

cloud! My two companions said to me, ‘That (palace) is your place.’ I said

to them, ‘May Allah bless you both! Let me enter it.’ They replied, ‘As for

now, you will not enter it, but you shall enter it (one day).


*I said to them, ‘I have seen many wonders tonight. What does all that mean

which I have seen?’ They replied, ‘We will inform you: As for the first man

you came upon whose head was being injured with the rock, he is the symbol

of the one who studies the Quran and then neither recites it nor acts on its

orders, and sleeps, neglecting the enjoined prayers. *


As for the man you came upon whose sides of mouth, nostrils and eyes were

torn off from front to back, he is the symbol of the man who goes out of his

house in the morning and tells so many lies that it spreads all over the



And those naked men and women whom you saw in a construction resembling an

oven, they are the adulterers and the adulteresses;


And the man whom you saw swimming in the river and given a stone to swallow,

is the eater of usury (Riba).


And the bad looking man whom you saw near the fire kindling it and going

round it, is Malik, the gatekeeper of Hell.


And the tall man whom you saw in the garden, is Abraham and the children

around him are those children who die with Al-Fitra (the Islamic Faith).”


The narrator added: Some Muslims asked the Prophet, “O Allah’s Apostle! What

about the children of pagans?” The Prophet replied, “And also the children

of pagans.” The Prophet added, “My two companions added, ‘The men you saw

half handsome and half ugly were those persons who had mixed an act that was

good with another that was bad, but Allah forgave them.'”




*Allahuma inne asaluka Ilman naafian wa amalan mutabalan wa rizqan tayyibah.

Allahuma innee aoodhubika min ilmin laa yanfau’ wa qalbin laa yakhshau’ wa

min nafsin laa tashba’ wa min dawatin laa yustajaabulaha. Allahumma innee

abduka, ibnu abdika, ibnu ‘amatika, naasiyatee biyadika, maadhin fiyya

hukmuka, ‘adlun fiyya qadhaa’uka, ‘as’aluka bikulli ismin huwalaka ,

sammayta bihi nafsaka, ‘aw ‘ anzaltahu fee kitaabika, ‘aw ‘allamtahu ‘ahadan

min khalqika, ‘awista ‘tharta bihi fee ‘ilmil-ghaybi ‘indaka, ‘an taj’alal –

Qur’aana rabee’a qalbee, wa noora sadree , wa jalaa’a huznee, wa thahaaba



O Allah I ask you for knowledge which benefits, deeds which are accepted by You and sustenance which is good and lawful. O Allah I seek refuge in you from knowledge that does not benefit and from a heart which does not fear You and from a soul (desires) which is not satisfied and from prayers which are not answered. O Allah ! I am Your Slave and the son of Your male slave and the son of Your female slave. My forehead is in Your Hand { i.e , you have control over me}. Your judgment upon me is assured and Your decree concerning me is just. *I ask by every Name that you have revealed in Your Book, taught any one of Your creation or kept unto Yourself in the knowledge of Unseen that is with You, to make Qur’an the spring of my heart, and the light of my chest, the banisher of my sadness and the reliever of my distress.*



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The Importance of Fasting on Monday and Thursday

Posted by tayybahppn on April 8, 2009

It was narrated from Abu Qataadah al-Ansaari that the Messenger of Allaah  was asked about fasting on Mondays. He said,


“On that day I was born, and on it the Revelation came to me.”

[Narrated by Muslim, 1162]


It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allaah said,


“Deeds are shown (to Allaah) on Mondays and Thursdays, and I like my deeds to be shown when I am fasting.”

[Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 747; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1041]

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Be Mindful of Allaah

Posted by tayybahppn on April 8, 2009

The Prophet  told Ibn Abbas  :


“Be mindful of Allah and He will protect you, be mindful of Allah and He will be on your

side. If you ask, ask Allah, and if you seek help, seek it from Allah. Know that if the Ummah gather their strength to bring you benefit, they will never bring you benefit, except that which Allah has decreed for you. Know that if they gather their strength to harm you, they will never harm you, except with that which Allah has decreed against you. The pens have been raised and the pages are dry”


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Don’t Listen to the Whispers of Shaytan

Posted by tayybahppn on April 8, 2009


قال صلى الله عليه وسلم
إن الشيطان قعد لابن آدم بأطرقه فقعد له بطريق الإسلام، فقال: تسلم وتذر دينك ودين )
آبائك وآباء آبائك فعصاه فأسلم، ثم قعد له في طريق الهجرة فقال له: تهاجر وتدع
أرضك وسماءك، فعصاه فهاجر، ثم قعد له في طريق الجهاد، فقال: تجاهد فهو جهد
النفس والمال، فتقاتل وتقتل فتنكح المرأة ويقسم المال، فعصاه فجاهد، فمن فعل ذلك
كان حقاً على الله أن يدخله الجنة، ومن قتل كان حقاً على الله أن يدخله الجنة، وإن
غرق كان حقاً على الله أن يدخله الجنة، وإن وقصته دابته كان حقاً على الله
أن يدخله الجنة) رواه الإمام أحمد وهو حديث صحيح


Prophet Muhammad  said,


Shaytaan sits in the path (of every good action) that the son of Aadam (may try to take). He sat in front of him when he took the path to Islam and told him, ‘how could you leave the religion of your fathers and your fore-fathers?’ But he disobeyed him and became Muslim. Then Shaytaan sat in front of him in his path to Hijrah and said, ‘How could you leave your land and your sky?’ But he disobeyed him and migrated (from Makkah). Then he sat in front of him in his path of Jihaad and said, ‘Why should you do Jihad? It will only exhaust your wealth and body. You’ll be killed, your wife will marry someone else, and your wealth will be divided (to others).’ But he disobeyed him and went for Jihad.” Rasul Allah then said, “Whoever does this, it is a duty upon Allah that He shall enter him into Jannah!”

[Ahmed and it is classified as Sahih]

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