imamgazzali

imamgazzali:

RULES OF ARTICLES OF BELIEF

This section comprises three questions-(1) significance of the words ‘Belief’ and ‘Islam’, (2) whether belief increases and decreased, (3) and the meaning of ‘belief’ according to the early Muslim sages.

(1) First question. There is difference of opinion regarding…

seedsofreality

Seeds of Reality Day 83

seedsofreality:

So long as it remains unknown who are the saints among men, which moment prayers are accepted on Fridays, which night in Ramadan is the Night of Power, and which among the Divine Names is the Greatest Name, other things retain their value and importance is given to them. Twenty years of doubtful life is preferable to a thousand years’ life the end of which is specified.

~ Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (r.a.) ~

sahihalbukhari

sahihalbukhari:

A man from Najd with unkempt hair came to Allah’s Apostle and we heard his loud voice but could not understand what he was saying, till he came near (and then we came to know that) he was asking about Islam. Allah’s Apostle said, “You have to offer prayers perfectly five times in a day and night…

everydaydua

everydaydua:

اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَهُمْ فِيمَا رَزَقْتَهُمْ ، وَاغْفِرْ لَهُمْ وَارْحَمْهُمْ


Translation

O Allah, bless for them, that which You have provided them, forgive them and have mercy upon them.


Transliteration

allaahumma baarik lahum fee maa razaqtahum, waghfir lahum war-ḥamhum

Sources: Muslim No# 2042; Abu Dawud No# 3729; At-Tirmidhi No# 3576 -

Well, if you say: “I have lived all my life committing sins, I don’t know what to do!”

Here is what Allah (swt) says in a hadith:


Someone committed a sin and then said: “O Allah! Forgive me my sin.”

Allah said: “My servant committed a sin, but knew that he has a Lord who forgives sins and punishes sins.”

Then he committed the sin again and said: “My Lord! Forgive me my sin.”

Allah said: “My servant committed a sin, but knew that he has a Lord who forgives sins and punishes sins.”

Then he committed the sin again and said: “My Lord! Forgive me my sin.”

Allah said: “My servant committed a sin, but knew that he has a Lord who forgives sins and punishes sins. Do as you will, for I have forgiven you.”

[Sahīh al-Bukhārī (7507) and Sahīh Muslim (2758)]

Allah (swt) does not expect us to be perfect, but He wants us to be repentant

How?:

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “I swear by Him in whose hand is my soul, if you were a people who did not commit sin, Allah would take you away and replace you with a people who would sin and then seek Allah’s forgiveness so He could forgive them.” [Sahīh Muslim (2687)]