‘Verily My Mercy overcomes My Anger.’

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Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “When Allah created the Creation, He wrote in His Book–and He wrote (that) about Himself, and it is placed with Him on the Throne–‘Verily My Mercy overcomes My Anger.'”
(Sahih Al-Bukhari)

When you see a mother showing affection to her child that is from His mercy.

When you see an animal showing kindness to one another, that is from His mercy.

When you see people loving each other and showing kindness to each other, that is from the mercy of Allah.

When you have sinned, and yet He enables you to walk and talk and live another day, that is from His mercy.

When you have sinned and yet, He gives you what you ask for, He is doing out of His mercy.

When you have sinned and you realise that you have erred, the realisation is a mercy from Allah, and when you repent, the ability to repent is from His infinite mercy.

Salman reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said:

Verily, Allah created, on the same very day when He created the heavens and the earth, one hundred parts of mercy. Every part of mercy is coextensive with the space between the heavens. and the earth and He out of this mercy endowed one part to the earth and it is because of this that the mother shows affection to her child and even the beasts and birds show kindness to one another and when there would be the Day of Resurrection, Allah would make full (use of Mercy).
(Sahih Muslim)
{وَاسْتَغْفِرُوا رَبَّكُمْ ثُمَّ تُوبُوا إِلَيْهِ ۚ إِنَّ رَبِّي رَحِيمٌ وَدُودٌ}
رحيم – the one who is merciful.
ودود – the one who loves His slaves.
In this verse Allah asks us to seek forgiveness from Him and repent to Him when we have sinned, and ends the verse by saying He is the most merciful and loving towards His slaves.
With His mercy, He forgives.
It does not end there, He will also love you.
Reflect on that, when we have wronged each other, we might forgive the other person, but will the love be the same? Will it increase or decrease?
But Allah سبحانه وتعالى His love for His slaves only increases. He will love you more, when you get back to Him in repentance.

Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah . Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.” (Surah Az-Zumar: 53)

In this month of mercy and forgiveness, ask Him to have mercy on us and forgive us for our shortcomings, and to enter us and our loved ones to Jannah and save us from the torment of the hell-fire.

Those who remember Allah much.

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Abu Muslim AlKhawalaani was among the tabi’een (those who came after the Prophetic period, and met the companions of the Prophet ﷺ) who lived in Yemen, but migrated to Madinah later. He was someone who lived for the Hereafter, kept himself busy in the remembrance of Allah, if you read his history you would be amazed. At his time, after the death of the Prophet ﷺ, there were many who claimed Prophet-hood, one of them was AlAswad al’Insi. He wanted everyone in Yemen to testify to him that he was the Prophet after Muhammad ﷺ , so he called upon Abu Muslim AlKhawalani  to testify like many of them did, so he asked Abu Muslim, “do you testify that Muhammad ﷺ is the messenger of Allah?” Abu Muslim said: “Yes”, he then asked, “do you testify that I am a messenger of Allah?” Abu Muslim replied Continue reading

Our Guardian Angels

 

Remember when you were a small child, totally dependent, who fulfilled your needs? 

When you wanted that toy everyone had, who provided for you? 

When you wanted to pursue your dreams, who supported you? 

When you were lost and needed advice, who guided you?

Your PARENTS.

 But when you became independent, busy building your life you started to ignore their needs, failed to realize it’s time they need you now. It’s not payback, you can never ever re-pay for all those sleepless nights, high tuition bills, long working hours, giving up their savings, countless sacrifices. Never. It’s just the least we can do.

It hurts them every time you answer back, every time you prioritize others over them, when days pass and you don’t check on them. 

They deserve your respect. 

Your love.

Your care.

Your support.

Your kindness. 

Your good treatment. 

Being your number 1 priority. 

 

Allah says: And your Lord has commanded that you shall not serve (any) but Him, and do good to your parents. If either or both of them reach old age with you, say not to them (so much as) “ugh” nor chide them, but (always) speak to them reverent speech.

And make yourself submissively gentle to them with compassion, and say: “O my Lord! have compassion on them, as they brought me up (when I was) a child.” [Surah Isra 23-24] 

Don’t let another day pass without appreciating them, without checking on them, without telling them how much they mean to you. 

Use this time to serve them before you loose this opportunity. An even after they are gone, pray for them and do good deeds they all reach them and raise their status in the hereafter.

They are too precious and irreplaceable to be taken for granted.

May Allah make bless them and make us the coolness of their eyes. Ameen. 

Abeer Nouman.

Give, and you will get more.

charity

Sadaqa, often translated as charity is a wide concept, which we many a times think it is just the act of giving money to the poor and needy. But it is more than that. Smiling at your brother is sadaqa, a kind word is a sadaqa, spending time with family is Sadaqa and we can go on. But since we are in the blessed month of Ramadan, in this post, I will stick to the meaning of Sadaqa as spending money in the way of Allah.

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