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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Virtues & WHAT TO DO - 1st Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah


Assalamu'alaykum & Greetings to all,

The Prophet (PBUH) said, “There is no deed that is better in the sight of Allah or more greatly rewarded than a good deed done in the (first) ten days of Al-Adha”. It was asked, “Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah?” The Prophet (PBUH) replied, “Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah, unless a man goes out himself for Jihad taking his wealth with him and does not come back with anything.” Narrated by Al-Bukhari

THIS is indeed a late post. It should've obviously been uploaded BEFORE dhul hijjah! But still, I'm just telling myself it's better late than never. So just in case anyone come across this, in sha Allah, there's still 8 more of these blessed days.

People are just very busy these days astaghfirulla and the days just past us in a blink of an eye subhanAllah! *guilty myself* (Sidenote: This is actually also a sign of the end of the Day approaching. May Allah have mercy upon us and that we never delay in preparing for Afterlife.)

This post is just a quick burst of suggestions on what deeds/actions to perform during these 10 blessed days.


FASTING - Abu Hurayra narrated: "Allah said: Every act of the son of Adam is for him except fasting which is done for Me, and I will reward him for it. (Sahih Bukhari)

     Option 1: Fast all 1-9 Dhul Hijjah
     Option 2: Fast as many days as you are capable amongst the 9 days; including 9th Dhul Hijjah
     Option 3: Fast only on the day of Arafa i.e. 9th of Dhul Hijjah

Read/recite the Qur'an

Sadaqa - Do it in secret if you can. Here's an easy one. Join this challenge! =)

Dhkr - Tasbeeh (SubhanAllah), Tahmeed (Alhamdulillah), Tahleel (Laillahailallah), Takbeer (AllahuAkbar)

Sunnah prayers

General good deeds

REMEMBER, these 10 days are as special as the last ten nights of Ramadan so treat these 10 days as importantly. May He strengthen us in worship and that He accept our deeds.


For those interested in knowing more, you may find a lengthy and more detailed post here.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Towards attaining and accessing the "door" of rizq


Assalamu alaykum and greetings.

I've been meaning to share a few things since two weeks ago but procrastinated and succumbed to my lazy-ness (Not literally. It's just that I was constantly occupied with other things.), astaghfirulla. Got to definitely learn to prioritize and feel urgency in important matters such as spreading good information or doing good deeds that attains His Pleasure.

Abu Hurairah was once told by his friend, the Prophet (Peace be upon him) that he is able to increase his rizq by practising the following three deeds:

1. performing the 2 rak'ah Duha (forenoon) prayer

2. pray the Witr prayer at night or before bed (up to 11 rak'ah or even as little as 1 rak'ah if you're not capable of more)

3. to fast 3 white days monthly (13th, 14th, & 15th of every lunar month)

Reference: Al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, At-Tirmidhi

So upon learning these, the Prophet's sahaba (companion/friend), Abu Hurayrah begin practising this habit. Soon after, he received a proposal from a very wealthy man (for his daughter) hence the saying that these actions lead you to good riqz, in shaa Allah (God Willing) and bi'iznillah (with His Permission). Know that he always led a poor life before and eventually did get his portion of wealth. However, to Abu Hurayrah himself, his definition of wealth differs from the norm. To him, wealth is knowledge of the Deen. This is why he busied his entire life seeking knowledge rather than monetary wealth. SubhanAllah, may Allah help us aspire to come close to his thoughts (ways of thinking).

Source: http://sunnahonline.com/library/history-of-islam/306-abu-hurayrah

[“One who guides to something good has a reward similar to that of its doer” - Saheeh Muslim vol.3, no.4665]

Friday, July 22, 2016

Ramadhan's over. What's next? Free Islamic online course and 6 Days of Syawwal fasting


Before I forget, Seekers Hub is open for registration now and it closes in 8 days. Hurry go register. Take this opportunity especially for full-time working people as this is ideal for us since we can follow the course at our own pace, from home, anywhere! It's free and highly credible too. Of course, donation is always welcomed. Remember, charity does not make us any less richer. It's actually increasing our akherah's savings account!

So belated Eid Moubarak to all who observes it! So yeah, Ramadan has left us and time definitely flew by! Let's make du'aa that we be given the chance to experience another Ramadan and also to keep up with our good habits which we have been at for the past month. After all, Islam is not all about Ramadan, yes? So keep inspiring and encouraging yourself to stick to those habits which brings you closer to your one and only Creator, Allah.

May Allah (SWT) accept all our du'aas (prayers) and other ibadah (acts of worship) during the holy month of Ramadan. Amin.

Also, Syawal comes after the month of Ramadan. And when I hear the month of Syawal, the first thing that comes to mind is "6 white days" i.e. the fasting of 6 days during this month.

Just in case there are some people (such as myself years back-2011) who's not been enlightened on this matter, six white days refers to fasting for 6 days in the month of Syawal. It is said that the ajr/rewards/pahala for this ibadah is equivalent to the ajr of fasting for a year. Hence, why not do it if you're capable, no? =)

Quote quote:

Abu Ayyoob (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever fasts Ramadaan and follows it with six days of Shawwaal, it will be as if he fasted for a lifetime.” (Narrated by Muslim, Abu Dawood, al-Tirmidhi, al-Nisaa’i and Ibn Maajah).

"Sesiapa yang berpuasa Ramadan kemudian diikuti dengan puasa enam hari pada bulan Syawal, seolah-olah dia berpuasa sepanjang tahun." (Hadis riwayat Muslim).

Just a general guideline: You don't necessarily have to fast for 6 consecutive days although that is the most recommended i.e. 6 days starting 2nd of Syawwal. However, as long as you complete these 6 days of fasting in the month of Syawwal, it still gives us the rewards a year of fasting.

SO SEIZE THIS OPPORTUNITY fellow brothers and sisters! Carpe diem as time and tide waits for no men.

WAllahua'lam (Allah knows best).

Can't Do Without Allah


The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Arafah || Imam Al-Ghazali's Ihya' Ulum al-Din


Assalamu alaykum wbt and greetings,

What are the virtues of fasting on the day of Arafah?
Abu Hafsah, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, said:
"Fasting on the Day of 'Arafah absolves the sins for two years: the previous year and the coming year, and fasting on 'Ashura, (the tenth day of Muharram) atones for the sins of previous years." [Reported by all except al-Bukhari and at-Tirmidhi]
In another saying the Prophet's wife Hafsah, may Allah be pleased with her, said:
"Four things the Messenger of Allâh never neglected: Observing fast on the day of 'Ashura'Arafat, three days every month, and offering fajr sunnah prayers early in the morning." [Muslim]
These statements are proof that fasting on the ninth of Dhul-Hijjah, the day before 'Eid ul-Adha was a lifelong practice of the Prophet,peace be upon him, as his wife reported.
Disciplining the soul by Shaykh Yahya Rhodus based on Imam Al-Ghazali's Ihya' Ulum  al-Din (Revival of Religion Sciences)

(before anything, forgive me for being untidy/disorganized. it's just a bunch of words/sentences which I find meaningful)

Video link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FW9aAHJGFg

The following are some excerpts extracted from Ihya’ ulum al-Din:

Talks about the art of a tremendous character.

When asked about good character: hold to forgiveness and enjoin kindness, turn aside from the ignorant ones. It is that you should seek reconciliation with those who avoid you, give to those who withhold from you and forgive those who deal with you unjustly.

I was sent only to perfect the Noble qualities of a character

The heaviest in the scales shall be the fear of God and good character

The Prophet SAW was asked: What is religion? Good character. Good character. Good character. This was his reply when he was asked for 3 consecutive times.

Someone asked the Prophet SAW: Give me some advice. Fear God, whoever or wherever you may be. Give me more advice. Follow a sin with a good deed and you will erase it. Give me more advice. When you deal with people, do so with goodness of character. And then he asked the Prophet: Which was the best of deeds? To have good character.

The Prophet SAW said: Never shall God make good the character and create a form of a man and then allow him to be devoured by hell.

The very first thing to be weight in the scale shall be good character and generosity.

When God created faith: It said O’ Lord God strengthen me and He strengthened it with good character and generosity. When He created disbelief:  It said, O’ Lord God strengthen me and He strengthened it with adverse and bad character.

Verily God has chosen this religion for himself. Thus nothing is appropriate for your religion except generosity and good character. Ornament therefore, your religion with them.

Goodness of character is God’s greatest creation.

Which believer is best in faith? He who is best in character.

Blog writer interrupts: SubhanAllah subhanAllah! See how much our religion emphasize on GOOD CHARACTER? Time and again, "good character" is repeated! And yet, is that what we are portraying to others about our faith? Astaghfirulla astaghfirulla. May Allah make us amongst those with good character!! Amin amin ya Rabb.

Bad character corrupts one’s works just as vinegar corrupts honey.

Someone used to frequently pray: 

Lord God, I ask thee for health, content me with my Lord and good character.

I'd say that that is indeed a very simple, short yet full of meaning du'aa, mashaAllah!

That's it for today and salam Eid-ul-adha to all tomorrow.

May Allah make us amongst people of Jannah and continuously guide us.


Nur Li Lian Chong

Saturday, November 2, 2013

And you see the people entering into the religion of Allah in MULTITUDES..

Bismillahirrahman irrahim..

Assalamualaikum wbt and greetings to visitors,

Hope all are in the grace of Allah SWT.



My respond upon watching? "MashaAllah. Allahu akbar!" with my eyes not even blinking throughout the video playing. :)

Allah SWT delivers as He promised and outlined in the glorious AQ.


Surat Al-Kawthar