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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

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The first night of marriage as advised by Prophet Muhammad SAW.


Salam alaykum wbt and hi all,

I pray we are all in our highest of Imaan at all times and amongst those blessed by Allah SWT.

So I watched this while having my late breakfast/brunch today, alhamdulillah. A good and beneficial entertainment in my opinion. All praise to Allah SWT.

Love it when I heard the following and many other points too, which I'm not going to list down.

- There is no age limit as long as you can do it, spreading spirit of fun at home. Halal fun is an act of worship.

- Feeding food into your wife's mouth is charity. What could be better than having to do something you love and enjoy as a means of getting rewarded by Allah for it?

MASHAALLAH. ONLY ISLAM, only this religion has such a fine concept. I thank Allah for this religion.

May we all benefit from this.


Saturday, September 28, 2013

A SHOUTOUT to those in the UK ~ (A Knowledge Retreat coming YOUR WAY, mashaALLAH~!)


Salam wbt and hi all,

Here's something I'd like to share with all brothers and sisters, especially those who are blessed and fortunate to be located in the UK at the moment. (Also, of course to non-Muslims if you are interested. hehe)

There's a great 10-day long knowledge retreat that will be held in the UK during Christmas holidays. Seize this opportunity that Allah has given! True enough, you are required to spend out of your savings but seriously, it is going to be worth every penny and there will be not an ounce of regret but all the otherwise feelings and emotions instead. Trust me, I at least know this much when it comes to spending in the path of Allah SWT, an effort in procuring His knowledge. Remember, we are His Creation, He is our Creator, the least we can do is to work towards growing closer to Him and what way could be best than getting to know things revolving around Him?!!

Here's the link: http://almaghrib.org/ilmsummit

And PLEASE PLEASE PLASE do spread this event with all our firends. Make use of your wide networks in this regards and for such purposes i.e. spreading goodness and beneficial stuff to others,  in shaa Allah.

May Allah guide us all always and may we be amongst those who gets Jannah in the Afterlife im shaa Allah.



Thursday, August 22, 2013

Beware of your state of affairs if hearing criticism regarding the Deen doesn't cause you any "flinch".

Assalamualaikum w.b.t. and greetings to all,

Here's a video by NAK which I'd like to share with others. May it bring benefit to all.



"You want to be with them now, you get to be with them in afterlife too!" *zaaap, what a slap!*

Don't allow your sensitivity to drop. You can't think that when Islam is being insulted, you are not being insulted. When you reach this point, it shows that you are that much closer of being a hypocrite despite one claiming himself a believer.

This matter is a part of a larger concept in the AQ i.e. dignity. In shaa Allah with guarding our sensitivity and upholding our dignity, may we strengthen in our character and in our faith.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

What can Muslims do when we miss others?


When you miss someone, be it mummy, daddy, family, etc..:

Make lots of du'as for them.. For their safety, protection and steadfastness.

There isn't really any shortcut when it comes to the matter of the heart. No doubt it's difficult to deal with such emotions, especially women as Allah made us that way.

But alhamdulillah, Allah SWT is there for us at all times. Make the AQ your mate and reflect upon it. Listen to nasheed (I love Ya Adheeman) to develop you peace of the mind.

Fill your heart, mind, body and soul with Allah SWT as truly, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest, ease and serenity, iA.

Some du'as we can recite:

1. Hasbiyallahu wa ni'mal wakeel

Allah is sufficient for me and what an Excellent Patron He is

2. Allahumma rahmataka arjoo , falaa takilnii ilaa nafsee tarfatha aynin wa aslih lee sha'nee kullahu, Laa ilaaha ila anta

O' Allah, I look upon Your Mercy, so leave me not to myself even a blink of an eye and set right all my affairs. There is no deity except You

3. Allahumma agfirlee khatee'atee wa jahlee wa israfee fee amree wa maa anta a'lamu bihi minnee

O' Allah, forgive all my sins, my ignorance, my squandering in my matters and whatever You know more about me than myself

4. Allahumma alhimnee rushdee wa ai'zinee min sharri nafsee

O' Allah, give me a conviction of the goodness of my faith and save me from the base tendencies of my own self.

#sharingiscaring #justmakelotsofdua

oh, and don't forget to smile.. =) haha