love for the sake of Allah















Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "A man set out to visit a brother (in Faith) in another town and Allah sent an angel on his way. When the man met the angel, the latter asked him, "Where do you intend to go?'' He said, "I intend to visit my brother in this town". The angel said, "Have you done any favour to him?'' He said, "No, I have no desire except to visit him because I love him for the sake of Allah, the Exalted, and Glorious.'' Thereupon the angel said, "I am a messenger to you from Allah (to inform you) that Allah loves you as you love him (for His sake)". [Muslim].

A Bizarre Affair


From the most astonishing of things is that you know Allah, yet you do not love Him. You hear His caller, yet you delay in responding to him. You know that the greatest gain lies in dealing with Him, yet you deal with other than Him. You know the extent of His wrath, yet you expose yourself to it. You taste the anguish of loneliness when disobeying Him, yet you do not seek intimacy by obeying Him. You experience the heart constricting when speaking of other than Him,  yet  you  do  not  desire  the  heart’s  expanse  by  engaging  in  remembrance  of  Him  or communion with Him. You experience the torment of attaching the heart to other than Him, yet you do not escape from it to the bliss of devoting yourself to Him and repenting to Him.

More astonishing still is the fact that you know you are in dire need of Him, yet you turn away from Him and hanker after that which distances you from Him.

By Ibn al-Qayyim; Al-Fawa’id

Choosing Your Friends.....

Humans have always been social creatures and in need of friends and companions. A good part of our lives is spent in interaction with others. For Muslims like us who are living in a society where we are clearly a minority, the issue of choosing the right companions is essential for preserving our Deen. Befriending righteous and virtuous Muslims is a necessary means for staying on the Straight Path.

In an authentic Hadith, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "A person is likely to follow the faith of his friend, so look whom you befriend." [reported by Abu Dawood & Tirmidhee].

Winning Hearts


Here are 11 pieces of advice to help you in winning others hearts. My pieces of advice are like arrows that aim at shooting hearts as its only target. I mean here, to be the virtuous merits, that captivate others hearts and help in overcoming imperfections. Actually, such merits have their own effective power in charming hearts.

O you who is in love with Allah (Subhanahu Wa ta'ala) and your brothers & sisters in Islam, here are the arrows; be careful with them, try hard to be a clever shooter…

And pray to Allah (Subhanahu Wa ta'ala) to help you.

LOVE

Assallamu Alaykom wa Rahmatu Allah wa Barakatuhu

LOVE , this wonderful amazing feeling, is the essence of life... the best and the sweetest thing that makes life bearable and lovable...

I can't describe it as better as Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim; may Allah bless His soul and be pleased with him; in his amazing book “The Garden of the Lovers and the Excursion of Those Who Yearn”= Rawdah al-Muhibbeen wa Nuzhah al-Mushtaqeen!!! :