The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: "Whoever directs someone to a good, then he will have the reward equal to the doer of the action". [Saheeh Muslim]

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An Inspirational True Story & a Resolution

flower bismAn Inspirational true story happened to a Qur’aan teacher in Egypt & narrated by her colleague to her students.

A Qur’aan teacher always advised her students to live by this aayah:

وَعَجِلْتُ إِلَيْكَ رَبِّ لِتَرْضَى

“and I hastened to You, O my Lord, that You might be pleased.”
[soorah TaaHaa, v:84]

She told them, “This aayah is what moves me. When I hear the Adhaan and I’m in occupied and the middle of something, I remind myself of this aayah and so I get up to pray.”

“When my alarm goes off at 2:00 am (Tahajjud) and I want to go back to sleep I remember: “and I hastened to You, O my Lord, that You might be pleased” and so I get up.

Her husband had the following arrangement with her: on his way home from work he would call her so she will get the food hot & ready; so he can come home and eat &  sleep.

Stuffed-Grape-Leaves
One day he asked her to make Mahshi (stuffed grape leaves with rice – very time consuming. You wrap many of them and put the pot of them on the stove to cook).

She had 3 more to wrap then she had to put them on the stove to cook.

But the Adhaan came in…

So she left the 3 remaining grape-leaves (which would have taken her 5 minutes) and went to pray.

Her husband kept calling & calling but there was no answer. He came home and found her in Sujood and food not ready. He saw there were only 3 grape-leaves left. So he was upset & said:

“You could have just finished them & put the pot to cook then pray!”

No response.

He went to her to discover she had died in her Sujood!

SubhaanAllaah, had she waited like any of us to “finish whats in her hand”, she would have died in the kitchen!

But a person dies upon what they lived on and by, & they are resurrected on what they died on. (*)

Prophet SallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam said : “‘Every person will be resurrected in the manner that he died.’” (1)

Resolution: (*)

Let’s make a resolution:

*For sisters, leave everything, get up & pray as soon as the adhaan calls in, [maximum after 20 minutes (iqaamah time)]

3Abdullaah narrated: “I asked the Prophet SallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam: “Which deed is the dearest to Allaah?”

He replied, “To offer the prayers at their early stated fixed times.” (2)

*For brothers, as soon as you hear the Adhaan, do wudoo’ & go to the Masjid.

keep reminding yourself:

وَعَجِلْتُ إِلَيْكَ رَبِّ لِتَرْضَى

“and I hastened to You, O my Lord, that You might be pleased.”

* True story shared by a sister, who also suggested the resolution.May Allaah accept it from her and may it be a source of sadaqah-e-Jaariyah for her. Aameen

References:
(1) Narrated by Muslim, 2878
(2) Saheeh Bukhaari
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True Story Of A Crippled Man

It is reported that Ibn Umm Maktoom radi Allaahu 3Anhu, who was a blind man said to prophet SallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam: “O Messenger of Allaah, I do not have a guide to lead me to the Masjid and he asked the Messenger of Allaah SallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam to grant him a concession allowing him to pray in his house, and he allowed him that, but when he turned away he called him back and asked, “Can you hear the call to prayer?” He said, “Yes.”

He SallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said, “Then answer it.” (1)

Prophet SallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: “And if they only knew what was in the prayers of ‘Isha and Subh (Fajr), they would come to them even if they had to crawl.” (2)

3Abdullaah Ibn Mas3ood said, The Messenger of Allaah SallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam taught us the ways of guidance, and told us that one of the way of guidance is to pray in the Masjid when the Aadhaan (call to prayer) is given.” (3)

In a remote tiny village in Saudi Arabia, an old crippled man crawling to the nearby masjid has been the most familiar scene. Some of those who have watched that man have died as he is now nearly 77.

Since he was a little boy, 3Abdullaah Al Asiri has never missed his daily prayers and insists on performing it at the Masjid despite his handicap.

Asiri was born handicapped in a family of 10, including his parents, three brothers and four sisters. His brothers, sisters, sisters in law and his many nephews and nieces have been looking after him through his life.

Asiri has crawled to and from the Masjid in his southern village of Al-Azeezah five times a day for nearly 65 years, defying the scorching desert summer heat and the pinching cold weather in winter.

His nephew 3Abdul Azeez said he had shot a film of his uncle to “underscore his perseverance, determination and strength.”

Related Posts:

A True Story The Man Who Has Exceeded Age of 96

A mentally challenged haafidh

A true story: A little girl named Bara’ah

References:

(1) Saheeh Muslim, 635
(2) Bukhaaree and Muslim
(3) Muslim, 654

Salaah Is the Foundation

Salaah (prayer) is the second pillar from the pillars of Islaam. Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: “The first matter that the slave will be brought to account for on the Day of Judgment is the prayer. If it is sound, then the rest of his deeds will be sound. And if it is bad, then the rest of his deeds will be bad.” (1)

A reminder about safe guarding our salaah, which is one of the foundation of our deen. Beautiful explanation of some verses of Qur’aan by brother 3Abdul Nasir Jangda.

(1) Recorded by al-Tabaranee, classed as saheeh by shaykh Albanee,  Saheeh al-Jamee, vol.1, p. 503

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Are you neglecting the Fajr prayer?

A True Story The Man Who Has Exceeded Age of 96

A True Story The Man Who Has Exceeded Age of 96

أبي امامة رضي الله عنه قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : ( من خرج من بيته متطهرا إلى صلاة مكتوبة فأجره كأجر الحاج المحرم ) حديث حسن

Aboo Umaamah reported that the prophet SallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: “Whoever leaves his home in a state of purity (wudoo’) to perform obligatory prayer, his reward is like that of a pilgrim (while) in the state of ihraam (i.e. he receives reward similar to that of spending time in ihram during Hajj). (1)

“لو يعلم الناس ما في النداء والصف الأول ، ثم لم يجدوا إلا أن يستهموا عليه لاستهموا عليه”

Prophet SallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said, “If people knew what blessings lie in the Adhaan and the first row, and they could not achieve this (distinction) by casting lots, they would certainly do so..” (2)

  صلاة الجماعة أفضل من صلاة الفذ بسبع وعشرين درجة   من حديث عبد الله بن عمر ، وقد رواه البخاري ( 619 ) ومسلم 650

“Prayer in congregation is superior to praying individually twenty-seven times.” (3)

In the Friday’s episode [22nd April 2011] of a Qur’aan Program from Sharjah Channel, Shaykh Sheerzaad told an amazing report of a man who has exceeded the age of 96 yet he is NEVER behind in attending a congregation Salaah or being in the 1st row in Masjid Abu Khamees.

His name is Muhammad Khamees Nasir AsSuwaidy from At-Tawar Area from Dubai.

Here are his pics.

May Allaah increase his life-span in His Obedience.

See his back … how difficult it is to walk like this…

Dr Muhammad 3Assaam (Qur’aan Teacher at Sharjah University) looked very touched and affected.

& look at the condition of some Muslims nowadays. Allaah has given them with health, strength & youth, yet they spend it in play and amusement (wasting) & are negligent about the prayers…which is  the foundation of deen…

We ask Allaah to keep us steadfast on His obedience & give us a good end. Aameen

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A mentally challenged haafidh

A true story: A little girl named Bara’ah

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References:
(1) Abo Daawood, classed as Saheeh by Shaykh Albaanee
(2) Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree
(3) Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree & Muslim
 

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