Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware, All-Wise. He knows what is apparent and what is hidden. He knows what is in your heart. He knows your pain, and your anxieties. He knows your burdens, and your fears. He sees you. And He hears and answers you. So put your trust in Allah. Trust in His Knowledge, Wisdom, Power and Care. For nothing is lost, that which is in His care.
be a precursor for reform.
preoccupy your mind with beneficial knowledge,
your heart with remembrance
precede your actions with good intentions
preserve your faith
be predisposed to kindness.
prefer the next life over this one
and prepare for it,
so that you may present
only your best deeds to your Maker.
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Hayaa’ encompasses modesty, shyness, bashfulness, self-respect, honour, shame. The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, every religion has a character and the character of Islam is hayaa’ (modesty).” (Ibn Mājah 4182; Sahih according to Al-Albani). The Messenger of Allah, peace and blesssings be upon him, was also reported to have said: ‘Among the early prophetic teachings that have reached the people is this: if you do not feel shame, then do what you wish.’ (al-Bukhari 2484)
Hayaa’ is one of the branches of imaan (faith; al-Bukhari). Modesty and faith come together. If one of the two is missing, so is the other (Shu’ab al-Imān 7211; Sahih according to Al-Suyuti). From the goodness of hayaa’ is that a believer feels shy of doing anything displeasing to Allah, with the belief that he will have to answer to all of his deeds. And if a believer does, says, or sees anything wrong, he feels extremely bad and embarrassed of what he has done. This instills a high degree of consciousness of Allah (taqwa) and that is what strengthens a believer’s commitment to His obedience. Sa’id ibn Yazid reported: He said to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, “Advise me.” The Prophet said, “I advise you to be modest in front of Allah Almighty as you would be modest in front of a righteous man among your people.” (al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 5539; Sahih according to Al-Albani).
Indeed, this Quran guides to that which is most correct, and gives glad tidings to the believers, who do good deeds, that they shall have a great reward. (17:9)
This Quran, this miracle that is in your hands, on your tongues, in your hearts. This book that is near, accessible, applicable, keep it close to you.
Allah sent down the Quran, and Allah created us. He knows that this Book is the best for us. So make the Quran your guide, your friend, your refuge, and the solution to your worries.
Increase in the remembrance of Allah, praising Him, glorifying Him, declaring His Oneness and His Might and Majesty. Fast in these nine days and especially on the Day of Arafah. Pray on time. Increase in voluntary acts of worship, for servants draw near to Allah, through their voluntary deeds, until Allah becomes pleased with them. Increase in the recitation of the Quran, its reflection and its application. Give in charity. Join the ties of kinship. Spread goodness and be in the service of others. Repent, and seek the forgiveness of Allah. Supplicate plenty, for Allah is more plentiful (in responding).
So remind, in case the reminder benefits.Surat al-A’laa (The Most High 87:9)
Hold on to imaan
Fulfil your amaanah
Al-Mu’min will give you aman
Hold on to you faith
Fulfil your responsibility
The Protector will grant you safety
Surely those who are mindful of Allah shall be in the midst of gardens and springs:
“Enter them in peace, safely!” (Qur’an 15:45-46)
The Extremely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
The One Who cares for us, listens to us, answers our prayers, provides for us, nourishes us, strengthens us, gives us and blesses us.
The One Who removes from us our hardships, covers our flaws, comforts us, appreciates our efforts and magnifies our rewards.
The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate, Most Kind, Most Beneficent, Most Gracious.
and My Mercy encompasses all thingsQuran Al-A’raaf (The Heights) 7:156
Abu Khaithama narrated to us, saying: Jareer reported to us from Qaaboos on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with him): When speaking to his Lord, prophet Musaa (upon him be peace) said, ‘My Lord, which of Your slaves is the most beloved to You?’ He said, ‘The ones who remember Me the most.’ He then asked, ‘Which of Your slaves is the wisest?’ He replied, ‘The one who judges himself in the same way he judges others.’ He then said, ‘My Lord, which of Your slaves is the richest?’ He said, ‘The one who is pleased with what I have given him.'” – Kitab al-‘Ilm by al-Hāfidh Abū Khaithama (may Allah have mercy on him)
Blessed, exalted is He
who holds all control in His hand
who in His Hand is the dominion
and He is over all things
Who created death
so that He may test you
who among you
– not most, but –
best in deed
excellent in action
beautiful in character
and He is
deserving of our
But if we fall short
If we falter
that He is
the Most Forgiving.
“Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the dominion, and He is Able to do all things. Who has created death and life, that He may test you, which of you is best in deed. And He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving.”