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Preach justice

prescribe cure

prevent harm

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.

Hayaa’

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).

This Quran

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.

Al A’laa 87:9

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)

Ar-Rahmaan Ar-Raheem

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 things

Quran Al-A’raaf (The Heights) 7:156

The one who is wise, rich, near and dear to Allah

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)

Far but not forgotten

O Allah, help our brothers and sisters all over the globe. O Allah, have mercy on those who have passed. Heal the sick. Help the needy. Feed the hungry. Clothe the destitute. Lift up the oppressed. Make firm their feet. Strengthen their resolve. Increase them in faith.

Help them. O Allah help them. O Allah, they have no helper other than You. And You are the Best Protector and the Best Supporter. O Allah, You are more Merciful to them than us. So have mercy on them. And forgive us. Accept from us. And join us with them, and those who You love, in Your Gardens of Peace.

Al-Hijr 15:49

The Forgiver
The Oft-Forgiving
The Most Forgiving
The Repeatedly Forgiving
The One Who loves to forgive
The One Who covers our flaws
The One Who erases our mistakes
as though they were never there
The One Who replaces our bad deeds
with good deeds when we repent
The One Who continuously accepts repentance
The One Who is Most Merciful to His servants
The One Whose Mercy exceeds everything.

“Tell My servants that I am indeed Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.”