Jawahir of the Day


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Quran of the day:

إِنَّمَا يُرِيدُ الشَّيْطَانُ أَن يُوقِعَ بَيْنَكُمُ الْعَدَاوَةَ وَالْبَغْضَاءَ فِي الْخَمْرِ وَالْمَيْسِرِ وَيَصُدَّكُمْ عَن ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ وَعَنِ الصَّلَاةِ ۖ فَهَلْ أَنتُم مُّنتَهُونَ

Satan only wants to cause between you animosity and hatred through intoxicants and GAMBLING and to avert you from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. So will you not desist? {5:91}

Sunnah of the day:

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “He who utters a hundred times in a day these words: ‘La ilaha illallahu, wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu, wa Huwa ‘ala kulli sha’in Qadir (there is no true god except Allah. He is One and He has no partner with Him; His is the sovereignty and His is the praise, and He is Omnipotent),’ he will have a reward equivalent to that for emancipating ten slaves, a hundred good deeds will be recorded to his credit, hundred of his sins will be blotted out from his scroll, and he will be safeguarded against the devil on that day till the evening; and no one will exceed him in doing more excellent good deeds except someone who has recited these words more often than him. And he who utters: ‘Subhan-Allahi wa bihamdihi (Allah is free from imperfection and His is the praise)’ one hundred times a day, his sins will be obliterated even if they are equal to the extent of the foam of the ocean.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Hikmah of the day:

The heights of a person’s wisdom are commensurate with his nearness to the Divine.

Hoda of the day:

Sa’d bin Abu Waqqas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
A bedouin came to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and said to him, “Teach me a few words to recite frequently.” He (ﷺ) said, “Say: “La ilaha illallahu wahdahu la sharika lahu; Allahu Akbar kabiran, wal-hamdu lillahi kathiran, wa subhan-Allahi Rabbil-‘alamin; wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billahil-‘Azizil-Hakim (there is no true god except Allah the One and He has no partner with Him; Allah is the Greatest and greatness is for Him. All praise is due to Him. Allah, the Rubb of the worlds is free from imperfection; there is no might and power but that of Allah, the All-Powerful and the All-Wise.)”‘ The bedouin said: “All of these for my Rubb. But what is for me?” Thereupon he (Messenger of Allah (ﷺ)) said, “You should say: ‘Allahummaghfir li, warhamni, wahdini, warzuqni (O Allah! Grant me pardon, have mercy upon me, direct me to righteousness and provide me subsistence)’.”  [Muslim]

Knowledge


Obtaining knowledge from the Awliyyah

Taking heed of Satan’s ways and becoming aware of his plans and goal can help us to be alert to his influence or persuasion and keep our defenses up. For this, it is essential to acquire Islamic knowledge from the right sources. It is very difficult for Satan to approach those dedicated to learning.

All humans are dead except those who have knowledge; All those who have knowledge are asleep except those who do good deeds; and those who do good deeds are deceived except those who are sincere; and those who are sincere are always in a state of worry.”

Jawahir of The Day


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Quran of the day:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنَّمَا الْخَمْرُ وَالْمَيْسِرُ وَالْأَنصَابُ وَالْأَزْلَامُ رِجْسٌ مِّنْ عَمَلِ الشَّيْطَانِ فَاجْتَنِبُوهُ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ
O you who have believed, indeed, intoxicants, gambling, [sacrificing on] stone alters [to other than Allah ], and divining arrows are but defilement from the work of Satan, so avoid it that you may be successful. [5: 90]

Sunnah of the day:

Whoever would like to have his provision increased and his lifespan extended (and to be remembered after he dies), let him uphold his ties of kinship. [Muslim]

Hikmah of the day:

The one who is distant from the love of this world tastes the sweetness of loving the Divine, and these are not attained but through His generosity. [Ma’ruf Kharkhi]

Hoda of the day:

Today, severing kinship and lack of concern for assisting and treating them with kindness has become rife. This could be why the ummah and the world around us is in such disarray, afflicted with poverty and scarcity of provision. It has been handed down that preserving kinship lengthens lives and increases wealth. Allah has increased certain people’s provisions and accrued their wealth, although He has never looked at them since He created them for their preservation of their kinship bonds. Severing bonds and abandoning kindness will have the opposite effect. Quite evident in families today, everyone divided and not putting together resources collectively. Allah knows best.

Food for thought:

When one is being kind from the grace of one’s heart they are remembered nameless, for. kindness is a language the dumb can speak and the deaf can hear and understand. You cannot do an act of kindness too soon, for you never know how soon will be too late. Loving people more than they deserve is the kindness you want to give.

The Friends of Allah (Awliyyah)


THE FRIENDS OF ALLAH (AWLIYYAH) AS DESCRIBED IN THE HOLY QUR’AN

The devotion of the Awliya Allah
The friends of Allah have been described in detail in the Holy Qur’an. The quality of their Taqwa (reverence) and Iman (faith), their actions, their worship, their character, their steadfastness, and the position that they are held in by Allah, can be understood from the descriptions found in the Holy Qur’an. Awliya Allah have been given various titles in the Holy Qur’an. Each title reflects a certain quality, which makes the wali beloved in the sight of Allah. As their qualities are so numerous and each one describes the manner in which they love Allah, likewise, Allah has conferred many titles upon them.

Allah has referred to Awliya Allah as being:

Al-Muttaqoon (The God-conscious)

Al- Muslimoon (Those who submit to Allah)

Al -Mu’minoon (The believers)

Al- Muhsinoon (Doers of Good)

Al-Sadiqoon (The truthful)

‘Ibaad ur Rahman (The special servants of the Most Merciful)

Al-Salihoon (The pious)

Al-Saabiroon (The patient ones)

Al-Qanitoon (The obedient)

Al-Zaakiroon (Those who remember Allah)

Al Khaashi’oon (The humble ones before Allah)

Al-Mutasaddiqoon (The charitable ones)

Al Mustagfiroon (The ones seeking forgiveness)

Al-Taaiboon (The repentant)

Al ‘Abidoon (The devout), etc.

Although this may be applied to believers in general, the distinctive quality of the Awliya Allah is their steadfastness and the level of application of the above attributes in their personalities. We can understand this further by the descriptions given by Allah of their level of devotion in the Holy Qur’an:

Men, whom neither trade nor sale diverts from the remembrance of Allah or from performing Salaah or from giving the Zakaat. They fear a day when hearts and eyes will be overturned (from the horror of the torment of the day of Resurrection). That Allah may reward them according to the best of their deeds, and even more for them out of His grace. And Allah provides without measure to whom He wills. (24: 37-38)

The believers, are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, feel a tremor in their hearts and when His verses are recited unto them, they increase their faith; and put their trust in their Lord. Who establish As-Salaat and spend out of that We have provided them. It is they who are the believers in truth. For them are grades of dignity with their Lord, and forgiveness and a generous provision. (8:2-4)

Verily! Those who live in awe for fear of their Lord; and those who believe in the signs of their Lord, and those who join not anyone in worship as partners with their Lord; and those who give that which they give (charity) with their hearts full of fear because they are sure to return to their Lord; it is these who hasten in good work, and they are foremost in them. (23:56-60)

Those who believe, and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah, verily in the remembrance of Allah do the hearts find solace. (13: 28)

Those who remember Allah standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and reflect deeply about the creation of the heavens in the earth, (saying): Our Lord! You have not created all this without purpose, glory to You. Give us salvation from the torment of the fire. (3: 192)

Their sides forsake their beds, to invoke their Lord in fear and hope, and they spend (charity in Allah’s cause) out of what We have bestowed on them. (32: 16)

And those who spend the night before their Lord prostrate and standing. (25: 64)

And those who believe are overflowing in their love for Allah (2:165)

The love that Awliya Allah have for Allah is so intense that they love Allah more than anything else. Their love has no bounds and this love consumes them. Allah Himself amply rewards this type of devotion on the part of the devotee of Allah. This reward is not limited to the hereafter but is also bestowed to them in this world. Whoever works righteousness, male or female and is a true believer, verily to him we will give a good, pure life and We will reward them according to the best of their actions. (16:97)

The Rewards conferred upon a Wali by Allah

The reward for such dedicated devotion to Allah has been clearly outlined in the Holy Qur’an:

The greatest reward by far is that Allah begins to love them: Verily Allah loves Al-Tawwaboon and Al Muttahharoon (The repentant and the pure) (2:222)

Verily Allah loves Al Muttaqoon (the God-conscious) (9:4)

Verily Allah loves Al-Muhsinoon (The people of excellence) (3:134).

This love is not only restricted to Allah, but when Allah loves a wali the inhabitants of the heavens and the earth love him as well:

Verily those who believe and do deeds of righteousness, The Most Beneficent will bestow love for them (in the hearts of the believers) (19:96)

For them are glad tidings in the life of this world and the (life) of the hereafter. (10:6)

The glad tidings and rewards are in two stages: the life of the world and the life after the life of this world. The hereafter includes life after death (Barzakh), the Day of Resurrection, and life in paradise. The Rewards of the life of the world For them is a life good and pure (16:97)

They shall have neither fear nor grief. (10:6)

Verily those who believe and do deeds of righteousness The Most Beneficent will bestow love for them (in the hearts of the believers) (19:96)

The rewards after their demise:

Verily those who say: “Our Lord is Allah,” and they remain steadfast, on them the angels will descend (at death) saying: ” Fear not nor grieve! But receive the glad tidings of Paradise, which you have been promised! We have been your friends in the life of this world and are so in the hereafter. Therein you shall have (all) that your inner selves desire, and therein shall you have all that you ask for (41:30-31)

And those who believe and whose offspring follow them in faith-to them shall we join their offspring, and We shall not decrease of their deeds in anything. (52:21)

On the Day of Resurrection Friends on that Day will be foes one to another except Al -Muttaqoon: (It will be said, ” My devotees! No fear shall be on you this Day, nor shall you grieve, (43:67-68)

Some faces that Day shall be shining and radiant, looking at their Lord (75: 22-23)

In Paradise Verily Al- Muttaqoon will be in the midst of gardens and rivers, in a seat of truth near the Omnipotent King -Allah. (55:54-55)

Verily, Al Muttaqoon will be in the midst of gardens and springs, taking joy in the things their Lord had given them. Verily, they were before this Muhsinoon. They used to sleep but little by night (invoking their Lord), and in the hours before the dawn, they were (found) asking Allah for forgiveness. (51:15-18)

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Jawahir of the Day


1. The heart is dead, but its living again lies in knowledge, knowledge too is dead, but its living again lies in the seeking after it.

2. Erase old sins with new virtues.

3. He who busies himself in the Lord’s work, finds the Lord busy in his work.

4. That amount of knowledge which suffices the Believer is that which keeps him in awe of the Divine.

5. The sole root of man’s misery is his talking in excess.

6. Man knows that he is weak, yet how strange that he continues to disobey the One Who is strongest of all.

7. Wretched is the one who dies, and his inequity lives on.

8. A people who have left the struggle in Allah’s way have shackled themselves in the dark caverns of disgrace and utter loss.

9. Through his knowledge the seeker of the deen increases in action, whereas the seeker of this world increases only in information.
[Abu Bakr radi Allah’anhu]