Monday, July 09, 2012

Fatimah Bint Muhammad al-Munkadir

Fatimah Bint Muhammad bin al-Munkadir

Ibrahîm bin Muslim al-Qurashî narrates:

Fatimah bint Muhammad bin al-Munkadr was known to spend all of her days fasting.

When night would fall she would call out with sorrow:

"Night has descended, darkness ensues,
As every beloved departs towards His beloved..
I remain alone for you
So that you may save me from the fire."

May Allâh have mercy upon her

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Involuntary Love?

Love is said to be involuntary, since it is a kind of torture which no one would choose of his own free will. By extension, in view of the fact that man has no control over love, to blame a lover is said to be like blaming a sick man for his illness.

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

'I have surpassed him in Sins'

The intelligent person is he who humbles himself in the presence of those who are older than him saying ‘He has surpassed me in Islâm’ and in front of those who are younger than him saying ‘I have surpassed him in sins’

Rawdhat al-Uqalâ
Page 24

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Monday, May 04, 2009

'I Do Not Recall Playing In The Street With Other Children Nor Laughing Openly'

Ibn al-Jawzi Rahimahullah said:

“Many of the favours bestowed upon me are not due to my own doing; rather they are the Sublimes plan for me, I do not recall myself except with a lofty & strong resolve - even when I was a mere boy of six years and associating with older children. I was bestowed with intellect and I would read profusely as a child. I do not ever recall playing in the street with other children nor laughing openly, when I was approximately 7 years old I would search for the circle of the Muhaddith, and he would relate easy things to me so I would memorise all that I would hear, then go home and write it down.”

Tarikh Ibn Kathir 13/29

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Minor & Major Sins

لا صغيرة مع الإصرار.. ولا كبيرة مع الاستغفار

No sin remains minor with persistance,
And no sin remains major after Istighfâr

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Monday, April 06, 2009

Al-Nafs Ammarah

إِنَّ النَّفْسَ لأَمَّارَةٌ بِالسُّوءِ إِلاَّ مَا رَحِمَ رَبِّيَ
The Soul is certainly prone to Evil, Unless my Lord bestows His Mercy [12:53]

Al-Abbâs Ibn al-Ahnâf said:

My heart calls me to what harms me
It multiplies my sorrows and pains,
How can I guard against my enemy?
When my enemy is within my ribs

al-Iqd al-Farid

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Friday, April 03, 2009

Your Own Muslim Brother Is Not Safe From You?

وَلَا يَغْتَب بَّعْضُكُم بَعْضًا
...and do not speak bad of one another..[49:12]

Sufyân ibn Husayn al-Wâsitî narrates:

“I spoke ill of a person in the presence of Iyâs bin Mu’âwiyah al-Muzanî who was the judge of Basra, a Tâbi’î and a very intelligent person. He looked straight in my face and asked

Did you wage war against the Romans?’
I replied: “No”.

He asked, 'Did you wage war against Sind, India and the Turks?'
I replied “No”,

‘How is it then, that the Romans, the Sindis, the Indians and the Turks are safe from you whilst your own Muslim Brother is not safe from you?”

Sufyan narrates: I never did this again

Ibn Kathîr: al-Bidâyah wan-Nihâyah,
Volume 9: Page 336

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They Would Contemplate On It In The Night..

It is narrated that al-Hasan al-Basrî (May Allaah have mercy upon him) once said:

إنّ من كان قبلكم رأو القرآن رسائل من ربهم
فكانوا يتدبرونها بالليل وينفّذونها بالنهار

There were once a people before you
Who regarded the Qur’ân as a message from their lord;
Hence they would contemplate upon it in the night
and act upon it in the day

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You Know Yourself Better Than They Do..

It is related that once in the presence of Imâm Mâlik somebody praised the governor – consequently Imâm Mâlik became angry and said:

“Beware lest these people beguile you through their praise of you. Whoever praises you and says good about you which is not in you is just as likely to say evil about you which is not in you.”

Be on your guard about claiming for yourself or being pleased with what one of them says to your face…for you know yourself better than they do.”

“I have heard that a man praised another man in the presence of the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم and the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said to him, ‘You have cut his back’ or ‘his neck’. If he had heard it, he would not have prospered.

The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said, “Throw dirt in the faces of people who praise too much”.

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Thursday, April 02, 2009

أبي أرقى جنان الخلد

أعيش بلحظتي مسرور.. أحلق في سما الأفراح
وأضحك دون أي شعور.. ودمعي فوق خدي ساح
لأني حافظ القرآن.. وهمي عن سماي.. انزاح
كلام الله في قلبي.. ونور بدنيتي وضاح
أبي أرقى جنان الخلد.. وتاج لوالدي و وشاح
أبي الفردوس يا ربي.. هناك.. هناك أنا أرتاح
ألا يا الله وفقني.. بدنيا كلها أفراح

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    Name: Umm Shurahbeel
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    In Pursuit of Allaah's Pleasure and Needy for His Mercy

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    May He forgive me for my short comings and mistakes that I may make.
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