Reward Equivalent To A Year Of Fasting And Praying

From Aws Bin Aws Ath-Thaqafi who said I heard the Messenger of Allaah [ﷺ] saying:

❝Whoever performs a perfect Ghusl on Friday then goes very early to the Khutbah, walking and not riding, sits close to the Imam, listens and does not speak or keep himself busy then for every step towards the Khutbah is the reward equivalent to a year of fasting and praying.❞

[Collected By Ahmad, Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi | Authenticated By Al-Albaani In Saheeh al-Jama as-Sagheer, (No. 6405) | Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya Miraath al-Anbiyya]

Al-Mulla Ali al-Qari [رحمه الله] said:

❝The people of knowledge say: ‘We do not know of a Hadeeth of the Prophet [ﷺ] which has more reward than this Hadeeth.’❞

[Murqaat al-Mafateeh Sharh Mishkat al-Massabeeh, (3/484) | Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya Miraath al-Anbiyya]


Fear Allaah As He Should Be Feared

Allaah [تعالى] said:

﴿اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ﴾‏

«Fear Allaah as He should be feared.» [Ala-Imran: 102]

Abdullaah bin al-Mubarak [D.181A.H.] said: Murrah bin Sharhabeel said that Abdullaah bin Mas’ood [رضي الله عنه] said regarding the Ayaah:

﴿اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ﴾‏

«Fear Allaah as He should be feared.» [Ala-Imran: 102]

«حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ أَنْ يُطَاعَ فَلَا يُعْصَى، وَأَنْ يُشْكَرَ فَلَا يُكْفَرَ، وَأَنْ يُذْكَرَ فَلَا يُنْسَى.»

❝Fear Allaah as He should be feared, means that Allaah should be obeyed and not disobeyed. He is thanked and not disbelieved in. He is remembered and not forgotten.❞

[Collected In ‘Zuhd’, (No. 22) | And It Is Saheeh]

Goodness towards the parents after their death is with the [following] matters:

1- That you love (show kindness) to the one who your parents used to love and were fond of, for verily from the most righteous of the righteous (deeds) is to love the dear one of your father.

2- That you keep ties with the friends of your parents, particularly from the close relatives for that is more affirmed.

3- That you strive in rectifying yourself and in supplicating for them (both).

4- That you give in charity for them, for verily the charity of a child for his father and mother reaches them and benefits them (both).

5- That you make Hajj for them after you have made Hajj for yourself, and that you make ‘umrah for them after that you have made ‘umrah for yourself, for surely this will benefit them (both).

يكون الإحسان إلى الوالدين بعد وفاتهما بأمور:

-أن تود من كانوا يحبونه ويودونه فإن من أبر البر أن تود ود أبيك

-أن تصل أصدقاء والديك ولاسيما من الأقارب فهذا آكد.

-أن تحرص على صلاح نفسك وعلى الدعاء لهما.

-أن تتصدق عنهما، فإن صدقة الإبن عن أبيه وأمه تبلغهما وتنفعهما.

-أن تحج عنهما بعد أن تكون قد حججت عن نفسك ، وأن تعتمر عنهما بعد أن تكون قد اعتمرت عن نفسك، فإن هذا ينفعهما.

الشيخ سليمان الرحيلي(حفظه الله)

[الأسئلة الواردة للشيخ بعد شرحه للدرس الثالث من كتاب التوحيد]

Translation checked and corrected by: Abu Hashim (Hadi Hammad) وفقه الله.

“Do not ever get bored of asking for forgiveness.”

Ibn Rajab al-Hanbalee (rahimahullaah) said:
“It was said to al-Hasan al-Basree: ‘Shouldn’t one of us feel too shy before his Lord to ask for forgiveness of his sins then do them again, then ask for forgiveness then do them again?’ He said: ‘The shaytaan would love to gain victory over you in this manner. Do not ever get bored of asking for forgiveness.’”

[Jaami’ al-‘Uloom wal-Hikam (1/165)]

*A Better Way to Divide Recitation of the Qur’ān over a Month*

Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taimiyyah, may Allāh have mercy on him, described a 29 day schedule for completing recitation of the Qur’ān closer to the way the Companions did that.

He said: “…[D]ivision by complete surahs takes precedence over division by parts [based on letter count].” (p. 412)

And from the great advantages of division by complete surahs, he mentioned (p. 414):

*I.* Reciting speech whose parts are connected, one part with another;

*II.* Beginning [one’s daily recitation] with that which Allāh began a surah with;

*III.* Finishing with that which He finished with;

*IV.* Completing what was intended [to be completed] from every surah.

_The chart below shows Ibn Taimiyyah’s recommended schedule for a 29 day completion:-

Source: Majmū‘ al-Fatāwá, vol. 13, pp. 405-416

🖋Abridger: Mikail ibn Mahboob Ariff


Marriage, The Door To Wealth!
Abu Bakr As-Sadeeq is reported to have said, “Obey Allah in what He comanded you to do by getting married; He will then fulfil His promise to you to make you rich.” He then recited the (above) verse.

‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab said. “Seek richness through marriage!”

Likewise, ‘Abdullaah Ibn Mas’ood said, “Find richness by getting married.”

‘Abdullaah Ibn ‘Abbaas said, “Allah has commanded (the Muslims) to get married, and He has encouraged and enticed them for it. So He has commanded to marry off their free-men and slaves (i.e., all those under their protection), and He has then promised them richness as a result.”

[Taken from “15 Ways To Increase Your Earnings” by Yasir Qaadhi, with slight editing]


✍🏼 al Imam ibn al Qayyim رحمه الله تعالى stated in his book ‘al Fawa’id’:
Abandoning the Quran is of different types:
1. The first type is to abandon hearing it, believing in it and attentively listening to it.
2. The second type is to abandon acting upon it and to abandon restricting oneself to the halal mentioned therein and refraining from the haram mentioned therein even if the person reads it and believes in it.
3. The third type is to abandon ruling by it and seeking rulings from it with regards to the foundational issues of the religion as well as subsidiary issues. Also, to believe that what is in the Quran does not necessitate certainty and that the proofs derived from its words do not result in knowledge (is also abandoning the Quran).
4. The fourth type is to abandon contemplating and increasing one’s understanding and knowledge of what Allah means by His speech and what He wants from the individual.
5. The fifth type is to abandon seeking treatment and remedies with it from all ailments and sicknesses of the heart and by engaging in this type of abandoning, he seeks treatment of his ailments from something else and abandons seeking treatment with the Quran.

All of these examples are included in Allah’s statement {And the Messenger will say: “O my Lord! Verily, my people deserted this Quran (neither listened to it, nor acted on its laws and orders).} [al Furqan:30]

📖 [Bida’i al Fawa’id, pg.132]
Translated by Abu Afnaan Muhammad Abdullah

Listening To The Qur’aan

Shaykh Abdul Aziz Bin Baz said:

❝The one listening to the Qur’aan is a participant with the reader in every letter which incurs a good deed, and every good deed is equivalent to ten the like of it.❞

[Fatawa Noor Ala Darb, (26/350) | Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya Miraath al-Anbiyya]

Feeling Sadness for an Unknown Reason

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Feeling Sadness for an Unknown Reason

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by Abbas Abu Yahya

Imam Ibn Taymeeyah -Rahimuhullaah- said:

« سئل سفيان بن عيينة عن غَمٍّ لا يُعْرَفُ سبَبُه قال: هو ذنب همَمْتَ به في سِرِّك ولم تفعله فجزيت هماًّ به. فالذنوب لها عقوبات السِّرُّ بالسِّرِّ والعلانية بالعلانية ».

‘Sufyaan bin ‘Uayaynah was asked about feeling sadness for an unknown reason.

He said:

‘It is a sin which you secretly desired to do but you did not perform it, so you were recompensed with sadness for it.’

Therefore, sins have a penalty, secret sins are sanctioned secretly and public sins are sanctioned publicly.’[1]

[Majmoo al-Fatawa 14/111]

The Dua for cure from Sadness

From al-Qasim bin AbdurRahman from his father from Abdullaah who said that the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam said:

“Allaah does not afflict a slave with grief nor sadness, except that if the slave says: –

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The signs of the Hour are divided I to two categories:
Minor signs : these are of two types
(a) signs that occur far earlier than the Hour: these are the signs that have already appeared and finished, they are the minor signs because the time in which they occured is far earlier than the beginning of the Hour. Examples are sending of Prophet Muhammadﷺ, the splitting of moon, and the emergence of great fire in Madeenah
(b) Middle signs : Those which are neither earlier nor close to the Hour:
These are signs which have appeared but have not yet concluded, instead they are increasing; there are many of these types. They are also minor signs, which include: the slave woman giving birth to her mistress, the naked and barefoot shepherds competing in the construction of lofty buildings, and the emergence of thirty impostors who claim to be prophets..
Major signs:The Hour will follow after the appearance of these signs. These are ten major signs, none of which have yet appeared. Hudlmyfah related that the Prophetﷺ once came out to as while we were talking to one another, and said, “What are you talking about?” They said, “We are talking about the Hour” He said, “It will not begin until you see ten signs.” He mentioned them as:
1. The smoke
2. The Dajjaal
3. The Beast
4. The rising of the sun from its place of setting
5. The descent of Eesa ibn Maryam عليه السلام
6.Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj
Three landslides: 1. A landslide in the East 2. A landslide in the West 3. A landslide in Arabia 4. The final sign will be a fire which will emerge from Yem-en and drive the people to their place of gathering.”, Some other Hadeeths mention the Mandi, the destruction of the Ka`bah, and the disappearance of the Qur’an from the earth.
Source: The end of the world by Dr Muhammad Ali areefi