The Pens Have Been Lifted And The Pages Have Dried

Abu al-‘Abbas ~‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas~ {Radiyallahu Anhuma} reported:- 

One day I was behind the Prophet {Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam} and he said to me:
“O young man, I shall teach you some words of advice:
Be mindful of ALLAH and ALLAH will protect you.

Be mindful of ALLAH and you will find Him in front of you. 

If you have need to ask, ask of ALLAH

and if you seek help, seek help from ALLAH.

 

Know that even if the Nation [or the whole community] were to gather together to benefit you with something, 

they would not benefit you with anything except that which ALLAH has already recorded for you
and that if they gather together to harm you with something, they would not be able to harm you with anything except that which ALLAH has already recorded against you.
‘The Pens have been lifted and the pages have Dried’

[Source ~Al-Tirmidhi : It is a good, genuine Hadith]

 
~A Lil Note~
 *Prophet*~ (SallAllaahu `Alayhi wa Sallam) statement …

 

“The Pens have been lifted and the Pages have dried” further emphasizes what has preceeded

and there is no contradiction with that by way of abrogation or change.
Knowing that we are tested throughout this life and that Allah [Aza Wa Jall] tests those people that He loves ! [Alhamdullilah]

It is through those tests that we can grow stronger and wiser [In Shaa Allah]
People simply don’t make as much progress through times of ease: Allah [Aza Wa Jall] tests us with money, love, family, friends, children, abilities, etc. etc etc. We learn as each one is taken away or reduced to be grateful for what we have. [Alhamdullilah]

Because in the end we KNOW that The Pens have been Lifted and the Pages have Dried.

[Subhan Allah]

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اجرِ کثیر

نبی کریم صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے فرمایا کہ پچھلی قوموں میں ایک شخص کی روح قبض کرنے کے بعد فرشتوں نے اس سے کہا کہ کوئی نیکی کا کام بھی کیا ہے؟ تو اس نے جواب میں کہا کہ مجھے یاد نہیں ہے۔ فرشتے پھر کہیں گے کہ یاد کرو۔ تو وہ جواب میں کہے گا کہ ایک نیکی یاد ہے کہ میں لوگوں کو قرض دیتا تھا اور جب قرض واپس لینے کا وقت ہوتا تھا تو اپنے غلاموں کو یہ حکم دیتا تھا کہ دیکھنا جو تنگ دست ہو، اس کو مزید مہلت دے دینا اور جو قرض ادا نہ کر سکتا ہو، اس کو معاف کر دینا۔ اللہ نے اس عمل پر اس کو جنت میں داخل کر دیا*۔ “ [صحح مسلم]

” *نبی کریم صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے فرمایا کہ ایک شخص نے مسلمانوں کے راستے میں ایک کانٹے دار شاخ کو دیکھا تو اس نے کہا کہ اللہ کی قسم! میں اسے مسلمانوں کے راستے سے صاف کر دوں گا تا کہ کسی مسلمان کو تکلیف نہ ہو۔ تو اللہ نے اس عمل پر اسے معاف کر دیا اور جنت میں داخل کر دیا۔* “ [مسند احمد]

” *نبی کریم صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے فرمایا کہ جس شخص نے ہر فرض نماز کے بعد آیت الکرسی پڑھنے کو اپنا معمول بنا لیا تو اس کے جنت میں داخل ہونے میں صرف ایک ہی رکاوٹ ہے، اور وہ اس کی موت ہے*۔ “ [صحیح الجامع]

” *نبی کریم صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے فرمایا کہ میں اس شخص کو جنت کے کنارے گھر کی بشارت دیتا ہوں کہ جو جھگڑا چھوڑ دے، چاہے اپنے آپ کو حق پر سمجھتا ہو۔ اور اس کو جنت کے وسط میں گھر کی بشارت دیتا ہوں جو جھوٹ کو چھوڑ دے، چاہے مزاح میں ہی کیوں نہ ہو۔ اور اس شخص کو جنت کے اعلی درجوں میں گھر کی بشارت دیتا ہوں کہ جو اپنے اخلاق کو بلند کر لے*۔ “ [سنن ابی داود]

” *نبی کریم صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے فرمایا کہ میں اور یتیم کی کفالت کرنے والا جنت میں ایک ساتھ ہوں گے۔ اور آپ نے شہادت کی انگلی اور درمیانی انگلی سے اِس طرح اشارہ کر کے دکھایا کہ ان دونوں کے مابین کچھ فاصلہ تھا۔*“ [صحیح البخاری]

” *حضرت ابو ہریرۃ  سے مروی ہے کہ اللہ کے رسول صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے فرمایا کہ اللہ تعالی فرماتے ہیں کہ جب میں اپنے بندے کے جگر گوشے کی روح قبض کر لوں تو اس پر صبر کا بدلہ میرے پاس صرف جنت ہے*۔“ [صحیح البخاری]

” *نبی کریم صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم  نے فرمایا کہ جو مجھے اپنی شرم گاہ اور زبان، دو چیزوں کی حفاظت کی ذمہ داری دیتا ہے تو میں اسے جنت کی ضمانت دیتا ہو*۔ “ [صحیح البخاری]

” *نبی کریم صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے فرمایا کہ ایک عمرہ دوسرے عمرہ تک تمام گناہوں کا کفارہ ہے اور مقبول حج کی جزا تو جنت ہے*۔ “ [موطا امام مالک]

” *نبی کریم صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے فرمایا کہ جس کا آخری کلام لا الہ الا اللہ ہو گا، وہ جنت میں داخل ہو گا۔* “ [سنن ابی داود]

” *جنت میں ایک شخص کا درجہ اچانک بلند کر دیا جاتا ہے* *تو وہ یہ پوچھتا ہے* *کہ ایسا کیوں ہوا ہے؟ تو اسے جواب دیا جاتا ہے کہ تمہاری اولاد نے تمہارے لیے مغفرت کی دعا کی ہے*۔“

[سنن ابن ماجہ]

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DU’A When going to the mosque

– اللَّهُـمَّ اجْعَـلْ فِي قَلْبِـي نُوراً، وَفِي لِسَـانِي نُوراً، وَفِي سَمْعِي نُوراً، وَفِي بَصَرِيِ نُورًا، وَمِنْ فََوْقِي نُوراً، وَ مِنْ تَحْتِي نُوراً، وَ عَنْ يَمِينِي نُوراَ، وعَنْ شِمَالِي نُوراً، وَمِنْ أَماَمِي نُوراً،,وَمِنْ خَلْفِي نُوراً، وَاجْعَلْ فِي نَفْسِي نُوراً، وأََعْظِمْ لِي نُوراً، وَعَظِِّمْ لِي نُوراً، وَاجْعَلْ لِي نُوراً، واجْعَلْنِي نُوراً، ألَلَّهُمَّ أَعْطِنِي نُوراً، وَاجْعَلْ فِي عَصَبِي نُوراً، وَفِي لَحْمِي نُوراً، وَفِي دَمِي نُوراً، وَفِي شَعْرِي نُوراً، وفِي بَشَرِي نُوراً، أَللَّهُمَّ اجِعَلْ لِي نُوراً فِي قَّبْرِي… وَ نُوراَ فِي عِظاَمِي، وَزِدْنِي نُوراً، وَزِدْنِي نُوراَ، وَزِدْنِي نُوراً، وَهَبْ لِي نُوراً عَلَى نُوراً

Allaahummaj’al fee qalbee nooran, wa fee lisaaanee nooran, wa fee sam’ee nooran, wa fee basaree nooran, wa min fawqee nooran, wa min tahtee nooran, wa ‘an yameenee nooran, wa ‘an shimaalee nooran, wa min ‘amaamee nooran, wa min khalfee nooran, waj’alfee nafsee nooran, wa ‘a’dhim lee nooran, wa ‘adhdhim lee nooran, wafal lee nooran, waj’alnee nooran, Allaahumma ‘a’tinee nooran, waj’al fee ‘asabee nooran, wafee lahmee nooran, wafee damee nooran, wa fee sha’ree nooran, wa fee basharee nooran. Allaahummaj’al lee nooran fee qabree… wa nooran fee ‘idhaamee. Wa zidnee nooran, wa zidnee nooran, wa zidnee nooran. Wa hab lee nooran ‘alaa noor.

Translation:-

O Allah, place light in my heart, and on my tongue light, and in my ears light and in my sight light, and above me light, and below me light, and to my right light, and to my left light, and before me light and behind me light. Place in my soul light. Magnify for me light, and amplify for me light. Make for me light and make me a light. O Allah, grant me light, and place light in my nerves, and in my body light and in my blood light and in my hair light and in my skin light. O Allah, make for me a light in my grave… And a light in my bones. Increase me in light, increase me in light, increase me in light. Grant me light upon light.

Tarjuma:-

Aye Allah mere dil mein noor bharde. Mere zaban mein noor meri sama’at mein noor aur meri basarat mein noor mere upar noor mere neeche noor mere dayen noor mere bayen noor mere saamne noor aur mere peechhe noor aur mere nafs mein noor aur tu mere noor ko ziyadah karde aur mujhe bahut ziyadah noor ata farma mere liye noor bana aur mujhe noor banade, 

Aye Allah ! mujhe noor ata farma, aur mere putthhon mein noor bherde, mere gosht mein, mere khoon mein, mere baalon mein aur meri jild mein noor bharde. 

Aye Allah ! mere qabr mein noor bharde aur meri haddiyon mein noor bharde. (aur mujhe mazeed noor ata farma, mujhe mazeed noor ata farma, mujhe mazeed noor ata farma) aur mujhe noor hi ata farma. 

📚Ref:Al-Bukhari 11/116 (Hadith no. 6316), Muslim 1/526 (Hadith no. 763).

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The Character of a Muslim

A wise old man was sitting at the river bank when he saw a cat that had fallen into the water, flailing around, trying to save itself from drowning. The man decided to save the cat. He stretched his hand out but was scratched by the cat. He pulled his hand back in pain. However, a minute later he stretched his hand out again to save the cat, but it scratched him again, and again he pulled his hand back in pain. Another minute later he was yet again trying for the third time!
A man, who was nearby watching what was happening, yelled out: “O wise man, you have not learned your lesson the first time, nor the second time, and now you are trying to save the cat a third time?”

The wise man paid no heed to that man’s scolding, and kept on trying until he managed to save the cat. He then walked over to the man, and patted his shoulder saying: “My son.. it is in the cat’s nature to scratch, and it is in my nature to love and have sympathy. Why do you want me to let the cat’s nature overcome mine!?!!

My son: Treat people according to your nature, not according to theirs, no matter what they are like and no matter how numerous are their actions that harm you and cause you hurt sometimes.

And do not pay heed to all the voices that loudly call out to you to leave behind your good qualities merely because the other party is not deserving of your noble actions.

When you live to give happiness to others, Allah will send you those who will live to give happiness to you.

“Is the reward for good anything but good?” -Qur’an 55:60

Be beautiful in character and hearts will like you. So never regret the moments you gave happiness to someone, even if that person did not deserve it. And suffice in the fact that you have a Lord Who will reward you for good with good.

“The entire Deen is (about) good character, so whoever exceeds you in good character, has exceeded you in the Deen.” – Ibn al Qayyum

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said “Nothing will be heavier on the Day of Resurrection in the scale of the believer than good manners. Allah hates one who utters foul or coarse language.” [Tirmidhi]

اللهم أنت حسنت خلقي فحسن ﺧﻠﻘﻲ 

O Allah you’ve beautified my outward appearance, so beautify my character.

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Top 10 Preparation Ideas for Ramadan 1437 AH

Want to make this Ramadan different? Want to be productive? Feel the need to lift up your spirituality? Make your plan for it and set these awesome goals this Ramadan! Remember, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

🌜Pre Ramadan practical planning🌛

1) Get Your Eid Clothes and Eid Gifts Ready now so you don’t have to be in shopping malls during the precious Ramadan days and nights.

2) Analyze Yourself and Your Routine. Optimize your high energy levels.

3) Organize Your Dua List and supplicate the same important duas daily.

4) Increase Your Stamina: Start eating less from now. Train yourself to stay hungry for a little more time each day. Exercise. Get physically and mentally pumped up for the hard work in accumulating reward by focusing on good deeds throughout the month.

5) Make a Goal List: Make realistic goals of how much Qur’an you want to read in a day, how much charity can you give daily etc.

6) Declutter: Simplify your room, your work area, hour house. Remove any unnecessary items that may distract you. A cleaner environment can add to the peace and calm.

7) Limit Social Media: A good tip is to remove Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Snapchat and other such apps from your phone. Mute your Whatsapp groups and chats so you don’t get the urge to respond throughout the day. If it’s important, they’ll call you, otherwise it can wait.

8) Start listening to the Fiqh of Fasting, Virtues of Ramadan and other such lectures daily to get in the ibaadah mode.

9) Manage your sleeping Habits: the Nights of Ramadan are the best times of making Duaa and getting closer to our Creator. Don’t waste time watching TV and sleeping late.

10) Reach out to your family, friends and loved ones. You should really be doing this throughout the year but it becomes ever more important to engage with the family and friends now to get them into the Ramadan spirit as well.

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A Fine Role Model with Noble Manners & Character

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi wasallam) [Peace be upon him] said…

“ There is NOTHING heavier in the Scales [On the Day Of Judgement] than GOOD CHARACTER ” !

And the Prophet [peace be upon him] was our role model and the premier example of a man who displayed the finest possible character.

ALLAH [Aza Wa Jall] said: “Verily, in the Messenger of Allaah you have a fine role model.” [Source:- ‘Quran’ ~ Surat al-Ahzaab 33: A # 21]
Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have Mercy on him) summarized the extent of his noble manners by saying:-
The Prophet [peace be upon him] used to greet the children when he passed by them. Sometimes, a little girl would take him by the hand and he would allow her to lead him wherever she wanted.

Prophet [peace be upon him] used to lick his fingers after eating.

He [peace be upon him] would be in the service of his family when at home.

Never would he become angry because of something personal.

He [peace be upon him] used to repair his own sandals and mend his own torn clothes.

He would milk his goat himself for his own family…& would feed his own camel.

He used to eat with his servants, sit in the company of the poor people,

He would personally take care of the needs of widows and orphans.

He would be the one to initiate the greeting when meeting people.

He would respond to the humblest of invitations.

He [peace be upon him] lived a very modest lifestyle, a man of soft manners, naturally kind, easy to get along with, having a pleasant smile on his face, gracefully humble, extremely generous but not wasteful, soft-hearted and gentle in his dealings with each and every Muslim, lowering the wings of humility to the believers, bearing their companionship in such a gentle way.

It is imperative that we as Muslims realize the completeness of the guidance of the Messenger of Allaah (may Allaah raise his rank and grant him peace’) and know that our true honor and distinction among the nations, as well as our success in the Hereafter, lies in embracing his guidance, in all affairs of belief and action.

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We Are the Carpenters

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah prepares a house in Paradise for every believer who offers twelve Raka’at of voluntary prayer everyday beyond that which is obligatory for him.” [Muslim]
 
Although this Hadith specifies voluntary prayer but our every act of obedience of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala)is an act of workmanship towards the properties we are preparing for ourselves in Jannah.
 
A highly skilled carpenter who had grown old was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire.
 
The employer was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter agreed to this proposal but made sure that this would be his last project. Being in a mood to retire, the carpenter was not paying much attention to building this house. His heart was not in his work. He resorted to poor workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end his career. 
 
When the job was done, the carpenter called his employer and showed him the house. The employer handed over some papers and the front door key to the carpenter and said “This is your house, my gift to you.”
 
The carpenter was in shock! What a shame! If he had only known that he was building his own house, he would have made it better than any other house that he had ever built!
 
Our situation can be compared to this carpenter. Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has sent us to this world to build our homes in Paradise by obeying His commands. Now, we have to decide how well we wish to build the homes in which we will live forever.  
 
Every work can be our last; every Salah can be our last; let’s pray and work with this realization.
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Three Things to Remember

 

عَنْ أَبِي ذَرٍّ جُنْدَبِ بْنِ جُنَادَةَ، وَأَبِي عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ مُعَاذِ بْنِ جَبَلٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا، عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم قَالَ: “اتَّقِ اللَّهَ حَيْثُمَا كُنْت، وَأَتْبِعْ السَّيِّئَةَ الْحَسَنَةَ تَمْحُهَا، وَخَالِقْ النَّاسَ بِخُلُقٍ حَسَنٍ” .
رَوَاهُ التِّرْمِذِيُّ [رقم:1987] وَقَالَ: حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ، وَفِي بَعْضِ النُّسَخِ: حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ.

On the authority of Abu Dharr Jundub ibn Junadah, and Abu Abdur-Rahman Muadh bin Jabal (may Allah be pleased with him), that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Have Taqwa (be mindful, hopeful and fearful) of Allah wherever you may be, and follow up a bad deed with a good deed which will wipe it out, and behave well towards the people.

It was related by at-Tirmidhi, who said it was a hasan (good) hadeeth, and in some copies it is stated to be a hasan saheeh hadeeth, 40 Hadith Nawawi 18

The Messenger of Allah-peace be upon him- is summarizing for us the three keys to success in this life and the hereafter:

First:
Realizing that Allah is watching us all the time and if we do not see Him, He sees us. Keeping that in our minds, will make us think twice before we do/say something we should not do or say and will motivate and encourage us to do/say the things we should do or say. To have Taqwa of Allah means to be mindful of Allah. To fear disobedience to Allah because of our sins. To be hopeful of His pleasure with our worship of Him alone.

Second:
We are all humans living on earth and we will not always do the right things intentionally or unintentionally. The most important thing to remember is that if we make mistake, we need not to despair or give up. We need to follow that mistake with a another good deed, ask for forgiveness, do our best not to repeat that mistake again and learn from our mistakes. One should not accumulate all the mistakes without taking care of them one by one. We need to do “house cleaning” for our mistakes and shortcomings more often.

Third:
There is only one way to win the hearts of people including spouses, relatives, brothers, sisters, neighbors, co-workers, etc. That way is the good manners and behaviors, smiles, patience, forgiveness, benefit of the doubt, and treating them the way we would like to be treated. In so many Hadeeths, the messenger of Allah-peace be upon him- is telling us that the believers who are closest to him on the day of judgement are those with the best manners and that the believers with the best manners will achiever higher rankings than those who just focus on fasting and prayers.

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