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  • 💐 In The Name Of Allah The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

    💌 Uh, yeah, you think I’m “lonely” if I don’t chill with them?

    Please, don’t flatter yourself. Enough with your assumptions.

    I’d rather chat with cows, read to monkeys, look at hens

    Than befriend actors, pros at lying and pretending.

    ~•~

    Thanks, but no thanks, I don’t need a large number of friends.

    I have Allah the Most Wise and I’m complete with Him.

    I can live without a fan club of fakes who pretend

    To like you yet behind your back they’d be gossiping.

    ~•~

    Quality time with Allah is much more comforting

    Than listening to frenemies’ lies, jokes, and nonsense.

    Believe me as I say I’m missing out on nothing

    Each time I distance myself from the wrong companions.

    ~•~

    Among signs of toxic souls who aren’t deserving

    Of our loyalty are: They’re obsessed with fault-finding,

    Teasing you on your flaws, addicted to backbiting,

    And they’re boring if from them we can’t learn anything.

    ~•~

    Ten minutes of reading or Qur'an recitation

    Is better than three hours of chatting online with them.

    If they guess I’m “lonesome” when I grant them avoidance,

    Then sweet solitude with Allah is gladly welcomed.

    ~•~

    📖 Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “A man is upon the religion of his close friend, so let one of you look at whom he befriends.”

    Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2378

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Al-Nawawi

    📖 Abu Sa'eed Al-Khudri RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Keep only a believer for a companion and let only a righteous person eat your food.”

    At-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud

    Reference: Riyad As-Salihin 366

    In-book reference: Introduction, Hadith 366

    📖 Abu Umamah RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Whoever loves for the sake of Allah, hates for the sake of Allah, gives for the sake of Allah, and withholds for the sake of Allah has perfected the faith.”

    Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4681

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Al-Albani

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    https://mjustsharingislam.blogspot.com/2020/04/poem-types-of-toxic-friends-we-must.html

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  • 💐 In The Name Of Allah The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

    💌 Since Only Allah knows all matters of the unseen,

    We have no right to judge any Muslim’s destiny,

    No solid proof to accuse some of hypocrisy,

    And no ground to use Islam to act arrogantly,

    Claiming this and that will go to Hell for their beliefs.

    ~•~

    Focus on serving Allah with much sincerity,

    And display your gratitude through generosity.

    Be generous for Allah through Da'wah, charity,

    And maintain good manners to your best ability,

    While avoiding rumors and accusing unjustly.

    ~•~

    Continue seeking authentic knowledge frequently.

    Practice what you’ve learned. Remind others regularly.

    Stay away from Bid'ah. Choose your close friends carefully.

    Humbly join true believers who unite on Tawheed,

    And know when Muslims fight due to pride they face defeat.

    ~•~

    📖 Usama Ibn Zaid RadhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated: The Messenger of Allah SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam sent us on an expedition. In the morning we attacked Al-Huraqat of Juhaynah. I caught hold of a man and he said, “There is no god but Allah!” but I stabbed him. Then it occurred to me that I should mention that to the Prophet SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam. The Prophet SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Did he say ‘there is no god but Allah’ and you killed him?” I said, “O Messenger of Allah, he only said it fearing of the weapon.” The Prophet SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Did you tear open his heart to know if he meant it or not?” The Prophet SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam continued to repeat this to me until I had wished I had not embraced Islam until that day.

    Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari 6478

    Sahih Muslim 96

    Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (Authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

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    💌 Sometimes those who are loved by Allah the Almighty

    Alienate certain people unintentionally.

    Despite trying their best not to hurt anybody,

    Striving to be kind when they can, and appear friendly,

    They’re viewed by some as “arrogant”, “selfish” or “scary”.

    ~•~

    It’s their confidence that scares those with low self-esteem,

    Their soft hearts that threaten souls who are prone to envy,

    Their eagerness to please Allah that makes the lazy,

    Ignorant or uninspired to assume they’re crazy,

    And their strong faith that frightens those who lack piety.

    ~•~

    Signs of those who get intimidated easily

    By your confident vibes and fear of Allah Only:

    If they’re of the same gender, they can’t look directly

    At you, as though they ignore your presence completely.

    They dismiss your salaams or respond unwillingly.

    ~•~

    Instead of approaching you to solve problems clearly,

    They gossip about you on their timeline childishly.

    Then when Allah decrees that each other you would meet,

    Suddenly they get nervous or they’re too shy to speak,

    Pretentiously savage online yet offline they’re meek.

    ~•~

    Don’t let their disrespect and rudeness bring forth worries.

    Their bad conduct indicates their jealousy is real,

    Or they can’t handle you’re different. So feel sorry

    For them like lions would keep walking while chimpanzees

    Flee upon their arrival to hide behind some trees.

    ~•~

    Continue serving Allah even if you’re perceived

    By strangers as a “narcissist” who’s full of conceit.

    Understand the more you stand out, the more you’re unique,

    While you seek Allah the most and He’s the One you fear,

    You’re a threat to those with tons of insecurities.

    ~•~

    📖 Abu Dharr RadhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Fear Allah wherever you are, follow a bad deed with a good deed and it will erase it, and behave well with good character towards the people.”

    Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 1987

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi

    📖 Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Verily, the most beloved to me are those of you with the best character, soft in nature, friendly and befriended. The most hateful of you to Allah are those who spread gossip, who cause discord (disharmony) between loved ones and seek misery for the innocent.”

    In another narration, the Prophet Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Seeking misery and finding faults with the innocent.”

    Source: Al-Mu’jam Al-Awsaṭ 7693

    Grade: Hasan li ghayrihi according to Al-Albani

    📖 Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “The strong believer is more beloved to Allah than the weak believer, but there is goodness in both of them. Be eager for what benefits you, seek help from Allah, and do not be frustrated. If something befalls you, then do not say: 'If only I had done something else.’ Rather say: "Allah has decreed what He wills.” Verily, the phrase ‘if only’ opens the way for the work of shaytan.“

    Source: Sahih Muslim 2664

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Muslim

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  • 💐 In The Name Of Allah The Most Gracious The Most Merciful


    💌 Advice on how to deal with the feeling of regret 


    From being kind to those who devalue your kindness, 


    From confiding in those whom you thought could be trusted, 


    From sharing secrets with “friends” who spread them for gossip, 


    And from trying to reach out just to get rejected:


    ~•~


    Rely on Allah, and with His Love stay contented. 


    So long as Allah loves you, His slaves aren’t needed, 


    Specially if those who left happen to be toxic - 


    Your good traits they ignore, of your blessings they’re jealous, 


    Convos with them lack purpose, and they’re unsupportive.


    ~•~


    No need for bystanders’ support to feel accomplished. 


    No begging for people’s kudos to feel completed.


    Let critics cringe and roll eyes to show they’re envious, 


    While you keep moving forward to Allah and success.


    Don’t you dare connect with those whose care brings no merit.


    ~•~


    You’re not prideful. You truly tried your best to invest 


    In saving the friendship, but they chose to disconnect. 


    Their gossipy online posts made you lose interest, 


    Their love for playing hard to get inspired you to dread 


    Seeing them, and detest how their ways are too childish.


    ~•~


    To avoid regretting meeting anyone you’ve met: 


    Believe Allah controls all things, His Decree accept, 


    Respect and trust must be mutual to protect friendships, 


    Know Allah willed it, and life won’t improve by regret.


    ~•~


    📖 Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “The strong believer is more beloved to Allah than the weak believer, but there is goodness in both of them. Be eager for what benefits you, seek help from Allah, and do not be frustrated. If something befalls you, then do not say: 'If only I had done something else.’ Rather say: "Allah has decreed what He wills.” Verily, the phrase ‘if only’ opens the way for the work of shaytan.”


    Source: Sahih Muslim 2664


    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Muslim


    📖 Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “The souls are like conscripted soldiers. They come together upon what they recognize, and they differ upon what they reject.”


    Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari 3109 


    Sahih Muslim 2638


    📖 Anas Ibn Malik RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Deliberation is from Allah, and recklessness is from shaytan.”


    Source: Al-Sunan Al-Kubrá 18651


    Grade: Hasan (Fair) according to Al-Albani


    📖 Sahl Ibn Sa’d RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Clemency is from Allah and haste is from shaytan.”


    Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2012


    Grade: Hasan (Fair) according to Al-Suyuti


    https://mjustsharingislam.blogspot.com/2020/12/poems-on-dealing-with-failed.html

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  • 💐 In The Name Of Allah The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

    💌 Three signs of sad people even if they draw fake smiles,

    Smirk at their ignorance and enjoy lavish lifestyles,

    Upload trending videos, gain cash through fans who subscribe,

    And who act as though Allah can’t hear their silly lies:

    ~•~

    One: They constantly compare their life to others’ lives,

    Behaving like insecure spies who pry day and night,

    Watching vlogs and stalking timelines of those they despise,

    Gaining nothing besides jealous feelings from inside.

    ~•~

    Happy souls with Allah’s Destiny are satisfied.

    To spy on how others live, counting faults they can find,

    And to magnify strangers’ mistakes they have no time.

    They focus on pleasing Allah, at peace all the while.

    ~•~

    Two: Sad people guilty of envy and inner strife

    Strive to spread their sorrow to others when they backbite,

    Gossip, invent rumors, behave rudely, criticize

    And emphasize they’re toxic souls who can’t stand good vibes.

    ~•~

    Genuinely happy souls try their best to be kind,

    Provide help when they can, answer greetings with a smile,

    Defend the weak, stick up for those who forgot their rights,

    And gladly mind their business when doing so is wise.

    ~•~

    Three: They don’t serve Allah due to their sadness and pride.

    Instead of praying, on drugs and music they rely.

    Distance from Allah and submitting to vile desires

    Are from the whys they feel bad and empty from inside.

    ~•~

    Despite not being rich, famous or by many liked,

    Happy souls whom Allah loves and guided to His Light

    Are full of delight talking to Allah day and night,

    Patiently awaiting actual joy in Paradise.

    ~•~

    Alhamdulillah always.

    📖 Suhayb RadhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Amazing is the affair of the believer, as there is good for him in every matter. This is not the case for anyone but for the believer. If he goes through ease (or happy moments), he thanks Allah and it is good for him. If he goes through difficulty, he shows patience and it is good for him.”

    Source: Sahih Muslim 2999

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Muslim

    📖 Mus’ad Ibn Sa’eed RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said: “The servant will continue to face trials until he is left walking upon the earth without any sin.”

    Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2398

    Grade: Sahih

    📖 Sufyan Ibn Abdullah RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, tell me of a word in Islam I will not need to ask of anyone after you.” The Messenger of Allah SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Say, 'I have faith in Allah,’ and then remain steadfast.”

    Source: Sahih Muslim 38

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Muslim

    📖 Anas Ibn Malik RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “The most privileged people in the world among the people of the Hellfire will come on the Day of Resurrection to be dipped in the Hellfire, then it will be said: 'O son of Adam, did you see any good? Did you get any blessing?’ He will say: 'No, by Allah, my Lord!’ Then the most miserable people in the world among the people of Paradise will come on the Day of Resurrection to be dipped in Paradise, then it will be said: 'O son of Adam, did you see any hardship? Did you have any distress?’ He will say: 'No, by Allah, my Lord! I did not once see hardship or distress.’”

    Source: Sahih Muslim 2807

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Muslim

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  • 💐 In The Name Of Allah The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

    💌 Some of the common causes of mental, physical and emotional stress:

    1] Living life to please people instead of Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala. Caring about how Allah’s servants view you rather than focusing on pleasing Only Allah the Almighty. Letting your heart get attached to what is temporary.

    2] Wasting time with people who enjoy backbiting about others or who have a tendency to criticize others while forgetting their own flaws.

    3] Expecting yourself to be 100% perfect and feeling as though you’re not good enough when comparing your life story to someone else’s journey.

    Ways to lessen or avoid the negative effects of stress:

    1) Do your best to serve Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala and remember that Allah is the Most Forgiving.

    2) Prioritize doing what you believe can bring you closer to Allah, regardless of people’s opinions and reactions.

    3) Be very selective regarding who you spend time with. Solitude while learning more about Islam to strengthen your faith/Imaan is so much better than earning people’s sins by gossiping with insecure individuals who are ignorant of their main mission in life.

    4) Frequently read from the Noble Qur'an as doing so can effectively relieve your soul.

    5) Other rewarding deeds you can do for Allah’s sake to soften your heart and attain calmness include saying Du'a regularly, praying more Sunnah prayers (including Salat Ad-Duha in the forenoon and Qiyaam Al-Layl Tahajjud before Fajr Salah), and remembering the numerous favors which Allah the Most Kind bestowed upon you, particularly the blessing of being guided to Islam, the ability to read, write, help others whenever possible, and continue seeking authentic knowledge of Islam so your faith/Imaan and level of patience can increase.

    6) Patiently accept Allah’s Qadr and know that Allah’s Mercy is a lot greater than your mother’s love for you. Thus when Allah decrees something for you, it’s usually for your own well-being.

    7) This temporal dunya isn’t meant to be a place of enjoyment. Actual bliss, eternal peace and complete happiness are only found in Jannah Paradise. So whenever you feel stressed out or depressed, recall that our goal as Muslims is to keep striving until we make it

    Inn-sha-Allah to Jannatul Ferdaus.

    📖 Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “The strong believer is more beloved to Allah than the weak believer, but there is goodness in both of them. Be eager for what benefits you, seek help from Allah, and do not be frustrated. If something befalls you, then do not say: 'If only I had done something else.’ Rather say: "Allah has decreed what He wills.” Verily, the phrase ‘if only’ opens the way for the work of shaytan.“

    Source: Sahih Muslim 2664

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Muslim

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    💌 Eleven actions that instantly uplift your mood:

    One: Reading the Noble Qur'an so your heart is soothed.

    Two: Listening to Qur'an recitations as you

    Reflect on Allah’s Magnificence with gratitude.

    ~•~

    Three: Seeking Islamic knowledge through the right sources,

    Learning something new from podcasts or online classes.

    Four: Spending quality time with kids, nephews, nieces,

    Taking care of babies or visiting relatives.

    ~•~

    Five: Counting Allah’s gifts that are too many to count,

    Among which are Islam and peaceful things that surround

    You like cloudy skies, greenery, cats roaming around,

    Sound of rainfall, stars, and simple comforts in your house.

    ~•~

    Six: Talking to Allah, relief through supplications,

    Adhkaar, tranquil naps, and relaxing meditation.

    Seven: Regularly checking on a pious friend

    And advising so both your faith/Imaan is strengthened.

    ~•~

    Eight: When you can, doing charity for Allah’s sake,

    Tipping, sharing food, kind words to brighten someone’s day.

    Nine: Istighfaar and Tawbah, repenting from mistakes,

    And striving to improve so you positively change.

    ~•~

    Ten: Doing Da'wah, writing to share about Islam,

    And volunteering to teach so loved ones understand.

    Eleven: Remembering as often as you can,

    Not the past, but future. Pray Jannah is where we’ll land.

    ~•~

    Through good deeds that please Allah, you’ll be much happier.

    Glue oneself to dunya or let one’s soul surrender

    To sins like music or drugs, and sinners just suffer.

    Worship Allah with Ikhlaas, watch your mood get better.

    ~•~

    📖 Suhayb RadhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Amazing is the affair of the believer, as there is good for him in every matter. This is not the case for anyone but for the believer. If he goes through ease (or happy moments), he thanks Allah and it is good for him. If he goes through difficulty, he shows patience and it is good for him.”

    Source: Sahih Muslim 2999

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Muslim

    📖 Abu Darda RadhiAllahu 'anhu said:

    “A righteous companion is better than loneliness, and loneliness is better than an evil companion.

    A good writer is better than one silent, and one silent is better than an evil writer.”

    Source: Rawdat Al-‘Uqalā 56

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    💌 Allah loves the truthful, so stay honest for His sake.

    From the traits of people who can be described as “fake”

    Include: Hating you in secret, smiling to your face,

    Acting nice if you’re there, gossiping when you’re away,

    Lying and making promises which they plan to break.

    ~•~

    Don’t be two-faced. It’s not appealing nor rewarding.

    Rather than welcoming forced social interactions

    Then following fruitless talks with sinful backbiting,

    Be brief yet friendly, be well-mannered as a Muslim.

    Although you clash with some souls, abstain from gossiping.

    ~•~

    Those who truly love Allah strive to support the truth,

    Ensure their words are factual, have fakery eschewed,

    Apologize if they misinformed or misconstrued,

    Side with the sincere and trustworthy whose faith is true -

    Telling lies and spreading rumors are faults they don’t do.

    ~•~

    Strike a balance between love and hate for Allah’s sake.

    Despising some shouldn’t lead to what Allah forbade

    From engaging in gossip to wanting to betray.

    Simply disconnect from those who goals are not the same.

    Return wrongs with patience. Let your good heart be portrayed.

    ~•~

    Practice what you preach. Make sure your words match your actions.

    Recall Allah sees all, so purify intentions,

    And refrain from the following: Falsehood, deception,

    And partaking in futile gossipy discussions.

    Truth and justice will prevail on the Day of Judgment.

    ~•~

    📖 Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Verily, among the worst of people is one with two faces, he who comes with one face to these and another to those.”

    Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari 6757

    Sahih Muslim 2526

    Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (Authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

    📖 Anas RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Whoever speaks with a forked-tongue in the world, Allah will make two tongues of fire for him on the Day of Resurrection.”

    Source: Musnad Abī Ya’lá 2746

    Grade: Sahih li ghayrihi according to Al-Albani

    📖 Abdullah ibn Mas’ud RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “You must be truthful. Verily, truthfulness leads to righteousness and righteousness leads to Paradise. A man continues to be truthful and encourages honesty until he is recorded with Allah as a truthful person. And beware of falsehood. Verily, falsehood leads to wickedness and wickedness leads to the Hellfire. A man continues to tell lies and encourages falsehood until he is recorded with Allah as a liar.”

    Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari 5743

    Sahih Muslim 2607

    Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (Authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

    https://www.abukhadeejah.com/minor-and-major-hypocrisy-and-the-hypocrites-by-al-barbahaaree-explanation-of-al-fawzaan/

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    💌 Ways to be a good friend to your husband even if

    Your love is tough, in a long-distance relationship,

    Your romance takes place in a polygynous marriage,

    Work preoccupies him, or you don’t have many kids:

    ~•~

    Firstly, love him for Allah’s sake, take him as a gift

    Granted by Allah for you to specially nourish,

    Understand one another and each other assist

    To reach Jannah where you can have whatever you wish.

    ~•~

    Second, when he disappoints you, give him excuses,

    Just as you’d want him to be one who quickly forgives.

    Admit he’s a human too, prone to forget and slip.

    Accept that he has his own limits and weaknesses.

    ~•~

    Third: If the man whom Allah picked is one who’s complex,

    Courageously see him as a problem you can fix,

    A puzzle to solve with determination and wit,

    While trusting Allah the Most Wise to grant you success.

    ~•~

    Four: Be patient with your spouse. Don’t copy those who quit,

    Who expect their men to be impossibly perfect.

    Let your patience be so splendid that shaytan admits

    Your strong Imaan shields you from falling into his tricks.

    ~•~

    Five: When your husband doesn’t send enough messages

    Or his way of communicating makes you upset,

    Pardon him and empathize. In Jannah you won’t fret.

    Persevere with Sabr to pass all of Allah’s tests.

    ~•~

    To be your husband’s friend, stay patient, wise, and forgive.

    Be much stronger than pride, black magic and selfishness,

    Till you reunite in Jannah, glad you’ve succeeded,

    Grateful too to Allah you’re victorious in marriage.

    ~•~

    📖 Thawban RadhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “The best wealth is a tongue that remembers Allah, a grateful heart, and a believing wife to help one in his faith.”

    Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 3094

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Al-Albani

    📖 Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “If I were to order anyone to prostrate to another, I would have ordered a wife to prostrate before her husband.”

    Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 1159

    Grade: Hasan (Fair) according to At-Tirmidhi

    Ali Al-Qari said, “That she prostrates to her husband is due to the number of his rights over her and her difficulty in maintaining gratitude for them. This rhetorical point conveys the obligation of the wife to obey her husband in his rights. Indeed, prostration is not lawful to anyone other than Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala.”

    Source: Mirqāt Al-Mafātīḥ 5/2125

    📖 Abdullah Ibn Amr RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “The world is enjoyment and the best enjoyment in the world is a righteous wife.”

    Source: Sahih Muslim 1467

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Muslim

    📖 Ibn Abbas RadhiAllahu 'anhuma narrated: The Messenger of Allah SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said to Al-Ashajj 'Abdul Al-Qays, “Verily, you have two qualities which are beloved to Allah. They are forbearance and patience.”

    In another narration, the Prophet SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “They are forbearance and modesty.”

    Source: Sahih Muslim 17

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Muslim

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  • 💐 In The Name Of Allah The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

    💌 Three kinds of people whose “advice” we don’t need to take,

    As acting on their tips leads more to loss than upgrade:

    One - The jealous who “advise” so we’re misled to fail.

    Two - Pretenders whose actions conflict with what they say.

    Three - The helpless whose conditions differ from our state.

    ~•~

    We’re not obliged to listen to misleading pointers

    And warnings from those who are secretly our haters.

    If we believe our choices can make our faith stronger,

    We can ignore sly hints to “do something much better!”,

    “Find another job!” and “minimize your reminders.”

    ~•~

    Gladly dismiss suggestions from confused advisors,

    Whose efforts to assist contradict their behavior.

    They order “be humble” yet they keep judging others,

    Gossiping about this one’s looks and that one’s odor,

    And they expect instant payment for all their favors.

    ~•~

    Refuse to acknowledge “helpful instructions” from those

    Who don’t get you or whose circumstances oppose yours.

    If you’re a co-wife, disregard rants of the divorced.

    If a person has never been in your shoes, their words

    Are just their opinions. Take them with a grain of salt.

    ~•~

    As for those whose kind advice we welcome readily:

    Our parents with experience, who care for us truly,

    True friends who really want us in both worlds to succeed,

    And Muslims, of any age, who warn us sincerely

    So together we improve in faith and piety.

    ~•~

    📖 Tamim Al-Dari RadhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Religion is sincere good will (Naseeha).” We said, “To whom?” The Prophet SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger (Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam) the leaders of the Muslims, and their common people.”

    Source: Sahih Muslim 55

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Muslim

    📖 Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “The believer is a mirror to his faithful brother. He protects him against loss and defends him behind his back.”

    Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu 'anhu said, “The believer is a mirror to his brother. If he sees something wrong in him, he should correct it.”

    Source: Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 239

    Grade: Hasan (Fair) according to Al-Albani

    📖 Abu Sa'eed Al-Khudri RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Beware of loitering in the roads.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, we have nowhere else to sit and talk.” The Prophet SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “If you insist, then give the road its rights.” They said, “What are its rights, O Messenger of Allah?” The Prophet SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Lower the gaze, refrain from harm, return greetings of peace, enjoin good and forbid evil.”

    Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari 2333

    Sahih Muslim 2121

    Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (Authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

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  • 💐 In The Name Of Allah The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

    💌 Striving to be patient for Allah’s sake in this world

    With all sorts of trials, distress, familial discord,

    Sorrowful and stressful moments, things one can’t afford,

    Tiring tasks at home and overloaded stress at work,

    Is better than patience with Hell’s intense heat and scorch.

    ~•~

    Patience for Allah in leaving wrongdoings you like,

    In trying your best to worship Allah day and night,

    In distancing yourself from sins that your heart desires,

    And in praying to Allah though at times you feel tired,

    Is easier than patience with minutes in Hellfire.

    ~•~

    Training yourself to stay patient for Allah with grief,

    With instances when your wallet or fridge gets emptied,

    With poverty, with critics’ insults and mockery,

    With increasing demands and responsibilities,

    Is more manageable than patience with Hell’s entry.

    ~•~

    Maintaining patience for Allah through disappointments,

    New problems piling up after solved tribulations,

    Heartaches in fighting off wrong feelings of attraction,

    And annoyance with some people’s unjust mistreatment,

    Is much better than patience with Hell’s lasting torment.

    ~•~

    Whenever you go through any challenge or problem,

    Recall: Allah loves us, dunya is not permanent,

    Difficulties and hardship expiate previous sins,

    The pious get purified before Jannah’s entrance,

    And in Jannah/Paradise there’ll be no suffering.

    ~•~

    Note: Reminder to include the Muslim Ummah in your Du'as before Maghreb today Jumuah/Friday.

    📖 Anas ibn Malik RadhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “If Allah wills goodness for His servant, He hastens the punishment for him in this world. If Allah wills harm for His servant, He withholds punishment for his sins until he appears on the Day of Resurrection.”

    In another narration, the Prophet Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Verily, with greater rewards come greater trials. If Allah loves a people, He will test them. Whoever is content will be pleasing to Allah, and whoever is displeased will be displeasing to Allah.”

    Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2396

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Al-Albani

    📖 Al-Nu’man ibn Bashir RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Verily, the most lightly punished of the people of Hellfire on the Day of Resurrection is a man under whose feet are placed two hot coals by which his brain boils.”

    Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari 6193

    Sahih Muslim 213

    Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (Authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

    📖 Abu Sa’eed RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Death will be brought on the Day of Resurrection in the form of a white ram, and it will be made to stand between Paradise and Hellfire. It will be said to the people of Paradise: 'Do you recognize this?’ They will raise their heads, looking towards it, and they will say: 'Yes, it is death.’ Then, it will be said to the people of Hellfire: 'Do you recognize this?’ They will raise their heads, looking towards it, and they will say: 'Yes, it is death.’ Then, the command will be given to slaughter the ram and it will be said: 'O people of Paradise, there is everlasting life for you and no death!’ And it will be said: 'O people of Hellfire, there is everlasting life for you and no death!’”

    Then, the Prophet SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam recited the verse, “Warn them of this day of dismay, when their affairs will be decided, yet they are heedless and they do not have faith,” (Surah Maryam 19:39) and he (SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam) pointed with his hand to the world.

    Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari 4453

    Sahih Muslim 2849

    Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

    📖 Sa’d Ibn Abi Waqqas RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, which of the people are most severely tested?” The Messenger of Allah SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “They are the prophets, then the next best (in terms of righteousness), then the next best. A man is put to trial according to his Deen/religion. If he is firm in his religion, his trials will be more severe. If he is weak in his religion, he is put to trial according to his strength in religion. The servant will continue to be put to trial until he is left walking upon the earth without any sin.”

    Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2398

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Al-Albani

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    💌 Alhamdulillah the first time I wore the niqab with black hijab and abaya was in sixth grade, back in Riyadh Saudi Arabia. I was around twelve years old, a hardworking student at a Saudi public school that had classes with several sections for each grade level and every classroom consisted of almost sixty or so girls. You can imagine how crowded it was during recess and assembly time.

    Not to brag but Alhamdulillah I think the fact I was one of the top ten students in class shows how ambitious I was in my studies, especially as the only Filipino student among Saudi and other Arab girls. Anyhow, in the beginning I wasn’t confident wearing the niqab to be honest. I wore it because I had to, because my dear mom (Allah yarhamha. Ameen.) who used to do Da'wah at Daar Adh-Dhikr and WAMY (World Assembly Of Muslim Youth) ordered me to wear the niqab, because it was part of the school’s dress code when outdoors and because I was a resident in Saudi Arabia at that time, so I figured hey if you’re in Saudi, veil your face like the majority of women do.

    When we traveled abroad outside Saudi Arabia, like to Malaysia and Singapore, there were numerous instances when my nafs would want to discard the niqab as I didn’t like the stares which some of the foreign tourists often gave when they’d walk by me. My dear father (Allah yarhamhu. Ameen.) was less strict concerning veiling the face. So he told me I could stop wearing the niqab if I wanted to, even though my Mom insisted on it.

    At a hotel in Malaysia I recall not wearing the niqab for only few minutes though, when I didn’t like how some guys and others, probably French or so because of the dialect I overheard them talking, kept staring at me much more than when I had the niqab on. An odd aspect of wearing niqab is once you wear it for a long time and decide to take it off, there’s this tiny speck of guilty conscience that scolds you with statements like “What are you doing? Put the niqab back on! Your face feels like there’s something missing. This doesn’t feel right. Wear the niqab now, and do it for Allah, not for the people.” Thus I wore the niqab again feeling better, while still feeling somewhat self-conscious whenever strangers would stare or laugh at how I was dressed all in black like a “ninja”.

    So when we returned in Riyadh city, I went on to do some thorough research on the legislation of covering the face by Muslim women. At the same time I used to watch this Live Fatawa program on Saudi Channel 1 and occasionally send messages through e-mail and the legendary fax machine, asking if wearing the niqab was Sunnah or Wajib/Fardh/obligatory. Many of the answers by the sheikhs, one of them being the Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdul-Aziz Abdullah Aal Ash-Sheikh, were similar in agreeing upon the fact that the wives of the noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu alaihi wa sallam and his female companions (many of the sahabiyyaat) used to cover their faces in the presence of non-mahram men. Even during Hajj, if a female Hajj pilgrim should not wear the separate piece niqab, this is evident that in circumstances when she’s not in Hajj, a Muslimah is expected to have her face covered.

    Whether you hold the opinion that niqab is obligatory or you believe it’s just recommended and voluntary, without a doubt there are myriad benefits of Muslim women not showing their faces to non-mahram men in a Muslim community. For instance, husbands in general would appreciate the beauty of their wives more as they’re not exposed to the wide variety of pretty faces, while women dressed modestly wouldn’t be seen as cheap objects enslaved by the fashion industry.

    Alhamdulillah another thing that helped me with my self-esteem is habitually reading motivational articles online on how not to care about what people think. Furthermore when we realize that Allah the Almighty is the Only One Who can rightfully judge us in this temporal world and the next, the ignorant mockery, irrational insults or criticism of the ignorant can’t make us feel devalued and upset.

    The niqab isn’t worn to showcase we’re better than hijabis or non-hijabis, but it’s one of the noble steps that a Muslimah can take to be closer to Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala, and so her level in Jannah is elevated for striving to pass Allah’s different levels of tests.

    May Allah the Most Merciful forgive all our sins, accept all our good deeds and guide us to what is best. Ameen.

    📖 ‘Urwah reported: Aisha RadhiAllahu ‘anha said, “May Allah have mercy on the foremost women of the Muhaajirun. When Allah revealed the verse, ‘Let them draw their cloaks over their bodies,’ (The Noble Qur'an 24:31) they cut their sheets and veiled themselves with them.”

    Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari 4481

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

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  • 💐 In The Name Of Allah The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

    💌 Each soul you meet is temporary like life itself.

    Don’t expect each of them to reciprocate your help,

    To return your favors, reach out, ask about your health.

    Don’t fret if most of them left, not caring how you felt.

    ~•~

    Those gifts, the amount of cash you spent on so-and-so,

    And acts of kindness you showed to those who chose to go

    Are not wasted. If you did them for Allah, just know

    Each good deed you’ve done for Allah benefits your soul.

    ~•~

    It’s not a crisis if this person ditched your circle,

    That one ignored your messages, these stayed ungrateful,

    And you were betrayed or you’re ghosted by some people.

    Be glad you learned something. Recall they’re replaceable.

    ~•~

    From the brief connections that Allah caused to take place,

    We learn to depend only on Allah, not His slaves.

    We see how deceit is ugly, so we don’t betray,

    And people’s nature/true colors get revealed someday.

    ~•~

    Celebrate the truth that even if everyone leaves,

    As long as you believe in Allah, you are complete.

    It’s your wholeness that causes broken souls to mistreat.

    Take them as means for your faith and patience to increase.

    ~•~

    📖 Ibn Abbas RadhiAllahu ‘anhuma narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Verily, Allah has recorded good and evil deeds and He made them clear. Whoever intends to perform a good deed but does not do it, Allah will record it as a complete good deed. If he intends to do it and does so, Allah the Almighty will record it as ten good deeds, up to seven hundred times as much or even more. If he intends to do an evil deed and does not do it, Allah will record for him one complete good deed. If he does it, Allah will record for him a single evil deed.”

    Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari 6126

    Sahih Muslim 131

    Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (Authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

    📖 Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “The strong believer is more beloved to Allah than the weak believer, but there is goodness in both of them. Be eager for what benefits you, seek help from Allah, and do not be frustrated. If something befalls you, then do not say: 'If only I had done something else.’ Rather say: 'Allah has decreed what He wills.’ Verily, the phrase ‘if only’ opens the way for the work of shaytan.”

    Source: Sahih Muslim 2664

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Muslim

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  • 📖 Narrated Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated: My friend (the Prophet Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam) advised me to observe three things: To fast three days of each month; to pray two rak'aat of Duha prayer (forenoon prayer); and to pray Salat Al-Witr before sleeping.“

    Sahih Al-Bukhari 1981 In-book reference: Book 30, Hadith 88 USC-MSA web (English) reference: Vol. 3, Book 31, Hadith 202

    📖 Abu Dharr RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, "O Abu Dharr, if you are going to fast three days of the month, then fast on the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth days.”

    Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 761

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Al-Albani

    📖 Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “The deeds are presented on Monday and Thursday. Thus, I love for my deeds to be presented while I am fasting.”

    Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 747

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Al-Albani

    📖 Sahl ibn Sa’d RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Verily, there is a gate in Paradise called Ar-Rayyaan, through which only those who fasted will enter on the Day of Resurrection. No one else will enter it along with them. It will be said: 'Where are those who fasted, so that they may enter?’ When the last of them enter, it will be closed and no one else will go through it.”

    Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari 1797

    Sahih Muslim 1152

    Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (Authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

    📖 Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Whoever fasts a day in the way of Allah, Allah will move his face away from the Hellfire by a distance of seventy years.”

    Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari 2685

    Sahih Muslim 1153

    Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (Authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

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    💌 From the Muslims are a special few whom Allah loves

    And He guides their hearts to hate songs designed to distract.

    Musical instruments and song lyrics they gave up

    Because they prefer Allah, as they ditch shaytan’s traps.

    ~•~

    Their hearts are so pure that they can’t absorb shaytan’s tracks,

    Addictive music and meaningless words that destruct

    Faith and insight to distinguish what’s right from what’s not.

    Music addicts may be prone to crimes and the dark arts.

    ~•~

    Know that most music videos advocate and instruct:

    Attachment to dunya, inflated ego, and drugs,

    Sexual fluidity, gay and lesbian acts,

    Checking others out and bowing down to wretched lusts.

    ~•~

    Souls who seek Allah abstain from what He does not love.

    Their hearts incline to the Qur'an, Dhikr and Du'as.

    Strive not to mix good with bad, and you’ll subdue waswaas.

    Music can’t sway those whose hearts are free from vice and rust.

    ~•~

    If told “Music is relaxing”, tell them “No, it’s not.”

    Music makes you forget your goals, seeking Allah’s Love,

    And it can intoxicate you, so you breed vile thoughts.

    Peace is in loving Allah, not shaytan’s toys and knots.

    ~•~

    📖 Abu ‘Aamir or Abu Malik Al-Ash'ari RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated that he heard the Prophet Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam saying, “From among my followers there will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse (zina), the wearing of silk (by men), the drinking of alcoholic drinks and the use of musical instruments, as lawful (evidence that they are haraam/forbidden). And there will be some people who will stay near the side of a mountain and in the evening their shepherd will come to them with their sheep and ask them for something, but they will say to him, 'Return to us tomorrow.’ Allah will destroy them during the night and will let the mountain fall on them, and He will transform the rest of them into monkeys and pigs and they will remain so until the Day of Resurrection.”

    Sahih Al-Bukhari 5590

    In-book reference: Book 74, Hadith 16

    USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 7, Book 69, Hadith 494

    📖 Abu Qatadah RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Verily, you will never leave anything for the sake of Allah the Almighty but that Allah will replace it with something better.”

    Source: Musnad Ahmed 22565

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Al-Albani

    📖 Abu Malik Al-Ash'ari RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Some people from my nation will drink wine, calling it by different names, and musical instruments will be played for them and girls will sing to them. Allah will cause the earth to swallow them up, and He (Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala) will turn some of them into apes and pigs.”

    Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 4020

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Al-Albani

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  • 💐 In The Name Of Allah The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

    💌 If you wish to be happy, don’t do the following:

    Don’t think Allah hates you when “friends” start disappearing.

    Allah may have answered some of your supplications

    By keeping you away from those with bad intentions,

    Who sabotage themselves through lying and gossiping.

    ~•~

    Don’t prefer love music to daily Qur'an reading.

    To strengthen your faith/Imaan, read the Qur'an often.

    Don’t admire dancers who are talented at dancing.

    Look up to the pious who obtain peace through praying,

    As their souls rest through frequent Qur'an recitation.

    ~•~

    Don’t wish you could afford luxurious cars and mansions,

    Frequently traveling and dining at restaurants.

    Not being so wealthy is actually a blessing,

    When you recall that worldly joys aren’t permanent,

    And the poor enter Jannah before the rich Muslims.

    ~•~

    Don’t compare your current gifts to someone’s achievements.

    Don’t assume you’re the only soul prone to suffering.

    Don’t forget refugees worldwide, the orphaned children,

    Men with mountains of debts, and women who lost husbands.

    Don’t guess life is useless due to stress or depression.

    ~•~

    To be happy on the inside, embrace contentment.

    Always thank Allah that He chose you to be Muslim.

    Be grateful and patient with what Allah has destined,

    Aware that Allah knows what’s best for your well-being.

    Patiently never quit till you reach Jannah’s entrance.

    ~•~

    📖 Fadalah Ibn ‘Ubayd RadhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Blessed is one who is guided to Islam, whose livelihood is sufficient, and who is content.”

    Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2349

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Al-Albani

    📖 Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “The believing men and women continue to encounter trials throughout their lives, with regards to their children, and their wealth, until they meet Allah without any sin.”

    Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2399

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Al-Albani

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  • 💐 In The Name Of Allah The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

    💌 Three kinds of people whose “advice” we don’t need to take,

    As acting on their tips leads more to loss than upgrade:

    One - The jealous who “advise” so we’re misled to fail.

    Two - Pretenders whose actions conflict with what they say.

    Three - The helpless whose conditions differ from our state.

    ~•~

    We’re not obliged to listen to misleading pointers

    And warnings from those who are secretly our haters.

    If we believe our choices can make our faith stronger,

    We can ignore sly hints to “do something much better!”,

    “Find another job!” and “minimize your reminders.”

    ~•~

    Gladly dismiss suggestions from confused advisors,

    Whose efforts to assist contradict their behavior.

    They order “be humble” yet they keep judging others,

    Gossiping about this one’s looks and that one’s odor,

    And they expect instant payment for all their favors.

    ~•~

    Refuse to acknowledge “helpful instructions” from those

    Who don’t get you or whose circumstances oppose yours.

    If you’re a co-wife, disregard rants of the divorced.

    If a person has never been in your shoes, their words

    Are just their opinions. Take them with a grain of salt.

    ~•~

    As for those whose kind advice we welcome readily:

    Our parents with experience, who care for us truly,

    True friends who really want us in both worlds to succeed,

    And Muslims, of any age, who warn us sincerely

    So together we improve in faith and piety.

    ~•~

    📖 Tamim Al-Dari RadhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Religion is sincere good will (Naseeha).” We said, “To whom?” The Prophet SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger (Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam) the leaders of the Muslims, and their common people.”

    Source: Sahih Muslim 55

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Muslim

    📖 Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “The believer is a mirror to his faithful brother. He protects him against loss and defends him behind his back.”

    Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu 'anhu said, “The believer is a mirror to his brother. If he sees something wrong in him, he should correct it.”

    Source: Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 239

    Grade: Hasan (Fair) according to Al-Albani

    📖 Abu Sa'eed Al-Khudri RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Beware of loitering in the roads.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, we have nowhere else to sit and talk.” The Prophet SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “If you insist, then give the road its rights.” They said, “What are its rights, O Messenger of Allah?” The Prophet SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Lower the gaze, refrain from harm, return greetings of peace, enjoin good and forbid evil.”

    Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari 2333

    Sahih Muslim 2121

    Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (Authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

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    💌 Note to orphans, those who can’t find someone they can trust,

    And the withdrawn who are selective with whom to love:

    If in your place there’s no one who’s trustworthy enough,

    Be content knowing that Allah is always with us.

    Solitude becomes sweeter with Dhikr and Du'as.

    ~•~

    If sometimes you wake up from a dream and realize

    There’s nobody nearby who can help you analyze

    What you dreamt of, as most people are preoccupied

    With the lousy tendency to gossip and tell lies,

    Smile. We have Allah whom we can talk to day and night.

    ~•~

    Some strangers made fun of you, and you feel like ranting?

    Don’t bother complaining to those who love gossiping,

    Who may twist your words and spread the misinformation.

    Attain relief through frequent Qur'an recitation,

    Confide in Allah, and increase your supplications.

    ~•~

    Don’t depend on aunts and cousins to solve your problems,

    Specially if they can’t improve their own well-being.

    No need for guidance counselors, mentors and close friends

    To listen to you when they’ve got their own afflictions.

    We have Allah, be content with trusting Only Him.

    ~•~

    Yes, while some souls may see themselves as your trusted friend,

    Know that certain friendships gradually come to an end.

    Dreams, wishes, concerns and secrets you’ve told some of them

    May be used against you to spoil your decent standing.

    Be content relying on Allah, not His servants.

    ~•~

    📖 Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Allah the Almighty says: 'I am as My servant expects Me to be and I am with him as he remembers Me. If he remembers Me in himself, I will remember him in Myself. If he mentions Me in a gathering, I will mention him in a greater gathering. When he draws near Me by the span of his hand, I draw near him by the length of a cubit. When he draws near Me by the length of a cubit, I draw near him by the length of a fathom. When he comes to Me walking, I come to him running.’“

    Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari 6970, Sahih Muslim 2675

    Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (Authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

    📖 Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Some people from the Ansaar asked the Messenger of Allah SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam and he gave them. Then they asked for charity again and he SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam gave them. Then they asked again and he SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam gave them until all he had was gone. The Prophet SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, "If I had anything, I would not withhold it. Whoever refrains from asking others, then Allah will make him content. Whoever would be independent, then Allah will make him independent. Whoever would be patient, then Allah will make him patient. There is no gift that is better and more comprehensive than patience.”

    Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari 6105

    Sahih Muslim 1053

    Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (Authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

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  • 💐 In The Name Of Allah The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

    💌 Depression can reach anyone regardless of age,

    And this sadness is not always shown on a sad face.

    Extreme sorrow, grief and heartbreak are often displayed

    In many forms and subtle, inconspicuous ways.

    ~•~

    Some souls manifest depression through overeating,

    Resorting to bad habits to soothe their hurt feelings.

    Others can’t be bothered to cook, lost motivation,

    So they starve and oversleep to flee from their problems.

    ~•~

    While some depressed youths injure themselves to feel better,

    Despising themselves and doubting what they can offer,

    Other anguished souls disguise their troubles through laughter,

    Posting viral videos to be cheered for by others.

    ~•~

    Strong emotions, if not controlled, can lead to trouble;

    Preference for dunya to thoughts that are suicidal;

    Impatience with Allah’s Plans to being ungrateful;

    And ignorance of Sabr to feeling sorrowful.

    ~•~

    Antidepressants aren’t the best cure for sadness.

    Peace can be attained without needing to be famous.

    No need for fancy credentials to find happiness,

    When getting sad now and then is part of Allah’s tests.

    ~•~

    Better than being happy is gladly contented,

    Satisfied with Allah as our God Whom we worship.

    Keep calm through Dhikr, having some Surahs recited,

    And tame your nafs with Taqwa and Islamic knowledge.

    ~•~

    It’s okay to cry and have mood swings once in a while.

    Just prevent sadness from making you think of suicide.

    Think of Allah and gifts He gave to feel more inspired,

    And pray for eternal bliss in Jannah Paradise.

    ~•~

    📖 Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Nothing afflicts a Muslim of hardship, nor illness, nor anxiety, nor sorrow, nor harm, nor distress, nor even the pricking of a thorn, but that Allah will expiate his sins by it.”

    Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari 5318, Sahih Muslim 2573

    Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (Authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

    📖 Fadalah ibn ‘Ubayd RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Blessed is one who is guided to Islam, whose livelihood is sufficient, and who is contented.”

    Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2349

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Al-Albani

    📖 Anas ibn Malik RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “None of you should wish for death due to a calamity that has afflicted him. Yet if he must do something, let him say: 'O Allah, keep me alive so long as life is good for me, and cause me to die if death is better for me.’”

    Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari 5347, Sahih Muslim 2680

    Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (Authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

    💐 In The Name Of Allah The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

    💌 Allah the Almighty loves those with good character,

    Those believers who strive to maintain proper manners,

    Who try their best to behave decently with others,

    Striving to pass Allah’s tests with Sabr and Shukr.

    ~*~

    Those blessed with fine conduct know when to be fair and kind,

    So they’re not taken advantage of by the unkind.

    Kindness doesn’t mean you give others gifts all the time,

    But you treat them well, as you avoid gossip and lies.

    ~*~

    If you have nothing nice to say, you remain quiet.

    Good character inspires you to defend and protect,

    Like a defender of the weak, bullied and oppressed.

    With Akhlaaq, you’re not the type of friend who gets jealous.

    ~*~

    Upon noticing someone’s flaws, you first check yourself,

    Understand you’re not perfect, then advise them to help.

    Your advice is one-on-one. You never mean to hurt.

    Mistreating others only makes one’s self-hatred worse.

    ~*~

    From good character is wanting others to succeed,

    To thrive for Allah in both worlds, through faith and good deeds.

    You enjoin right, forbid wrong, remind generously,

    And welcome criticism to improve eagerly.

    ~*~

    You dislike what Allah hates: Dhulm, rumors, backbiting,

    Gossiping, kibr, laughing at others’ shortcomings,

    Stealing, breaking promises without valid reasons,

    Suspicion, and looking down on Allah’s creation.

    ~*~

    From traits that Allah loves: Patience, courage for His sake,

    Gentleness, gratitude, truth in what you do and say,

    Mercy, not envying others for what Allah gave,

    And knowledge that Allah is our Judge on Judgment Day.

    ~*~

    📖 Abdullah Ibn Amr RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said: “Verily, among the best of you are those with the best character.”

    Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari 3366

    Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi

    📖 Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said: “The best of you in Islam are those with the best character, if they have religious understanding.”

    Source: Musnad Ahmed 9880

    Grade: Sahih

    📖 Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said: “Shall I not tell you what distinguishes the best of you from the worst of you? The best of you are those from whom goodness is expected and people are safe from their evil. The worst of you are those from whom goodness is not expected and people are not safe from their evil.”

    Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhī 2263

    Grade: Sahih

    📖 Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said: “The Muslim is the one from whose tongue and hand the people are safe, and the believer is the one people trust with their lives and wealth.”

    Source: Sunan Al-Nasā’ī 4995

    Grade: Sahih

    📖 Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu 'anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said: “The most complete of the believers in faith are those with the most excellent character, and the best of you are the best in behavior to their women.”

    Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhī 1162

    Grade: Sahih

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  • 💐 In The Name Of Allah The Most Gracious The Most Merciful


    💌 The more grateful you are to Allah for what He gave,

    The less you’d compare your life to others’ lives with hate.

    Jealous vibes are clear when users post status updates

    That offend or degrade those whose achievements they crave.

    ~•~

    If online or offline you can’t say anything kind,

    Be quiet instead of bashing others from behind.

    Envious energy is obvious when one backbites

    And gossips about someone one can’t help but despise.

    ~•~

    A wise person keeps their mouth shut if they can’t be nice.

    No reason for one to speak if one’s speech carries lies,

    False allegations, assumptions, reasons to backbite,

    Jokes that prove self-hatred, or insults that don’t inspire.

    ~•~

    It’s not cool but deplorable to see folks giggle

    While mocking those they envy and consider hateful.

    Of their own flaws and imperfections they’re forgetful.

    Sins are what they gain when backbiting about people.

    ~•~

    Are they that miserable they’re desperate to spread their blues

    By spreading rumors so their low self-esteem is soothed?

    Their proneness to be passive-aggressive simply proves

    They’re unsatisfied with themselves and so insecure.

    ~•~

    Confident souls who are contented with Allah’s gifts

    Refuse to engage in immature games and gossip.

    They don’t feel inferior nor threatened by friends’ success,

    They’re focused on serving Allah and passing His tests.

    ~•~

    Train yourself to be happy for Muslims’ happiness,

    Well aware of the truth in Jannah is actual bliss.

    Let your gratitude to Allah be always expressed,

    And toss out jealousy, so your heart can gently rest.

    ~•~

    📖 Abu Huraira RadhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated: Allah’s noble Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam said, “Beware of envy, for it devours good deeds just as fire devours wood or grass.”

    Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4903

    Grade: Sahih (Authentic) according to Al-Suyuti

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