Doing Things with Wrong Intentions

عن عوف بن مالك الأشجعي رضي الله عنه قال سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم يقول من قام مقام رياء رايا الله به ومن قام مقام سمعة سمع الله به  رواه الطبراني بإسناد حسن (الترغيب و الترهيب 1/76)

Hadhrat Auf bin Maalik Ashja’ee (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever does any action for show, Allah Ta’ala will expose him and disgrace him on the day of Qiyaamah. (i.e. Allah Ta’ala will expose his evil intentions before the creation on the day of Qiyaamah.)

Expressing Gratitude over the Favours of Allah Ta’ala

Gratitude rockHazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

My Sheikh Hazrat Moulana Khaleel Ahmed Sahaaranpuri (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) explained a very important point under the verse of the Qur’an:

وَإِن تَعُدّوا نِعمَتَ اللَّـهِ لا تُحصوها

If you try to count the favours of Allah Ta’ala, you will not be able to encompass it.

Hazrat (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) mentioned that if one has to examine this aayah, he will find the word ‘ni’mat’ mentioned in the singular form. Hence, this aayah indicates towards this fact, that if one has to try and encompass all the benefits and favours one receives from Allah Ta’ala through one bounty (e.g. eyesight, hearing, speech, etc.), he will not succeed in encompassing all its good. (Suhbate Baa awliyaa pg. 92)

An Important Principle in the upbringing of a Child

PrinciplesRibbonHazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

A person once mentioned to me an important principle in the upbringing of a child. I found much wisdom in it and I feel that it is such an important principle that it is worthy of being inscribed in gold. He said that if a child asks for something and you wish to give it to him, then give it to him at the first instance. However, if you refuse him at the first instance, then after refusing, despite how much the child persists asking for it, do not give it to him. If you do not adopt this method and give in to the demands of the child whenever he persists, then the child will get spoilt and this bad habit will be formed in him that he will feel that whenever he wants something in life, he should go on persisting till he gets it. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 10/343)

Concern for the Neighbour

good neighbourعن أنس بن مالك قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم : ما آمن بي من بات شبعان وجاره جائع إلى جنبه وهو يعلم به رواه الطبراني والبزار وإسناد البزار حسن (مجمع الزوائد رقم 13554)

Hadhrat Anas (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The one who spends the night in the condition that he is satiated whilst he knows that his neighbour is experiencing hunger, has not brought true Imaan on me.” (i.e. He cannot be a perfect believer.)

وعن  ابن عباس قال : سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول: ليس المؤمن بالذي يشبع وجاره جائع إلى جنبه . (البيهقي في شعب الإيمان رقم 3117)

Hadhrat ibn Abbaas (Radhiallahu Anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “A Mu’min is not one who eats to his full, while his neighbour who lives beside him is in the state of hunger.” (i.e. and he knows of the condition of his neighbour).

Reward of Freeing Four Slaves from the Progeny of Hadhrat Isma’eel (Alayhis Salaam)

SceneOne should recite the following Duaa ten times in the morning and evening:

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

There is no deity besides Allah Ta’ala alone, who has no partner. To Him belongs the entire universe, and for Him is all praise and He has power over everything

عن عمرو بن ميمون قال  من قال لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له له الملك وله الحمد وهو على كل شيء قدير عشر مرار كان كمن أعتق أربعة أنفس من ولد إسماعيل وقال سليمان حدثنا أبو عامر حدثنا عمر حدثنا عبد الله بن أبي السفر عن الشعبي عن ربيع بن خثيم بمثل ذلك قال فقلت للربيع ممن سمعته قال من عمرو بن ميمون قال فأتيت عمرو بن ميمون فقلت ممن سمعته قال من بن أبي ليلى قال فأتيت بن أبي ليلى فقلت ممن سمعته قال من أبي أيوب الأنصاري يحدثه عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم  (مسلم رقم 2693)

Hadhrat Amr bin Maymoon (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) reports: “The one who recites the following duaa ten times, he will receive the reward like the one who freed four slaves from the progeny of Hadhrat Isma’eel (Alayhis Salaam).

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

Sulaymaan reports from Abu Aamir, who reported from Umar, who reported from Abdullah bin Abi Safr, who reported from Sha’bi, who reported from Rabee’ bin Khuthaim the above-mentioned Hadith.

Sha’bi says, I then asked Rabee’: “Who did you hear this Hadith from?” He replied: “Amr bin Maymoon.” I then went to Amr bin Maymoon and asked: “Who did you hear this Hadith from?” He replied: “ibn Abi Layla.” I then went to ibn Abi Layla and asked: “Who did you hear this Hadith from?” He replied: “From Hadhrat Abu Ayyoob Ansaari (Radhiallahu Anhu), who reported from Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).”