بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

For Sale: Palace in Paradise


Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “I guarantee a palace on the outskirts of Paradise for the person who abstains from disputes, even though he may be in the right; and a palace in the middle of Paradise for the person who abandons speaking lies, even if it be in jest; and a palace in the highest stages of Paradise for the person who has good character.” (Sunan Abi Dawood #4800) 

In the abovementioned hadeeth, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) stands guarantee for a person receiving a palace in Jannah. However, there are three different palaces promised.

The first is a palace on the outskirts of Jannah, and this is promised for the person who avoids disputes and arguments, even if he be in the right. It is obvious that avoiding a dispute, in the situation where one is in the right, will entail one foregoing and sacrificing his right. However, on account of his sacrifice being for the sake of maintaining peace and good relations, Allah Ta‘ala will reward him with a palace on the outskirts of Jannah. Furthermore, if a person has such self-control that he can avoid an argument even when he is in the right, this person will definitely avoid arguing, fighting, and attempting to justify his actions when he is in the wrong.

The second is a palace in the middle of Jannah, which can be considered as a ‘prime spot’, and this is promised for the person who has such a high level of truthfulness that he does not even lie in joking and jest. Sometimes, even a person who is generally truthful will lie in order to amuse people and win a few laughs. This, however, is impermissible. When a person has complete truthfulness, he will speak the truth at all times.

The third is a palace in the highest stages of Jannah, and this is promised for the person who has good character. The reason for this person receiving the best palace is that good character is the root of all other good qualities, including avoiding arguments and leaving out speaking lies. Hence, a person who has good character will have all the other good qualities which stem from good character and will ensure that he causes no harm to the creation of Allah Ta‘ala.

– uswatul muslima 

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During the period of Hazrat Basri r.a a rich person died leaving behind a large fortune to his only son. His son, who inherited the fortune, used the money for all sorts of illicit activities. All his life his mother implored him to attend the lectures of Hazrat Hassan Basri r.a so that he may return to the right path but he never heeded to her calls. After spending all of his life going against the will of Allah, he health deteriorated due to his habits. Bedridden during the fag end of his life, his mother still wanted him to visit Hazrat Hassan Basri r.a so that he may have a change of heart though at the end. The son constantly kept refusing to acknowledge his mother’s wish.

When he felt the death looming over him, he asked his mother to take him to Hazrat Hassan Basri r.a so that…

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The Ultimate Immune Booster


‘Ataa’ Sulami (rahimahullah) narrates the following:

I was once passing through the alleys of Kufah when I saw ‘Alyaan laughing at a doctor. As it was well known that ‘Alyaan never laughed, I became intrigued and drew closer. As I approached, I asked him why he was laughing. ‘Alyaan replied, “I am laughing at this doctor who is treating the illnesses of others, despite the fact that he is himself fatally ill.” Hearing this, I asked ‘Alyaan, “Do you know of any medication that can save him from his illness?” “Yes!” he replied, “I know of a medication which is such that if it is administered to him, I hope that he will recover.” “What is the formula of this medication?” I prompted. On my request, ‘Alyaan proceeded to prescribe the following:

1. A few leaves from the tree of poverty

2. The root of the tree of sabr (patience, forbearance and steadfastness)

3. Fruit from the tree of humility

4. Fruit from the tree of ma’rifat (recognition of Allah Ta‘ala)

5. The ingredient of pondering over one’s condition

Using the mortar and pestle (or the grinding stone) of grief and regret over one’s sins, crush the above ingredients into a fine paste. Thereafter place the paste into the pan of taqwa and pour some of the water of hayaa into the mixture. Using the firewood of Allah Ta‘ala’s love, light a fire beneath the pan and boil the mixture until it begins to froth. Once the mixture is prepared, empty it into the bottle of always remaining pleased over the decision of Allah Ta‘ala. Thereafter, cool the mixture by fanning it with the fan of the praise of Allah Ta‘ala. Finally, take this medication consistently, by pouring a little into the cup of concern over one’s state and condition, and by swallowing it using the spoon of repentance. If this medication is taken regularly, there is hope that the person will never again fall into the illness of disobeying Allah Ta‘ala. (Taareekh Ibni ‘Asaakir, vol. 41, pg. 524)

Lessons:

1. Just as a person’s body falls ill, their soul also falls ill by succumbing to spiritual illnesses. A physical illness has the potential to destroy a person’s health, ultimately leading to his death. A spiritual illness, on the other hand, has the potential to destroy a person’s deen, ultimately leading to the ruin of his Hereafter. Just as a qualified, experienced doctor is consulted when the body falls ill, similarly an expert spiritual doctor should be consulted when the soul falls ill. Thereafter, when the doctor of the soul prescribes some treatment and medication, it should be strictly adhered to in order for the patient to see the desired outcome. These spiritual doctors are none other than the Mashaayikh.

2. Just as the physical body requires a variety of ingredients to remain healthy e.g. vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates, etc, a person’s soul also requires a variety of ‘ingredients’ to remain healthy. These ‘ingredients’ are the qualities of sabr (patience and perseverance), shukr (gratitude), taqwa (consciousness and fear of Allah Ta‘ala), hayaa (modesty and shame) and other similar praiseworthy qualities.

3. If the physical body is poisoned, it begins to die. Similarly, when the soul is poisoned, through a person committing excessive evil deeds and failing to repent and change his life, the soul begins to die. If the soul is not treated, but rather it is further poisoned, it will eventually die, and the death of the soul occurs when the soul loses imaan and a person now leaves the fold of Islam. May Allah Ta‘ala save us from the condition of the death of the soul.


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From the Mathnawi

This, too, shall pass

   

     
A certain saintly man used to always perform his salaah with the congregation in the mosque. One day as usual he went to the mosque for salaah. As he reached the door of the mosque, he heard the voice of the Imam saying: “Assalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullah” indicating that the congregational salaah had ended. Realizing that he had missed the congregational salaah, the pious man was filled with so much sorrow that he sighed: “Ah!” Such a sigh came right from the depths of his heart. “The saintly man missed the congregation and ‘Ah!’ was uttered in sorrow and in his ‘Ah’ the blood of his heart could be smelt”.

     Inside the mosque, there was another saintly person with a
spiritual insight. When he came out of the mosque, he saw a celestial light, which went right up to the Throne of Allah…

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​_*Beautiful letter written by a father to his son and daughter*_👌
*Make sure  your children read it too.*
Following is a letter to his daughter from a renowned Hong Kong TV Broadcaster and Child Psychologist.

The words are actually applicable to all of us, young or old, children or parents.! 

This applies to all sons & daughters too. 
All parents can use this in their teachings to their children.
_Dear daughter,_
_I am writing this to you because of 3 reasons…_
_1. Life, fortune and mishaps are unpredictable, nobody knows how long he lives._

 

_2. I am your father, and if I don’t tell you these, no one else will._
_3. Whatever written is my own personal bitter experiences that perhaps could save you a lot of unnecessary heartaches._ 
_*Remember the following as you go through life.*_
_1. Do not bear grudge towards those who are not good to you. No one has the responsibility of treating you well, except your mother and I._ 
_To those who are good to you, you have to treasure it and be thankful, and ALSO you have to be cautious, because, everyone has a motive for every move. When a person is good to you, it does not mean he really will be good to you. You have to be careful, don’t hastily regard him as a real friend._
_2. No one is indispensable, nothing is in the world that you must possess._ 
_Once you understand this idea, it would be easier for you to go through life when people around you don’t want you anymore, or when you lose what you wanted the most._
_3. Life is short._ 

_When you waste your life today, tomorrow you would find that life is leaving you. The earlier you treasure your life, the better you enjoy life._
_4. Love is nothing but a transient feeling, and this feeling would fade with time and with one’s mood. If your so called loved one leaves you, be patient, time will wash away your aches and sadness._ 
_Don’t over exaggerate the beauty and sweetness of love, and don’t over exaggerate the sadness of falling out of love._
_5. A lot of successful people did not receive a good education, that does not mean that you can be successful by not studying hard! Whatever knowledge you gain is your weapon in life._ 
_One can go from rags to riches, but one has to start from some rags !_
_6. I do not expect you to financially support me when I am old, neither  would I financially support your whole life. My responsibility as a supporter ends when you are grown up. After that, you decide whether  you want to travel in a public transport or in your limousine, whether rich or poor._
_7. You honour your words, but don’t expect others to be so. You can be good to people, but don’t expect people to be good to you. If you don’t understand this, you would end up with unnecessary troubles._
_8. I have bought lotteries for umpteen years , but could never strike any prize. That shows if you want to be rich, you have to work hard! There is no free lunch !_
_9. No matter how much time I have with you, let’s treasure the time we have together. We do not know if we would meet again in our next life._
                 _Your Parents_

                         _X Y Z_
*Read it twice*

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In order for me to have a good day, I need to start off my day with a little gratitude and some excitement. When I wake up I always say 5 things i’m grateful for. And of course i’m always excited to have my cup of coffee and sit on my front porch with the fresh early morning breeze. I do and think in a positive way, reason being is if I start my day well the rest of my day will turn out to be good. It’s what we think and how we go about our day.

I can wake up in the morning stub my toe and sip my coffee  That would put me in a bad mood. Guess what, we will continue to be in a bad mood and our whole day will be full of problems and negativity. The way we perceive is the way we will attract.

We can easily change the bad mood into a good mood. Don’t get me wrong my mornings aren’t always happy and chippy. If I am in a bad mood, I will tell myself the rest of the day will be good. What we think is what we will attract.

Remember we can always have a good day !