Tag Archives: Paradise

Angels surround gatherings where Allah is remembered

Sahih Muslim, Book 35, Number 6505: Abu Hurairah reported Allah 's Apostle (may peace be upon him) as saying Allah (SWT) has mobile (squads) of angels, who have no other work (to attend to but) to follow the assemblies of Dhikr and when they find such assemblies in which there is Dhikr (of Allah (SWT)) they sit in them and some of them surround the others with their wings till the space between them and the sky of the world is fully covered, and when they disperse (after the assembly of Dhikr is adjourned) they go upward to the heaven and Allah (SWT), the Exalted and Glorious, asks them although He is best informed about them: "Where have you come from?" They Read more ...

Are you aware of the day of regret??

Commanding His Prophet in the Quran, Almighty Allah says: "And warn them of the Day of regret, as the Command is decreed, and they are in a state of heedlessness, and they do not believe." (Surah Maryam 19:39) On that day, horrors of unspeakable scale will be seen, no way of escape will be found, and all hopes for salvation will be dashed. That will be the condition of the disbelievers who led their lives in this world in denial and heedlessness of Allah's religion and far removed from His obedience. All sources of trouble and pain in this world pale in comparison to one moment spent in Hell. This can be better imagined when we think of the fact that Hell Read more ...

“In the company of the Poor…”

On the authority of Anas (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "The gates of Paradise will be opened on Mondays and on Thursdays, and every servant [of Allah] who associates nothing with Allah will be forgiven, except for the man who has a grudge against his brother. [About them] it will be said: 'Delay these two until they are reconciled; delay these two until they are reconciled.'" The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "O Allah, grant me life as a poor man, cause me to die as a poor man and resurrect me in the company of the poor..." Aishah (RA) asked him why he Read more ...

Sabr or Shukr – The Worry Stops Here!

Sabr or Shukr - The Worry Stops Here! By Sheikh Muhammad al-Shareef Aasiyah, the wife of Fir’own (Pharoah). Her Iman in Allah thrived under the shadow of someone that said, “I am your Lord, Most High!" When news reached Fir’own of his wife’s Iman he beat her and commanded his guards to beat her. They took her out in the scalding noon heat, tied her hands and feet and beat her perpetually. Who did she turn to? She turned to Allah! She prayed, “My lord, build for me a home with you in Paradise and save me from Fir’own and his deeds and save me from the transgressing people.” It was narrated that when she said this, the sky opened for her Read more ...

The First Night In The Grave

The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, "Everyone who dies - then his actions are sealed except for the one guarding the border in the way of Allah - his actions continue to increase for him until the Day of Resurrection and he is saved from the trials of the Grave." [Sahih: Abu Dawud, at-Tirmidhee, al-Haakim: from Fadaalah ibn 'Ubaid & Ahmad from 'Uqbah ibn 'Aamir.] The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, "Verily the grave is the first stopping place for the Hereafter; so if he is saved therein, then what comes after is easier than it. And if he is not saved therefrom, then that which comes after is harder." Read more ...

Have You Ever Tasted Jannah?

In Sahih Muslim (Book #001, Hadith #0361), Ibn Masood narrates from RasulAllah sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam the warming story of the last man to escape Hellfire: "His crawl away from Hellfire is filled with his face sliping into the dirt, a tremoring walk, and a fire that licks him until he finally escapes. When he is past it, he looks back, horrified, and announces with the loudest voice, “All praise is due to Allah Who saved me from you.” Then he says, most proud, “Verily I have been rewarded with something that no one from the beginning to the end of creation has been blessed with.” At that moment, a tree catches his eye – a tree that was commanded Read more ...

Woe unto you, O Dinaar!!!

An interesting story related about Dinaar al-'Ayaar. Dinaar had a righteous mother who would constantly advise him to repent for his wayward, sinful existence, but as much as she tried, her words had no positive effect on him whatsoever. Then, one day, as he was walking by a graveyard, he stopped to pick up a bone. He was shocked to see how it crumbled and turned to dust in his hand. The sight of that bone had a profound effect on Dinaar. He began to think about his life and his past sins, and he then exclaimed, "Woe unto you, O Dinaar, you are going to end up like this crushed bone, and your body will turn into dust." All of his past sins then flashed Read more ...

Ramadan : The Virtues of Fasting

Abu Hurairah reported the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, as saying: “Allah said: ‘Every action of the son of Adam is for him except fasting, for that is solely for Me. I give the reward for it.’ The fast is a shield. If one is fasting, he should not use foul language, raise his voice, or behave foolishly. If someone reviles him or fights with him he should say, ‘I am fasting,’ twice. By the One in whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, the [bad] breath of the one who is fasting is better in the sight of Allah on the Day of Resurrection than the smell of musk. The one who is fasting is happy at two times: when he breaks Read more ...

Ar-Rahman — THE MOST GRACIOUS

Surah 55 - Ar Rahman, THE MOST GRACIOUS (The Beneficent) This beautiful and effective chapter of Quran begins with a qualitative name of Divine Being Ar-Rahman (The Most Affectionate). The entire chapter speaks of His Affection and beneficence. It declares that Quran is the revelation of Ar-Rahman Who created human-being particularly Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) the last grand and dignified Prophet. Ar-Rahman taught human-being. Then the chapter deals with the means which Allah has created for the physical sustenance of man. All these things have been done by Allah to provide physical benefits to human being. When Allah has cared for material Read more ...