Know Allah in times of ease and He will know you in times of adversities

It has been authentically related from the Prophet (Sallahu alaihi wa salam) on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbas -May Allah be pleased with him – that when he was a small boy, the Prophet (Sallahu alaihi wa salam) advised him by saying,

Know Allah in times of ease and He will know you in times of adversities

Nnarrated by Ahmad and others.

Al Hafidh Ibn Rajab Al Hanbali – may Allah have mercy upon him- mentioned in his book, ‘Al Jaam’I Al ‘Uloom wal Hikm’, pg. 424,

In the general sense, whoever has dealt with Allah with taqwa and obedience while in a state of ease, then Allah will deal with him with compassion and assist him in the circumstance of his experiencing hardship.

Hasten to do good deeds; (there will be) fitnah like a portion of a dark night .. (Must Read)

Nothing can fill (satisfy) the eye of Adam’s son except dust

623. Narrated Ibn ‘Abbaas (radhi Allaahu anhu) : I heard Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying,

If the son of Adam had money equal to a valley, then he will wish for another similar to it, for nothing can fill (satisfy) the eye of Adam’s son except dust (*). And Allaah (Subhahanu wata’alaa) forgives him who (repents to Him) begs for His pardon.

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 445, Vol. 8]

(*) [H.623] Means his death.

Source : The Book Of Zakat : Chapterr 39 – If there were two valleys (of gold) for the son of Adam, he would long for the third one. Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Read – This worldly life is like an unchaste woman – Ibn al Qayyim

Avoid the Seven great Destructive Sins

56. Narrated Aboo Huraira (radhi Allaahu anhu) : The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

” Avoid the seven great destructive sins.” The people enquired, ” O Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) ! What are they ?” He said,

 (1) To join others in worship along with Allaah;
 (2) To practise sorcery ;
 (3) To kill the life which Allaah has forbidden except for just cause ( according to Islaamic Law);
 (4) To eat up Ribaa [usury];
 (5) To eat up an orphan’s wealth;
 (6) To show one’s back to the enemy and fleeing from the battlefield at the time of fighting, and
 (7) To accuse chaste women, who never even think of anything touching chastity and are good believers.

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeet No. 28, Vol. 4]

Source : The Book of Belief : Chapter 36 -The mention (about) the great (major) sins and the greatest among them. Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Choosing Righteous Companions

1687. Narrated Aboo Moosa (radhi Allaahu anhu) : The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

The example of a good righteous companion and an evil one is that of a person carrying musk and another blowing a pair of bellows. The one who is carrying musk will either give you some perfume as a present, or (at least) you will buy some from him, or you will get a good smell from him; but the one who is blowing a pair of bellows will either burn your clothes or you will get a bad smell from him.

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 442, Vol. 7]

Source  : The Book of Kindness Relations and Manners – Chapter 45 – Preference of having righteous good companions and to keep away from evil companions.  Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan,Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

From Allaah’s Blessings on a servant is that he be granted contentment

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him said,

From Allaah’s Blessings on a servant is that he be granted contentment, whether that be regarding his residence, his clothes, his means of transport, or his children.  For when a person is content with what Allaah has given him, he will remain rich

Bulughul-Maraam, vol. 6, p. 272.

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The one who advises his brother in secret ..

Abûd-Dardâ (radhiya Allâhu ´anh) said:

The one who advises his brother in secret has beautified him and the one who advises his brother openly has uglified him.

(al-Amr bil-Ma´rûf wan-Nahî ´an-il-Munkar, p. 39, by Imâm Abu Bakr al-Khallâl)

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Devil entering via a Person Yawning

The son of Abu Said al-Khudri reported on the authority of his father that Allaah’s Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

When one of you yawns, he should keep his mouth shut with the help of his hand, for it is the devil that enters therein.

Sahih Muslim : Book 42 :The Book of Abstinence and Heart-Melting Narrations) –  Chapter 09:Sneezing and the Disapproval of Yawning – Hadith 7130

* Yawning is from Shaytaan and it may invalidate your Salah

Love to meet Allaah

1719. Narrated ‘Ubaaba bin As-Saamit (radhi Allaahu anhu) : The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

Whoever loves to meet Allaah, Allaah (too) loves to meet him, and whoever hates to meet Allaah, Allaah (too) hates to meet him.

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 514, Vol. 8]

Source : The Book of Dhikr, Ad-Du’aa At-tauba etc – Chapter 5 – Whoever  loves to meet Allaah, Allaah (too) loves to meet him, and whoever hates to meet Allaah, Allaah (too) hates to meet him. Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Related Hadith:

It is authentically reported that `Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

“He who loves meeting Allah, Allah will love to meet him, and he who dislikes to meet Allah, Allah dislikes to meet him.” I (‘A’ishah) said: “Allah’s Messenger, as for death, we all hate it.” Thereupon he (the Prophet) said: “It is not that (which you construe), but (this) that when a believer (at the time of death) is given the glad tidings of the mercy of Allah, His Pleasure, and of paradise, he longs to meet Allah, and Allah also loves to meet him; and when a Kafir (disbeliever/non-Muslim) is given the news of the torment and hardship which he is going to face at the Hand of Allah, he abhors to meet Allah and Allah also hates meeting him.

(Agreed upon by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

* Fear of Death – Fatwa of Ibn Baaz

Remembrance of Allaah for the heart is like water for the fish ..

Shaikhul Islaam Ibnu Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said:

Remembrance of Allaah for the heart is like water for the fish, and what will be the state of affairs of the fish when it is separated from water

[Al-waabilus sayyib of Ibnul Qayyim]

* Miracle of the Crying of the Tree Trunk Regarding the Remembrance of Allah
* Ibn al Jawzi’s brilliant depiction of conflict between Mankind and Shaytan

* Offering of a Salaat (prayer) (in its proper time)

353. Narrated Aboo Huraira (radhi Allaahu anhu) : Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

Whoever could get or was able to offer one Rak’a of a Salaat (prayer), (in its proper time) he has got that Salaat.

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 554, Vol. 1]

Source : The Book of Mosques and places of worship – Chapter 3o – Whosoever did (or got) one Rak’a of a Salaat (prayer) (in time) then he has got that Salaat.  Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Read – Times of the Five Obligatory Daily Prayers – alifta.net