The Most Complete in Faith

Salamualaykum,

The Prophet (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said, “The most complete in faith are those best in their character, those who are easy to socialise with, and those who get along with others and others get along with them. There is no good in the one who cannot get along with others and others cannot get along with him.” – al-Tirmidhi
Don’t be difficult, note to self lol :)
-Fi Amanillah-

Be Amongst the Few

Salamualaykum,

‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin al-’As narrated that the Messenger of Allah said:
“There are two characteristics that no servant possesses except that he will enter Paradise. They are both very easy, but those who act upon them are quite few:
 The first is that one of you says‘Subhan Allah’ ten times, ‘al-Hamdu lillah’ ten times, and ‘Allahu Akbar’ ten times after each prayer. This is 150 (30 X five prayers) with the tongue, and 1,500 in the Scale.

The second is that if he goes to bed, he says ‘Subhan Allah’ thirty-three times, ‘al-Hamdu lillah’ thirty-three times, and ‘Allahu Akbar’ thirty-four times. This is 100 with the tongue, and 1,000 in the Scale. So, which of you performs 2,500 sins in the course of a day and night?!”

‘Abdullah said: “I saw the Messenger of Allah counting them on his fingers.”

It was asked: “O, Messenger of Allah! Why is it that those who do this are few?”

The Prophet replied: “Satan comes to one of you in his prayer and says to him: ‘Remember such-and-such that you have to attend to after the prayer!’ Likewise, he comes to one of you when he goes to bed and causes him to fall asleep (without making theseadhkar).”

[Reported by at-Tabrizi in ‘Mishkat al-Masabih’ (2406), and it is in ‘Sahih Mawarid ath-Thaman’ (449)]

Some benefits from the hadith:

  • Those who are consistent in performing good deeds are the always the minority in relation to the rest of the people.
  • Good deeds that one performs during the day completely wipe out and obliterate the sins that one gathers during the day.
  • One should always keep in mind that the reward for each good deed is multiplied many times over, and this should encourage him and increase his zeal and enthusiasm in picking as much as possible from these fruits and treasures of good deeds.
  • A small whisper from Satan is all it takes to cause you to miss out on a single act that might be your ticket to Paradise, so, it is essential to turn his plots against him and fight against the laziness and laxity that block the performance of such actions.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ ذِكْرًا كَثِيرًا
Surah Ahzab – Ayah 41

Source: Iskandrani

-Fi Amanillah-

Hidden Shirk

Salamualaykum,

“I fear for my Ummah a hidden shirk and that shirk is Riyaa – Pride, Hypocrisy. Beware of this Shirk Khafiya – Hidden Shirk, as it is like a black ant walking on a black rock on a dark moonless night.” – Rasulullah (SalAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam)

When the Prophet (salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said this to his companions, each and every one of them became worried about their internal state. They asked Rasulullah (salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) that if this was truly the case, how could any of them be safe from hidden shirk – Riyaa? The Messenger of Allah shared with them this very important du’a:

اللّهُـمَّ إِنّـي أَعـوذُبِكَ أَنْ أُشْـرِكَ بِكَ وَأَنا أَعْـلَمْ، وَأَسْتَـغْفِرُكَ لِما لا أَعْـلَم
Allahumma innee a’oothu bika an ushrika bika wa-ana ‘alam, wa-astaghfiruka lima la ‘alam.

O Allah, I take refuge in You lest I should commit shirk (associate partners) with You knowingly and I seek Your forgiveness for what I do unknowingly.

La tushriku bihi shay’aa… When we hear ayaat or ahadith highlighting the importance of worshipping Allah alone, we should make an effort to pay close attention and internalize the message at a more personal level. We all know what shirk is, and some may even think it’s elementary to talk about it constantly since, well, we’re not worshipping idols or anything. But the hadith above exposes the reality and pervasiveness of hidden shirk – when a person does an act of ‘ibadah, not seeking Allah’s pleasure, but to be noticed by someone, to be praised in front of people, to maintain a positive reputation, etc. Think about it: a Hafidh, a Martyr, and a man who spends from his wealth, will all be questioned and thrown into the Hell Fire for lack of sincerity in their niyyah. In a few quick moments, all the time and energy they exhausted in dunya will be turned to absolutely nothing in front of all of Allah’s creation. Can you imagine the mental torment of experiencing that and realizing there will be no end to the Fire? How much pain, regret, sorrow, and complete and utter hopelessness they will experience? It’s really a scary thought. Allahummaj ‘alna minal muhsineen, Ameen. 

Action Items:

  1. Learn the du’a above to seek protection from hidden shirk. Recite regularly.
  2. Hide your good deeds just like you hide your bad deeds.
  3. Perfect your duties and acts of ‘ibadah in public and private.
  4. Welcome advice and constructive criticism from others.
  5. Constantly remind yourself of your shortcomings and flaws and work towards excellence.
  6. Wish well for others
  7. Always consider your contribution as minimal
  8. Elongate your prayers in private. Longer Qiyaam, ruku’, sujood, etc..
  9. Don’t mention a good deed repeatedly or openly
  10. Engage in Muhasabah or self-scrutiny
  11. Doubt your sincerity. A scholar once said that if you see ikhlaas in your deed, then your ikhlaas itself needs ikhlaas.
  12. Study the concepts of niyyah, ikhlas, ihsaan, etc. Have a proper understanding of who Allah is and what He wants from you.
  13. Make a niyyah for anything and everything.
  14. Begin every task with Bismillah.. If you can’t say Bismillah before doing it, then that’s a pretty clear indication you should be doing something else.
  15. Learn this du’a as well:

    اللهم أجعلني خيرا مما يظنون ولا تواخذني بما يقولون واغفر لي مالا يعلمون

    O Allah, do not call me to account for what they say and forgive me for what they have no knowledge of (and make me better than they imagine) [Bukhari]

    -Fi Amanillah-

Beseech

Salamualaykum,

One of my favorite du’as is the du’a of Uwais al Qarni (rahimahullahu ta’ala) – the only Tabi’ mentioned by name in a hadith of the Prophet, salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam.

The story of Uwais Al-Qarni was mentioned in Sahih Muslim as well as in other books. Even though he was from the Tabi’een and did not see the Messenger [Salah Allahu Alaihi wa salam], the Messenger [Salah Allahu Alaihi wa salam] had advised ‘Umar ibn Al-Khatab [Radiya Allahu ‘Anhu] that if he meets [Uwais] then he, ‘Umar, should ask [Uwais] to ask Allah to forgive him and to make supplication for him. Asir ibn Jaabir radhiallahu `anhu narrated:

Whenever people would come from Yemen, `Umar radhiallahu `anhu would ask them, “Is Uways Al-Qaranee amongst you?” until, one year, he met Uways. He said, “Are you Uways Al-Qaranee?” He said, “Yes.” `Umar continued, “From Muraad, then Qaran?” He said, “Yes.” `Umar then asked, “Were you once afflicted with leprosy and your skin healed except for a dirham’s area?” Uways said, “Yes.”`Umar finally asked, “Do you have a mother (that is alive)?” He said, “Yes.”`Umar then said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah – sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam – say, ‘Uways ibn Aamir will come to you with the delegations from Yemen, from Muraad, then from Qaran. He was once afflicted with leprosy and his skin healed except for a dirham’s area. He has a mother, and he treats her kindly. If he was to ever swear by Allah (for something) Allah would fulfill his oath. If you can, request that he ask forgiveness for you.”`Umar then requested from Uways, “Ask forgiveness for me.” And Uways Al-Qaranee did. (Sahih Muslim)

After his meeting with ‘Umar, he decided not to return to Madinah knowing that the people would celebrate him because of his high status so instead he went to Iraq. No one knows what happened after that.

اللهم خلقتني ولم أك شيئا مذكورا، ورزقتني ولم أملك شيئا، وظلمت نفسي وارتكبت المعاصي وأنا مقرّ بذنبي، إن غفرت لي فلا ينقص من ملكك، وإن تعذبني فلا يزيد في سلطانك، وإنك تجد من تعذبه غيري وأنا لا أجد من يغفر لي إلا أنت، إنك أنت أرحم الراحمين

“O Allah, You created me when I was not worthy of mention;
And You provided for me when I had nothing;
And I wronged my soul and sinned, and I confess my guilt.
If You forgive me, that will in no way diminish Your sovereignty;
And if You punish me, that will in no way augment Your authority.
You can find others to punish besides me,
But I can find no one to forgive me but You.
Truly, You are the most merciful of those who show mercy”

Transliteration:

Allahumma khalaqtani wa lam aku shayan madhkura
Wa razaqtani wa lam amlik shayan wa dhalamtu nafsi wartakabtu al-ma’aasi
Wa anna muqirrun bi-dhanbi in ghafarta li fala yanqusu min mulkika, wa in tu’adhhibuni Fala yazeedu fee sultanika
Wa innaka tajid man tu’adhibuhu ghayri wa ana la ajidu man yaghfir li ila anta
Innaka anta arham ar-rahimeen

What’s yours? :)
Think of some benefits and actions items you can extract from the life of this blessed Tabi’ who lived and died seeking the pleasure of Allah.

-Fi Amanillah-

فَفِرُّوا إِلَى اللَّهِ

Salamaulaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,

SubhanAllah, we are just hours away from the month that changed the world 1432 years ago. We are just moments away from the month that brings with it a breeze of mercy, touching millions of souls and changing lives across the world. Ask yourself what you have done to prepare for this honored guest. And what do you and I plan to achieve in this beautiful month?

Some final reminders…

Some of the Salaf used to say:
“Indeed Allah, the Most High, has made the month of Ramadaan as a competition for His creatures, in which they may race with one another to His pleasure, by obeying Him. Thus, one group comes first and so they prosper and another group comes last and so they fail.”

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) ascended the minbar and said: “Ameen, Ameen, Ameen.” It was said to him,“O Messenger of Allaah, why did you do that?” He said, Jibreel said to me, ‘May Allaah rub his nose in the dust, that person who Ramadaan comes and his sins are not forgiven,’ and I said, ‘Ameen’. Then he said, ‘May Allaah rub his nose in the dust, that person who lives to see his parents grow old, one or both of them, but he does not enter Paradise,’ and I said, ‘Ameen’. Then he said, ‘May Allaah rub his nose in the dust, that person in whose presence you are mentioned and he does not send blessings upon you,’ and I said, ‘Ameen.'”

This is a beautiful reminder from Fajr:

Talha ibn ‘Ubaydallah (radhiallahu `anhu) reported that two men came to the Prophet (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) who had accepted Islam at the same time. One of them used to partake in Jihad more-so than the other, and so (one day) he fought in a battle and was martyred therein. The other remained behind him for another year, and then he passed away.

Talha said, ‘I saw in my dream that I was at the door of Paradise when behold, I was with both of them (the two men). Someone came out of Paradise and allowed the man who passed away later to enter first. Then he came out again and allowed the martyred one to enter. Then he returned and said to me, ‘Go back, for your time has not come yet.’

Talha woke up and began to inform others about this and they were all surprised. This reached the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) and when they informed him of it, he said:

من أي ذلك تعجبون؟ قالوا: يا رسول اللهّ هذا كان أشد الرجلين اجتهاداً ثم استشهد ودخل هذا الآخر الجنة قبله فقال رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وسلم) : أليس قد مكث هذا بعده سنة؟ قالوا: بلى. قال: أدرك رمضان فصام وصلى كذا وكذا من سجدة في السنة؟ قالوا: بلى. قال رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وسلم): فما بينهما أبعد مما بين السماء والأرض

He (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘What are you surprised about?’ They said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! Out of them both, this one strove harder (in Jihad) then he was martyred but this other one was entered into Paradise before him.’ The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said,‘Did he not remain behind him for one year?’ They said, ‘Yes (he did).’ He said, ‘Did he not reach Ramadan, fast and pray with such and such number of prostrations in the year?’They said, ‘Yes.’ The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘So the difference between them is greater than what is between the heavens and the earth.’

– Sahih narration from Ibn Majah (2/345, 346) and al-Albani’s ‘al-Silsilah al-Sahihah’

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Two Sunnahs

Salamualaykum,

Cross-posted from Tayyibat

Bismillah We now have the chance to take advantage of two sunnahs of the Prophet (alayhi salaatu wa salaam):

1- Fasting in Sha’ban: It was narrated from Abu Salamah that A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) did not fast in any month more than Sha’ban, and he used to fast all of Sha’ban and he used to say: “Do as much of good deeds as you can, for Allah does not get tired (of giving reward) until you get tired.” And the most beloved of prayers to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was that in which one persists even if it is little. When he offered a prayer he would persist in doing so. [Bukhari and Muslim]

The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) also said about Sha’ban: “It is a month that people neglect, between Rajab and Ramadan. It is a month in which actions are raised to the Lord of the Worlds and I love for my actions to be raised while I am fasting.” [Tirmidhi and Al-Nasa’i]

2- Fasting in the Summer: al-Qasim bin Muhammad said that A’ishah (radi Allahu anha) would fast in the intense heat, and he was asked: “What drove her to do this?” He replied: “She would take advantage of the days before death.” And some of the righteous women would choose the hottest days and fast them, saying: “If the price is low, everyone will buy,” meaning that she wanted to do those actions that only a few were capable of due to how hard it was to do them, and this is indicative of the high aspirations these women had. [ibn Rajab hafidhahullah]

Abu ad-Darda’ (radi Allahu anhu) would say: “Fast the very hot days in anticipation of the Day of Resurrection, and pray two rak’at in the darkness of night in anticipation of the darkness of the grave.” And it’s reported in the two ‘ Sahih’s that he said: “You have seen us with the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) on some of his journeys on very hot days, and a man would hold his hand against his head due to the intensity of the heat, and none of them would be fasting except the Messenger of Allah and ‘Abdullah bin Rawahah.” [Bukhari]

-Fi Amanillah-

Museebah

Salamualaykum,

Patience is an ever-evolving process in all of us. It’s also probably one of the most challenging things to master as a believing slave because it requires so much of us, spiritually, psychologically, and even physically at times. The amazing thing is that Allah is completely aware of how difficult this task can be. Imam Ahmad said that Allah has mentioned patience 90 times in the Qur’an! Not only does this show it’s overwhelming importance in all matters of deen and dunya but it also serves as motivation and encouragement… to know that Allah is in control and that all matters belong to him. In ayah 156 of Surah al Baqarah, Allah subhanahu wata’ala says:

الَّذِينَ إِذَا أَصَابَتْهُم مُّصِيبَةٌ قَالُواْ إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
Who, when disaster strikes them, say, “Indeed we belong to Allah , and indeed to Him we will return.

As I was going through the tafseer of this ayah, I was truly humbled by the word choice and the clarity of it subhanAllah. In the previous ayah, Allah took an oath and described that the believers will surely be tested with hardships through fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives, and sustenance, and after all of this, Allah sends glad tidings to those who are patient. So this ayah continues to describe the sabireen, that when a museebah reaches them, they immediately respond with an affirmation that we indeed belong to Allah, and to Him, we will return. What’s interesting about the word museebah is that it comes from root sowb, which literally means to hit the mark. For example, when an arrow hits a target, it did not happen to land there by chance; rather, it was meant to pierce through the designated target. Yuseebu gives the meaning that something reaches exactly where it is meant to reach, it was never an accident to begin with. SubhanAllah. How humbling. :)

From a young age, we memorize the six pillars of iman and verbally tell our teachers that the sixth one is “Qadr–believing that everything seemingly good and bad is from Allah”. Only after a few doses of life are we really able to understand our limits after which, we can reflect on Allah’s all-encompassing Might and Power over us. Why should we ever complain when everything belongs to Allah to begin with? If we truly believe that everything comes and goes as Allah pleases, why do show even a hint of impatience when He, ‘azzawajal, takes something away? The believers are those whose knowledge can be an evidence for them inshaAllah. If we know all these things about patience, we should be even more careful about ever letting out a sigh of complaint no matter how trying a circumstance may be. Show a little patience and watch how Allah blesses you in dunya wal akhira.. without limit (inshaAllah)! :)

People generally go through different degrees of patience as a part of this evolving process.

  • The first degree, is when the person becomes angry and finds a way to express that frustration. This is completely normal but for a believer, we should always strive to reach the highest degree.
  • The second is Sabr: One controls his emotions and his tongue. For example, when Ibrahim passed away, Rasulullah (salallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said “The eyes shed tears and the heart is saddened, but we only do that which pleases our Lord. Indeed, Oh Ibrahim, we are grieved at your departure from us”. SubhanAllah.
  • The third degree is Ridaa’: When a person is pleased with the decree of Allah. Knowing that whatever has happened, is eventually for the best inshaAllah, no matter how confusing it may seem to us at the time. Radheetu billahi rabba. 
  • The fourth and highest degree is Shukr: This is when you are genuinely thankful to Allah. You hope for better, trust in Allah, and you are thankful that Allah tested you now instead of taking account of you in the hereafter. Allahumaj ‘alni minaSabireen. Ameen.
Of course, there are many waqi’aat that teach us about patience but the one that’s coming to mind right now is the story of Umm Salama (radhiallahu ‘anha). After losing her beloved husband, she recited the end of ayah 156 and followed it with Allahumma ajirni fi museebati wakhlufli khayran minha–Oh Allah remove this distress from me and give me a good substitute. A short while after Abu Salama’s passing, Rasulullah (salallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) proposed to her. :) Let’s make a habit of reading and implementing this beautiful act of patience.
You may have experienced that when you are being put through a trial or tribulation, the sweetness of asking and imploring Allah to help you is SO uplifting that you actually wish for the answer to your request to be delayed, just so your eyes don’t dry, and your heart remains spiritually alive. SubhanAllah, it’s during these times that we should be extremely elated with what Allah has decreed for us.. knowing that if it wasn’t for this very “problem,” we would not have had the chance to get to know our Rabb, and speak to Him without even and inkling of worldly concern. It’s at this time, that Allah is descending His mercy upon those who act upon their knowledge of His Greatness, His Majesty, and His Love for His ‘ibaad. May Allah make us among those who turn to him in times of ease and hardship. Allahumm Ameen.
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
“No one can be given a blessing better and greater than patience.”
(Bukhari)
-Fi Amanillah-

“By Allah…”

Salamualaykum,
لَقَدۡ جَآءَڪُمۡ رَسُولٌ۬ مِّنۡ أَنفُسِڪُمۡ عَزِيزٌ عَلَيۡهِ مَا عَنِتُّمۡ حَرِيصٌ عَلَيۡڪُم بِٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ رَءُوفٌ۬ رَّحِيمٌ۬
{“Verily, there has come to you a Messenger from amongst yourselves. It grieves him that you should experience any injury or difficulty. He is anxious over you; for the believers, he is full of pity, kind, and merciful.”
[at-Tawbah (9):128]

A’ishah narrated:

“Once, when I saw the Prophet in a good mood, I said to him: “O Messenger of Allah! Supplicate to Allah for me!”

So, he said: “O Allah! Forgive ‘A’ishah her past and future sins, what she has hidden, as well as what she has made apparent.”

So, I began smiling, to the point that my head fell into my lap out of joy.

The Messenger of Allah said to me: “Does my supplication make you happy?”

I replied: “And how can your supplication not make me happy?”

He then said: “By Allah, it is the supplication that I make for my Ummah in every prayer.”“

[Reported in ‘Sahih Mawarid adh-Dhaman’ (1875), and it is in ‘as-Silsilah as-Sahihah’ (2254)]
SubhanAllah, waterworks. :’)
Source: MMAllahumma Salli wa Sallim wa Baarik ‘ala nabiyyina wa khalilina Muhammad al-Mustafa. <3
Let’s struggle to prove our love for our Messenger by remembering him, acting upon his every sunnah, and truly following his footsteps despite the minor hardships in the path. Salallahu ‘alayhi wasallam.
Source: Foulana
-Fi Amanillah-

The Wise

Salamualaykum,

Rasulullah Salallahu ‘alayhi wasallam said: “O Muslims! Sit with your elders, question the scholars, and meet wise people.” [Tibrani, Mishkat]

In other words, one should benefit from knowledge at every opportunity. Elders have life experience from which one may benefit. We should sit with them to benefit from their experiences and also to provide them with company. Scholars have religious knowledge from which one may learn. Asking questions is a way in which we can learn from them.

Besides elders and scholars, Rasulullah Salallahu ‘alayhi wasallam advised us to keep the company of the wise. The wise are those whose destination is Paradise. Whoever ends up in the Fire will consider himself/herself to be the most stupid of people. They may have been Nobel laureates in this world but when they get to their final destination they will realize how they had wasted their brains and will say: وَقَالُوا لَوْ كُنَّا نَسْمَعُ أَوْ نَعْقِلُ مَا كُنَّا فِي أَصْحَابِ السَّعِيرِ “Had we but listened or used (any of) our intelligence, we should not (now) be among the Companions of the Blazing Fire!” [Quran 67:10]

The scholars and the wise are those who have the awareness, love and fear of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala).
How should we recognize these wise people whose destination is Jannah?

Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) says that the wise are:
1) Those who forbid others from doing wrong: “Why were there not, among the generations before you, persons possessed of balanced good sense, prohibiting (men) from mischief in the earth.” [Quran 11:116]
2) Those who practice what they preach: “Do you enjoin righteousness upon mankind while you yourselves forget (to practise it)? And you are readers of the Scripture! Have you then no sense?” [Quran 2:44]
3) Those who give every preference to the life of the Hereafter and spend their life working for it: “Naught is the life of the world save a pastime and a sport. Better far is the abode of the Hereafter for those who keep their duty (to Allah). Have you then no sense? [Quran 6:32]
4) Those who believe in the message brought by Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam): “The likeness of those who disbelieve (in relation to the messenger) is as the likeness of one who calls to that which hears nothing except a shout and cry. Deaf, dumb, blind, therefore they have no sense.” [Quran 2:171]

Although everybody has something to teach and something to learn, the harm of the foolish, ignorant or frivolous person is more than their good. Time is a precious commodity that should not be wasted in useless chatter. For a capitalist, time is money. For a Muslim, time is much more precious than that. It is our Jannah or Jahannum. Our never ending life depends on how we use it.

A wise person is one who learns from his experiences, while the wiser person is one who learns from the experiences of others. This hadith is telling us to be the wiser person and learn from the experiences of our elders, the scholars who fear Allah and the wise.

Source: Hadith App.

-Fi Amanillah-

The Worth of Tears

Salamualaykum,

Narrated Anas (radi Allahu anhu): Haritha was martyred on the day (of the battle) of Badr while he was young. His mother came to the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) saying, “O Allah’s Messenger! You know the relation of Haritha to me (how fond of him I was); if he is in Paradise, I will remain patient and wish for Allah’s Reward, but if he is not there, then you will see what I will do.” The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied, “May Allah be Merciful upon you! Have you gone mad? (Do you think) it is only one Paradise? There are many Paradises, and he is in the (most superior) Paradise of Al-Firdaus.” [Sahih Bukhari]

We see that Umm Haritha asks before she allows herself to cry: If her son has attained Paradise then the pain of his loss can be borne patiently and she will hold back her tears. The thought of her sons’ ultimate success can compensate her immense sense of loss over his death. But if that is not the case, she shall grieve this real loss.

How petty and worthless our worries are in comparison with those of the Sahabah and Sahabiyat. Yet how much time and energy we waste crying over them. They knew the worth of tears. They never shed them in vain.

Source: Hadith App.

May Allah have mercy on our mother, Umm Haritha and unite her and her son together in the highest jannah. May Allah give us mothers like Umm Haritha and sons like Haritha. رَّضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ

Ya Allah, make my worries, the worries of the Prophet. Make my concerns, the concerns of the Prophet. Make my happiness and my saddness identical to that of our Nabi, Salallahu ‘alayhi wasallam.

-Fi Amanillah-