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Feel Beautiful / Be Beautiful / Live Beautiful…

Dear Sisters realize that your true beauty isn’t by wearing lots of Make up on your Face – True Beauty comes from your Faith.

For Beautiful Face – Pray Tahhajud daily

For Beautiful Lips – Kiss your Parents

For Beautiful Eyes – Cry in Salah

For Beautiful Kids – Be a Great Daughter

For Beautiful Ears – Listen to Quran

For Beautiful Husband – Make Dua

For Beautiful Heart – Do Dhikr

For Beautiful Life – Live Simple

Feel Beautiful / Be Beautiful / Live Beautiful

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Story of two friends…

 

Let me share a story with you. Two friends were travelling together. One was blind and the other could see. Now, when the night fell, they decided to take some rest and continue the journey in the morning. This area was such that in the day time the temperature increases pretty high but in the night the temperature decreases significantly. Much like the areas near the oceans. In the morning, the person who could see left to find some food. The blind man stayed behind and was just touching here and there around him. Now, what had happened at night is that one snake was passing by this place. But due to the extreme coldness, the snake became inactive, frozen, and straight. This blind man’s hand fell on this snake and he thought that it’s a very nice stick. He picked it up and became very happy. To a blind man, a good stick is a very valuable thing.

Later, the person who could see came back with some food and

saw his friend touching a snake. So he shouted and said to throw it away. But the blind man insisted, you want this stick don’t you? I am not going to throw it away. After trying hard, he couldn’t convince the blind man to throw it away. Anyway, they continued their journey. Then the temperature began to rise and the snake started regaining its energy. When it received enough heat, it flexed its muscles and bit the blind man.

We can compare ourselves to this situation also. We are like this blind man and Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is like the person who could see. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) went to Miraj and saw the horrors of Hell and the blissfulness of Paradise. Now, the Prophet told us about many things to give up and stay away but because we can’t see the dangers that’s why we don’t pay any attention to them. But when the time comes, we will get into serious problems. That is why, we should follow the rules and regulations of Islam. while we are committing since they seem harmless to us but soon we’ll see their consequences ..

 

Isthekhara…

Assalamu A’laikum,
Steps to Perform Isthekhara:
1.Perform Gusul.
2.Use Fregrance i.e. Itar(If Available).
3.Offer 2Rakat Salatul-Hajat Namaz(Which is Nafil) in the following way:
    (i)In 1st rakat after sure:Fatiha recite Sure:K’ul-Ya-Ayyuhal-Kafiroon
    (ii)In 2nd rakat after sure:Fatiha recite Sure:K’ul-Hu-Wallahu-Ahad.
4.After completing the Namaz, Beg(Dua) 2wards ALLAH for few minutes by keeping in mind,for what purpose u r doing Isthekhara.
5.Now finally after dua keep a Tasbi aside u(i.e keep it on Janamaz) & start reciting the following:
    (i)3 times Darud-Sharif(big or Small).
    (ii)21 times Sure:Fatiha in d following Pattern:Bissmillah Hirrahma Nirrahim-Mil-Hamdullilahi-Rabil-Aalamin-Arahma-Nirrahim.…..  and so on till         End
    (iii)Again 3 times Darud-Sharif(big or Small).
6.Now take that Tasbi in ur hand & what all you have read, blow(air from mouth) it on that Tasbi & again place the tasbi on the Janamaz
7.Now lift-up the tasbi from any of the side 4rm where u wish & mark that point.Now measure,which side is having lesser tasbi-motis,from that point start reciting these 3 words:ALLAH,Khair,Shar one on each tasbi-motis till the tasbi ends.
8.Now remember what word has come on the last tasbi-Moti,that one is ALLAH’s Final Decision.
 
ALLAH: Green Signal.(U can do)
Khair: Green Signal.(U can do)
Shar: Red Signal.(U cannot do,there is some loss)
 
During all these process pls do not talk to anybody,perform this with whole concentration in a silence room.

Prayer at the time of a solar eclipse (SALATUL KUSOOF)…

To offer 2 rak’ats of prayer at the time of a solar eclipse is Sunnah. It will be performed just like 2 rak’ats of Nafl Salaah. The solar eclipse prayer should be offered in congregation provided the Imaam of the congregation is the Imaam of Jumma prayer. Azaan and iqamat should not be given for such a prayer, but to call the people to such a prayer, an announcement should be made in this manner; ‘Gather for Prayer’. It is Sunnah to recite lengthy surahs in such prayers and stay longer in Ruku and Sajdah. It is optional to recite aloud or quietly. Immediately after concluding the prayer, the Imaam should devote himself to Dua and the Dua should continue up to the end of the eclipse. But if in this condition the sun sets or the time of any prescribed prayer comes, the Dua should be concluded and the prayer of the time should be offered.
Note:  If for some reason, the Imaam is not available, then people should perform Salaah individually.

Learn about Prophet Mohammed …

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Small Sins?

Ibn Al Hasan (A.R.) once remarked: “I am grieving for forty years over a sin committed by me.” Someone enquired, “What sin is that which has caused great concern and grief in you?”

He replied, “Once I was visited by a friend and in order to entertain him, I bought fish which we subsequently ate. After the meal, I scraped some sand from my neighbor’s wall without his permission, to wash my hands. I am still crying over that sin.”

The questioner expressed surprise over the fact that such a small fault has created so much of anguish and concern. So Ibn Al Hasana explained that according to the Prophet (peace and blessing upon him) the biggest sin before Allah is that little slip or error which man regards as trifle and unimportant and therefore thinks it unnecessary to seek forgiveness.

On the other hand, if he acknowledged his wrongs considering them to be quite serious, he would certainly feel guilty and ashamed of his actions and this would induce him to repent, seek Allah’s forgiveness through which he receives pardon and in this way obliterates all trace of the sin.

77 Branches of Faith…

Very often people just reflect upon the well known 5 pillars of Islam, but in reality there are many, many more.  It is narrated that the Prophet Muhammad saws 77 Branches of Faith said:

‘Iman is over 70 branches. The highest is to say Laa ilaha illallah…and the lowest is to remove harm from street.’ (Muslim)

They are:-

30 qualities are connected to the heart

1. Belief in Allah allah 77 Branches of Faith
2. To believe that everything other than Allah allah 77 Branches of Faith was non-existent. Thereafter, Allah allah 77 Branches of Faith created these things and subsequently they came into existence.
3. To believe in the existence of angels.
4. To believe that all the heavenly books that were sent to the different prophets are true. However, apart from the Qur’an, all other books are not valid anymore.
5. To believe that all the prophets are true. However, we are commanded to follow the Prophet Muhammad saws 77 Branches of Faith alone.
6. To believe that Allah allah 77 Branches of Faith Most High as knowledge of everything from before-hand and that only that which He sanctions or wishes will occur.
7. To believe that Resurrection will definitely occur.
8. To believe in the existence of Heaven.
9. To believe in the existence of Hell.
10. To have love for Allah allah 77 Branches of Faith Most High.
11. To have love for the Prophet Muhammad saws 77 Branches of Faith
12. To love or hate someone solely because of Allah allah 77 Branches of Faith.
13. To execute all actions with the intention of religion alone.
14. To regret and express remorse when a sin is committed.
15. To fear Allah allah 77 Branches of Faith Most High.
16. To hope for the mercy of Allah allah 77 Branches of Faith Most High.
17. To be modest.
18. To express gratitude over a bounty or favour.
19. To fulfill promises.
20. To exercise patience.
21. To consider yourself lower than others.
22. To have mercy on the creation.
23. To be pleased with whatever you experience from Allah allah 77 Branches of Faith Most High.
24. To place your trust in Allah allah 77 Branches of Faith Most High.
25. Not to boast or brag over any quality that you possess.
26. Not to have malice or hatred towards anybody.
27. Not to be envious of anyone.
28. Not to become angry.
29. Not to wish harm for anyone.
30. Not to have love for the world.

7 qualities are connected to the tongue

31. To recite the testimony of faith (kalimah) with the tongue.
32. To recite the Quran.
33. To acquire knowledge.
34. To pass on Knowledge.
35. To make dua.
36. To make the zikr of Allah allah 77 Branches of Faith Most High.
37. To abstain from the following: lies, backbiting, vulgar words, cursing, singing that is contrary to the Shariah.

40 qualities are connected to the entire body

38. To make wudu, ghusl, and keep one’s clothing clean.
39. To be steadfast in offering salaat.
40. To pay zakaat and sadaqatul fitr.
41. To fast.
42. To perform the Hajj.
43. To make i’tikaaf.
44. To move away or migrate from that place which is harmful for one’s deen.
45. To fulfill the vows that have been made to Allah allah 77 Branches of Faith.
46. To fulfill the oaths that are not sinful.
47. To pay the kaffarah for unfulfilled oaths.
48. To cover those parts of the body that are fard to cover.
49. To perform the ritual slaughter.
50. To enshroud and bury the deceased.
51. To fulfill your debts.
52. To abstain from prohibited things when undertaking monetary transactions.
53. Not to conceal something true which you may have witnessed.
54. To get married when the nafs desires to do so.
55. To fulfill the rights of those who are under you.
56. To provide comfort to one’s parents.
57. To rear children in the proper manner.
58. Not to sever relations with one’s friends and relatives.
59. To obey one’s master.
60. To be just.
61. Not to initiate any way that is contrary to that of the generality of the Muslims.
62. To obey the ruler, provided what he orders is not contrary to the Shariah.
63. To make peace between two warring groups or individuals.
64. To assist in noble tasks.
65. To command the good and prohibit the evil.
66. If it is the government. it should mete out punishments according to the Shariah.
67. To fight the enemies of deen whenever such an occasion presents itself.
68. To fulfill one’s trusts (amana).
69. To give loans to those who are in need .
70. To see to the needs of one’s neighbour.
71. To ensure that one’s income is pure.
72. To spend according to the Shariah.
73. To reply to one who has greeted you.
74. To say Yarhamukallah (‘May Allah allah 77 Branches of Faith have mercy on you’) when anyone says Alhamdulillah (‘All praise to Allah allah 77 Branches of Faith’) after sneezing.
75. Not to cause harm to anyone unjustly.
76. To abstain from games and amusements contrary to the Shariah.
77. To remove pebbles, stones, thorns, sticks, and the like from the road

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