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The Importance of Having a Good Akhlaaq

June 9, 2014

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The Importance of a Having Good Akhlaaq

وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلَىٰ خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ
And indeed, you are of a great moral character ~ Surah Al Qalam 68:4

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PART ONE ~ AKHLAAQ

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Al Baaqiyaatus Sawlehaat ~ Everlasting Deeds of Virtue

February 14, 2014

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Extracted from a Tafseer Lesson An explanation of Ayat 18:46Surah Al Kahf

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الْمَالُ وَالْبَنُونَ زِينَةُ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا ۖ وَالْبَاقِيَاتُ الصَّالِحَاتُ خَيْرٌ عِندَ رَبِّكَ ثَوَابًا وَخَيْرٌ أَمَلًا

Wealth and children are the embellishment of the worldly life and the everlasting virtues are better with your Lord in respect of reward and better to hope for  ~ Surah Al Kahf 18:46

Al Baaqiyaatus Sawlehaat

The wealth and children that a person possesses, are but a ‘Zeenat’ (decoration/adornment) of this worldly life. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala  has ‘decorated’ this Dunya by giving man a wealth of material treasures and also blessings of beautiful children. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala says : These are embellishments of this world and reminds us that all that we possess, ultimately turns towards Fana (annihilation), towards Zawaal (termination). We should not become deceived by the Zeenat (glitter and glamour) of this world. Everything comes to an end.

But, what remains is “Al Baaqiyaatus Sawlehaat“. These are the good righteous, remaining deeds (A’maal Sawlehaat) whose blessings will be perpetual. The effects of these deeds will continue in the Hereafter. That is Khayrun inda Rabbik (better by Allah), and Sawaaban (full of reward). Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala says : In respect of reward and having hopes and aspirations, we should have Al Baaqiyaatus Sawlehaat in our lives. These deeds will remain forever and all other deeds will come to an end when we die.

It is mentioned in a Hadith : Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said: “The dead person is followed (to his grave) by three: His family, his wealth and his actions. Two of them return and only one remains. His family and wealth return, but his actions remain.” ~ Related by Al-Bukhari and Muslim. The only thing man can take in his Qabr (Grave) with him, are his ‘deeds’. If it was good it will benefit him. If it was evil it will cause him harm in his grave.

So, if we want to be rewarded by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, then we have to bring good deeds into our lives. Whatever good actions a person does : Salaat, Zakaat, Hajj, Umrah, I’tikaaf, Roza, Akhlaaq, Zikr, Tilawat of the Quraan, Duas, Charity, Kindness, Generosity, Affection, Hospitality are all Al Baaqiyaatus Sawlehaat.

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Accumulate Everlasting Virtues

Reciting Tasbeeh (SubhanAllah), Tahmeed (Alhumdulilah), Takbeer (Allahu Akbar),  Tahleel (La illaha illAllah) are also known as Al Baaqiyaatus Sawlehaat (good remaining deeds). When we recite them, we are Glorifying and Praising Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. We are turning towards His Qudrat. We are not looking towards our own strength or power. We are weak. The source of all strength is Allah. 

سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ ، والْحَمْدُللّهِ ، وَ لا اِلهَ اِلَّا اللّهُ ، وَ اللّهُ اَكْبَرُ ، وَ لا حَوْلَ وَ لا قُوَّةَ اِلَّا بِاللّهِ

SubhanAllah, walHamdulillah, wa La illaha illAllahu, waAllahu Akbar, wa la Hawla wa la quwwata illa billa

(Glory be to Allah, All Praise is for Allah, There is No Deity but Allah, Allah is the Greatest, There is no might or any power Except with Allah)

Hazrat Abu Sa`id Radiyallahu Anhu narrated that Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said, “Perform the enduring goods deeds (Al Baaqiyaatus Sawlehaat) more frequently.” They asked, “What are these enduring good deeds?” Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam replied: Takbir [Allahu Akbar], Tahlil [La ilaha illallah], Tasbih [Subhan’Allah], Alhamdulillah, and La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah ~ Haakim

لا حول ولاقوة إلا بالله

 La Hawla Wa la Quwwata illaah Billaah
 ~ There is no Might nor Power except with Allah

لا حَوْلَ وَ لا قُوَّةَ اِلَّا بِاللّهِ -
La Hawla wa  la Quwatta illa Billah (There is no Might or Power except with Allah) is a treasure from the treasures of Paradise ~ 
Bukhari

Hazrat Jabir Radiyallahu Anhu narrated that that Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said , “Recite:  (La haula wa laquwwata illa bil-lah: There is no power and there is no strength except with Allah) a lot, because it removes ninety nine types of ailments out of which anxiety is the least painful.” 
~ Tabraani

Hazrat Abu Hurairah Radiyallahu Anhu reported:
Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said : “There are two statements that are light on the tongue,
heavy on the Scales, and are most dear to the Most Merciful :
 سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ الْعَظِيمِ   SubhaanAllahi Wa Bihamdihi, SubhaanAllahil-Azeem ~ Bukhari and Muslim

 

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Believers are Brothers ~ Moulana Naeem Motala Saheb DB

June 17, 2012

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بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اَللّهُِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم

Lessons from Surah Hujurat

Excerpts taken from a ‘Weekly Majlis Program’ :

This a Surah of Akhlaaq discussing Social Etiquette …

Believers are all brothers…Islam brought them together and bonded them…The Aus and Khazraj tribes living in Madinah were always at loggerheads with each other. Islam united and cemented their relationship. However, there were a few occasions when their pre-Islamic enmity would be ignited and they would begin to quarrel. Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam would cause peace between them again.

Indeed, Allah loves those who act justly ~ Surah Al-Ĥujurāt 49:9

Don’t have Jealousy for one another … Don’t be Envious … Don’t harbor Malice … Don’t Oppress the other … Don’t turn your backs to the other … Don’t mock and ridicule one another … Don’t make Gheebat … Don’t Backbite … Don’t be Suspicious … Don’t find faults with one another …

Be the Servants of Allah as Brothers ….

Our entire lives are centered around these immoral traits. We should try and curb these evil tendencies of our heart.  If somebody dishonors your brother then it is your duty to stand up and defend him. We tend to ‘enjoy’ those few moments when a person is being spoken ill of! There are various virtues and blessings for that person who defends the honor of his muslim brother or sister. May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala protect us. If we make a mistake and we plunge into the abyss of Haraam, filth, evil and vice … The doors of Taubah (repentance) are open! … We should make amends if we have usurped anyones rights and ask the person for forgiveness …

What is Gheebat? What is Slander? ~  Download Explanation Here

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