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Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

Due to our indoctrinated lifestyle of constant work and sleep with barely or no cathartic release it is extremely difficult to truly search and understand our spiritual side.  As a fellow human being I am as well guilty of not trying hard enough, as I would like to, to really find the truth in myself and the Divine.  However, Allah(SWT) ordains us to remember him. The beauty of this is that the mercy and love of Allah(SWT) is unfathomable to the so-called “comprehensive” and “extensive” mind of ordinary human beings.

In the Quran Allah(SWT) states, “O you who have believed, remember Allah with much remembrance. And exalt Him morning and afternoon. It is He who confers blessing upon you, and His angels [ask Him to do so] that He may bring you out from darknesses into the light. And ever is He, to the believers, Merciful. Their greeting the Day they meet Him will be, “Peace.” And He has prepared for them a noble reward.” ( Surah Al-Azhab, 33: 41-44).

Even the Prophet(SAW) has explained to us how much love and mercy Allah(SWT) has for us if we just think about him.

The hadith states: ““Allah says: ‘I am just as My slave thinks I am, (i.e. I am able to do for him what he thinks I can do for him) and I am with him if He remembers Me. If he remembers Me in himself, I too, remember him in Myself; and if he remembers Me in a group of people, I remember him in a group that is better than they; and if he comes one span nearer to Me, I go one cubit nearer to him; and if he comes one cubit nearer to Me, I go a distance of two outstretched arms nearer to him; and if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running.”[Sahih Bukhari]

Insha’Allah we will try everyday to keep Allah(SWT) in our hearts and thoughts so that we will be in the thoughts of Allah(SWT) to a degree unimaginable because we truly need guidance, protection, and forgiveness. Insha’Allah we will all reach Junnah-al-Firdaus.

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Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to share with you a very splendid and beautiful hadith about the mercy of Allah(SWT) and how he is the most forgiving. Insh’Allah we will keep turning back to Allah(SWT) for repentance because anything and everything can be forgiven.  Everybody has their pasts, but thats it, its the past not the present or future. We all need to strive to make forward progression in our lives and not let the past get to us. So do not ever lose hope in Allah(SWT) mercy and forgiveness.

The hadith is:

Allah’s Messenger (saw) said: “Allah the Most High says: ‘O son of Adam! As long as you supplicate to Me and hope in Me, I will forgive you what you have done. O son of Adam! If your sins were to reach the lofty regions of the sky, then you ask Me for forgiveness, I would forgive you. O son of Adam! If you were to come to Me with enough sins to fill the earth, but you met Me not associating anything with Me I would bring you the like of it of forgiveness.” [Bukhari, 8/319]

Allah(SWT) mercy and forgiveness is unfathomable because this type of mercy does not exist anywhere. If a person transgresses and keeps on transgressing until all the transgressions can be counted up reaching towards the sky and the final result is forgiveness as long as we turned back to Allah(SWT) then why should we let one prayer slip away.

Insha’Allah we all turn back to Allah(SWT) and seek guidance, protection, mercy, and forgiveness through Allah(SWT) because it is He who can change up our fortune of our lives in this life and the next.

Benefits of Ayatul Kursi

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I want to write about the benefits of reciting and knowing Ayatul Kursi.

First of all just reciting and reading quran has so much benefit in it.

The Prophet(sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said “Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah will receive a hasanah(good deed) from it, and the hasanah is multiplied by ten. I do not say that Alif-Laam-Meem is a letter , rather Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter, and Meem is a letter.” (At-Tirmidhi).

So with this being mentioned everyone should try to incorporate Quran in their lives and learn from it. Just try it at least once and slowly build upon it. The religion of Islam is powerful so don’t overdo it and burn yourself out, rather take a gradual process to do this.

So here are some hadiths on the benefits of Ayatul Kursi:

Rasool Allah peace be upon him said, “Whoever recites Aayatul Kursi after every Fard (Fard Salat). Only death is keeping him/her from entering Jannah. (As soon as he/she dies, will enter Jannah)
(Nisa’i, Ibne Habban, Ibnelsani A’n Abi Amatah Albahili Radiallah Anhu)

Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said,
“Everything has a hump and the hump of the Quran is surah al-Baqarah. There is a verse in it that is the
chief of all verses of the Qur’an, the ayat ul-Kursi.”
(Tirmidhi 2887)

Abu Hurairah reports:
“Whenever you go to bed, recite “Ayat-al-Kursi”– ‘Allaahu laa ilaaha illaa huwal-Hayyul Qayyuum’ till you finish the whole verse. (If you do so), Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you and no satan will come near you till morning. “
(Bukhari Book #38, Hadith #505)

Wathala (ALLAH be well pleased with him) reported that one day a man came to the Prophet (ALLAH bless him and give him peace) and asked, “What is the most excellent verse of the Quran?” The Prophet (ALLAH bless him and give him peace) replied, “Ayat al-Kursi.”
[Sunan Abi Dawud: Fada’il al-Qur’an. Imam Abu Dawud]

Anas (ALLAH be well pleased with him) reports that the Prophet (ALLAH bless him and give him peace) said that Ayat al-Kursi is equal to a quarter of the Quran.[Tafsir al-Mazhari: Under Ayat al-Kursi. Qadi Thana’ullah Pani-pathi]

As you can see that there are many benefits to reciting and knowing this Ayat. So to protect ourselves and to prepare ourselves let us try to learn more about Islam and pick up the Quran more often. Below is a link for you to purchase your own Quran and please check out our shopping page.

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Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I want would like to share a huge list on the minor signs of the day of judgement because once you see how 1400 years ago these signs were being told about and that now roughly all of these minor signs have occurred or are occurring you may want to start to prepare yourself by turning back to Allah(SWT) for forgiveness  guidance, and protection.

Insh’Allah we all turn back to Allah(SWT) for he is All Merciful.  Here is the list:

  • The disappearance of knowledge and the appearance of ignorance (Bukhari, Muslim, Ibn Majah, & Ahmad)
  • Books/writing will be widespread and (religious) knowledge will be low (Ahmad)
  • Adultery and fornication will be prevalent (The Prophet, peace be upon him, said that this has never happened without new diseases befalling the people, which their ancestors had not known.) (Bukhari, Muslim, Ibn Majah, & Al-Haythami)
  • When fornication becomes widespread among your leaders (The Prophet, peace be upon him, said that this will happen when the people stop forbidding evil) (Ibn Majah)
  • Adultery and fornication will be performed in the open
  • The consumption of intoxicants will be widespread (Bukhari & Muslim)
  • Women will outnumber men……eventually 50:1 (Bukhari, Muslim, & Ahmad)
  • Killing, killing, killing (Bukhari, Muslim, Ibn Majah, & Ahmad)
  • The nations of the earth will gather against the Muslims like hungry people going to sit down to a table full of food. This will occur when the Muslims are large in number, but “like the foam of the sea”.
  • People will beat others with whips like the tails of oxen (Muslim) ?The Slave Trade
  • The children will be filled with rage (at-Tabarani, al-Hakim)
  • Children will be foul (at-Tabarani, al-Hakim)
  • Women will conspire (at-Tabarani, al-Hakim)
  • Rain will be acidic or burning (at-Tabarani, al-Hakim)
  • Children of fornication will become widespread or prevalent (at-Tabarani, al-Hakim)
  • When a trust becomes a means of making a profit (at-Tirmidhi, Al-Haythami)
  • Gains will be shared out only among the rich, with no benefit to the poor (at-Tirmidhi)
  • Paying zakat becomes a burden and miserliness becomes widespread; charity is given reluctantly (at-Tirmidhi & Al-Haythami)
  • Miserliness will be thrown into the hearts of people (Bukhari)
  • Episodes of sudden death will become widespread (Ahmad)
  • There will be people who will be brethren in public but enemies in secret (He was asked how that would come about and replied, “Because they will have ulterior motives in their mutual dealings and at the same time will fear one another.”) (at-Tirmidhi)
  • When a man obeys his wife and disobeys his mother; and treats his friend kindly while shunning his father (at-Tirmidhi)
  • When voices are raised in the mosques (at-Tirmidhi)
  • People will walk in the marketplace with their thighs exposed
  • Great distances will be traversed in short spans of time
  • The people of Iraq will recieve no food and no money due to oppression by the Romans (Europeans) (Muslim)
  • People will hop between the clouds and the earth
  • A tribulation will enter everyone’s home (Ahmad)
  • The leader of a people will be the worst of them (at-Tirmidhi)
  • Leaders of people will be oppressors (Al-Haythami)
  • People will treat a man with respect out of fear for some evil he might do (at-Tirmidhi)
  • Men will begin to wear silk (at-Tirmidhi)
  • Female singers and musical instruments will become popular (at-Tirmidhi)
  • When singers become common (Al-Haythami)
  • People will dance late into the night
  • When the last ones of the Ummah begin to curse the first ones (at-Tirmidhi)
  • People will claim to follow the Qur’an but will reject hadith & sunnah (Abu Dawood)
  • People will believe in the stars (Al-Haythami)
  • People will reject al-Qadr (the Divine Decree of Destiny) (Al-Haythami)
  • Time will pass rapidly (Bukhari, Muslim, & Ahmad)
  • Good deeds will decrease (Bukhari)
  • Smog will appear over cities because of the evil that they are doing
  • People will be carrying on with their trade, but their will only be a few trustworthy persons
  • Wealth will increase so much so that if a man were given 10,000, he would not be content with it (Ahmad & Bukhari)
  • A man will pass by a grave and wish that he was in their place (Bukhari)
  • Earthquakes will increase (Bukhari & Muslim)
  • There will be attempts to make the deserts green
  • The appearance of false messengers (30 dajjals) (Bukhari)
  • Women will be naked in spite of being dressed, these women will be led astray & will lead others astray (Muslim)
  • The conquest of Constantinople by the Muslims (Ahmad)
  • When people begin to compete with others in the construction of taller buildings (Bukhari)
  • There will be a special greeting for the people of distinction (Ahmad)
  • Two large groups, adhering to the same religious teaching will fight each other with large numbers of casualties (Bukhari & Muslim)
  • Wild animals will be able to talk to humans (Ahmad)
  • A man will leave his home and his thigh or hip will tell him what is happening back at his home (Ahmad)
  • Years of deceit in which the truthful person will not be believed and the liar will be believed (Ahmad)
  • Bearing false witness will become widespread (Al-Haythami & Ahmad)
  • When men lie with men and women lie with women (Al-Haythami)
  • Trade will become so widespread that a woman will be forced to help her husband in business (Ahmad)
  • A woman will enter the workforce out of love for this world (Ahmad)
  • Arrogance will increase in the earth (at-Tabarani, al-Hakim)
  • Family ties will be cut (Ahmad)
  • There will be many women of child-bearing age who will no longer give birth.
  • There will be an abundance of food, much of which has no blessing in it.
  • People will refuse when offerred food.
  • Men will begin to look like women and women will begin to look like men

As we can all see based on these minor signs the time is approaching us and in the hadiths it even states:

The Prophet(sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “The signs are like beads strung on a string.  If the string breaks, they [quickly] follow one after the other.” (Ahmad)

So lets all strive to come back to Allah(SWT) to help us and enter us in the highest part of Junnat(Paradise).

(List taken from another source)

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to say that if you have done terrible things in your life that you should be patient and turn to Allah(SWT) because it is unfathomable how merciful Allah(SWT) is.  Below are two hadiths that explain the mercy of Allah(SWT).

Abu Huraira (radi allahu anhu) reported: I heard Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) as saying: Allah created mercy in one hundred parts and He retained with Him ninety-nine parts, and He has sent down upon the earth one part, and it is because of this one part that there is mutual love among the creation so much so that the animal lifts up its hoof from its young, one, fearing that it might harm it.  (Muslim)

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri (radi allahu anhu): The Prophet(sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “Amongst the men of Bani Israel there was a man who had murdered ninety-nine persons. Then he set out asking (whether his repentance could be accepted or not). He came upon a monk and asked him if his repentance could be accepted. The monk replied in the negative and so the man killed him. He kept on asking till a man advised to go to such and such village.(So he left for it) but death overtook him on the way. While dying, he turned his chest towards that village (where he had hoped his repentance would be accepted), and so the angels of mercy and the angels of punishment quarreled amongst themselves regarding him. Allah ordered the village (towards which he was going) to come closer to him, and ordered the village (whence he had come), to go far away, and then He ordered the angels to measure the distances between his body and the two villages. So he was found to be one span closer to the village (he was going to). So he was forgiven.” (Bukari)

Now imagine how merciful and forgiving Allah(SWT) is. A man killed 100 people and he pushed away and brought closer certain towns to fill the requirements for this man to be forgiving. Allah(SWT) wants to forgive mankind. He wants to send mankind to paradise. That’s why he divided his mercy into 100 parts, in which he held 99 for himself to be merciful for mankind. This why as we must always turn back to Allah(SWT) for repentance, forgiveness, guidance, and strength.

Quran: “Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah . Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.”” (Surah Az-Zumar, 39:53).

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to tell everyone that every single person has his past. Every single person has done something stupid in their lives. All one must do is strengthen their faith and hope in Allah (SWT) because Allah(SWT) is Ar-Rahim, the all merciful, Ar-Gaffar, the forgiver, and Al-Wadud, the loving one.

I would like to share with you two hadiths about how forgiving and merciful Allah(SWT) is:

Narrated by Abu Huraira(radiyallahu anhu) : The Prophet(sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “While a dog was going round a well and was about to die of thirst, an Israeli prostitute saw it and took off her shoe and watered it. So Allah forgave her because of that good deed.” (Volume 4, Book 56, Number 673, Bukhari)

Narrated by Abu Sa’id(radiyallahu anhu): The Prophet(sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “Amongst the people preceding your age, there was a man whom Allah had given a lot of money. While he was in his death-bed, he called his sons and said, ‘What type of father have I been to you? They replied, ‘You have been a good father.’ He said, ‘I have never done a single good deed; so when I die, burn me, crush my body, and scatter the resulting ashes on a windy day.’ His sons did accordingly, but Allah gathered his particles and asked (him), ‘What made you do so?’ He replied, “Fear of you.’ So Allah bestowed His Mercy upon him. (forgave him).” (Volume 4, Book 56, Number 684, Bukhari)

Now can you even imagine the forgiving nature of Allah(SWT). It is incomparable. Allah(SWT) forgave a prostitute for just giving a dying dog water. Also Allah(SWT) bestowed His mercy upon a man who claims to have not done any good deeds. Who on this earth can be that forgiving. No one at all.

So I would like to leave off by saying no matter what your past is, you should push forward, go to Allah(SWT), and repent to him with sincerity because Allah(SWT) is At-Tawwab, the granter and accepter of repentance.