Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Portion For Your Heart: Who Wants To Be Poor But Make Others Rich?

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Three things follow the bier of a dead man. Two of them come back and one is left with him. The members of his family and his wealth come back and his deeds alone are left with him.” [Muslim]

Once the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) asked if there were anybody who would like to make his inheritors wealthy and remain poor himself. This is not something anybody would desire. Then the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) explained that by accumulating wealth (and not spending it to gain Allah’s pleasure) we are simply leaving it behind for the people who will inherit it when we die, because our wealth does not follow us into our graves. While it is commendable to not leave our inheritors in want, yet nobody desires to be left needy while enriching others either.

Therefore, since the only thing that can enrich us after our deaths are our good deeds, we must try to earn as much of them as possible by putting to good use the wealth that Allah has given us.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Portion For Your Heart: True Strength

Thank you Allah for giving me a group of sahabats who keeps on reminding me :

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) said: “True strength is not the ability to never be knocked down by anybody; but to be able to control one’s anger, especially when a person has the ability to act on it.” [Muslim]That is why we see that people with weak characters suppress their anger when dealing with their superiors but take it out on those weaker than them. A weak man will take his frustrations out on his family, a woman on her children, the rich on the poor. Giving free rein to one’s anger results only in crime against Allah’s creatures. It is natural to feel anger in certain situations but the successful person is he who is able to control the expression of his anger. Not all crimes in Islam are recognized as crimes in secular law, but what matters to a Muslim is how their action is viewed by Allah. Anger is justified when the crime is against Allah and his Messenger, but even then it is best handled with a cool mind.

Hazrat Ali (radi Allahu anhu) said: “A moment of patience in a moment of anger prevents a thousand moments of regret.

Monday, July 20, 2009

A Portion For Your Heart: Definition of Success

I'm suppose to continue with my story about the gathering but just would like to share below hadith forwarded to me via e-mail by my friend (Annee), such a meaningful one:-

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) said: “He is successful who has accepted Islam, who has been provided with sufficient for his wants and been made contented by Allah with what He has given him.” [Muslim]
Nowadays when people say, ‘So and so is very successful’ what they mean is, ‘He/she is making a lot of money.’ In the above mentioned hadith Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) explains who qualifies to be called successful. It’s not having Car X, House in W and Job Z but:

1. Islam.
2. Needs fulfilled.
3. Possession of a thankful heart.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I think I can, I think I can.. YES!!! I've done it..

See I told you.. I can turn already at 3 months plus...clap..clap for me

Hello.. Can you see my face clearly now?

I can even turn around 360 degree.. Can you believe it?

I'm trying to sit on my bouncer.. So be careful all.. I might flip over

Aaah at last...So tired after those posing

What's that? It's colourful and looks yummy to me..

I'm getting nearer.. here I come...