Pondering over the Quran

 
 اللهم ارزقنا تدبرﺍﻟﻘﺮﺁﻥ 

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ﻟﻤﺎﺫﺍ .. ﻗﺎﻝ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﺗﻌﺎﻟﻰ .. ﻋﻦ ﺍﻟﻘﺮﺁﻥ ﻓﻴﻪ “ﺷِﻔﺎﺀ، ” ﻭﻟﻢ ﻳﻘﻞ ﺩﻭﺍﺀ !؟ 

ﻭ ﻧُﻨﺰِّﻝ ﻣِﻦ ﺍﻟﻘُﺮﺁﻥ ﻣﺎ ﻫﻮ ﺷِﻔﺎﺀٌ ﻭ

ﺭﺣﻤﺔٌ ﻟﻠﻤُﺆﻣﻨﻴﻦ 

. ﻣﻦ ﻋﺠﺎﺋﺐ ﺍﻟﺘﺪﺑّﺮ .. ﺃﻥّ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﺗﻌﺎﻟﻰ ، ﻗﺎﻝ ﻋﻦ ﺍﻟﻘﺮﺁﻥ ﻓﻴﻪ “ﺷِﻔﺎﺀ، ” ﻭﻟﻢ ﻳﻘﻞ ﺩﻭﺍﺀ !؟ 

ﻷﻥَّ ﺍﻟﺪﻭﺍﺀ ﻗﺪ ﻳﺸﻔﻲ ﻭ ﻗﺪ ﻻﻳﺸﻔِﻲ ﻭ ﺃﻣﺎ ﺍﻟﻘﺮﺁﻥ ﻓﻬﻮ ﺷﻔﺎﺀٌ ﻟﻜﻞ ﺩﺍﺀ ﻭ ﺑﺮﺍﺀٌ ﻣﻦ ﻛﻞّ ﺍﺑﺘﻼﺀ 

فاللهم ﺍﺟﻌﻞ ﺍﻟﻘﺮﺁﻥ ﺍﻟﻌﻈﻴﻢ ﺭﺑﻴﻊ ﻗﻠﻮﺑﻨـــﺎ .. ﻭ ﻧﻮﺭ ﺻﺪﻭﺭﻧــــﺎ ﻭ ﺟﻼﺀ ﻫﻤﻮﻣﻨﺎ .. ﻭ ﺫﻫﺎﺏ ﺃﺣﺰﺍﻧﻨﺎ 

ﻳﺎ ﺭﺏ ﺍﻟﻌﺎﻟﻤﻴﻦ

 

Oh Allah grant us the ability to ponder over the quran.
Why ?
Allah the exalted has professed the Quran to be a cure. Yet, He سبحانه و تعالى never described it as a medicine.  
Verse: We revealed the Quran that which is a cure and as a mercy to the believers.
From the wonders of contemplating about this verse is; Allah has stated the Quran as being a cure and yet never said it is as a medicine, because medicine may or may not cure. As for the Quran, it is a cure to all illnesses and removes people from all types of calamities.
So oh Allah, make this great Quran a delight for our hearts, a light for our chests, the remover of our sadness and the pacifier of our worries. Oh Lord of the universe.

If you just change it..

  
Ibn al-qayyim رحمة الله عليه said

If the servant changes his sins/disobedience to obedience then Allah will change his punishment  to forgiveness and his dishonour to honour.

….صلُح أمر هذه الأمة ب

  

قال الله تعالى : 


( وما الحياة الدنيا إلا متاع الغرور )


و روى البيهقي في شعب الإيمان من حديث عمرو بن شعيب عن أبيه عن جده أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال: 


صلُح أمر هذه الأمة بالزهد و اليقين و هلك آخرها بالبخل و الأمل


حسنه الشيخ الألباني


قال ابن القيم رحمة الله عليه : 


ما مضى من الدنيا أحلام، و ما بقي منها أماني، و الوقت ضائع بينهما.


نضرة النعيم

A project worth supporting

  
They have produced something unique that is very impressive. It is a collection of tafsir lessons where the videos have been segmented ayah-by-ayah so a person can select a single verse and learn the meaning of that one verse.


http://tafsir.io/#/31/16

May Allah reward every one of them and accept their efforts.

صلوا على الخليل

  
هذا الحديث رواه الترمذي (486) عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ رضي الله عنه قَالَ : ( إِنَّ الدُّعَاءَ مَوْقُوفٌ بَيْنَ السَّمَاءِ وَالأَرْضِ ، لا يَصْعَدُ مِنْهُ شَيْءٌ حَتَّى تُصَلِّيَ عَلَى نَبِيِّكَ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ) . قال ابن كثير : إسناده جيد

Al Tirmidhi narrates from Umar رضي الله عنه that he said: “Du’a hangs between earth and Heaven, nothing of it ascends until you invoke blessing on the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم“.

عن علي بن أبي طالب ـ رضي الله عنه ـ قال :” كل دعاء محجوب حتى يُصلى على النبي ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ ” ( الطبراني ) ..

Ali ibn Abi Talib رضي الله عنه said:

Every dua is covered until he (the one supplicating) invokes blessings on the prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم.

Al-Tabarani.

Moderate Eating

  

A reminder to myself first..
Eating Less – The Solution To Many Problems

Abu Juhayfah said:

“A man burped in the presence of the Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) and he said: “Keep your burps away from us, for the one who eats his fill the most in this world will be hungry for the longest time on the Day of Resurrection.” (al-Tabaraani–Saheeh)

After hearing that Abu Juhayfah RA did not eat his fill until he departed from this world; if he ate breakfast he would not eat dinner and if he ate dinner he would not eat breakfast, and he said: “I have not filled my stomach for thirty years.”

Yet, we force our kids to eat, to finish their plate or just simply stuff themselves until they are full. And we do the same ourselves. What we don’t realize is that, not only is this bad for health, and against the wise teachings of our beloved Prophet (pbuh), but it is this excessive eating that is keeping us away from the sincere and focused worship of Allaah that we are searching for…..that Khushoo’….that Sakeena, the peace that should be there in all our Ibadaat.

This is because eating one’s fill makes the body heavy, which leads to yawning and laziness in worship and work. 

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“A believer eats in one intestine, and a kafir (unbeliever) or a hypocrite eats in seven intestines.” (Bukhaari)

That means; a believer is satisfied with a little food, while an unbeliever or a hypocrite eats too much to satisfy himself.

The Prophet (pbuh) also said:

“The son of Adam does not fill any vessel worse than his stomach. It is sufficient for the son of Adam to eat a few morsels to keep him alive. If he must fill it, then one-third for his food, one-third for his drink, and one-third for air.” (al-Tirmidhi –saheeh by al-Albaani)

Eating too much also makes the heart hard and heedless of Allaah. And that is why the Prophet (pbuh) and his companions used to go hungry quite frequently, even in the presence of abundant food.

Some people argue that as long as what they are eating is Halaal, they can eat whatever they want, whenever they want and in whatever quantity they want.
But Allaah condemns everyone who is extravagant, even in things that are permissible.

Umar (RA) said: By Allaah, if I wanted I could wear the finest clothes among you, and eat the best food, and have the most luxurious life. But I heard that Allaah will condemn people for some of their actions and said:

“You received your good things in the life of the world, and you took your pleasure therein. Now this Day you shall be recompensed with a torment of humiliation, because you were arrogant in the land without a right, and because you used to rebel against Allaah’s Command (disobey Allaah)” [al-Ahqaaf 46:20]

Ibrahim ibn Adham said: “Any one who controls his stomach is in control of his deen, and anyone who controls his hunger is in control of good behavior.. Disobedience towards Allah is nearest to a person who is satiated with a full stomach, and furthest away from a person who is hungry.”

The Ulama enumerate multiple benefits of eating in moderation. Eating less keeps the body healthy and light, keeps the heart soft, increases memory, weakens desires, and disciplines the soul while excessive eating brings about the opposite of these praiseworthy qualities..

The best and most perfect diet is to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh). For, indeed, it is only his way that is the best and his guidance that is perfect.

Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said:
“We are a people who do not eat until we are hungry. And if we eat, we do not eat to our fill.”

May Allaah protect us from over eating and grant us wisdom and piety. Ameen

It’s all up to Him سبحانه و تعالى…

  

قال ابن القيم رحمه الله: 

أساس كل خير أن تعلم أن ما شاء الله كان، وما لم يشأ لم يكن.

 الفوائد

Ibn al Qayyim رحمة الله عليه said:

The foundation of all goodness lies in knowing; whatever Allah سبحانه و تعالى intends to be will be, and whatever He سبحانه و تعالى does not will not.

Will it end?

The following discusses if Hell will end in particular focus on the views of ibn taymeeyah رحمة الله عليه and his student ibn al-qayyim رحمة الله عليه 

The pages are from the book ‘paradise and hell’ from the aqeedah series of the late shaykh Dr. Umar Sulaiman al-Ashqar رحمة الله عليه






فتركته 

وهذا عبد الله بن عباس رضي الله عنهما يقول : لما قبض رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – وأنا شاب ـ  قلت لشاب من الأنصار: هلم فلنسأل أصحاب رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – ولنتعلم منهم فإنهم اليوم كثير، فقال لي: يا عجباً لك يا ابن عباس، أترى الناس يحتاجون إليك وفي الناس من أصحاب رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – من فيهم؟ قال ابن عباس: فتركت ذلك الرجل وأقبلت أنا على المسألة، وجعلت أتبع الصحابة وأسألهم، فإن كنت لآتي الرجل في طلب حديث واحد يبلغني أنه سمعه من رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم –  فأجده قائلاً فأتوسد ردائي على بابه، تسفي الريح على وجهي التراب (أي تنثره) حتى يخرج، فإذا خرج قال: ابن عم رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – ؟! ما جاء بك؟ هلا أرسلت إلي فآتيك، فأقول: لا أنا أحق أن آتيك، بلغني حديث عنك أنك تحدثه عن رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – فأحببت أن أسمعه منك.

Amazing dua



Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) taught the following du’a to Sayyiduna Mu’ad ibn Jabal (رضي الله عنه) for removal of debts:

اللهُمَّ مالِكَ المُلْكِ،  تُؤْتِي المُلْكَ مَنْ تَشاء وَتَنْزِعُ المُلْكَ مِمَّنْ تَشاءُ،  وَتُعِزُّ مَنْ تَشاءُ وَتُذِلُّ مَن تَشاءُ بِيَدِكَ الخَيرُ، إنَّكَ علٰى كُلّ شَيءٍ قَدير،  رَحْمٰنَ الدنيا وَالآخِرَة تُعْطِيهِما مَنْ تَشاءُ وَتَمْنَعُ مِنْهُما مَنْ تَشاء،  اِرْحَمْنِي رَحْمَةً تُغْنِيْنِيْ بِها عَنْ رَحْمَةِ مَنْ سِوَاكْ

Allahumma Malikal Mulk, Tu-til Mulka man tasha-u watanzi’ul Mulka mimman tasha-u, wa tu’izzu man tasha-u, watudhillu mahtasha-u, biyadikal khairu innaka ‘ala kulli shai-in Qadeer.

Rahmanad Dunya wal Akhirati tu’tihima man tasha-u wa tamna’u minhuma man tasha-u irhamnee Rahmatan min ‘indik, tughni nee biha ‘an Rahmati man siwak

Translation: O Allah! possessor of the kingdom, You give the kingdom to whom You will, and You take the kingdom from whom You will, and You endow with honor whom You will. In Your Hand is all good. Verily, You are Able to do all things. You make the night to enter into the day, and You make the day to enter into the night (i.e. increase and decrease in the hours of the night and the day during winter and summer), You bring the living out of the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living. And You give wealth and sustenance to whom You will, without limit (measure or account). O Most Merciful of this world and the Hereafter, You give from them whatever You wish and You deprive whomsoever You wish. Shower upon me such mercy, which will make me independent from the mercy of those besides You.’

Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said to Sayyiduna Mu’adh (رضي الله عنه):

“If you recite this du’a, your debts will be cleared even if they equal to mount Uhud.”

 (al-Mu’jam al-saghir; see Majma’uz Zawa’id vol.10 pg.186).

Hafiz al-Haythami (rahimahullah) has classified its narrators as reliable and ‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) has declared the chain as good. (Majma’uz Zawa’id vol.10 pg.186 & Targheeb, vol.2 pg.614)

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