That day he will regret..

Hatim al-asam رحمة الله عليه said:

There is no one who will regret more on the day judgement than a man who taught people something beneficial but himself did not act according to it. So the people acted on it and won but he himself was destroyed..

The reward of protecting your sight

Some of the salaf would say:
Whoever guards his sight (from unlawful things)
Then Allah will place in his vision a light (allowing him/her to distinguish between truth and falsehood)
Allah knows best.

It was just a few words

~ It was just a few words!
Ponder over the following examples where *very few words unlocked the greatness of three great people.*
= The first:
Imam Ishaaq Ibn Raahawayh once said during a study circle of Hadith, 
“من ينشط منكم لجمع الصحيح؟” 
“Whom here is willing to take it upon himself to compile for us the authentic Hadith?”
Imam Al-Bukhari was present and said, “His words fell onto my heart”
Imagine that! It was just those words which sparked off the most beneficial Hadith project in History!
= The second:
Imam Ash-Shafi’i was most interested in poetry in the earlier parts of his life. One scholar heard him speak poetry and so he asked him, “أين أنت من الفِقه؟”

“Why don’t you focus on the study of Fiqh (jurisprudence) instead?”
This had a profound effect on Imam Ash-Shaafi’i and because of these words, he completely changed the course of his study and turned to the study of Hadith and Fiqh till he became an Imam. All of this was because of one simple encounter with a wise well-wisher. 
= The third: 
Have you heard of Imam Adh-Dhahabi? His handwriting was once spotted by Imam Al-Barzaali so he said to Adh-Dhahabi, “إنَّ خطك هذا يشبه خط المُحدِّثين” 

“Your handwriting resembles the handwriting of the scholars of Hadith” 

Imam Adh-Dhahabi said, 

فحبَّب الله لي علم الحديث 
“After hearing that, Allah placed the love of Hadith in my heart!”
You have no idea of the potential influence which your words may have on your children, students, family members or friends, even if your words are few! 
*Coupled with your sincerity and wisely tailored words of encouragement, plant the seed of inspiration within their hearts and leave it to grow. This person may develop to become the next scholar, a ground-breaking caller to Islam, the mother of the next revivalist or the founder of a revolutionary project for the Ummah.*
You may end up forgetting all about this seed. 
But this reformed individual will never forget. More importantly, Allah will never forget.

The three stages of knowledge 

قال ابن جماعة رحمه الله:(العلم ثلاثة أشبار:

– من دخل الشبر الأول تكبر.

– ومن دخل الشبر الثاني تواضع.

– ومن دخل الشبر الثالث علم أنه لا يعلم)  

تذكرة السامع والمتكلم (ص:65)
Ibn jama’ha رحمة الله عليه said:
Knowledge has three stages:
1) the first leads one to arrogance 

2) the second leads one to humility

3) the third stage leads one to a realisation that he does not know.

No dua better than this…

Comprehensive dua

Something to really think about

‏لم يغرق موسى عليه السلام في البحر وهو رضيع وفي قمة ضعفه بينما غرق فرعون وهو في قمة قوته وجبروته
مادام الله يريد لك شيئا فلن يقف في وجهك شيء أبدا
❝ Musa did not drown in the sea as an infant at the height of his weakness. While Fir’awn was drowned at the peak of his strength and power.
As long as Allah wants something for you, nothing will ever stand in your way. ❞

Your emotional well-being

Too often we blame our emotional state on external factors; friends, family, spouse, and other circumstances out of our sphere of influence. 
However, emotions begin internally; meaning these external factors can only affected your emotional well-being if you allow them to. Understanding this can allow you to remain “happy” regardless of what is happening around you. 
Happiness can become a choice when one remains in a state of contentment.
Allah knows best

The past has passed..

“Our history is not to be changed but accepted. We waste our time and energy when we ponder what might have been: “If I had…”. We must simply admit failure to ourselves, God, and our spouses. Accept God’s forgiveness, forgive yourself, and trust that your spouse will do the same. Beyond that, you cannot deal with the past. You must concentrate on the future, for it is in your hands to shape.” 
“Wounded marriages can be healed. Hope for the separated.”
Gary chapman 

It is also for women

Al-Mugheerah ibn Shu’bah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that he wanted to propose to a woman in marriage and the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) told him, “Go and look at her, for that is more likely to create love between the two of you.” [Ahmad, at-Tirmithi, An-Nasaa’i and Ibn Maajah]
As-San’aani said in Subul As-Salaam, “Such a ruling is also confirmed for a woman as she looks to the man who proposes to her, as she likes in him what he likes in her.” [Islamweb] 

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