“Does my supplication make you happy?”

‘A’ishah radi Allahu anha narrated:

“Once, when I saw the Prophet in a good mood, I said to him: “O Messenger of Allah! Supplicate to Allah for me!”

So, he said: “O Allah! Forgive ‘A’ishah her past and future sins, what she has hidden, as well as what she has made apparent.”

So, I began smiling, to the point that my head fell into the lap of the Messenger of Allah sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam out of joy.

The Messenger of Allah said to me: “Does my supplication make you happy?”

I replied: “And how can your supplication not make me happy?”

He then said: “By Allah, it is the supplication that I make for my Ummah in every prayer.”


[Reported in ‘Sahih Mawarid adh-Dhaman’ (1875), and it is in ‘as-Silsilah as-Sahihah’ (2254)]

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Ten Useless Things!

Shaykh Ibn al Qayyim al Jawziyyah wrote in his book “Al-Fawaid“:

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“There are ten useless matters that cannot be benefitted from:

1. Knowledge that is not implemented.

2. An action that is empty of sincerity, and is not based on the correct example.

3.  Wealth that is hoarded, as the owner neither enjoys it during his life, nor obtains any reward for it in the haereafter.

4. The heart that is empty of love and longing for Allaah, and of seeking closesness to Him.

5. A body that does not obey Allaah.

6. Loving Allaah without seeking His pleasure.

7. Time that is not spent expiating sins or seizing oppportunities to perform righteous deeds that will bring one closer to Allaah.

8. A mind that thinks about issues which bring about no benefit.

9. Serving those who neither bring you close to Allaah or benefit you in your life.

10. Hoping and fearing one who is under the authority of Allaah, and whose forehead is in His Hand, while he cannot bring any benefit, harm, life, death or resurrection to himself.

Doors of Success

“The doors of success have been closed upon the creation because of six things:

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1) Their busying themselves with the blessings of Allah instead of thanking Allah for them,
2) their desire for knowledge while they abandon actions,
3) the hastiness to sin and delaying repentance,
4) the deception of having righteous companions and not taking them as examples,
5) the turning away of the dunya from them while they chase it,
6) and the approach of the afterlife towards them while they turn away from it.”
Source – al-Fawai’d by Ibn Al Qayyim

I saw something amazing yesterday….

Ibn al-Qayyim records the hadith that was related by Abdurahman ibn Samra. He said that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) went out to them. He stood among them and said:

I saw something amazing yesterday.

I saw a man from my ummah having the Angel of Death coming to him to seize his soul. Then came good dealings with his parents (to intercede for him) and the Angel of Death left him.

And I saw a man whose torment in the grave was about to come upon him. Then came his ablutions (wudoo) and saved him from that.

Then I saw a man from my ummah who had been surrounded by devils. Then came the remembrance of Allah (adkar & dhikr) and the devils were driven away from him.

And I saw a man of my ummah who was surrounded by the angels of punishment, then there came his prayers (salah) and he was rescued from their hands.

And I saw a man from my ummah who was panting from thirst. When he got close to them, he was prevented from every jug of water and they were taken away from him. Then came his fasting of the month of Ramadhan and, therefore, he drank and was satisfied.

I saw a man from my ummah and I saw prophets sitting in groups. Every time the man went to the circles he was driven away. Then came his washing (ghusl) from major defilement (janabah), and they took him by his hand and sat him besides me.

And I saw a man from my ummah, in front of him was darkness, behind him was darkness, on his right was darkness, and on his left was darkness, and above him was darkness, and below him was darkness. And he was lost in the darkness. Then There came his pilgrimage (hajj) and lesser pilgrimage (umrah) and they Took him out of the darkness and entered him into light.

And I saw a man from my ummah who was being burned by a fire. Then there came his charity (sadaqah) and it formed a cover between him and the fire. And it provided a shade over his head.

And I saw a man from my ummah who was talking to the believers, but they would not talk to him. Then there came his keeping of family relations (upholding ties of kinship) and it said, .Oh gathering of Muslims, he kept together family ties so speak with him.. Therefore, the believers talked to him and they shook his hand.

And I saw a man of my ummah who was encircled by the angels who throw the disbelievers into Hell. Then there came his ordering the good and forbidding the evil (amr marouf wanahi anil munkar), so he was rescued from their hands. And he was entered among the angels of mercy.

And I saw a man from my ummah who was kneeling and between him and Allah there was a curtain. Then there came his good character (ikhlaq) and he was taken by his hand and permitted to be with Allah.

And I saw a man from my ummah whose recorded deeds were taken from his left hand. Then there came his fear of Allah and he took his papers and had them placed on his right side.

And I saw a man from my ummah who had a very light weight on the scale. Then there came his young children who had died and his weight was increased.

I saw a man from my ummah who was on the brink of the hell-fire. Then there came his hope in Allah and he was rescued from it and he moved on from it.

I saw a man from my ummah who was thrown in the fire. Then there came his tears that he cried out of fear of Allah and he was rescued from that.

And I saw a man from my ummah standing along a path that was shuddering in the same way that a limb of a palm tree shudders on a stormy night. Then there came his good thoughts about Allah and the shuddering was stopped.

And I saw a man from my ummah crawling on the path [over the hell-fire]. Sometimes he was crawling on it and sometimes he was hanging from it. Then there came his prayers upon the Prophet and he was made to stand on his feet and he passed over it.

And I saw a man from my ummah who came to the doors of Paradise and they were closed in front of him. Then there came his testifying that there is no god except Allah and the doors were opened for him and he entered into Paradise.

This is narrated by Al-Haafiz Abu Moosa al-Madeeni in Al-Targheeb fi’l-Khisaal al-Munjiyah min al-Khiliaal al Murdiyah, His book based on this hadith, on which it is a commentary. He said, this had this hasan jiddan, and is narrated from Sa’eed ibn al-Musayyib by ‘Amr ibn Aazar and ‘Ali ibn Zayd ibn Jad’aan and Hilaal Abu Jablah. Shaikh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah used to regard this hadith as being very important, and I heard that he said that there were corroborating reports.

The Description of the Prophet (saw)

The Description of the Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Physically speaking, the Prophet Muhammad (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was the most handsome of people. He was of medium height, not too tall and not too short, of medium build, of white going slightly red-brown skin colour, with a completely full head of shiny black slightly curly hair that would reach to his shoulders at its longest, hair which was sometimes dyed slightly red and/or yellow, a taut neck, an extended black thick beard with a few white hairs, firm un-raised cheeks, a fine slender nose, wide white eyes with a slight reddish tinge with strikingly black pupils, a flat chest and stomach, well-statured, thick heavy hands with slightly long fingers, very soft palms, smooth large feet, no excess fat or flesh on the heels, and a gait of one leaning slightly forward when he walked. May Allah jalla wa ‘alā bless and bestow peace upon him.

He had a large back, broad shoulders, in between which slightly to the left one could see the Seal of Prophethood – a slightly raised piece of skin with a small grouping of hair. May Allah jalla wa ‘alā bless and bestow peace upon him.

When he met people, he would turn his whole body to meet them. He was the first to greet people, having a wide smile, with a face that was immersed in blessed light that shone and radiated like a bright moon. He had a firm handshake which he would not let go of until the other person let go yet at the same time was so gentle that if a small girl was to take his hand and lead him around the town, he would follow in tow. It was difficult for people to compose themselves in his presence due to the sheer awe of his countenance and the shock of how handsome he was. His gravitas and presence was such that despite his medium height, he seemed taller than those surrounding him. May Allah jalla wa ‘alā bless and bestow peace upon him.

He would love to wear cotton shirts, some similar to a thawb, short and long but never below the ankles, sometimes short-sleeved so that one could see his white clean arm-pits and sometimes long to his wrists. He disliked woolen garments except for the occasional use of a woolen over-garment, mostly white yet sometimes colourful garments particularly striped, sometimes red-striped, but never wore anything saffron in colour. He would wear a turban, sometimes a two-piece outfit with a sarong type lower garment, and would accept and wear the clothes of foreigners given to him as a gift. May Allah jalla wa ‘alā bless and bestow peace upon him.

The Demeanour of the Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

He was always cheerful, of mild temperament and easy going, yet at the same time reflective and would spend much of his time looking down at the ground in contemplation. When he spoke, those sitting around him were so still that it seemed that birds were perched on their heads. When he fell silent, they talked but never argued in his presence. May Allah jalla wa ‘alā bless and bestow peace upon him.

He was neither rude nor coarse and did not shout or utter obscenities. He did not find fault with others nor lavishly praise them. He did not interrupt another’s speech. He would interact with those who sat with him in the best of ways: he would never frown at them, treat them harshly or turn away from them, he would not point out slips of the tongue nor reprimand one for any coarseness in speech or the likes, and he would make excuses for them as much as possible. Whoever mixed with him would think that he was the most beloved person to him due to the attention he received, his kindness and the sincere advice he was given. May Allah jalla wa ‘alā bless and bestow peace upon him.

He would honour the leader of every people and put them in charge of their affairs. He would show respect to the people of nobility and excellence and he would divide his time amongst them in accordance to their religiosity, yet there wasn’t a soul who felt they were not able to approach him due to his humility and welcoming nature. He gave everyone who sat with him his due share such that none thought that another was more honoured than he. If any person sat with him or near him to ask of him, he was tolerant and remained so until that person himself turned away. When someone asked him for something he needed, he either departed with it or with some consoling words. He had the kindest and best behaviour of all people, being like a father to them. May Allah jalla wa ‘alā bless and bestow peace upon him.

He was easy going, soft, close to people, he answered the calls of those who called him, judged those who required judgment, fulfilled the need of those who asked of him – never preventing them from asking him and never letting them go disappointed or empty handed. When his Companions desired a matter from him, he would agree with them and follow them; if he determined to do something, he would consult them. He would accept their good from them and overlook their mistakes. May Allah jalla wa ‘alā bless and bestow peace upon him.

He was the most truthful of people, the most honourable. The people of the earth fought him, employing all means at their disposal yet none of them ever accused him of lying. His friends and foes alike would not describe him except as the most gentle, generous and empowering individual to walk the face of the Earth. May Allah jalla wa ‘alā bless and bestow peace upon him.

His generosity did not come about through effort, neither was it hard upon him, rather it naturally arose due to the purity of his soul and gentleness of spirit. He had the most giving of hearts by virtue of the righteousness of his spirit and the great good contained therein. Kindness would pour out of his heart for it was enveloped in every beautiful moral and in every excellence.

It is sufficient to end with the fact that the very greatest and noblest of people would all say about the Prophet Muhammad, “I have never seen anyone, before him or after him, who was comparable to him.” May Allah jalla wa ‘alā bless and bestow peace upon him.

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