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Sunday, January 11, 2015

EEMAAN - (Faith in the belief and practice on ISLAAM)












EEMAAN -

 (Faith in the belief and practice on the most blessed tenets

 of 

ISLAAM)

These are few of the most inspiring and most effective practical ways, that will brighten up our Eemaan (Faith); InshaAllah; that we prove ourselves worthy enough to seek the blessings of our One and the Only One Almighty: ALLAH; so that we seek justified to achieve our success in the world and the hereafter.



1) Repent frequently for your mistakes.

“Seek forgiveness of your Lord (Allah) and then turn to Him in repentance.” 

(Surah Hud: 3).


“And seek the forgiveness of Allah. Certainly, Allah is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (4:106)


A sincere repentance according to the scholars has conditions:


1. To discontinue the sin.

2. To regret over its occurrence.

3. To determine never to go back to that sin again.


4. Compensating those who have been wronged or obtaining their forgiveness.

We find many reassurances throughout the Quran for those who make Dua.





Allah the Exalted, has said:

1.  When one is oppressed

2.  Between the time of Athan and Iqamat

3.  At the time of the call for prayer

4.  When one is sick

5.  The last third of the night (Esp. during Tahajjud)

6.  Ramadan (especially Lailatul Qadr)

7.  After the Fard part of prayer

8.  When traveling

9.  When breaking fast

10.  In Sujood while performing Salah (Prayer)

11.  On Fridays after Asr prayer (Abu Dawud)


12.  On the day of Arafah

13.  At times of adversity

14.  Dua when someone’s heart is filled with sincerity and when it is focused on Allah



15.  Dua of the parent against or for his children

16.  The Dua of a Muslim for his brother without the latter’s knowledge






1.  Have Wudu, face Qibla, be neat and clean

2.  Raise both hands up to the shoulder with palms open facing up

3.  Use words of Allah and Mohammed (SAW)-i.e. Duas found in Quran and Hadith


4.  Ask by Asma alHusna- Allah’s Beautiful Names


5.  Be very humble and insistent -repeat (i.e. 3x’s)

6.  Glorify Allah and recite Salawat for the Prophet (SAW) at both the beginning and end


7.  Show humility, entreaty, desire and fear while making Dua









2) Perform Salah (Prayer) regularly at the beginning of its prescribed time.

Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: “Say, if there were a river at the door of one 

of you in which he takes a bath five times a day, would any soiling remain on 

him?” They replied, “No soiling would be left on him.” He (PBUH) said, ” That 


is the five (obligatory) Salat (prayers). Allah obliterates all sins as a result of performing them.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]




3) Daily Quran recitation.



4) Engage In Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah) daily as much as possible.
“Remember Allah abundantly, in order that you become successful”

 (Quran 8:45)


“O you who believe, when you face a group (in battle), stand firm and remember Allah abundantly, so that you may be successful.” (Quran 13:28)



5) Voluntary Fasting.
There are various benefits to fasting nawafil (voluntary) fasts. Fasting helps us be thankful to Allah for His Bounty, control unlawful desires, have compassion for the less fortunate and it weakens the effects of waswas (whispers) from the shaytaan.


Fasting can be thought of as a prescription for us, which cures the maladies of the human soul.


6) Following the Sunnah of the Prophet Mohammed (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam).


7) Carrying out good deeds.
Investment into this life is very temporary. Our good deeds are our eternal investment which will benefit us for the rest of eternity.



8) Remembering death.


9) Gaining more religious knowledge.


10) Making as much as Dua (Supplication).





Dua is defined as any invocation or prayer addressed to Allah (SWT). Through Dua, we strengthen our Imaan and our relationship with Allah, as well as heighten our awareness of cause and effect that can help inspire and motivate us to be closer to Islam in our lives.



“And your Lord (Allah) says: Pray unto Me: and I will hear your prayer”

 (Quran 40:60),


“Call upon your Lord (Allah) humbly and in secret” (Quran 7:55),
“When My (Allah’s) servants question thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me” (Quran 2:186),



The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Dua (supplication) is worship.” [Sunan Abu Dawud]
Three types of dua are undoubtedly granted: a parent’s dua for his children, dua of a fasting person, and dua of the traveller. [Abu-Dawud]




We can and should make Dua in every condition, i.e. in hardship and in prosperity.


Some special times to make Dua where it is more likely to be accepted:
Dua can be beautified and perfected by certain actions:



11) Having complete trust in ALLAH and thank ALLAH for each and everything 

(Alhumdulillah).


12) Giving Charity to the needy and helping others in the ways we can.



13) Fight with the biggest and open enemy (shaitaan).



14) Give up telling lies and always speak the truth and identify where your weaknesses are and avoid them.



15) Forgive those who do you wrong.








 Signs of weak Eemaan:


1.      We commit sins easily and feel less or no guilt at all.



2.      We don’t feel the Sakina (tranquility) in our hearts.


3.      Feeling lazy or occupied with other tasks and being regularly late for Salah.


4.      Finding difficulty in remembering Allah and making Dhikr.


5.      Not taking care to learn and practice the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet 

Mohammed (sallallaho-alaihe-wassallam).


6.      Feeling hardness in the heart and no desire to read the Quran.


7.      Not feeling anything when hearing verses from the Quran, for example when 

Allah warns us of punishments and His promise of glad tidings.


8.      Do not find joy in the worship of Allah swt.


9.      Not feeling concerned about the injustices committed to Muslims.


10.  Not interested in doing good deeds and helping other Muslims for the sake of Allah.



11.  Not feeling the responsibility to do take part in any Da’waha activities to promote Islam.


12.  Ordering others to do good deeds when not practising them ourselves.


13.  Becoming engrossed and very involved with dunya, worldly things.


14.  Being miserly and not wanting part with wealth (eg. give Sadaqah (charity), 

etc)


15.  Not feeling bad when things are done against the Shariah.


16.  Feeling pleased when things are not progressing for others.




----- HADITH --- ( The (Last) Hour shall not come till the sun rises from the west:


It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira (RadhiAllahu ‘anhu):

that the Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

The (Last) Hour shall not come till the sun rises from the place of its setting. 

And on the day when it rises from the place of its setting even if all the 

people together affirmed their faith, it would not be of any avail to one who 

did not believe previously and derived no good out of his belief.


[ Sahih Muslim - Book 1, Hadith 294 ]


The believer in Islaam is simple and generous.:

Narrated AbuSalamah and AbuHurayrah (Radhi-Allahu ‘anhuma):

The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

The believer is simple and generous, but the profligate is deceitful and 

ignoble.

[Sunan Abu-Dawud - Book 41:  Hadith 4772]








♥**♥ In the name of Allah; the Most Beneficent; the Most Merciful: ♥**♥


All that are in heavens and the earth entreat Him (Allah).  Every day He exerciseth (universal) power.


♥**♥   As-Salaamu AlaiKum Wa RehmatUllahi Wa BarakaTuhu: Peace & Blessings of Allah be upon you and all ♥**♥
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Which is it of the favours of your Lord (Allah), that ye deny?
--The Glorious Quran; 55; The Beneficent; 29, 30.
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Successful indeed are the believers.
--The Holy Quran; 23; the believers, 1.
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VERILY, IN THE REMEMBRANCE OF ALLAH, DO HEARTS FIND REST.
--The Holy Quran; 13; the thunder; 28.
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♥**♥  Blessed -Weekend to You and All  ♥**♥
♥**♥ InShaAllah ♥**♥ 







♥**♥ In the name of Allah; the Most Beneficent; the Most Merciful: ♥**♥

Lo!  it (Quran) is naught else than a reminder for all peoples
And ye will come in time to know the truth thereof.


--The Glorious Quran; 38; saad; 87, 88.







♥**♥ In the name of Allah; the Most Beneficent; the Most Merciful: ♥**♥

Is he who goeth groping on his face more rightly guided, or he who walketh upright on a beaten road?


--The Glorious Quran; 67; the Sovereignty; 22.





♥**♥ In the name of Allah; the Most Beneficent; the Most Merciful: ♥**♥

And when it is said unto them: Believe as the people believe, they say: Shall we believe as the foolish believe?  Are not they indeed the foolish?  But they know not.


--The Glorious Quran; 2; al-bakarah; 13.