Modesty of Uthman Ibn Affan (RA)

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A’isha, the wife of Allah’s Apostle (mav peace be upon him), and Uthman both reported that Abu Bakr sought permission from Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) for entrance (in his apartment) as he had been lying on his bed covered with the bed-sheet of A’isha, and he gave permission to Abu Bakr in that very state and he, having his need fulfilled, went back. Then Umar sought permission and it was given to him in that very state and, after having his need fulfilled, he went back. And ‘Uthman reported: Then I sought permission from him and he got up and raid to A’isha: Wrap yourself well with your cloth, then I got my need fulfilled and came back. And A’isha said: Allah’s Messenger, why is it that I did not see you feeling any anxiety in case of dressing properly in the presence of Abu Bakr and ‘Umar (Allah be pleased with them) as you showed in case of ‘Uthman. Thereupon Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Verily Uthman is a person who is very modest and I was afraid that if I permitted him to enter in this very state he would not inform me of his need.

Extracted from Sahih Muslim, Book 31, Number 5907

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Assalam alaikoum everyone,

Insha’Allah leaving soon.. Keep us in ur duas insha’Allah! So sorry havent got the time to reply to the comments.. hope you guys dont mind yea 🙂 ❤

Always love a good article on giving advice.. insha’Allah we can implement these tips into our lives.

Different Strokes..My musings!!

[This was an article I’d written for Habibi Halaqas...really really enjoyed writing this one coz it took me back to anamazing articleI’d read on MuslimMatters, making me smile the whole while :)]

We live in an age where judging others has become the norm and mocking people for their mistakes has become a huge pastime. While some of us might do it unintentionally, others might fall into this out of ignorance or even arrogance. Calling ourselves the Ummah of Prophet Muhammad sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam comes with certain responsibilities. One such responsibility is correcting people’s mistakes.

Quite often in this quest of learning the deen and implementing it in our lives, we become over judgmental of our own brothers and sisters. Instead of correcting their mistakes, we pass fatwas, turning them further away from the beauty of this deen. It is important to understand…

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New books! :D

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I dropped by this Sunnah bookshop on the way back home today. I had no intention of  spending any money but I ended up purchasing 4 books – and that was after ‘eliminating’ a couple of other books. The bookshop stocked up on new books because the last time I went these were not on the shelves yet. I was attracted to the slick book covers first. The crisp new pages and that new-book smell enticed me even more . The books are classical collections so the covers are designed to reflect that… is it even allowed to buy books because of its cover? lol..

Anyway, here are the titles:

  1. Disciplining the Soul by Ibn al-Jawzi
  2. The Journey of the Strangers by Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali & Abu Bakr Al-Ajurri
  3. Diseases of the Hearts & Their cures by Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah
  4. Dua: The weapon of the believer by Abu Ammar Yasir Qadhi

Here’s a task for you: Help me choose 2 books that I should pack in my luggage! I still have not decided unfortunately :/

 

A Strange Analogy!!

Different Strokes..My musings!!

My heart beats vehemently against my chest, almost ripping my ribs apart..

Breathing gets heavier and I look around to see everything happening in a jiffy..

So many people all at once, hustling and bustling as I look forward to spot my train which is yet to come amidst the confusion, noise and drama

Whilst I’m waiting for the train to arrive and given my very rare train travelling experiences, I keep looking on at others around me, trying to figure out how they don’t get bored or irritated with the noises and buzzes around them…

I don’t know what my heart was beating so fervently for..there was no rush, no hurry, no nothing..everything and everyone around me were calm except my heart..my mind was as usual ignorant and trying to make my inner self feel stupid…there are times when I wish my mind would just shut up and allow…

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Gems from Al-Maghrib #4

Assalam alaikoum wa Rahmatullaah wa Barakaatuh,

[Extracted from Valley of Seekers Seminar: Living with the Beautiful Names of Allah]

Al-Aziz: The Al-Mighty

(root: ‘-z-z: to be mighty, potent, strong, powerful) The One whose dignity, majesty and power are uniqque, precious and unattainable by mankind. The One who has complete mastery over all of creation.

This name of Allah expresses that He will always triumph and that He can never be refuted, for only He has true power.

The name Al-Aziz has four meanings:

  1. He who no peer or equal. “Nothing resembles Him’ [Shura: 11]
  2. The One who is always victorious and is never defeated
  3. The One who reinforces you and supplies you with power and strength in order to make you victorious
  4. The One who refuses for His worshippers to be humiliated

Al-Aziz is mostly accompanied each time by one of four other beautiful names:

  1. The Ever-Wise, which is mentioned 47 times, showing that Allah’s (SWT) Might is based on Wisdom
  2. Ever-Merciful, which is mentioned 14 times, showing that His might is based on Mercy
  3. The Ever-Powerful, showing that His Might is based on Power
  4. The All-Knowing, showing that His Might is based on Knowledge

67:1

Blessed is He in whose hand is dominion, and He is over all things competent –

67:2

[He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed – and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving –

In the battle of Badr, Allah brought victory to the believers by sending His help, and so did He in the battle of the trench.

“Since when have you enslaved people while they were born free?” [Omar Ibn Al-Khattab]

  1. Do not accept humiliation
  2. Help Islam and Muslims gain might
  3. Humble yourself before Allah

Notes from Productive Muslim Seminar #3 LAST!

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[Continuation from #1 & #2]

7 Practical tips to beat procrastination:

  • Find out why?
  • **[Do you find the particular task difficult thus you are avoiding from doing it?]
  • Become a pro
  • **[Get the tasks done regardless of the mood you are in]
  • Pomodoro Technique 
  • **[Setting aside 25 mins to fully concentrate and complete that difficult task]
  • Remove distractions 
  • [Get rid of anything on table that will distract you – yes, facebook is a distraction!]
  • Public Pledge
  • ** [Telling others you will do this task. By doing so, you will feel more encouraged to complete especially when you have friends who will remind you about it]
  • Make wudu’ and pray 2 rakaat
  • Seek refuge in Allah and remembrance of Allah
Also, we were given the Taskinator Sheet which is used to organize your time must better each day. But, the only difference is that – rather than only pursuing the Dunya, the sheet also includes ‘Islam’, ‘Family’ and ‘Personal Development’ thus making you an all-rounded Muslim/Muslimah! [Please click on the link for the Taskinator Sheet!]
Lastly, a sister gave me that Productive Muslims Lifebook recently and I was just so ecstatic! Masha’Allah, it is easily one of the best gifts I’ve had and if you can get hold of it, don’t miss out on that chance!
*Sorry for the poor quality pictures. The lighting wasn’t that great when I took them 😦