Where are the people who will understand?
Who know that this world is like a castle made of Sand?
And with a single tide, it can all wash away
One moment it’s there, the next cast away
Where are the people who still value love?
Who realize all this is a blessing from above?
And those who don’t recommend over men
Their money and their cars, or how much they can spend
Where are the people who realize you’re sincere?
Who know that Allah has control of your affair?
And those who rely on HIM and HIM alone
Not depending on what’s apparent and what’s only shown
Where are the people who have insight?
Who are ready to take a leap from darkness to light?
And those who do deeds not be seen
Worried about hearts more than clothes to be clean
Where are the people who are your true friends?
Who are not afraid to walk with you against the false trends?
And those who, when you fall, will help you to rise
Hold your hand and walk with you on the path to Paradise
Volume 3, Book 34, Number 348 :
Narrated by Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa)
Rarely did the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) fail to visit Abu Bakr (radiallaahu `anhu)’s house everyday, either in the morning or in the evening. When the permission for migration to Medina was granted, all of a sudden the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) came to us at noon and Abu Bakr (radiallaahu `anhu) was informed, who said, “Certainly the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) has come for some urgent matter.” The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said to Abu Bakr (radiallaahu `anhu), when the latter entered “Let nobody stay in your home.” Abu Bakr (radiallaahu `anhu) said, “O Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)! There are only my two daughters (namely ‘Aisha and Asma’) present.” The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “I feel (am informed) that I have been granted the permission for migration.” Abu Bakr (radiallaahu `anhu) said, “I will accompany you, O Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)!” The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “You will accompany me.” Abu Bakr (radiallaahu `anhu) then said “O Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)! I have two she-camels I have prepared specially for migration, so I offer you one of them. The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “I have accepted it on the condition that I will pay its price.”
It’s better to do business with friends, I guess. They’re trusted people because you know them personally. They won’t double-cross you or deceive you or manipulate you for their own benefit. They’ll always look out for you and keep your good interest in consideration. And you’ll do the same for them. :)
Hadith no. 133 is a repeat. Read it here.
I used to get the emotional urethral discharge frequently so I requested Al-Miqdad to ask the Prophet about it. Al-Miqdad asked him and he replied, “One has to perform ablution (after it).”
Lesson: Take help from your friends to get over your shyness.
Been 20 days since Ramadaan passed. Ihtisaab (self-analysis) time!
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:
Allah’s Apostle was the most generous of all the people, and he used to reach the peak in generosity in the month of Ramadan when Gabriel met him. Gabriel used to meet him every night of Ramadan to teach him the Qur’an. Allah’s Apostle was the most generous person, even more generous than the strong uncontrollable wind (in readiness and haste to do charitable deeds).
A lot of Sunnahs can be derived from this Hadith. I’ll mention a few:
- Be generous, especially in Ramadaan.
- Keep good company, e.g. Prophet (SAW) and Gabriel.
- Go through the Qur’an at least once during Ramadaan.
- Be eager to do good and charitable deeds.
Two of these are related to Ramadaan and two are general. Let’s check ourselves. Were we generous like the ‘uncontrollable wind’ during Ramadaan? Did we go through the whole Qur’an? If yes, WELL DONE! If not, set targets for next Ramadaan inshaAllah.
About good company, the only thing I need to say is: It’s REALLY important. What’s the criteria, you ask? Hang out with those who know more than you, who work better than you, who are more intelligent and more practicing when it comes to religion. Why? Because it’ll help YOU! You’ll get better in everything if you have better friends, inshaAllah.
“Haste to do charitable deeds”. What is that? It means to always be ready when it comes to doing ‘good’. Be eager. Always be looking for opportunities. And when you see a door opening, RUN towards it. Because only the lucky ones get second chances. ;)
I’ve made my checklist for the day. Have you?