Nature of humility is such that it is so fragile that once we think we’ve grasped it, it is gone!

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Friday Message | Acceptance

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

‘…”Our Lord, accept [this] from us. Indeed You are the Hearing, the Knowing.”‘

(Surah Baqarah 2:127)

This Dua was read by Ibrahim and Ismail (as) when they completed the building of the Ka’bah.

The lesson is that the person must not be satisfied with actions only. Rather, after the action, be humble and beg to Allah to accept it. This is taught from the action of Ibrahim (as). After completing such a lofty action he does not express pride, rather he asks Allah to accept it.

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Illusory enjoyment

Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth, look at the dying mans struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.

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Friday Message | Grateful to Allah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

‘And He gave you from all you asked of Him. And if you should count the favor of Allah, you could not enumerate them. Indeed, mankind is [generally] most unjust and ungrateful.’

(Surah Ibrahim 14:34)

Allah has given us more than what we ask for; He has provided us with everything that is required for us to live. He reminds us time and time again of His bounties upon us. In reality we do not need to be reminded as we take His bounties every single day.

But He knows how weak we are and often we get distracted. Allah shows us the path He wants us to walk, to be grateful to Him, to know He is the Sole Originator.

Everything has its source in Him. Every vision that reaches our eyes is His creation. Every sound that comes to our ears is His creation. We just need to find the time to ponder on all His bounties. Alhumdullilah.

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Friday Message | Parents

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

And We have enjoined upon man [care] for his parents. His mother carried him, [increasing her] in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years. Be grateful to Me and to your parents; to Me is the [final] destination.

(Surah Luqman 31:14)

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Four unbreakable promises from Allah

Originally posted on Islamic Oasis:

1) ‘So remember Me; I will remember you.’ [Surat al-Baqarah: 152]

2) ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]…’ [Surat Ibrahim: 7]

3) ‘Call upon Me; I will respond to you…’ [Surat Ghafir: 60]

4) ‘…and Allah would not punish them while they seek forgiveness.’ [Surat al-Anfal: 33]

Even though we break our promise with our Lord, always remember that He will never break His.

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Friday Message | Remembrance

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

‘And be not like those who forgot Allah, so He made them forget themselves…’

(Surah Al Hashr 59:19)

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