Don’t be stingy..

السخاء يغطي كل عيب والبخل يغطي كل حسنة

“Generosity conceals any fault just as stinginess conceals any good quality.”

Each heart has a cloud…

قال الرسول صلى الله عليه و سلم

ما من القلوب قلب إلا وله سحابة كسحابة القمر، بينا القمر مضيء إذ علته سحابة فاظلم، إذ تجلت عنه فأضاء) رواه أبو

نعيم في الحلية وهو في السلسلة الصحيحة

و يشرح الحديث الشيخ صالح المنجد هنا:

The Messenger salla Allahi alayhi wa sallam said: (There is no heart except that it has a cloud like the clouds of the moon: while the moon is shining, it gets covered with a cloud and it gets dark; but when the cloud leaves it, the moon goes back to its shine)

Reported by al-Tabarani in al-Awsat and Abu Naim in al-Hulya. It is declared to be hasan by al-Albani in al-Silsilah al-Sahihah

You can listen to an explanation of the Hadith here:

https://www.muslimcentral.com/ali-albarghouthi-heart-therapy-5-hadith/

The reward for helping your brother in his passing away..

وروى الحاكم في المستدرك عن أبي رافع قال:

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم:

من غسل ميتاً فكتم عليه غفر له أربعين مرة، ومن كفن ميتا كساه الله من سندس وإستبرق الجنة، ومن حفر لميت قبراً وأجنّه فيه أجري له من الأجر كأجر مسكن إلى يوم القيامة.

هذا حديث صحيح على شرط مسلم ولم يخرجاه، وأقره على ذلك الذهبي في التلخيص، وصححه أيضاً الألباني، (هكذا بلفظ أربعين في نسخة المستدرك المطبوعة، والمصادر الحديثية التي عزت إليه).

Allāh’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said, “A person who washes a (deceased) Muslim and keeps anything he sees to himself, Allāh will forgive him forty times over. Anyone who digs a grave for him and buries him in it would be granted a reward similar to providing him a house in this world until the Day of Rising. Whoever shrouds the deceased, Allāh will clothe him on the Day of Rising with the silk of Paradise.”

[Bayhaqī 3:354, Ḥākim said it was ṣaḥīḥ with Dhahabī agreeing, and ibn Ḥajr, al-Dirāyah #140 said the isnād was strong.]

I took the English from Brother Refi’s Facebook page.

Sincerity and love of Ibn Abbas for the ummah

قال ابن عباس رضي الله عنه : إني لأسمع الحاكم من حكام المسلمين يعدل في حكمه فأحبه ولعله لا أقاضي إليه أبدا، وإني لأسمع بالغيث يصيب البلدة من بلدان المسلمين فأفرح به وما لي بها سائمة ولا راعية، وإني لآتي على آية في كتاب الله، فوددت أن المسلمين كلهم يعلمون منها مثل ما أعلم

شعب الإيمان

Ibn Abbas said:

“I do not hear of a Muslim ruler who is just in his ruling except that I love him even though I have no dealing with him. I do not hear of rain falling on one of the lands of Muslims except that I am delighted for them even though I have no livestock there. And I do not come across a verse from the Qur’an except that I wish that all Muslims would know of it as I know.”

– Al-Baihaqi in “Shu’ab al-Iman” (Hadith 10624) through a chain of trustworthy narrators

.. like a dead camel

عن عبد الله بن مسعود قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ أَعَانَ قَوْمَهُ عَلَى ظُلْمٍ فَهُوَ كَالْبَعِيرِ الْمُتَرَدِّي يَنْزِعُ بِذَنَبِهِ.

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Prophet ﷺ‎ said, “Whoever supports his people in oppression is like a dead camel that falls into a well and is pulled out by its tail.”

– Musnad Imam Ahmad 4141

*Ba’eer* بعير

Is the type of camel that is able to be ridden and carry heavy weight. That occurs once it reaches four years old. The word ba’eer is used for both the male and female camels.

In surah Yousuf

(قَالُوا نَفْقِدُ صُوَاعَ الْمَلِكِ وَلِمَنْ جَاءَ بِهِ حِمْلُ بَعِيرٍ وَأَنَا بِهِ زَعِيمٌ)

They said, “We are missing the measure of the king. And for he who produces it is [the reward of] a camel’s load, and I am responsible for it.” [Surat Yusuf 72]

(وَلَمَّا فَتَحُوا مَتَاعَهُمْ وَجَدُوا بِضَاعَتَهُمْ رُدَّتْ إِلَيْهِمْ ۖ قَالُوا يَا أَبَانَا مَا نَبْغِي ۖ هَٰذِهِ بِضَاعَتُنَا رُدَّتْ إِلَيْنَا ۖ وَنَمِيرُ أَهْلَنَا وَنَحْفَظُ أَخَانَا وَنَزْدَادُ كَيْلَ بَعِيرٍ ۖ ذَٰلِكَ كَيْلٌ يَسِيرٌ)

And when they opened their baggage, they found their merchandise returned to them. They said, “O our father, what [more] could we desire? This is our merchandise returned to us. And we will obtain supplies for our family and protect our brother and obtain an increase of a camel’s load; that is an easy measurement.” [Surat Yusuf 65]

Therefore Ba’eer is the most useful type of camel. It is as rasool sallallaahu alaihe wa sallam wished to emphasise how shameful such an act is by stressing that the person was fully able to be of use to his people and benefit them, yet he became a burden for them and only increased the difficulties they faced through his actions.

(Explained by Ustadh Sheikh Abu Yunus Asif – Jummu’ah 22/06/2018)

What hifz really means..

قال عبد الله بن مسعود رضي الله عنه : ليس حفظ القرآن بحفظ الحروف، ولكن إقامة حدوده

الزهد لنعيم بن حماد

Ibn Mas’ud رضي الله عنه said:

Hifz (memorising/protecting) the Quran is not by doing hifz of the words. But rather, it is done by establishing its boundaries.

From the Prophetic manners..

‏قال ابن بطَّال -رحمه الله-:

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‏”إنَّ لقاء الناس بالتبسم وطلاقة الوجه من أخلاق النبوة وهو مناف للتكبر ، وجالب للمودَّة”

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‏📝شرح البخارى : ٥/١٩٣.

Ibn battal رحمة الله عليه said:

Meeting people with a smiley welcoming face is from the prophetic manners (of Rasool صلى الله عليه و سلم) and it is in contradiction with arrogance and brings about love.

It is inevitable..

قال الحافظ ابن رجب رحمه الله:

‏إنّ المؤمن لابد أن يُفتن بشي من الفتن

‏المؤلمة الشاقة عليه ليمتحن إيمانه.

‏[تفسيره ٢ / ٢١٢ ]

Ibn Rajab رحمة الله عليه said:

It is inevitable that the believer will be tested with some painful tests that are difficult upon him, in order to test his faith.

..he said I was pondering over

عن سفيان قال: كان عمر بن عبد العزيز يوما ساكتا و أصحابه يتحدثون، فقالوا له: مالك لا تتكلم يا أمير المؤمنين؟ قال: كنت مفكرا في أهل الجنة كيف يتزاورون فيها، و في أهل النار كيف يصطرخون فيها. ثم بكى.

سيرة عمر بن عبد العزيز.

One day Umar Abdul Aziz رحمة الله عليه was silent amongst his companions as they were conversing.

So they asked him: ‘Why is it that we do not see you speaking oh Ameer al-Mu’minen.

He replied: ‘I was pondering over the people of Paradise and how they will visit one another. And how the people of Hell will be screaming calling out for help and then he began to cry.

Except for those that had fasted…

عن أنس موقوفا: “إن لله مائدة لم تر مثلها عين ولم تسمع أذن ولا خطر على قلب بشر لا يقعد عليها إلا الصائمون”

لطائف المعارف

Anas رضي الله عنه said:

Allah has a table; which it’s like has never been seen before, nor has any ear heard of one like it. Nor has the thought of it ever crossed the heart of anyone. No one will sit on it expect those who have fasted.

Lataif al-marif.

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