May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Emaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity…. Ameen! Allah loves a pious believer more than seventy mothers can love! Your parents love you and always wish good for you! The Muslim Ummah loves you.
The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam, May peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“The most miserable man in the world of those meant for Paradise will be dipped once in Paradise (i.e. in the life Hereafter). Then he will be asked, Son of Adam, did you ever face any misery? Did you ever experience any hardship”, so he will say (so happy after seeing a glimpse of Jannah), No my Lord! I never faced any misery and I never experienced any hardship.”
A Muslim, who goes through hardship but endures patiently and still strives to do good deeds, will be awarded Paradise where there is no sickness or pain, no sadness, no old age.
Paradise is a reality – with rivers of milk and honey, palaces of gold and silver, delicious food and fruits, beautiful spouse, always happy, always young, always healthy – a great kingdom for ever and ever for an unending enjoyment and bliss. Compete with each other to strengthen faith and excel in good deeds and hasten to seize every fleeting moment and turn into gold by a productive activity; sow seeds today to reap a rich harvest tomorrow and rush at the available opportunity before it is lost for good.
The lowest ranking person in Jannah will get a kingdom ten times bigger than this world, will have thousands of servants and so many angels will come to believers to make Salam. In Jannah, there will be a bazar where people can change their faces to look like 'any person' they wanted to look like. In Jannah, a believing woman will be sent long time before her husband, she will be decorated with things that no eyes has seen, no ears have heard and no body even thought about that!
This life is a one-time opportunity to achieve everlasting happiness in the life hereafter. Allah Almighty is showering countless blessings upon us everyday. Every moment has a great potential to achieve high-ranks in the court of our Creator. Every minute is like a gold coin. The heart and tongue are gifts from Allah to earn millions of rewards (Hasanaat) for the Akhirah.
Let’s view and ponder over this chart of good deeds http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Convert_Time2Gold.pdf
Read more about the ‘Purpose of Life’ http://www.islameasy.org/pdf/Purpose_of_Life_flyer.pdf
Allah says in the Qur’an: (interpretation of the meaning):
“..Truly the steadfast will be paid their recompense without limit“[Az-Zumar, 10].
Abu Saeed Al-Khudri and Abu Hurairah (RA) narrate that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Whenever a Muslim faces fatigue, illness, worry, grief, hurt and sorrow, even gets pricked by a thorn, Allah in lieu of his sufferings removes his sins.” (Bukhari)
Remember, a human life is very precious gift from Allah and is not just meant to lose heart for a small issue. Compared to the stages and issues in human journey to life -Hereafter, our worldly worries and problems are a small thing. Only Allah knows what is beneficial for us. If you are a true believer, hope for the best from Allah.
Love of Allah:
The human heart is the center of emotions and feelings. It dictates what it desires and works in collaboration with mind to act as a platform of good or evil. The human heart also has hidden treasures of matchless jewels. If found and applied, we can become beloved of Allah. Imagine a believer (sister) who always remembers and seeks help from her Creator, praises Allah by her tongue, in her heart, expresses gratitude for His bounties, is patient in hardships. She supplicates in all earnestness and always has good intentions.
Seeking help with patience and prayer:
Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And seek help in patience and al-salaat (the prayer)…” [al-Baqarah 2:45].
Hudhayfah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “Whenever the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was grieved by something, he used to pray.”
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “How wonderful is the situation of the believer, for all his affairs are good. If something good happens to him, he gives thanks for it and that is good for him; if something bad happens to him, he bears it with patience, and that is good for him. This does not apply to anyone but the believer.” (Narrated by Muslim).
This life is all about controlling desires and protecting from the traps of Nafs (self) and Shaytaan. This is a temporary life where desires and feeling may not be fulfilled completely - the place for enjoyment and desires is Jannah. This life is all about responsibilities, fulfilling others rights and following the commands of Allah and Sunnah.
Problem with Sustenance (Rizq)?
The prophet sallalahu alaihi wasallam said, I know of an ayah that if people were to hold on to it, it would suffice them "He who fears Allah, Allah will make an opening
for him, and grant him sustenance from sources he could never imagine, and Allah is sufficient for the one who puts his trust in him" (Ibne Maajah)
(this refers to a verse of Soorah Talaq)
It is narrated by Abu Hurairah (RA) that the Prophet sallalahu alaihi wasallam said, Allah says ,If my servants are obedient to me, I would send down rain during the
night and spread sunlight during the day and I will not make them hear the sound of thunder." (Ahmad)
Abu Darda (RA) says the Prophet sallalahu alaihi wasallam said, "A persons sustenance searches for him just as his death does" (hilyah)
We understand from the Quran and many Ahadeeth, that trust and obedience of Allah is the key to increasing ones sustenance. This is because Allah is the one who owns the treasures of the skies and earth, it will only make sense to make our lives subservient to his commands.
One should remember that whatever is written for man, will reach him.
We should make sure that all our faraaid (compulsory) acts are in order, further, the best way of asking Allah for assistance is through Salaah. We should try not to become despondent or depressed, instead we should remember that Allah will increase our sustenance when the time is right.
Reciting the Noble Qur’an, Salah, making zikr, Da’wah, learning and teaching Islam – like earning gold and diamonds.
Three-directions to invest:
Today is the day for action – engage in worship, Da’wah, learning and serving others.
Turn your time into gold and earn mountains of rewards in a few minutes.
The past – clean it up by making Taubah!
The future – invest by having good intentions.
Man, in spite of his energy, creativity, intellect, wisdom, conquest of space, thought and action is but a week and powerless creation in Allah’s limitless universe. From youth to old age, from morning to evening, man has hundreds of needs. If we ask people too much about our needs, they may not like it. But, the more we ask from Allah, He becomes happy.
Everyone is in need of success. Du’a (supplication) is the essence of worship, the light of the heavens and the earth. It opens the doors of mercy and is a means to fulfill our needs from the treasures of our Creator and Sustainer. Turn to the One who has solution to all our problems.
LA HAULA WA LA QUWATA ILLA BILLAHIL ALIEL AZEEM
“There is no strength (to refrain from sins but with the protection from Allah) and there is no power (to accomplish good deeds) but with the help of Allah, the High, the Supreme”
Daily Taleem - reading a book of good deeds will inshaAllah keep up your motivation. Print a chapter of Muntakhab Ahadith
(http://islameasy.org/english-books ) and read with your family for 10 minutes together, then make Dua.
May Allah bless you with peace and happiness in this world and the hereafter! Ameen!
Review these articles for detailed advice:
Cure for Depression
How should Every Muslim live through day and night?
Prayer and Du’a - Strong connection with Allah
Seeking Forgiveness (Tau'bah)
SWT = Subhanahu Wa Ta'Ala
SAW = Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam
AS = AlehisSalam
RA = Radhiyallaho anhu
RAnha= Radhiyallaho anha
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