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Allah’s Pleasure vs People’s Pleasure

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 June 2022 15:34

Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The one who seeks the pleasure of Allah Ta‘ala through (carrying out an action which is pleasing to Allah Ta‘ala, but is) displeasing (to) people, then Allah Ta‘ala will suffice him against the difficulty of the people (i.e. the difficulty he experiences from them), and the one who seeks the pleasure of people through (carrying out an action which is pleasing to people, but is) displeasing (to) Allah Ta‘ala, Allah Ta‘ala will abandon him and leave him to the people (i.e. he will lose the divine assistance of Allah Ta‘ala and will be left at the mercy of the people).” (Sunan Tirmizi #2414)

In this blessed hadeeth, we are taught that if a believer is ever in a situation where he is forced to choose between pleasing Allah Ta‘ala at the expense of displeasing people, and pleasing people at the expense of displeasing Allah Ta‘ala, then he must ensure that he pleases Allah Ta‘ala.

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Three Golden Advices

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Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2022 15:02

Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Sadaqah (charity) does not decrease wealth, and Allah Ta‘ala will only increase a servant in honour through (him) forgiving (another person who wronged him), and whenever a person conducts himself with humility for the sake of Allah Ta‘ala – Allah Ta‘ala will elevate him (in honour).” (Saheeh Muslim #6592)

In this blessed hadeeth, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) imparted three important teachings to the Ummah. The first teaching is that giving sadaqah (charity) does not cause one to lose, though it outwardly appears that one’s wealth is now less than before.

Generally, when a person gives R10 to a needy person, then he regards the R10 to be gone and lost. Conversely, if a person spends R10 purchasing a commodity, then he does not regard the R10 to be lost, as he has acquired something in lieu of his money. He understands that the R10 has merely changed form from being R10 in cash to being a commodity worth R10 in his possession.

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The Only ‘Friend’ after Death

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 October 2021 08:06

Sayyiduna Nu’maan bin Basheer (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Every person, whether male or female, has three friends. One friend says, ‘I am with you (now), whatever you wish to take from me, then you may take it, and whatever you wish to leave behind, then you may leave it behind.’ This friend refers to his wealth (some of which he benefits from during his lifetime, while leaving the rest behind after his demise). The second friend says, ‘I will remain with you, but when you reach the door of the king (i.e. when you pass away and meet Allah Ta‘ala), then I will leave you (at that point).’ This friend refers to his servants and family. The third friend says, ‘I will remain with you, in whichever place you enter and from whichever place you leave (i.e. I will remain with you forever, no matter where you are).’ This friend refers to his actions.” (Tabraani - Majma‘uz Zawaaid #17793)

In this hadeeth, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) resembled a person’s wealth, friends and family and actions to three friends. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) then explained that when a person passes away, he will have to leave behind his wealth, as well as his friends and family. It is ONLY his actions that will remain with him and accompany him on the next leg of the journey to the Hereafter.

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Plunging into Peril

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 February 2021 15:19

Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “My example and the example of the people is like that of a man who lit a fire. When the fire illuminated its surroundings, then the moths, and other creatures that have the tendency to enter the fire, began to plunge into it. The man began trying to prevent them from doing so, but they (resisted his efforts and) continued plunging into the fire. (That is my example and your example, i.e. the Ummah). I am holding you around the waist, (restraining you) from the fire, yet you (resist my efforts and) plunge into the fire (of Jahannam).” (Saheeh Bukhaari #6483)

In this hadeeth, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has explained the example of a man who tries to save the moths and other creatures that are fascinated and obsessed with fire from plunging into it and destroying themselves.

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Who is Bankrupt?

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2020 13:48

Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that on one occasion, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) asked the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum), “Do you know who the bankrupt person is?” The Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) replied, “The bankrupt person among us, O Rasul of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), is the one who neither possesses dirhams (coins) nor goods.” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Indeed, the person who is truly bankrupt from my Ummah is the one who will come on the Day of Qiyaamah with his salaah, fasting and zakaah, but (at the same time,) he will come having verbally abused this person, having falsely accused that person, having (unjustly) consumed the wealth of this person, having (unrightfully) shed the blood of that person and having (wrongfully) struck this person. Hence, this person (who was oppressed) will be given from his good deeds (as recompense), and that person will be given from his good deeds (and in this way, all those who were oppressed will be given from his good deeds). If his good deeds are completely depleted before the sins that are upon him have been recompensed, then some of their sins (the sins of the oppressed people) will be taken and placed on him, after which he will be flung into the fire of Jahannum.” (Saheeh Muslim #6579)

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