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The Key to the Compassion of Allah Ta‘ala

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 October 2018 15:10

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin ‘Aas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Those who show mercy and compassion to others, Allah Ta‘ala the Most Merciful will show them mercy and compassion. Show mercy to those on the earth, the One in the Heavens (i.e. Allah Ta‘ala whose control and power extends over the Heavens and the earth) will show mercy to you.” (Sunan Abi Dawood #4941)

In this blessed hadeeth, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has taught us that if we want to be blessed with the mercy of Allah Ta‘ala, we will have to show mercy, kindness and compassion to others – be they Muslim, non-Muslim or even animals.

If we want Allah Ta‘ala to forgive us, we will have to have the heart to forego our grudges and forgive others. If we want Allah Ta‘ala to overlook our shortcomings, we will have to overlook the shortcomings and mistakes of others.

When we adopt an outlook of forgiving and forgetting the wrongs that we suffer from other people, Allah Ta‘ala will similarly bless us to repent for our sins. He will then readily forgive us and erase our sins.

May Allah Ta‘ala bless us all with the quality of kindness and compassion, aameen.

   

The Avenues of Sadaqah

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Last Updated on Sunday, 16 September 2018 10:32

Sayyiduna Jaabir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) mentioned, “Every good deed is an act of sadaqah, and among good deeds is that you meet your (Muslim) brother with a cheerful countenance and that you pour from your bucket into the container of your brother.” (Sunan Tirmizi #1970)

In the above hadeeth, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) explained that every good deed is sadaqah (a means of one earning the reward of sadaqah). Hence, we should never disregard any good deed, no matter how ‘small’ it may seem, as it will earn us immense reward. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) thereafter mentioned two examples of good deeds that are perhaps overlooked by many people.

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‘Hajj Mabroor’

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 August 2018 12:17

Sayyiduna Jaabir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The reward of a ‘mabroor’ (accepted) hajj is nothing other than Jannah.” Hearing this, a Sahaabi (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) asked, “What constitutes an accepted hajj?” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied, “Feeding people and speaking to them in a gentle and good manner.” In another narration, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) mentioned, “Feeding people and spreading salaam (i.e. making salaam to people).” (Shu‘abul Imaan #3824 & 3825 and At-Targheeb wat Tarheeb vol. 2, pg. 165)

In this hadeeth, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) explained that among the actions which make a person’s hajj gain acceptance are the actions of feeding people, speaking kindly to them and making salaam to one and all (obviously, this does not apply to non-mahrams as one will not greet them). Similarly, in order for a person’s hajj to be ‘mabroor’, it needs to be void of show and ostentation, and sins and shamelessness.

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The Double-Edged Sword

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 April 2018 09:47

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) once mentioned to the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum), “By Allah! It is not poverty that I fear for you! Rather, I fear for you that the world will be spread out for you (i.e. it will be given to you in abundance), as it was spread out for those who came before you. You will then desire and pine for it, as they desired and pined for it, and it will destroy you as it destroyed them.” (Saheeh Bukhaari #3158)

Normally, prior to departing from this world, it is the concern of every father that his beloved children should be financially secure. For this purpose, he labours and toils until he is confident that he has left them in a state of material security. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was like a father to the Ummah, and his love for the Ummah was far greater than the love of any father for his child. However, contrary to normal fathers, the fear and concern of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) for his Ummah was not that they will fall into poverty. Rather, his concern was the exact opposite – that they will hanker after wealth and become intoxicated by it.

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The Gift of the Guest

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 February 2018 15:04

‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Goodness comes to a home where food is consumed (by guests) faster than the blade goes to the hump of the camel.” (Sunan Ibnu Maajah #3357)

Among the Arabs, the meat from the hump of the camel was regarded as one of the best, most delicious cuts. Hence, when slaughtering a camel, they would hasten to cut the meat from the hump first and eat it before the meat of any other section.

In this hadeeth, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) explains that when there are guests in a home, then barakah (divine blessings from Allah Ta‘ala) come to the home even faster than the knife to the hump of the camel. This means that entertaining guests in one’s home is a means of ‘instantly’ attracting barakah (blessings) and the mercy of Allah Ta‘ala to the home.

This barakah and mercy will assist in making the home one of happiness, peace and tranquility. We should thus welcome guests into our homes, as this, in reality, is to welcome barakah into our homes.

   

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