Imaam Ahmed bin Hambal (rahimahullah) was greatly honored and held in high esteem by the people. However, despite the people respecting him, he always thought nothing of himself. Below are two incidents that highlight the humility of Imaam Ahmed (rahimahullah): Muhammed bin Moosa reports that he once saw a person from Khuraasaan come to Imaam Ahmed (rahimahullah) and say to him, “All praise is due to Allah Ta‘ala who blessed me with the opportunity of seeing you!” Hearing the words of this man and the high position that he afforded him, Imaam Ahmed (rahimahullah) responded saying, “Wait! Why are you honoring me in this way? Really, I do not feel that I am worthy of this honor.”
On another occasion, a person praised Imaam Ahmed (rahimahullah) saying, “May Allah Ta‘ala reward you immensely on behalf of Islam for the great service you have done for deen!” Imaam Ahmed (rahimahullah) was affected by the praise to the point where his facial expression changed. Imaam Ahmed (rahimahullah) thereafter responded, “No! Rather, I owe everything to Islam for the goodness that I received through Islam. I therefore make du‘aa that Allah Ta‘ala grant me the ability to show true gratitude for the favour of Islam. Who am I? I do not feel myself worthy of any honor.”
(Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa vol. 11 pg. 225)
Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:
If any person sees some good quality in himself and finds that quality lacking in another person, due to which he begins to regard himself to be better than that person, then he should immediately think to himself, “It is possible that this person does not have this good quality in him which I have, but he has some other praiseworthy quality in him which is lacking in me, due to which he is better than me in the sight of Allah Ta‘ala.” Hazrat Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) then mentioned, “If a person trains himself to think in this way, it will assist him to remove self-admiration and pride from his heart and it will save him from regarding himself to be better than others.” (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 23/55)
The temperament in Tibb consists of four qualities viz. heat, cold, moisture and dryness. These four qualities are found in foods as well, and hence foods also have their own temperament.
This means that foods will either be cooling or heating for the body, together with having an appropriate level of moisture or dryness. Accordingly, heating foods will increase the metabolism of the body, while cooling foods will slow the metabolism of the body. This has also been proven scientifically. Research by Dr Edward Howell has proven that when heating spices are consumed, the body dramatically increases the production of digestive enzymes.
Since each food has its own temperament and each person has his own temperament, the interaction of the two will either benefit or harm a person. In this regard, the effect on the body will depend on the strength of the temperament in the item consumed.
For example, even if opium is taken in a very small quantity, it will severely affect health. The reason is that it is extremely cold and dry. If chillies are taken in a small quantity, they will merely cause a slight perspiration. However, if taken in large quantities, they will harm the body. This is due to the heat in the chillies.
When preparing a meal, one should take the temperament of each ingredient into consideration. This is so that one will be able to determine the overall temperament of the meal.
Adapted and summarized from “Your Health” by Moulana Hakeem Jalil Muhammad Pandor (An Nasihah vol. 96)
Ali bin Husain (rahimahullah), also known by the title Zainul ‘Aabideen, was the grandson of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and the son of Sayyiduna Husain (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). On one occasion, Zainul ‘Aabdieen (rahimahullah) was performing wudhu while his slave girl was assisting him by pouring the water onto his limbs from a pitcher. As she was pouring the water, it so happened that the pitcher fell from her hand, striking Zainul ‘Aabdieen (rahimahullah) on his head and injuring him. On suffering the injury, Zainul ‘Aabdieen (rahimahullah) looked up at the slave girl (in anger). The slave girl addressed him saying, “Allah Ta‘ala mentions (while describing the people of taqwa): وَالْكَاظِمِينَ الْغَيْظَ
And those who suppress their anger
As soon as he heard this, Zainul ‘Aabideen (rahimahullah) responded, “I have suppressed my anger.” The slave girl then continued reciting the verse,
وَالْعَافِينَ عَنِ النَّاسِ
And those who forgive people
Hearing this, Zainul ‘Aabideen (rahimahullah) submitted, “(I have forgiven you), may Allah Ta‘ala forgive you.” Finally, the slave girl recited:
وَاللَّـهُ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ
And Allah Ta‘ala loves those who do good.
When he heard this, Zainul ‘Aabideen (rahimahullah) replied, “Go, for I have set you free!” (Shu‘abul Imaan #7964
1. Every human has emotions, and we cannot control our emotions by ‘switching them off’. However, this does not mean that we should allow our emotions to control us. Hence, although anger is a natural emotion, and we will definitely become angry from time to time, we should not vent our anger in a manner that will displease Allah Ta‘ala. Instead, Allah Ta‘ala has promised great rewards for the one who suppresses his anger. Allah Ta‘ala has also highlighted acthis quality as being among the signs of the people of taqwa. It is for this reason that Zainul ‘Aabideen (rahimahullah) did not retaliate or punish the slave girl in any way. 👇🏻
The pursuit of nomadic adventure, of venturing upon a path yet without footprints, of scaling heights unknown and taking a chance at life, sometimes I think maybe it’s not for any cause other than the false premise that what’s not right here in this place is better, what’s over there far away from here will be much better. And for a time it is, until that too becomes bitter and stale. We run and we run and we run. No one ever sits in one place and feels happy and contented with the freedom they have. There’s always the contemplation for something else. There’s always the chase for more. And of course there always will be. That’s what false freedom promises you when you’re shackled to the world rather than the one that’s yet to be born •
What if freedom wasn’t what you thought it should look like but thankfulness for what you already have?
You see these mini treats? They're so much like we humans!
Black, white, tall, short, lean, fat etc., aren't they just too pretty together? Each one so unique and beautiful together.
Today in reality, there is hatred amongst people just because of appearance. So disheartening!
So what if someone is not like you? You have no right to ridicule them or hate or feel jealous. .
Remember we are all, Allah's creation. It is for this that the whole of Allah's creation has been designed and created according to the highest heavenly standard of splendor and order impossible to be ever emulated by anyone.
And this hatred, jealously is only till your last breath. Live your life in a way, that people remember and make dua when you're no more in this dunya. So, let's love our brothers and sisters for the sake of Allah, no matter what they look like. Think good and positive about everyone around you. ❤️
Make dua' for everyone.
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Bring out the Best in Him
No matter how hard this material world may try, it will never ever be perfect. Even if you fly first-class, you may have a person snoring nearby, spoiling your serenity. Even if you install the best bathroom fittings, they cannot give you water when the municipality decides to cut-off the mains. Even if the best of food is prepared, you don’t always have the appetite for it, and so on.
The point is that nothing in this material world will be perfect. Rather, you win some and you lose some. Everything will have its pros and cons. The trick is to avoid the cons while enjoying the pros. For example, if a person is stuck with a chipped mug, then instead of cutting his lip over and over on the chipped portion, he will turn the mug the other way and drink from the intact portion. Similarly, if he has a couch that is sagging on one side, then instead of collapsing into the sagging section, he will avoid it and sit on the other side.
The same applies in marriage. No spouse is going to be perfect. If he’s wealthy then maybe he’s ill-mannered, and if he possesses good character then perhaps he’s lazy. Hence, we should never walk into a marriage expecting to find our ‘Mr. Perfect’, as he will only turn up in Jannah.
Instead, we need to be appreciative for the good in our spouses while avoiding becoming a test for them and bringing out their bad side. For example, if we know that our husband has a temper problem, then together with making du‘aa to Allah Ta‘ala to help him gain control over his temper, we should avoid doing those things that will spark his temper.
Obviously, this is not only for his sake (through saving him from the sin of becoming angry and then venting his anger) but will be for our own sakes as well, as it will make our marriage much more pleasant and will save us the misery of a confrontation. Hence, we should always avoid bringing out the worst in him.
The following incident highlights the very same point: 👇🏻
The Blessing of Sabr
عن إبراهيم بن مهدي السلمي عن أبيه عن جده وكانت له صحبة من رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال : سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول : إن العبد إذا سبقت له من الله منزلة لم يبلغها بعمله ابتلاه الله في جسده أو في ماله أو في ولده قال أبو داود : زاد ابن نفيل : ثم صبره على ذلك ثم اتفقا حتى يبلغه المنزلة التي سبقت له من الله تعالى (سنن أبي داود رقم 3090)
Hazrat Ebrahim bin Mahdi As-Sulami (rahimahullah) narrates from his father, who narrates from his grandfather, who was a Sahaabi of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “When Allah Ta‘ala wishes to bless a servant with a high rank that has been decreed for him (in Jannah), but the servant is unable to reach this high rank through his deeds and efforts, then Allah Ta‘ala brings about tests in his life and body, wealth, or his children. Allah Ta‘ala then blesses him with the taufeeq of sabr and enables him to exercise patience over this test, until Allah Ta‘ala causes him to reach the rank which Allah Ta‘ala had decreed for him.”
Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:
Hazrat Aadam (‘alaihis salaam) was sent to the world and commissioned to make it liveable. Thus, the real test for mankind commenced from the time of Nooh (‘alaihis salaam) after everyone was settled. Thereafter, with time deen progressed until the time of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) when it reached its peak. Thereafter, with the passage of time the decline in deen began.
When there is a decline, then the good that existed becomes scarce and there is a demand for it. Qualities like honesty and truth are in demand. Hence, the reward for it will be greater. Therefore, this opportunity needs to be exploited to carry out righteous works and deeds that are pleasing to Allah Ta‘ala.
اَلسَلامُ عَلَيْكُم وَرَحْمَةُ اَللهِ وَبَرَكاتُه✨
WHAT DOES THE QURAN AND HADITH SAYS ABOUT PARENTS: "We have enjoined on man kindness to his parents; in pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth"
The Quran :(46:15). _
We have enjoined on man and woman (to be good) to his/her parents; show gratitude to Me and to your parents; to Me is (your final) Goal. If they (parents) strive to make you join in worship with Me things of which you hast no knowledge, obey them not; yet bear them company in this life with justice (and consideration) and follow the way of those who turn to Me (in love)". The Quran :(31:14-15).
The beloved prophet Mohammed ﷺ said:
"Your heaven lies under the feet of your mother". Source :Al_Nasai,Ahmad.
Narrated Hazrath Abdullah Ibn Amr (RA) that our prophet Mohammed ﷺ said:
"The major sins are to believe that Allaah has partners, to disobey one's parents, to commit murder, and to bear false witness".
Source :Sahih Bukhari and Muslim.
Narrated Abu Ad-Darda(RA) that prophet Mohammed ﷺ said:
"The father is the middle east from the gates of the paradise, so keep this gate or lose it". Source:Sunan Ibn Majah 3663.
"Parents" are no doubt the most important and the most valuable happening in a human' life.Make dua for them in each and every salah.Let's keep these gems safe and protected with our dua's, make them happy with the sweetness in our words, not let them to be in grief because of the words we use them while in anger.Be kind and gentle to them,no matter how hard times are, understand them and care them as they raised us when we were "child".Love them enough . May Allah ﷻ make each and every one of us the coolness of our parents eyes and make us fulfill our duties in the best of ways.May Allaah, The Al-khadir protect each and every parents in this earth and make them live longer healthier peacefully blissful life in this dunya and also in the Aakhirah. And those who have lost their parents, May the Al-Rahman bless them the highest level in the highest grades of paradise(Al firdouse)
Aameen summa aameen. 💘
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