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FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

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THOU AL-QI’DAH

ISSUE 3

1430 A.H

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

We as Muslims have no doubt in our mind that: We are only created by Allah. We are going to spend a period of time in this material world "Ad Dunyah" . We know we will die . We know we will spend time in the grave, either pleasant or difficult depending on our own choice of attitude and actions . We know we will be resurrected for the Day of Judgment . We know we will be judged according to the most fair of standards by Allah the Almighty, the All . Knowing we realize our attitude and actions are going to come under very close scrutiny. We know that this short life compared to the Eternal Life was in fact, only for a test. This life is very meaningful and purposeful to the Believing Muslim, as we realize that it will determine our outcome and permanent position in the Next Life. The purpose of life can be simply stated in only two (2) words:

Our only purpose and salvation lie in these two words.

We must come to know our Creator, Sustainer and Ultimate Judge. We must learn to believe in Him, thank Him, praise Him and worship Him, alone without any partners. We must learn about His Messengers and Prophets, peace be upon them, and the message with which they were all sent. We must learn the Word of God as was directly revealed, preserved and passed down by memory throughout all the generations of Muslims to the present day. www.islamicbulletin.com


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ACTIVITY

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6. Did you stop doing anything today, because you felt it is haram act?

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8. Did you control your tongue from saying bad words?

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9. Did you tell the truth in everything you said today?

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10. Did you read verses from the Qur'an today?

11. Did you pray all the daily prayers on time?

15. Did you say Insha Allah when you wished to plan for the future or make a pledge? www.missionislam.com

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You should try to attain at least 10 'yes' answers. Ask Allah's forgiveness for any mistakes before you sleep. If you attain all the 15 with “yes� in any day, congratulations and I will pray to Allah to be like you.


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‫‪O ne of the Saliheen was asked how he kept his khushu' in prayer‬‬

‫‪(concentration & humbleness etc) He said,‬‬ ‫‪'I imagine that Allah is before me, that the Angel of Death is at my back, that the gardens of Jannah are to my‬‬ ‫‪right, that the fires of Jahannum are on my left and that I am standing on the Sûrat'.‬‬

‫!‪O you who believe‬‬ ‫]‪Seek help in patience and prayer. Truly! Allah is with the patient." [surah al Bakarah; 2:153-154‬‬

‫)‪Our Lord (glorified and exalted be He‬‬ ‫‪Descends each night to the earth's sky when there remains the final third of the night, and He says:‬‬ ‫?‪"Who is saying a prayer to Me that I may answer it‬‬ ‫?‪Who is asking something of Me that I may give it him‬‬ ‫]‪Who is asking forgiveness of Me that I may forgive him?" [Hadith Qudsi 35‬‬ ‫‪www.geocities.com‬‬

‫اﻷول وھﻮ اﻟﻈﺎﻟﻢ ﻟﻨﻔﺴﮫ اﻟﻤﻔﺮط وھﻮ اﻟﺬي اﻧﺘﻘﺺ ﻣﻦ وﺿﻮﺋﮭﺎ وﻣﻮاﻗﯿﺘﮭﺎ وﺣﺪودھﺎ وارﻛﺎﻧﮭﺎ‬ ‫اﻟﺜﺎﻧﻲ ﻣﻦ ﯾﺤﺎﻓﻆ ﻋﻠﻰ وﺿﻮﺋﮭﺎ ﻣﻮاﻗﯿﺘﮭﺎ وﺣﺪودھﺎ وارﻛﺎﻧﮭﺎ اﻟﻈﺎھﺮة و ﻟﻜﻦ ﻗﺪ ﺿﯿﻊ ﻣﺠﺎھﺪة ﻧﻔﺴﮫ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻮﺳﻮﺳﺔ ﻓﺬھﺐ ﻣﻊ‬ ‫اﻟﻮﺳﺎوس واﻻﻓﻜﺎر‬ ‫اﻟﺜﺎﻟﺚ ﻣﻦ ﺣﺎﻓﻆ ﻋﻠﻰ وﺿﻮﺋﮭﺎ وﻣﻮاﻗﯿﺘﮭﺎ و ﺣﺪودھﺎ وارﻛﺎﻧﮭﺎ وﺟﺎھﺪ ﻧﻔﺴﮫ ﻓﻲ دﻓﻊ اﻟﻮﺳﺎوس واﻻﻓﻜﺎر ﻓﮭﻮ ﻣﺸﻐﻮل ﺑﻤﺠﺎھﺪة‬ ‫ﻋﺪوه ﻟﺌﻼ ﯾﺴﺮق ﺻﻼﺗﮫ ﻓﮭﻮ ﻓﻲ ﺻﻼة وﺟﮭﺎد‬ ‫اﻟﺮاﺑﻊ ﻣﻦ اذا ﻗﺎم إﻟﻰ اﻟﺼﻼة اﻛﻤﻞ ﺣﻘﻮﻗﮭﺎ وارﻛﺎﻧﮭﺎ وﺣﺪودھﺎ واﺳﺘﻐﺮق ﻗﻠﺒﮫ ﻣﺮاﻋﺎة ﺣﺪودھﺎ وﺣﻘﻮﻗﮭﺎ ﻟﺌﻼ ﯾﻀﯿﻊ ﺷﯿﺌﺎ ﻣﻨﮭﺎ‬ ‫ﺑﻞ ھﻤﮫ ﻛﻠﮫ ﻣﺼﺮوف إﻟﻰ اﻗﺎﻣﺘﮭﺎ ﻛﻤﺎ ﯾﻨﺒﻐﻲ واﺗﻤﺎﻣﮭﺎ‪ .‬ﻗﺪ اﺳﺘﻐﺮق ﻗﻠﺒﮫ ﺷﺎن اﻟﺼﻼة وﻋﺒﻮدﯾﺔ رﺑﮫ ﺗﺒﺎرك وﺗﻌﺎﻟﻰ ﻓﯿﮭﺎ‬ ‫اﻟﺨﺎﻣﺲ ﻣﻦ اذا ﻗﺎم إﻟﻰ اﻟﺼﻼة ﻗﺎم اﻟﯿﮭﺎ ﻛﺬﻟﻚ وﻟﻜﻦ ﻣﻊ ھﺬا ﻗﺪ اﺧﺬ ﻗﻠﺒﮫ ووﺿﻌﮫ ﺑﯿﻦ ﯾﺪي رﺑﮫ ﻋﺰ وﺟﻞ ﻧﺎظﺮا ﺑﻘﻠﺒﮫ اﻟﯿﮫ‬ ‫ﻣﺮاﻗﺒﺎ ﻟﮫ ﻣﻤﺘﻠﺌﺎ ﻣﻦ ﻣﺤﺒﺘﮫ وﻋﻈﻤﺘﮫ ﻛﺎﻧﮫ ﯾﺮاه وﯾﺸﺎھﺪه وﻗﺪ اﺿﻤﺤﻠﺖ ﺗﻠﻚ اﻟﻮﺳﺎوس واﻟﺨﻄﺮات وارﺗﻔﻌﺖ ﺣﺠﺒﮭﺎ ﺑﯿﻨﮫ وﺑﯿﻦ‬ ‫رﺑﮫ ﻓﮭﺬا ﺑﯿﻨﮫ وﺑﯿﻦ ﻏﯿﺮه ﻓﻲ اﻟﺼﻼة اﻓﻀﻞ واﻋﻈﻢ ﻣﻤﺎ ﺑﯿﻦ اﻟﺴﻤﺎء واﻷرض‬ ‫اﻷول ﻣﻌﺎﻗﺐ واﻟﺜﺎﻧﻲ ﻣﺤﺎﺳﺐ واﻟﺜﺎﻟﺚ ﻣﻜﻔﺮ ﻋﻨﮫ واﻟﺮاﺑﻊ ﻣﺜﺎب واﻟﺨﺎﻣﺲ ﻣﻘﺮب ﻣﻦ رﺑﮫ ﻻن ﻟﮫ ﻧﺼﯿﺒﺎ ﻣﻤﻦ ﺟﻌﻠﺖ ﻗﺮة‬ ‫ﻋﯿﻨﮫ ﻓﻲ اﻟﺼﻼة‬ ‫ﻓﻤﻦ ﻗﺮت ﻋﯿﻨﮫ ﺑﺼﻼﺗﮫ ﻓﻲ اﻟﺪﻧﯿﺎ ﻗﺮت ﻋﯿﻨﮫ ﺑﻘﺮﺑﮫ ﻣﻦ رﺑﮫ ﻋﺰ وﺟﻞ ﻓﻲ اﻻﺧﺮة وﻗﺮت ﻋﯿﻨﮫ اﯾﻀﺎ ﺑﮫ ﻓﻲ اﻟﺪﻧﯿﺎ‬


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When it comes to prayer, people are of five levels: The first is the level of the one who wrongs himself and is negligent. He does not do wudu properly, or pray at the right time or make sure he does all the necessary parts of prayer. The second is one who observes the outward essentials of prayer, prays on time and does wudu, but he has lost the battle against his own self and is overwhelmed with waswaas (insinuations). The third is one who observes the outward essentials of prayer, prays on time and does wudu, and also strives against his own self and against waswaas, but he is preoccupied with his struggle against (Shaytan), lest he steal from his prayer, so he is engaged in salah and jihad at the same time. The fourth is one who when he stands up to pray, he fulfils all the requirements of the prayer, and his heart is fully focused and alert lest he omit anything, and his concern is to do the prayer properly and perfectly. His heart is deeply immersed in his prayer and worship of his Lord. The fifth is one who does all of that, but he takes his heart and places it before his Lord, looking at his Lord with his heart and focusing on Him, filled with love and adoration, as if he is actually seeing Him. That waswaas and those thoughts diminish, and the barriers between him and his Lord are lifted. The difference between the prayer of this person and the prayer of anyone else is greater than the difference between heaven and earth. When this person prays, he is preoccupied with his Lord and content with Him.

The first type is punishable; the second is accountable; the third is striving so he is not counted as a sinner; the fourth is rewarded; and the fifth is drawn close to his Lord, because he is one of those for whom prayer is a source of joy. Whoever finds their joy in prayer in this life, will find their joy in being close to Allah in the Hereafter, and will also find his joy in Allah in this world.


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“You can get anything you want in this world if you can just help enough people get what they want”. The truth is that if you do something nice for someone else, they will feel obligated to do something nice for you. That’s the power of reciprocity. You should always be looking for opportunities to help other people. Make it your goal that you will go the extra mile in helping people attain what they desire. Be committed to putting in more than you take out. When your input exceeds your output, your upkeep will be secure. By extending yourself, you improve your positioning in the other person’s mind. Few people have a concrete philosophy for helping others. Develop one for yourself and you will stand head and shoulders over many. www.idealstrategies.blogspot.com

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SAYINGS OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD (PBUH)

According to Abu Dawud these four Sayings of The Prophet contain the summary of Islamic law. 

Actions will be judged according to intentions.

The proof of a Muslim's sincerity is that he payeth no heed to that which is not his business.

No man is a true believer unless he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself.

That which is lawful is clear, and that which is unlawful likewise, but there are certain doubtful things between the two from which it is well to abstain.

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