Friday, 12 July 2013

Tears can extinguish the fire of Hell

There is a hadith, in which the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, says:

"No one sheds tears but Allah will sae his body from the fire of Hell. If the tears trickle down a person's cheeks, his or her face will be saved from any degradation. If one out of a group of people cries, the whole group will be blessed by Allah. Only tears have unrestricted power. Verily, tears can extinguish the fire of Hell."

This shows us how wonderful it is to cry for Allah's sake. Tears are not something that we can fake. They are the result of true and deep emotions. The Prophet says that "the Hellfire is forbidden to touch the eyes of the one who sheds tears at the remembrance of Allah."

Meditate on the last part of the Hadith that I told you, on how "tears can extinguish the fire of Hell." This is how powerful your tears are!

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Thursday, 4 July 2013

What is the use of silent gratitude?

As I sit here and watch the sun rise over the horizon and shine through the empty spaces between the trees, at the same old spot that I always watch it - my bedroom window, I can't help but be reminded of Malaysia. I think I miss Malaysia, the land where, for me, there are no impossibilities, and I am as free as a bird. A place where I can enjoy the moment, and not think about anything other than deciding what food I should order at the restaurant. I miss the scenery, and how much it made me glorify our Lord. I miss the humidity. I miss spending quality time with my family there. But I love it here too. I love it so much. The freshness of the air, our beautiful garden, the convenience of everything. So, I guess, I'm thankful that I am able to appreciate both. I really do love my life, and it's time I started showing my appreciation... towards my surroundings and the people surrounding me. I am not thankful enough for them, and I can never be. Allah has given me too much and I am going to appreciate it before it's too late.

Monday, 1 July 2013

"Islam wants people's hearts to be at peace, put a stop to provocative thoughts and over active imaginations, so that people may live their lives in a decent and calm fashion, free from such thoughts an able to go about the tasks and duties for which they were created."

- The Ideal Muslimah