Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: "O women! Remember that the pious among you will enter jannah before the pious men. (Later when their husbands will enter jannah) they (the pious women) will be given a bath, perfumed and then handed over to their husbands on red and yellow conveyances. They will have children with them who will be like scattered pearls."
Lesson: O women! What greater virtue do you wish to have? You have already reached jannah before the men. Obviously, the prerequisite is that you should become pious and this is not difficult.
DU’A TO BE RECITED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW ISLAMIC YEAR OR MONTH
HADRAT ABDULLAH BIN HISHAM RADIALLAHU ANHU REPORTS THAT THE SAHAABAH RADIALLAHU ANHUM OF SAYYIDUNA RASULULLAH SALLALLAHU ALAYHI WASALLAM USED TO RECITE THE FOLLOWING DU’A ON THE APPROACH OF A NEW YEAR OR MONTH:
ALLAHUMMA ADKHILHU ALAYNA BIL AMNI WAL IMAANI, WAS SALAMATI WAL ISLAAMI, WA RIDWAANIM MINAR RAHMAANI, WA JIWARIM MINASH SHAYTAAN
O ALLAH! LET THIS (YEAR OR MONTH) PASS OVER US WITH PEACE, IMAAN, SAFETY, ISLAM, DIVINE PLEASURE AND REFUGE FROM SHAYTAAN
There were two houses standing next to each other. In one of them resided a very unhappy family. The spouses yelled at each other, they fought and quarreled all the time. The other was a place of happiness and calm.
During one of the fights a wife asked her husband:
“Did you ever hear them quarrel or yell over at that house? No!
So, go there and see what they do to avoid it!”
The husband stood at the window of his neighbors and watched. There they were busy doing their own thing. The wife was in the kitchen cooking, and the man sat at the table writing. The phone rang, and the man jumped up and headed to the hallway to get it.
On his way he bumped into a vase, it fell and broke. He got down to his knees and started picking up the pieces. The wife ran into the room from the kitchen. She also kneeled down and started helping her husband to pick them up.
The man said to his wife:
“I am so sorry. I rushed to get the phone and bumped into the vase. It fell and got broken.”
The wife replied:
“No, honey, it is my fault. I put it there on the way. That’s why you bumped into it.” They made up, and that was over. Both got back to what they were doing.
The man who watched them returned to his wife. She wanted to know what the secret of their happiness was.
What he said was fantastic:
“I know it now. In their family they both are guilty and in our family both of us are always right!”
That’s the secret of family happiness!
There are times you need to forfeit your right to win your peace: depends on which you cherish most.
This recipe is applicable, not only in the home, but also at work and in all relationships.
Hakeemul Ummah Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi Sahib رحمه الله has said that the concept of a home is a reality. But what is defined as a home?
A home can be termed as a place where nobody has a right to evict one. An individual cannot lay claim to somebody else's house; the owner will have him evicted. Similarly, if any person has wealth, nobody has a right to snatch it away.
At this juncture, what is the reality that defines our possessions regarding our homes, our wealth, our respect, our honour, our wives and children? If these really belong to us, then nobody has a right to take it away. But the reality is that every individual will need to leave all his possessions when he departs from this world.
A home is a place from which no one can expel us
Hazrat Thaanwi رحمه الله explains that a home is such a place where no one can expel us but we have to acknowledge that a single order from the government can result in our possessions being snatched away. Can we then attach ourselves to our 'homes' where we cannot exercise full control. We have deceived ourselves in that we have attached ourselves to something that does not truly belong to us; when the One and Only Owner wills, He will eject us at any given time. We therefore have no control over our homes, wealth, wives and children. How then can we lay claim to anything that we feel belongs to us?
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12 September 2017
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"A man asked Ali Radiallahu Anhu: "Which month do you order me to fast after the month of Ramadan?' He said to him, 'I have not heard anyone ask this except for a man whom I heard asking the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) while I was sitting with him. He said: "O Messenger of Allah! (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) Which month do you order me to fast after the month of Ramadan?" He said: "If you will fast after the month of Ramadan, then fast Al-Muharram, for indeed it is Allah's month in which there is a day that Allah accepted the repentance of a people, and in which He accepts the repentance of other people."