The Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him) was sitting with his companions when he began to draw four lines into the sand. When he was done, he turned to his companions and asked, “Do you know what these are?” They replied humbly, not even trying to guess, “Allah and His Messenger know best.” The Messenger replied “The best women of the women of Paradise are Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, Fatima bint Muhammad, Maryam bint Imran, and Aasiyah bint Muzahim.” After some time, when Aisha got older, the Prophet ﷺ said, “The virtue of Ayesha over all the women of the world is like the virtue of tharîd (a meat dish) over all other food,” (at the time Tharid was a very precious food). These five women are women who attained perfection—who have been gifted to us by our Lord as examples for us to follow. These women attained perfection because of who they were. They were all different, none of them a carbon copy of the other. They were unique, they were special, and most importantly they loved God.
Let’s start with the most difficult to understand concept. It’s obvious once you grok it, but it’s a huge point of confusion to a LOT of people, especially new folks.
I wrote that sentence three times and it’s still not 100% clear. Here’s an example.
@shanselman is the best. I love him so much. Tacos for all!
Rob thinks he’s being nice, announcing something to all his Twitter followers. But in fact, Twitter says that a tweet that starts with a @username is not a @mention, it’s a @reply.
Only those people who follow @robconery and @shanselman will see that tweet. In other words, the potential audience for that tweet is the intersection of our followers, NOT all of @robconery’s followers.
Example: If @haacked follows @robconery, but not @shanselman, that tweet will NOT show up in @haacked’s timeline.
When you want to reply to someone and have everyone see it, add a . or an R, or basically anything in front of their name. That’ll make the tweet a @mention of them, rather than a @reply, then everyone in your timeline will see it.
A man wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go and listen to the Sermon every Friday.
“I’ve gone for 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me I can’t remember a single one of them. So I think I’m wasting my time and the Imams are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.”
This started a real controversy in the “Letters to the Editor” column, much to the dismay of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:
“I’ve been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But for the life of me, I cannot recall what the menu was for a single one of those meals.
But I do know this: They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me those meals, I would be dead today.”
● Using Miswaak is following the Sunnah.
● It makes Allah happy.
● It increases the reward of Salah.
● Miswaak is the freshness of mouth.
● Miswaak makes gums stronger.
● It makes teeth shiny.
● It helps in digestion.
● Miswaak improves eyesight.
● Miswaak improves memory.
● Miswaak cures the headache.
● Increase the fluency & intelligence.
● Relaxes the brain.
● Satisfies the heart.
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A British man came to a Sheikh.
The British man asked: Why is it not permissible in Islam for women to shake hands with a man?
The Sheikh said: Can you shake hands with Queen Elizabeth?
British man said: Of course no, there are only certain people who can shake hands with Queen Elizabeth.
Sheikh replied: Our women are queens and queens do not shake hands with strange men.
Then the British man asked the Sheikh: Why do your girls cover up their body and hair?
The Sheikh smiled and got two sweets, he opened the first one and kept the other one closed. He threw them both on the dusty floor.
The Sheikh asked: If I ask you to take one of the sweets which one will you choose?
The British replied: The covered one.
The Sheikh said: That’s how we treat and see our woman!
By: Faizan Shaikh
Astronomy tells us that the light of the stars can still be seen in the night sky, long after their death and after many light-years of travel.
This beautiful creation of Allah Subhanahu Wa Taa’la scattered around the moon, as He Subhanahu Wa Taa’la has designed them, can teach us so many things if we ponder. Quite funny to point, but there are many people in Ummah who isolate themselves to roofs, lying there at night, looking at the stars, and crying because of their depression and anxiety.
BUT NO CREATION CAN ISOLATE HIMSELF/HERSELF/ITSELF FROM THE MIGHTY EYES OF THE ALMIGHTY!
SubhanAllaahil Azeem! He, The Most Merciful always helps us, want BEST for us. How beautifully Allah has set examples for us to understand in his creations. We do not know if what we are looking is really a star or the radiance it has left. Compare this with the pious predecessors (sahabas/salafs), they are like stars who came and went like all human beings in this world. And their light is still known today, just like how the light of the stars can still be seen in the night sky, long after their death; but they are BEST STARS, and imagine the moon whom the stars have surrounded as our beloved Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) as moon is always in the night’s main spotlight.
There’s a saying “If you want to succeed, then shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will at least be amongst the stars.”
Imagine ourselves as trying to follow the Sunnah of our Prophet as shooting the moon (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). No matter, how much we try to follow the Sunnah of our Prophet, we cannot become like the sahabas but we can be in the place where these pious souls are, the Jannah.