We are willing to sacrifice eternal happiness for temporary pleasure, but we are not willing to sacrifice temporary pleasure for eternal happiness.. where has our intellect gone?
People sometimes wonder how they can love their spouse when they have not dated and gotten to know each other intimately before marriage. But let us remember something, these hearts of ours are not in our hands, and we have no power to change how they feel.
Rather, these hearts are created by Allaah, and by obeying Allaah, He will make you love your spouse. If you obey Allah, Allah will make you love your spouse, and will make your spouse love you.
Do not let the Kuffaar suck you into their twisted and misguided views of this world. As Muslims we know why we are here, we know our purpose, and we have the correct lens for viewing the matters of this world. Moving away from this will only bring you pain and misery.
The slips of our tongue already get us in so much trouble in this world, imagine what it will do for us in the Afterlife..
People have this misconception that there is no romance in Islam and that men are very harsh against their wives.
But on the contrary, if you study the Qur’an, if you study the Ahadeeth, if you study the life of the Prophet (peace be upon him), and that of the Salaf… you will find that the religion of Islam teaches men to behave excellently towards their wife, with love, respect, and kindness.
"O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Nor should you treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the dowry you have given them - except when they have become guilty of open lewdness. On the contrary live with them on a footing of kindness and equity. If you take a dislike to them, it may be that you dislike something and Allah will bring about through it a great deal of good.” [Noble Quran 4:19]
He also says:
“They (your wives) are your garment and you are a garment for them." [Noble Quran 2:187]
In addition to this the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: "The best among you is the one who is the best towards his wife" [Muslim] and also, ”Act kindly towards women…” [Muslim]
Oh slaves of Allaah — Oh Ummah of Muhammad (SalAllahu ‘Alayhi wa Salaam): The Qur’aan is your life! The Qur’aan is your flesh! The Qur’aan is your blood! The Quran is your nerves! The Qur’aan is your honor and prestige! The Qur’aan is your dunya (world)! The Qur’aan is your aakhira (afterlife)! The Glorious Qur’aan is the reason for your pride! The Glorious Qur’aan is the reason for your elevation!
Oh slaves of Allaah: if you put The Glorious Qur’aan behind you, you would be in a state of humiliation and poverty! …Because surely, it’s the rope of Allaah!
”..And hold on to the rope of Allaah, and do not separate… ” (Aali ‘Imraan: 102)
The rope of Allaah is His religion, and His Qur’aan, as in the most apparent sayings of the interpreters of The Qur’aan!
Shame (on you) and how can the English language enter (upon you) so blatantly, as you have learned it from its people and those who have been born and bred upon its letters and its grammar!
Shame on you! …you learn a language or two languages from the languages of the obfuscates, and you don’t even put the effort into learning your own Arabic language, not even able to construct a single sentence so that someone who seeks to understand you can understand you, and so that the eloquent can understand your speech!
Shame on you! …shame on you for turning your back upon the reason for your pride while holding onto the reason for your misguidance!
Shame on you! …this can only be a testament to the laziness of the onlooker, and a testament to his narrow-sightedness.
Shame on you! …in that you have the book of Allaah in your house, between your hands, and (in most cases) even dust has overstepped it!
Shame on you! …in that you only return to The Book of Allaah in times that travesty has befallen you; only when your arm is twisted behind your back!
Shame on you! …in that you only return to The Book of Allaah when your become ill and incapacitated!
Shame on you! …in that you don’t reflect upon the blessing that Allaah has bestowed upon you!
Shame on you! …in that you leave The Qur’aan so blatantly behind you as if you’re really mesmerized by it, and you don’t even look in it, in the day or in the night.
Shame on you! …in that your heart isn’t even effected by a short chapter from The Book of Allaah!
Shame on you! …in that your tongue doesn’t pronounce the words of your Lord, (Jalla wa ‘Alaa)!
Oh Slaves of Allaah: it’s obligatory upon us to obey Allaah; and it’s obligatory upon us to use our intellects and to be mindful of our duties! It’s obligatory upon us to safeguard that which benefits us, for our enemy surely won’t safeguard it for us.
…and if we don’t wake up to safeguarding our honor (our deen), then it’s not safe from our enemies!
…and if we don’t protect our deen, ourselves, then indeed Allaah will send upon us rain of destruction from the sky, and he will replace all of us, and dispel all of us, hidden and apparent!
“And if you turn away (from Islam and the obedience of Allah), He will exchange you for some other people, and they will not be your likes.” (Muhammad: 38)
How long will you remain lost! How long will you remain isolated! How long will you remain astray! How long will you remain reclined! How long will you remain lying down! How long will this coma last, oh slaves of Allaah!
…and while the Glorious Qur’aan calls the adhaan of the hearts, day comes and night comes, and no one answers! And the Prophet (SalAllahu ‘Alayhi wa Salaam) complained about you to his Lord! When the Messenger (SalAllahu ‘Alayhi wa Salaam) said,
“Yaa Rubb (oh my Lord), my people have indeed abandoned this Qur’aan!” (Furqaan: 30)
Learn The Book of Allaah, and don’t let a day pass without looking into The Glorious Qur’aan!
Stress and worries concerning this Dunya are like bricks, the longer you carry them around the weaker you will feel, until eventually you collapse.
Presently, there are people in the arena who are at war with Ahlus-‐ Sunnah, and they label them extremist. Thus, their maligning Ahlus-‐ Sunnah with extremism connects them with these misguided sects.
They insult Ahlus-‐Sunnah with extremism because they put ahul-‐bid’ah in their proper place, just as the Salaf as-‐Ṣāliḥ put them in their proper place. They interact with them according to the regulations of Salafiyyah, those regulations which the Salaf used to interact with ahlul-‐bid’ah based upon.
These people do not want this. They do not want you to speak about the Ikhwān al-‐Muslimūn, Jamā’ah at-‐Tablīgh, nor any other group.They say: ‘We have a wide and vast methodology. It includes Ahlus-‐Sunnah and the whole of the Ummah.’
It accomadates Ahlus-‐Sunnah, and to them, the Ikhwān al-‐Muslimūn and Jamā’ah at-‐Tablīgh are Ahlus-‐Sunnah. The [same] Ikhwān al-‐Muslimūn sect that pulls close and includes misguided sects.
The Rāfiḍah and all their factions are with them, the Ṣūfiyyah and their factions are with them; all of ahlul-‐bid’ah are present within the organization of the Ikhwān al-‐Muslimūn, even Christians enter their organization.
However, if you say that they are ahlul-‐bid’ah, they describe you with extremism.
The Tablīgh pledges to four Ṣūfī circles; included in them are those who believe in al-‐ḥulūl, wiḥdatul-‐wujūd, ash-‐shirk, innovation and misguidance, and if you say that they are innovators, they describe you with extremism.
These people (i.e. those who malign Ahlus-‐Sunnah by calling them extremist) are some of the most dangerous enemies of Ahlus-‐Sunnah, so pay attention to them and their plots.
Source: Rabī’ al-Madkhalī, Explanation of ‘Aqīdah ar-‐Rāziyayn, pp. 221-‐222
A great misunderstanding people have is thinking that Islam is only for Arabs. The religion of Islam is not exclusive to one group of people, it is for the whole world.
It does not matter whether you are from Brazil, China, South-Africa, Germany, Italy, Norway, Colombia, Australia, Thailand or any other country, you also can choose to follow Islam and become a Muslim.
Just because you have not been born in a Muslim family or a Islamic country should not be a barrier for looking into this beautiful religion and researching it.
I can tell you that if you are sincere in your search for the truth and you look at Islam with an open mind, you will find in it beauty, peace, and comfort that is unmatched by anything you have ever experienced.