My Religious Thought.


The Sanctuary (Makkah, Saudi Arabia)
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No, of course no.
Our immediate answer, right?
Well, have we actually thought of our position, our state with our iman? Or do we actually think about it?
Look, I want to share to you a story about one of the greatest soldiers of Islam whose faith is really really an everlasting astonishment to every Muslim.
His name is Habib Ibn Zaid Radiyallahu Anhu. Yes, you are right he is the son of Nusaybah Bint Ka’b and Zaid Ibn ‘Aasim Radiyallahu Anhum. 
When Musailamah the Liar couldn’t be stopped on spreading his falsehood and slander on the believers and instigating people against them, the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam sent him a message in which he picked Habib Ibn Zaid Radiyallahu Anhu to carry it and deliver his message.
When Habib reached his destination and Musailamah the Liar read the letter he was carrying, he went on a rage and became more aberrant and arrogant. He then sent Habib into imprison.
After that, Musailamah called upon and gathered the people to witness his so called memorable day, and this was the day where Habib Radiyallahu Anhu was placed infront of these people to completely humiliate him before the crowd. 
Musailamah then asked Habib, "Do you bear witness that Muhammad is, indeed, the Messenger of Allah?"
Habib answered, "Yes, I do bear witness that Muhammad is, indeed, the Messenger of Allah."
Musailamah’s face went white with humiliation and embarrassment yet he asked again, "Do you witness that I am the Messenger of Allah?"
Habib scornfully replied, "Nonsense!"
With this Musailamah’s face darkened and started to slap Habib fiercely before the crowd, his slaps became stronger with every blow. He became so violent and called for the executioner.
The executioner then hurriedly stabbed Habib’s body with sword, he consecutively slew him, cutting his body into small pieces, one by one. 
Habib made no sound beside chanting the words, “La illaha illa Allah Muhammad Rasool Allah.”
Allahu’akbar! Allahu’akbar! Look at the stance and faith of this blessed man! 
Now one will think why I have asked such question that when the oppressor tells you to renounce islam, will you is because I want each and everyone who reads this story to go and have a moment of silence and ponder then ask yourself;
With the state of iman you have right now, do you think you would be like Habib who will stand firm on his faith? or maybe you’ll ask him to spare your life and renounce your Islam and just think to yourself that Allah will understand and He will forgive me?
We all know that saying, it’s easier said than done. Indeed, it is so easy to say No on this question but so hard to justify it. 
One thing that is so beautiful about the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum is that their words were in perfect harmony with their actions, so let us always strive to be like that. 
Realize that this world is like an oppressor who tells you to not go and pray instead just go and do these worldly things, do not renounce your Islam by leaving your obligations to Allah Azza Wa Jall.
And we pray that Allah Azza Wa Jall helps us and guides us to be able to practice what we preach and make us able to justify our words perfectly with our actions in complete obedience to Him.
Story taken from Men around the Messenger, pp. 208-209

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Subhan’Allah. Just everytime, every single time I stumble upon this it never fails to pinch my heart and bring tears to my eyes.
Let me tell you the whole story of this photo.
This incident happened during the time of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam.
One day, a man went up to the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam and complained about his father who takes everything that he earns. So the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam told the man to go and bring his father to him.
On the man’s way back to get his father, Angel Jibrail Alaihi Salaam came down and told the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalam: “when the old man comes, ask him what he was murmuring on his way here.”
So when the old man came, the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam asked him: “Is it true what your son has been telling?”
The old man answered: “Ya Rasulullah! Yes it is true, I give it to her aunt that lives alone and no one to take care of…”
The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam then asked: “On your way here, what were you murmuring?”
When he finished saying all those words, wallah, as the narration said, Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam’s beard was soaked with tears and couldn’t speak for some time.
After that he grabbed the man on his neck and told him, “Everything that you own belongs to your father.” ____
Wallah, I never forget this story for it has such deepness, the love of our parents is just amazing, may we all realize this soonest, and not on the time when everything is too late.
We are amazed with the love of our parents for us, then imagine when it is said that Allah Azza Wa Jall loves us more than our parents could ever love us. Allahu’akbar! Al Wadood!
And I pray this story would always bring us back to our feet. No matter how high of a status we will get in this dunya, remember it is from Allah and from the efforts that our parents have given for us.
Yes, go and kiss your parents and thank them, for simply taking care of you all these years.
- Umm Umar Khaled
_____ Tafsir al-Qurtubi, p. 246, V.10 Maariful Qur’an, Usmani, Vol. 4, Surah 17,  Commentary of the Verses 22-25, pages 485-497
The greater the hardship, the greater the reward, remain patient and know that Allah test only those whom He loves.

Anger and jealousy are of the two most harmful traits we can have.
Both lead to actions that we later regret: the only difference is that anger leads us to act in hot-blooded haste, while jealousy spurs us on in calculated coldness.
May Allah protect us from both of these evils!

From the collection: IslamicArtDB » Quotes About Death (51 items)
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Hijab is not an act of oppression, only the illiterate minds defines it that way.

From the collection: IslamicArtDB » Quotes About Death (51 items)
Originally found on: artherapy

With all the struggles and tests that our Ummah has been facing, we can never deny the tragedy that happens, might happen and has happened in our own households.
O dear wives of the Muslims, I dedicate this one to all of you.
Indeed, we can never deny that in marriage unfolds tests that our hearts could barely bear especially when it involves the tests between husband and wife.
I may not know what you are going through, but I wanted to tell you, my dear sister/mother, one who would raise lions of this Ummah, never give up on your husband!
Never give up.
Let this story of Umm Hakeem Bint Harith Radiyallahu Anha reach your heart. _____
Do you know who was her husband?
He was Ikrimah Ibn Abu Hisham Radiyallahu Anhu, the son of ‘Umeir Ibn Hisham or famously known as Abu Jahl, one of the worst enemies of Islam!
One beautiful characteristic of this woman, Umm Hakeem, and I truly pray Allah Azza Wa Jall be pleased with her, is her love and loyalty to her husband.
When Makkah was conquered by the Muslims, ‘Ikrimah Radiyallahu Anhu who by that time was still not a Muslim, because of his fear for his life, fled to Yemen leaving behind his wife, Umm Hakeem Raiyallahu Anha.
On this time, Allah Azza Wa Jall placed guidance upon the heart of Umm Hakeem and made her enter the fold of Islam, but as she entered the fold of Islam she made a plea to the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam, she said:
"Ikrimah has fled to Yemen out of fear that your loyal followers may put him to the sword; please give us the opportunity to thank you and grant him a safe haven. You are the standard bearer of mankind, the greatest and best of Allah Almighty’s creations. ‘Ikrimah is a useful man and I will try my utmost to bring him to the straight path, as I am well acquainted with his habits."
On seeing her grievous state, the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam agreed and granted safe conduct for the return of ‘Ikrimah.
So, Umm Hakeem set out to search for ‘Ikrimah with her Roman slave. On the way her slave fell a prey to lust and was tempted to have relationship with her and began to flirt with her but Alhamdulillah with the intelligence and wit that Allah Azza Wa Jall bestowed upon Umm Hakeem, she deliberately played for time seeming to give in to his advances until they reached a city of an Arab tribe and there on she was able to get her Roman slave as prisoner.
Now, imagine the courage and determination of Umm Hakeem, even though this unexpected problem came it didn’t hurdle her from looking and searching for her husband, she set out alone and with the Help of Allah Azza Wa Jall, she was able to find her husband.
She convinced her husband to come back with her to Makkah for she has spoken with the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam for his safety, Ikrimah agreed and they set out to Makkah.
On their way back, Umm Hakeem told him of her misfortune with their Roman slave, when ‘Ikrimah heard this, he became furious and wanted to stop on the way to Makkah, when he saw the slave, he lost his temper and killed the man.
Later then, they went and set out for Makkah. On the way he wished to enjoy his marital rights with his wife, but Umm Hakeem, a woman blessed with such piety didn’t tolerate Ikrimah even though she loved him dearly and said that it won’t be possible until he too accepted Islam and purified himself from the filth of paganism and polytheism. She refused, even though it hurt her, to allow him to even touch her.
When they have reached Makkah, the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam expressed his great happiness and stepped forward to welcome ‘Ikrimah. To this, he inquired if what his wife was telling was true, and the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam answered with assurance that it was true.
After this, such a wonderful conversation happened between the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam and ‘Ikrimah that went on to the acceptance and conversion of ‘Ikrimah to Islam.
Subhan’Allah. What can we learn from this?
My dear sisters, it is by nature that sometimes the temper of the husband gets lost and he can be so angry but this is only because they are indeed your better half and they never want to hurt you nor think that someone else would be taking advantage of you.
Your husband needs you as much as you need him, ukhti, even though they can’t express it well through their words nor actions but know that he went his way and has proven such love and respect for you because he took you in on the most halal way, he married you and made you his wife.
Be like Umm Hakeem, that even if situations were at its worst, she never let go of her husband, she looked for him because this is what we call love for the sake of Allah Azza Wa Jall, she didn’t want to leave her husband in doom, she wanted to bring him to the right path. 
Ukhti, you do not know how your actions and words can affect the heart of your husband, so never give up on him, be the most understanding when it comes to your husband, do not be the likes of those women that don’t even give time and chance to listen to the explanation of her husband.
You are Muslim woman, and Allah Azza Wa Jall made sure that what you get from His servants is what’s best for you.
Do not tolerate your husband when he commits wrong, if you truly love him, make ways to bring him back to the path, you were created emotionally stronger than him so you can take in and contemplate more on how to handle his temper and desires.
You are his better half, he will never feel complete without you.
So never give up on your husband, sometimes he just needs you to listen to him and not talk back but just listen, and believe me this will make him appreciate you more than anything. _____
And we pray Allah Azza Wa Jall pours abundant Mercy and Love on every Muslim Home and make this love be the means to strongly bind the hearts of its inhabitants.
Zohayma _____
Commanders of the Muslim Army, Ghadanfar, p. 161-165
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