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  • “What is this world but a dream that a sleeper sees – he delights in it for a few moments, and then wakes up to face reality”. – Hasan Al-Basri
    “Allah gave you a gift of 86,000 seconds today, have you used one to say ‘Alhamdulilah

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    • "Be patient at all times and in all places.... for patience leads to righteousness, and righteousness leads to Paradise." "Do not become angry and furious.... for those two emotions lead to wickedness, and wickedness leads to the Hellfire."* -- Sufyan al-Thawri --
      “Allah gave you a gift of 86,000 seconds today, have you used one to say ‘Alhamdulilah

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      • One of the Salaf said •► 'If this world does not cry for you (upon departing it), then the Hereafter will not smile for you.'

        فَمَا بَكَتْ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّمَاءُ وَالْأَرْضُ وَمَا كَانُوا مُنظَرِينَ
        "And the heaven and earth wept not for them, nor were they reprieved."
        [Surah Ad Dukhan, 44:29]
        “Allah gave you a gift of 86,000 seconds today, have you used one to say ‘Alhamdulilah

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        • What is done for Allah remains, and what is done for this world fades away.
          “Allah gave you a gift of 86,000 seconds today, have you used one to say ‘Alhamdulilah

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          • Originally posted by eesa the kiwi View Post
            What is done for Allah remains, and what is done for this world fades away.
            It's kinda like the ayah: "Whatever you have will end, but what Allah has is lasting." (16:96)

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            • Originally posted by Umm Uthmaan View Post

              It's kinda like the ayah: "Whatever you have will end, but what Allah has is lasting." (16:96)
              subhanAllah its amazing how often these quotes I post are relevant to my life. I got into quite a good routine with Ramadan wa lilahil hamd but today I spent the afternoon playing computer games. Keep thinking about this quote and how inshaAllah I should use my time more wisely
              “Allah gave you a gift of 86,000 seconds today, have you used one to say ‘Alhamdulilah

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              • Originally posted by eesa the kiwi View Post

                subhanAllah its amazing how often these quotes I post are relevant to my life. I got into quite a good routine with Ramadan wa lilahil hamd but today I spent the afternoon playing computer games. Keep thinking about this quote and how inshaAllah I should use my time more wisely
                May Allah accept your ramadan efforts and make it easier for you to keep the momentum going - ameen.

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                • The servant who seeks the pleasure of Allah never abandons tawbah.
                  He remains in the state of tawbah until his death.

                  ~Imam Ibn ul Qayyim rahimahuAllah
                  “Allah gave you a gift of 86,000 seconds today, have you used one to say ‘Alhamdulilah

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                  • I am always shocked to discover how many people believe that hardships are a punishment from ALLAH!

                    When people face tests or see others facing tests, they assume Allah must be angry with them.
                    SubhannAllah!

                    Remember which people were tested the most: The Prophets! And they were the closest to Allah.


                    Every hardship is good for you—if it brings you closer to Him!” — Yasmin Mogahed
                    “Allah gave you a gift of 86,000 seconds today, have you used one to say ‘Alhamdulilah

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                    • I might read a hundred interpretations of one verse, but would still ask Allaah's guidance in its comprehension saying, 'Oh teacher of Aadam and lbraaheem teach me!' I would also go to the deserted masjids and ask Allah, 'Oh teacher of lbraaheem! Make me comprehend.'

                      Ibn Taymiyyah
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                      • "If a man's patience is stronger than his whims and desires, then he is like an angel, but if his whims and desires are stronger than his patience, then he is like a devil. If his desire for food, drink and sex is stronger than his patience, then he is no better than an animal" Ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyyah
                        “Allah gave you a gift of 86,000 seconds today, have you used one to say ‘Alhamdulilah

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                        • "Knowledge is that which benefits, not that which is memorized."
                          Imam Ash-Shafi'ee
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                          • Imam Ibn Qayyim said, "For as long as the servant breathes, he requires Allāh's assistance, inwardly & outwardly. He is in complete poverty before Him."
                            “Allah gave you a gift of 86,000 seconds today, have you used one to say ‘Alhamdulilah

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                            • WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED?

                              It has been reported from Shaqeeq al-Balkhee رحمه الله that he asked Haatim (al-Asam): You accompanied me for some time (now), so what have you learned?

                              Haatim said: (I have learned) Eight things:

                              1. As for the first: I looked at the creation (the humans), and everyone has something which is beloved to him, but when he reaches the grave, his beloved abandons him. So I made my good deeds as my beloved so that it accompanies me in the grave.

                              2. As for the second: I looked at the saying of Allaah تعالى:
                              ﴿وَنَهَى النَّفْسَ عَنِ الْهَوَىٰ﴾
                              {and he restrained himself from impure evil desires, and lusts… } [Surah al-Naazi`aat (79): 40]

                              So I strove against myself in pushing away the desires till I was able to steady myself upon the obedience of Allaah تعالى.

                              3. As for the third: I saw that everyone had something which was precious to him and he safeguarded it. Then I looked at the saying of Allaah تعالى:
                              ﴿مَا عِنْدَكُمْ يَنْفَدُ وَمَا عِنْدَ اللَّهِ بَاقٍ﴾
                              {Whatever is with you, will be exhausted, and whatever with Allaah will remain.} [Surah al-Nahl (16): 96]

                              So whenever I had something valuable, I turned it towards Allaah (i.e. gave it away in charity) so that it is preserved with Him for me.

                              4. As for the fourth: I saw that the people refer to (or boast about their) the wealth, noble lineage, or fame (and rank). So I looked at the saying of Allaah تعالى:
                              ﴿إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِندَ اللَّـهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ﴾
                              {Verily, the most honorable of you with Allaah is that (believer) who has al-Taqwa} [Surah al-Hujuraat (49): 13]

                              So I worked towards attaining al-Taqwa so that I am among the honorable with Allaah.

                              5. As for the fifth: I saw people covet (envy) each other. I looked at the saying of Allaah تعالى:
                              ﴿ نَحْنُ قَسَمْنَا بَيْنَهُم مَّعِيشَتَهُمْ﴾
                              {It is We Who portion out between them their livelihood} [Surah al-Zukhruf (43): 32]

                              So I left off jealousy.

                              6. Sixth: I saw them having enmity towards one another. Then I saw the saying of Allaah تعالى:
                              ﴿إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ فَاتَّخِذُوهُ عَدُوًّا﴾
                              {Indeed, Shaitaan is an enemy to you; so take him as an enemy.} [Surah Faatir (35): 6]

                              So I left off their enmity and treated Shaitaan as my sole enemy.

                              7. Seventh: I saw them toiling themselves. Then I looked at the saying of Allaah تعالى:
                              ﴿وَمَا مِن دَابَّةٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ إِلَّا عَلَى اللَّـهِ رِزْقُهَا﴾
                              {And no (moving) living creature is there on earth but its provision is due from Allaah.} [Surah Hood (11): 6]

                              So I busied myself in fulfilling His rights upon me and I did not care for that which was with Him for me.

                              8. Eight: I saw them relying on their trade, their skills and their physical strength, so I trusted upon Allaah تعالى.

                              [Mukhtasar Mihaaj al-Qaasideen (1/24-25)]
                              “Allah gave you a gift of 86,000 seconds today, have you used one to say ‘Alhamdulilah

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                              • "If you desire Allah to be persistent in granting you the thing you love, be persistent in doing the things He loves."
                                Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal
                                “Allah gave you a gift of 86,000 seconds today, have you used one to say ‘Alhamdulilah

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