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28
Jun

A Pictorial Summary of how most people seem to be spending Rajab and Shabaan…

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Are they preparing for Ramadan, you ask?

Well, from what I’ve seen….no.

Most people seem to be busy with the following:

Now, I’m not asking anybody not to enjoy the summer break. However, I’ve noticed that many people are ignoring their Ramadan preparations.

Remember that an accepted Ramadan paves the way for us to get to Paradise, so we shouldn’t let the little holiday (“summer break”) get in the way of the bigger holiday – the one that will last forever.

“Verily, the Abrar (pious, who fear Allah and avoid evil), shall drink a cup (of wine) mixed with water from a spring in Paradise called Kaafur.”

“A spring where from the slaves of Allah will drink, causing it to gush forth abundantly.”

“They (are those who) fulfill (their) vows, and they fear a Day whose evil will be wide-spreading.”

“And they give food, in spite of their love for it (or for the love of Him), to Miskeen (poor), the orphan, and the captive,”

“(Saying): “We feed you seeking Allah’s Countenance only. We wish for no reward, nor thanks from you.””

“”Verily, We fear from our Lord a Day, hard and distressful, that will make the faces look horrible (from extreme dislikeness to it).””

“So Allah saved them from the evil of that Day, and gave them Nadratan (a light of beauty) and joy.”

“And their recompense shall be Paradise, and silken garments, because they were patient.”

“Reclining therein on raised thrones, they will see there neither the excessive heat of the sun, nor the excessive bitter cold, (as in Paradise there is no sun and no moon).”

“And the shade thereof is close upon them, and the bunches of fruit thereof will hang low within their reach.”

“And amongst them will be passed round vessels of silver and cups of crystal,”

“Crystal-clear, made of silver. They will determine the measure thereof according to their wishes.”
“And they will be given to drink there a cup (of wine) mixed with Zanjabeel (ginger, etc.),”

“A spring there, called Salsabeel.”
“And round about them will (serve) boys of everlasting youth. If you see them, you would think them scattered pearls.”
“And when you look there (in Paradise), you will see a delight (that cannot be imagined), and a great dominion.”

“Their garments will be of fine green silk, and gold embroidery. They will be adorned with bracelets of silver, and their Lord will give them a pure drink.”
“(And it will be said to them): “Verily, this is a reward for you, and your endeavour has been accepted.””

[Surah Al-Insan (76) : 5-22]

May Allah make us from amongst the inhabitants of Paradise.

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20
Dec

The Last Man to Enter Paradise…

Assalamu Alaikum.

A nice little heart softener for today so that we can reflect on the Mercy of the Lord of the Worlds:

[Note: Such heart softeners are supposed to do just that: soften hearts, which means that we need to INCREASE in our love and obedience to Allah, rather than keep chirping that cop out excuse of “Allah forgives everything” every time we disobey him.

Reading this hadeeth should make us realise what a merciful Lord we have and that should make us increase in worship out of gratitude and hope.]

Ibn Masood reported: Verily the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alaihi wasallam)  said: The last to enter Paradise would be a man who would walk once and stumble once and be burnt by the Fire once. Then when he gets beyond it, he will turn to it and say: Blessed is He Who has saved me from thee. Allah has given me something He has not given to any one of those in earlier or later times.

Then a tree would be raised up for him and he will say: O my Lord I bring me near this tree so that I may take shelter in its shade and drink of its water. Allah, the Exalted and Great, would say: O son of Adam, if I grant you this, you will ask Me for something else. He would say: No. my Lord. And he would promise Him that he would not ask for anything else. His Lord would excuse him because He sees what he cannot help desiring; so He would bring him near it, and he would take shelter in its shade and drink of its water.

Afterwards a tree more beautiful than the first would be raised up before him and he would say: O my Lord! bring me near this tree in order that I may drink of its water and take shelter in its shade and I shall not ask Thee for anything else. He (Allah) would say: O son of Adam, if I bring you near it you may ask me for something else. He would promise Him that he would not ask for anything else. His Lord will excuse him because He would see something he cannot help desiring. So He would bring him near it and he would enjoy its shade and drink its water.

Then a tree would be raised up for him at the gate of the Paradise, more beautiful than the first two. He would say: O my Lord! bring me near this (tree) so that I may enjoy its shade and drink from its water. I shall not ask Thee for anything else. He (Allah) would say: O son of Adam! did you not promise Me that you would not ask Me anything else? He would say: Yes, my Lord, but I shall not ask Thee for anything else. His Lord would excuse him for He sees something the temptation of which he could not resist.

He (Allah) would bring him near to it, and when He would bring him near it he would hear the voices of the inhabitants of the Paradise. He would say: O my Lord! admit me to it. He (Allah) would say: O son of Adam, what will bring an end to your requests to Me? Will it please you if I give you the whole world and a like one along with it? He will say: O my Lord! art Thou mocking at me, though Thou art the Lord of the worlds?

Ibn Masud laughed and asked (the hearers): Why don’t you ask me what I am laughing at. They (then) said: Why do you laugh? He said: It is in this way that the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alaihi wasallamm) laughed. They (the companions of the  Prophet) asked: Why do you laugh, Messenger of Allah?

He said: On account of the laugh of the Lord of the universe, when he (the desirer of Paradise) said Thou are mocking at me though Thou art the Lord of the worlds? He would say: I am not mocking at you, but I have power to do whatever I will. [Saheeh Muslim, Hadeeth No. 361]

Another narration has the following additional information:

Allah will remind him: Ask such and such, and when his expectations would be realised, Allah would say: That is for you, and ten times as much. He said that he would then enter his house and his two wives with large and dark eyes would enter after him. They will say: Praise be to Allah, Who has created you for us and us for you. He will say: No one has been given the like of what I have been given. [Saheeh Muslim, Hadeeth No. 362]