بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
If one looks around these days, one will see lots of sad faces.
Apparently, everyone has a problem.
And you know what? It’s true. Everyone does have a problem.
Why is that? Well, it’s because this world is a place of tests, and the next world is the reward based on the results of these tests.
Those who pass get Paradise and those who fail get the Hellfire.
Too often, we forget these simple facts, which is why we need to keep reminding ourselves of the reality of these trials.
So, here’s another article to remind ourselves to be patient at these times. It’s really nice stuff – very simple but very heartwarming.
Testing, Afflictions and Calamities by Dr. Saleh As-Saleh (rahimahullah)
Aashoora is the 10th of Muharram and is a special day.
By “special day”, I mean that it has some historical significance (Musa (alaihissalam). not Karbala) and there are some legislated deeds to be done therein (fasting, not whipping yourself and your little children like some highly deviant sects do, may Allah save us from such misguidance).
Here’s a lecture that gives us an insight into Aashoora:
Day of Aashoora – Lessons, Fasting and Merits by Dr. Saleh As-Saleh (rahimahullah) (Download):
Yes, some more….
So, here we go:
1. The Blessed Days of Dhul Hijjah by Muhammad Al-Jibaaly
2. The Three Days of Tashreeq by Muhammad Al-Jibaaly
The Days of Tashreeq are the 11th, 12th and 13th of Dhul Hijjah.
3. Virtues of and Deeds Legislated in the First Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah by Shaikh ibn Jibreen (rahimahullah)
4. Virtues of the Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah by Shaikh Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid
5. The Final Research into the Issue of Slaughtering on the Days of Tashreeq by Shaikh Muhammad Raees Nadwee
6. The Day of Arafah Falling on a Friday by Dr. Saleh As-Saleh (rahimahullah)
This isn’t a full lecture, rather it is the Q and A part.
[In this post, a sister commented that some women feel devastated when they menstruate during the last 10 nights because they feel that they missed Laylatul Qadr. Dr. Saleh As-Saleh (rahimahullah) talks about this issue.]
Menses at the time of Laylatul Qadr by Dr. Saleh As-Saleh (rahimahullah)
[In case you’re wondering, “ordinance” means “an authoritative regulation, decree, law, or practice”. And yes, I used a dictionary.]
Here’s a short but very beneficial article by Dr. Saleh As-Saleh (rahimahullah): Fasting – Ordinances, Wisdoms and Merits.
I’d advise everyone to read it, especially the last few pages where he explains how the last four pillars are different kinds of tests. Very nice indeed.