Originally Posted by anonymous
Asalaamu Alaikum Wr Wb, Rasuallah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) advised us to always think of those who are less fortunate than us. Therefore we should put ourselves in their position and only then will we realise how lucky we really are.
Imagine if you were born in poverty?
Imagine if you were born with a debilitating and disfiguring disease?
Imagine if you were born in a war torn country?
Imagine if you were born with there is massacre and oppression of the people?
Imagine if you were born a non believer?
Imagine if you were born with no parents and was adopted?
You are much luckier than most people in this world. Just look at what they have in comparison with what you have.
Don't be fooled into thinking that those who have better looks or have more materialistic wealth are happy because when we look at people around us we don't know what they are going through in their life. They could be going through the worst experiences that we can never imagine. This is what shaythan wants you to think. He is decieving you.
There are certain people who we see on the streets who may look happy but they are going through terrible trials and experiences. Therefore do not judge a book by its cover. These celebrities you see on the TV and magazines may look like they have everything but in reality all they have is emptiness in their lives and most of them end up in rehabilitation centres. The fact is they are not happy and this proves that wealth, fame and looks do not cause happiness. Contentment, happiness, peace and tranquility are ONLY found with the remembrance of Allah!
"Verily! Only in the remembrance of Allah will your heart find peace."
Quran (Surah 13: Verse 29)
Allah tells us in the Qur'an the way to gain this contentment, peace and happiness in our hearts and lives. This is soemthing most people would die for and it is something non believers look for their whole entire lives but look in the wrong places and consequantly never find what they are looking for. Celebrities like in hollywood and bollywood are just slaves to the system for they cannot think for themselves or do what they want. They have to conform to what they are told to do and many become trapped in this "game" and find it hard to get out. This is why many end up in a downhill spiral. Shaythan promises them everything in return for a cheap price but this fair exchange is far from fair for it ends up ruining their lives and there are many celebrities who are an example of this.
So let us not look up to them for they are no role model to us or mankind but they are exactley what we don't want to be for they themselves do not want to be in their position. We should count ourselves lucky we have imaan and we have Allah just a dua away.
Surely Allah created you and all of us beautiful in our own ways so does it matter what anyone else thinks? In the eyes of Allah the most beautiful women are those who cover themselves fully for the pleasure of Allah and the most ugliest and cursed in his eyes and the most beautiful to shaythan are those who do not cover and show off their bodily definitions and are dressed as if they are naked.
So would you rather be beautiful in the eyes of your creator Almighty Allah or your eternal sworn enemy shaythan?
Disregard what others say about you for you are beautiful to Allah for he created you and beauty is truly in the eyes of the beholder. What one person calls ugly may be another person's idea of beautiful. Those who put down others in such a way will come back to them in some way as this offends Allah who created us in his own beautiful way so why should his creations call each other ugly.
Therefore these people hould be disregarded and you should just think to yourself all that matters is that i am covering myself properly for the pleasure of Allah and therefore in the eyes of Allah i am the most beautiful.
So we should thank Allah constantly for what he has given us.Out of all the people in this world look at what he has given us? Do we go days without eating? Do we struggle to find clean and drinkable water? Do we have families around us? Do we have shelter to live in? Are you disabled or have a terrible disease? Why do we not thank Allah that he has created us without all of these terrible things in our lives?
The best thing of all is that we have been given imaan(faith) and that is something so unique and amazing more than we can ever imagine.
Not everyone has been given imaan and not all those who are given imaan die with imaan so it is crucial that we obey the commandments of Allah and remember him as much as we can so that we can be successful in this world and the next. How many people in this world could Allah have put us in the position of? We could of lived lives like non believers and died disbelievers but Allah has saved us and given us imaan and deen in our lives so we should count our blessings and thank Allah as much as we can all the time.
So thank Allah as much as you can and do not be an ungrateful servant for we have MUCH more than most people Allah has created!
Always thank Allah for EVERYTHING
A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said, I asked,
“Messenger of Allah, why do you exert yourself so much while all your sins have been forgiven?” To this he replied,
“`A’ishah, should I not be a grateful servant of Allah?” (Muslim).
Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
“Allah is pleased with His slave who says: `Al-hamdu lillah (praise be to Allah)’
when he takes a morsel of food and drinks a draught of water.” (Muslim)
Allah will increase us the more thankful we are to him
-Allah likes those who are thankful [39:7]
-Allah rewards those who are thankful [3:144]
-Allah gives more benefits and blessings to those who are thankful [14:7]
-Allah protects those from harm who render Him thankfulness [54:34-35]
Dua to make in every dua to become of the appreciative
Allahumma a-inni ala Zikrika wa shukrika wa husni ibadatik
(O Allah! Help me to remember you, to thank you, and to worship you in the best of manners)
The Prophet (Peace be upon him)said,
Whoever has a favour done for him and says ‘Jazaak Allahu khayran‘
has done his utmost to thank him. (At-Tirmithi)
You should also make the best of every second of your life and not waste your precious seconds in thinking in this way because it matters not what others may think but what matters is what Allah thinks and Allah sees you as beautiful and inshallah he will give you the best partner for you who will also see you as most beautiful because it is ONLY Allah who pairs up two people to be destined together so if you do things the right way and obey Allah and ask of him then do you think he will deny you the best partner for you? Of course not! So have hope in Allah and faith in him for he will NEVER let you down! It is ONLY shaythan who is putting confusion and doubts in your mind for he is your enemy and only wants your destruction!
Go towards Allah for Allah wants you towards him. Take a little step towards him and he will take huge leaps towards you. Fulfil your obligations to him in the form of Salaah 5 times a day and remember him as often as you can learning about deen and remembering and glorifying him. Be with good and pious company and be the best towards your family and others even though they are not the best towards you for your reward is with Allah and not them. Recite the words of Allah as much as you can and always turn to Allah in dua. Allah is there for you so share everything with him and create a close bond and relationship with him.
If you put your reliance, faith, trust and hope in Allah then this is enough for you but do not waste any more of your seconds on what others say for all that matters is that you are beautiful to Allah and you should be concerned about making the best of the little time you have left. Remember death as much as you can and know that we will all return to Allah ANY second!
Keep in your mind the purpose of your life for shaythan will try to always make you forget this but we should keep reminding ourselves that we are here for ONLY one purpose and if we do not fulfill that purpose then we are not here fulfilling out duties and purpose of our life. The purpose of our life is ONE and that is to worship ONLY Allah and please him as much as we can. The best worship is Salaah so therefore let us worship him as much as we can and fulfill our obligations to Allah. Let us also call on others to do the same.
Know that we are only here for such a short amount of time and we will only look like this in this life but inshallah when we enter into Jannah then we will be beautiful beyond comprehension for eternity and our beauty will increase every Friday in Jannah! Subhanallah! Even in this life our beauty is our modesty and character. Therefore those of us who are modest and best in character and those women who cover are the most beautiful in the eyes of Allah in this life and they will be the most beautiful in the next life for eternity!
So who cares who looks ugly and who looks beautiful in the eyes of those with distorted and flawed vision but what really matters is who Allah finds beautiful!
Finally make as much dua as possible to Allah all the time for him to make it easy for you and he does want you to be closer to him so you should be so happy and thankful to Allah and make the best of every second of your life as out time is too short and we will regret the seconds we wasted without the remembrance of Allah and in doing good deeds to please Allah.
Here are some very beneficial lectures which you and your siblings should listen to, to increase your imaan and fear of Allah:
Remembrance: ask Allah for his forgiveness
Angel of Death!!! - Sheikh Ahmed Ali
Imam Anwar al-Awlaki - Death (The Destroyer of Pleasures) [part 1/4]
Imam Anwar al-Awlaki - Death (The Destroyer of Pleasures) [part 2/4]
Imam Anwar al-Awlaki - Death (The Destroyer of Pleasures) [part 3/4]
Imam Anwar al-Awlaki - Death (The Destroyer of Pleasures) [part 4/4]
Imam Anwar al-Awlaki - The Journey of the Soul
HARD HITTING Lecture on HELLFIRE & the Day of JUDGEMENT! يوم القيامة والجحيم
Sheikh Ahmad Ali - Hellfire Talk Part 1/3
Sheikh Ahmad Ali - Hellfire Talk Part 2/3
Sheikh Ahmad Ali - Hellfire Talk Part 3/3
Islam - Punishment of the Grave by Sheikh Riyadh ul Haq
Death and the Grave by Murtaza Khan
How can we not appreciate what we have after watching this?
AMAZING short speech -"The Goodly Life"
Here are some very beneficial articles for you to help you on your journey to Jannah and to make best use of every second of your life in this world:
10 Steps to Increasing our Iman(Faith)
30 ways the youth should spend everyday of their lives!
Easy Dhikr which is light on the tongue but heavy on the scales!
My Daily Ibadah (worship) check!
10 steps to getting closer to Allah
Forty Very Easy, Quick & Rewarding Good Deeds for all of us to do Everyday!
Not praying Salaah 5 times a day? Here's the solution!
VERY Rewarding Nafl Salaahs we can Pray Everyday!
Please remember me in your dua's.
and Allah knows best in all matters