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.: Jannati :.
06-11-2007, 10:32 PM
The Muslim Has No Free Time!

From Ibn 'Abbaas (radiyallaahu 'anhumaa) who said that Allaah's Messenger (wwwislamicboardcom - ) said:

There are two blessings which many people lose: health and free time.*

So how can one who has no free time preoccupy himself with this world? How can one whose time is filled experience free time? So consider, may Allaah have Mercy upon you, what one of the scholars said about one of the Imaams: 'I was a neighbour of his at the school in Cairo, my house was above his house. For twelve years, I did not awake on any night, at any hour of the night except that I noticed candle light in his house and he was occupied with knowledge. Even when he was eating, his books would be with him and he was occupied with them.*

* Reported by al-Bukharee (Eng. Trans. 8/282/no.421)
* Bustaanul 'Aarifeen (p.79) of an-Nawawee

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.: Jannati :.
06-11-2007, 10:33 PM
From those things upon which the Muslim personality is built is:

The Muslim's Piety and Self Restraint

The Muslim's Piety and Self Restraint From an-Nu'maan ibn Basheer (radiyallaahu 'anhu) who said that I heard Allaah's Messenger (wwwislamicboardcom - ) say:

That which is lawful is clear, and that which is forbidden is clear, and between them are doubtful matters about which many of the people have no knowledge. So whoever avoids doubtful matters saves his Religion and his honour, and whoever falls into doubtful matters falls into what is forbidden. Just like a shepherd who grazes (his sheep) near to a private pasture (of another), he will soon stray on to it. Indeed for every king there is a private preserve. Indeed the preserve of Allaah are those things which He has forbidden. Indeed there is a piece of flesh in the body which if it is good, then the whole body is good, but if it is corrupt then the whole body is corrupt. Indeed it is the heart. *

So the Muslim with regard to whatever situation arises in his life will have to face each of them with one of the following three stances:

Completely refraining from it: That is with regards to that which is doubtful Accepting without constraint: That is with regard to which is clearly permissible

To abstain from it: This is with regards to things which are not clearly permissible nor clearly forbidden. If the last stance indicates something it is an indication of a Muslim's piety and fear of falling into that which is forbidden and of entering into something evil.

The Muslim therefore abstains from it, and distances himself from it in order to please Allaah and to ensure that His commands are followed. It is not to be said, as some people say: 'That is not forbidden, so do it.' No, since it is not permissible to do everything other than which has been forbidden. So those things which are doubtful matters are closer to that which is forbidden, as occurs in the hadeeth itself: 'Whoever falls into the doubtful matters falls into what is forbidden....' So this fear and piety confirms that:

The Muslim is Honest and Truthful in All His Affairs

From Abu Hurairah (radiyallaahu 'anhu) who said that Allaah's Messenger (wwwislamicboardcom - ) said:

Three things are the sign of the hypocrite: when he speaks he tells lies, when he promises he breaks it and when he is trusted he proves to be dishonest.*

So he is truthful and honest in his speech, faithful to his promise, trustworthy in carrying out that which he has been entrusted with. He does not deceive or defraud, he does not tell lies and is not guilty of hypocrisy. So truthfulness and honesty is one of the chief good qualities, whereas falsehood is the head of corruption and evil. So his honesty keeps him far away from evil and foul deeds and sickness of the heart. Therefore whatever action he does, he does it for Allaah, the One free and far removed from all defects, not to attain some worldly position, fame or repute.

* Reported by al-Bukharee (Eng. Trans. 1/44/no.49) and Muslim (Eng. Trans. 3/840/no.3882)
* Reported by al-Bukharee (Eng. Trans. 1/31/no.32) and Muslim (Eng. Trans. 1/40/no.112)


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.: Jannati :.
06-11-2007, 10:34 PM
A Time for This and a Time for That
From Hanzalah al-Usayyidee who said:

Abu Bakr met me and asked: How are you O Hanzalah? I Replied: Hanzalah is guilty of hypocrisy! He said: Free is Allaah and far removed from all defects! What are you saying? I said: When we are with Allaah's Messenger (salallaahu 'alaihi wa'sallam) and he reminds us of the Fire and Paradise it is as if we were seeing it with our own eyes. Then when we depart from Allaah's Messenger ( wwwislamicboardcom - ) and attend our wives, our children and our business, then much of this slips from our mind. Abu Bakr said: By Allaah we also experience the same. So I went with Abu Bakr until we entered upon Allaah's Messenger ( wwwislamicboardcom - ). I said: Hanzalah is guilty of hypocrisy O Messenger of Allaah ( wwwislamicboardcom - ). So Allaah's Messenger ( wwwislamicboardcom - ) said: And how is that? I said When we are with you, you remind us of the Fire and of Paradise and it is as if we are seeing it with our own eyes. Then when we depart from you and attend our wives, our children and our business then much of this slips from our minds. So Allaah's Messenger ( wwwislamicboardcom - ) said: By Him in whose hand is my soul if you remained continually as you are when you are with me and in remembering (Allaah) then the angels would shake hands with you upon your beds and upon your roads. But O Hanzalah, (there is) a time for this and a time for that, (there is) a time for this and a time for that, (there is) a time for this and a time for that.*


So both of these times are regulated by the orders of Allaah, as has preceded. His time for serious matters is regulated according to the Book and the Sunnah, and his jesting is kept free of anything forbidden and accompanied only by that which Allaah has prescribed.

So he does not, through negligence, allow his jesting to become a way in which he falls into sin.


* Reported by Muslim (Eng. Trans. Vol.4, p.1436, no.6223)


WaSsalaamuAlaykum..
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jzcasejz
06-12-2007, 01:58 PM
Wa'alaikum Salaam

A great thread. BarakAllaahu Feeki!
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06-18-2007, 03:24 PM
Salaam.. N Jazakallah 4 Da Info..
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07-02-2007, 09:21 AM
salam,masha Allah,benefit article
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07-02-2007, 07:16 PM
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Good sharing, jazaak ALLAH khayr.


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