The first thing of your religion that you will lose is khushū’, and the last thing that you will lose of your religion is salāh.
―Hudhayfah (رضي الله عنه)
My Lord, make me one who establishes regular Prayer, and also (raise such) among my offspring; o Our Lord, and accept my prayer. Our Lord, grant us forgiveness - me, my parents, and the Believers, on the day when the reckoning shall come to pass.
— Surah Ibrahim (14), verses 40-41
Health benefits of elderflower:
* clears toxins through the lymph system
* immune system tonic - helps in treating coughs, flu, colds and influenza
* used as a blood purifier
* elderflower cordial used to relieve symptoms of allergies to pollens
* reduces effects of sinusitis
No information specified.
Adrian Von Ziegler
No information specified.
Album: No information specified.
The realization of ‘la ilaaha illa-llah‘ is one of the states of the heart that can be neither expressed by the tongue nor thought out by the mind.
― Ibn ‘Ata-illah al-Iskandari (qaddasAllahu sirrahu)
Where a part of you goes
The rest of you will follow – given time.
You call yourself a teacher:
― Rabia al-‘Adawiya (رحمة الله عليها)
And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.
In this ayah, the message is not that Allah created us so that He is worshiped because our worship does not affect His Majesty - It is rather an answer to ‘what is the purpose of our life?’ than ‘why did Allah create us?’ - He is Sublime, the Most Great, the Most High whether we even exist or not. He is in no need of us, Glorified and Exalted be He. It is that our purpose in life is to worship and worship, alhamdulillah, is not restricted to salaah and siyam: Mundane acts are turned into devotional acts; through? Intentions. May Allah grant us pure, upright intentions.
God the Exalted has said: Your Lord has decreed that you worship none other than Him and treat your parents excellently. If one or both of them attain old age with you say not “Fie!” to them, nor rebuke them, but speak gracious words to them. And out of mercy lower to them the wing of humility, and say: My Lord! Have mercy on them as they did care for me when I was little. (17:23-24) And: Give thanks to Me and to your parents. (31:14) Notice how He associated the exhortation to treat them well with the unification of Him, and thanking them with thanking Him.
You must, therefore, seek to make them pleased with you, and obey them except in committing sinful things or omitting obligations. Prefer them to yourself and give their affairs priority over your own.
Disloyalty includes withholding from them any good that you are able to bring them, as well as frowning and chiding. The Prophet ﷺ has said: ‘The scent of the Garden is perceived at a thousand years travelling distance, but not by one who is disloyal [to his parents], or the severer of kinship bonds, or the adulterous old man, or the one who lengthens his garments out of vanity, for pride is solely the attribute of God, the Lord of the Worlds.’ And he ﷺ has said that God the Exalted says: ‘The one upon whom morning comes, and he has done what pleases his parents but displeases me, I am pleased with him; and the one upon whom morning comes and he has done what displeases his parents but pleases Me, I am displeased with him.’
Parents should help their children to be loyal to them by not insisting on every one of their rights, especially in these days when loyalty is scarce, evil rife, and parents consider that the most loyal of their children is the one who does not injure them. The Messenger of God ﷺ has said: ‘May God have mercy on a parent who helps his child to be loyal to him.’
— Imam al-Haddād (رحمة الله عليه), the Book of Assistance
“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.”
― Anaïs Nin
“ He was an akhund, and the akhunds like meat. My father (rahimahullah) used to say, the way you can tell if someone cooks well is if the meal still tastes good without meat.