Quran 15 : 85
Alf Mabrook! Ma sha Allah. May Allah bless your marriage.
Wallah, with countless greetings, one heart becomes left behind and asks,
When will my turn be? - This is the sad reality.
Today I’m sharing one thing that society have made difficult for Muslims to accept and revive.
Indeed, nowadays, people tend to set so high standards (either the sister or the brother or their families) that becomes such a barrier for two hearts to be knotted by this beautiful gift of Allah Azza Wa Jall.
So let us reflect from this story that happened during the Khair ul Qurun.
'Umar Radiyallahu Anhu was a man and an Amir who was among those who encouraged the Muslims to perform marriages with different tribes, so that love would develop amongst the people.
Therefore, a slave went to a man from the Quraish and asked him to marry his sister to him, but the man refused.
'Umar went to that man and asked him, “Why do you not marry your sister to him? He is a talented and pious individual. You should seek the opinion of your sister; if she accepts the proposal then you should marry her to him.”
The man from the Quraish accepted the advice of ‘Umar and went to his sister to ask her opinion.
She agreed to the marriage and the man married his sister to the slave.
How beautiful was this story, indeed this story would be such a lesson to every Muslim family.
Some points to consider here;
• That the practice of marrying people from other tribes so that love would develop amongst the people.
• That righteousness is the very quality that one should seek in marriage, for without it, others will be pointless.
Hence, we are reminded of the ayah;
"O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted." 49:13
• Make marriage easy not a difficult maze.
My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, do not set so high standards upon looking for a spouse, for such standards will only give you a person who is non-existent in this world, rather find the one who fears Allah Azza Wa Jall, for indeed with that person you are assured that he or she will not displease you as he or she doesn’t want Allah Azza Wa Jall to be displeased with him or her.
Like, realize that as much as you say "ya akhi or ya ukhti, lower your gaze, you should also tell yourself to lower your standards and stick to what is close to reality."
Our beloved mothers and fathers, do not burden your son or your daughter, let alone the words of your friends or the society, what matters most is that you have settled your children with people whom Allah Azza Wa Jall has placed such righteousness and taqwa in their hearts.
Do not prolong their agony and their struggle in this dunya with all the temptations that this liberated world offers, seal every door of haraam acts by making the path to halal marriage easy for your children.
And we pray that Allah Azza Wa Jall enlightens our hearts and make us revivers of this beautiful act of sunnah with the proper guidance of Allah Azza Wa Jall.
Story: Al-Murtafaa by An-Nadawee, p. 106
Try disconnecting yourself from the world before you pray Salah.
Put your phone aside, turn off your computer screen, put the book down and just sit there in utter silence for a minute or two.
Wallahi this will help you develop Khushoo (humbleness, tranquility, calmness and serenity) while you pray before your Lord.
Don’t just pray, to get it out of the way.
Pray to experience prayer.
Nasihat Saifudin (Laksamana Sunan) buat anakandanya. #sunanmusafir #novelkesayanganhamba #tasbihcendana
We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re aproaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter:
‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave.
I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?”
My friend: “Wait for it and you will see.”
Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers - three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square infront of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in throught the door and kindly asks
‘Do you have a suspended coffee ?’
It’s simple - people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm bevarage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwitch or a whole meal.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have such cafés or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate will find hope and support ? If you own a business why don’t you offer it to your clients… I am sure many of them will like it.
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I just saw this and thought it would be incredible to share this so maybe it could catch on whereever you may live
I think I may cry honestly.
— Allah :’(