Sunday, 6 February 2011
The most generous is he who fulfills that which Allah (SWT) has deemed obligatory upon him.
Has somebody gone out of his or her way to do something special for you? Did you like it?
How about doing it for others.
The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:” Unquestionably, in the body there is a lump of flesh; if it is sound, the whole body is sound, and if it is corrupt, the whole body is corrupt, and behold, it is the heart.” [Bukhari and Muslim] Countless scholars of Islam have dedicated books upon books to reformation and purification of the heart because it is the key to success or destruction. Just as doctors today tell us that having a healthy heart is the key to having a healthy body, the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) conveys to us that having a good heart is the key to righteousness. Anas (radiyallaahu anhu) narrated that asking for a firm and obedient heart was one of the constant Supplications of the Prophet (alayhi wa salaam); and one narration from Umm Salamah (radiyallaahu anha) states that this was the Du’aa he made the most. This du’aa is:” Allahumma ya Muqallib al Quloob thabbit qalbi ‘alaa Deenik,” “O Turner of the hearts, make my heart firm upon Your Religion.”
Allah (SWT), the Wise, has said in the Noble Qur'an: "Then as for him who gives away and guards (against evil), and accepts the best, we will facilitate for him the easy end." Surat ul Layl (92:5-7)
The Noble Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: "Nothing shall ensure the welfare (and interests) of your religion except generosity and good disposition."
The Noble Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi WA sallam) said: "The most generous is he who fulfills that which Allah (SWT) has deemed obligatory upon him."
Jabber ibn Abdullah Ansari narrated the Noble Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi WA sallam) never disappointed anyone who asked for his help.
Whenever the Noble Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) received anything, he did not sit in peace until it was finished. Umm al-Muminin Umm Salamah, reported that one day the Noble Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi WA sallam) came home looking disturbed. She asked him what the matter was. The Noble Prophet Muhammad (saw) replied that the seven dinars he had received the day before had remained on the bed until evening and had not been distributed. He did not rest until they were given away.
There are many, many ways to be generous, reaping the personal benefits of generosity while helping others. Among these are:
Brothers and sisters give generously–.
Helping someone in need may take just a few minutes but will pay big dividends.
Small or elderly shoppers often have difficulty reaching items on upper shelves or carrying large items.
Offer a hand to help. Those shopping with small children have similar difficulties and will appreciate a helping hand.
Skills that come easily to you may be very difficult for someone you know.
Dealing with shopping/filling forms may be routine for you, but overwhelming to others.
Generously Show Appreciation – Taking positive action to appreciate those who have made a positive impact on your life has been shown to be a very effective way to increase one's happiness. Write a letter of appreciation and personally deliver it.
Random Acts of Kindness – Set a personal goal of doing one act of kindness each day, whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Setting this intention will keep your subconscious on the lookout for opportunities.
Generosity with Love – Love is an inexhaustible resource available to everyone. Expressing love for other people, even strangers, can be as simple as freely offering smiles and accepting others as worthwhile human beings regardless of differences in appearance, beliefs, and behaviors.
Kindness: with words.
The words you say mean nothing, it is the way you say them means everything.
"The six most important words: I admit I made a mistake.
The five most important words: You did a good job.
The four most important words: What is YOUR opinion?
The three most important words: If you please.
The two most important words: Thank You.
The one most important word: We. The least important word: I.”
Greater happiness is easily and quickly available by simple and inexpensive acts of being generous and kind. Devoting a week of personal growth to generosity and kindness will provide a week of greater happiness while also being helpful to others.
........learn this du’aa.......
"Oh Allah, you are my Lord, there is no God besides You. You created me, and I am your slave, and I am trying to keep to the covenant and my
Promise as much as I can. I seek refuge in you from the evil I have done. I acknowledge before you all your favour upon me, and I acknowledge all of my sins. So forgive me, for there is none who can forgive sins besides you." Amen.
This is a du’aa of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi WA sallam), known as the best du’aa for seeking forgiveness.
Whoever says it during the day with firm faith in it, and dies on the same day before the evening, he will be from the people of
Paradise; and if somebody recites it at night with firm faith in it, and dies before the morning, he will be from the people of Paradise.
And remember this blessed is he who speaks a kindness;
Thrice blessed is he who repeats it.
…….True servants of the Most Merciful Allah….
The true servants of the Most Merciful are those who behave gently and with humility on earth, and whenever the foolish quarrel with them, they reply with [words of] peace.’
(Al-Furqan 25: 63)
May Allah make our efforts sincere and keep us all on the straight path...........
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