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BEAUTIFUL DU'AA!!

BEAUTIFUL ONE-LINERS

40 YEARS!

BE GRATEFUL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE

I AM AS MY SERVANT THINKS I AM...

25 PROPHETS MENTIONED IN THE QURAN


BEAUTIFUL DU'AA!!

Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him) gives some gold as a gift to a Bedouin who praised Allah most beautifully.

Sayyiduna Anas reports that Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him) once passed by a Bedouin who was making the following du'aa in his Salaah:

Duaa in Arabic

"O The One Whom eyes cannot see, Who cannot be imagined, Who is beyond description, Who is unaffected by happenings, Who cannot be overwhelmed by the vicissitudes of time, Who knows the weight of the mountains, the volume of the oceans, the number of falling raindrops, the number of leaves on the trees and everything upon which the night darkens and upon which the day brightens. No sky can hide another from Him, no surface of the earth can hide another from Him, no ocean can hide anything within its depths from Him and no mountain can conceal from Him anything within its rocks. Make the last part of my life the best, make the best of my deeds the last and make my best day be the one in which I meet You."

Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him) appointed someone to bring the Bedouin to him as soon as he completed his Salah. Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him) had been given some gold from a certain mine and when the Bedouin came before him after he had completed his Salah, Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him) handed over the gold to him saying, "Which tribe do you belong to, dear Bedouin?" When the Bedouin informed Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him) that he belonged to the Banu Aamir bin Sa'sa'ah tribe, Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him) asked, "Do you know why I gave you this gold as a gift?" "Because of the family ties between us, O Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him)," the Bedouin surmised. Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "While family ties have a right, I actually gave you the gold because of the beautiful manner in which you praise Allah."

This Hadtih has been reported by Tabraani who has narrated it from reliable sources as confirmed by Haythami (Vol. 10 pg. 158).

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BEAUTIFUL ONE-LINERS

♦ Give Allah what's right, not what's left.
♦ A lot of kneeling, will keep you in good standing.
♦ He who kneels before Allah, can stand before anyone.
♦ Don't put a question mark where, Allah puts a full stop.
♦ Give Satan an inch and he will be a ruler.
♦ When praying, don't give Allah instructions, just report for duty.
♦ We don't change Allah's message, His message changes us.
♦ Warning: Exposure to Allah may prevent burning.
♦ Most people want to serve Allah, but only in an advisory position.
♦ Never give the devil a ride He will always want to drive.
♦ Nothing else ruins the truth like stretching it.
♦ Compassion is difficult to give away because it keeps coming back.
♦ Allah doesn't call the qualified He qualifies the called.

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40 YEARS!

It was narrated that in the days of the Prophet Musa (Moses) (alayhis salam)- wandered with Bani Israil (Children Of Israel) in the desert where a grizzly drought befell them. Together, they all raised their hands towards the heavens praying for the blessed rain. Then, to the astonishment of all those watching, the heat scorched down, and the drought intensified.

It was revealed to Musa (AS) - that there was a sinner amongst Bani Israel that had disobeyed Allah for more than 40 years of his life. "Let him separate himself from the congregation," Allah told Musa (AS) -. "Only then shall I shower you all with rain."

Musa - (AS) - called out, "There is a person amongst us who has disobeyed Allah for 40 years. Let him separate himself from the congregation and only then shall we be rescued from the drought." That man, waited, looking left and right, hoping that someone else would step forward… but no one did. Sweat poured from his brow and he knew he was the one.

If he stayed amongst the congregation all would die of thirst; yet, if he stepped forward he would be humiliated for all eternity.

He raised his hands with sincerity he had never known before, with humility he had never tasted, tears poured on both cheeks, "O Allah, have mercy on me! O Allah, hide my sins! O Allah, forgive me!"

As Musa - (AS) - and Bani Israaeel awaited for the sinner to step forward, the clouds hugged the sky and the rain poured. Musa - (AS) - asked Allah Ta'ala, "O Allah, you blessed us with rain even though that sinner did not come forward." And Allah Ta'ala replied, "O Musa, it is for the repentance of that very person that I blessed all of Bani Israaeel with water."

Musa- (AS) - wanting to know who was this blessed man, asked, "Show him to me O Allah!" "I want to know who is he." Allah Ta'ala replied, "O Musa, I hid his sins for 40 years. Do you think that after his repentance I shall expose him?"

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BE GRATEFUL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE

"So hold that which I have given you and be of the grateful." ( Qur'an 7:144)

Should you find something on your plate that doesn't appeal to you, don't complain. There are people who don't have anything on their plate.

Should you find yourself stuck in traffic, don't despair. There are people in this world for whom driving is an unheard of privilege.

Should you have a bad day at work, think of the man who has been out of work for years.

Should you despair over a relationship gone bad, think of the person who has never known what it's like to love and be loved in return.

Should you grieve the passing of another weekend, think of the woman in dire straits, working twelve hours a day, seven days a week to feed her children.

Should your car break down, leaving you miles away from assistance, think of the paraplegic who would love the opportunity to take that walk.

Should you notice a new gray hair in the mirror, think of the cancer patient in chemo who wishes he/she had hair to examine.

Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering what is life all about, asking what is my purpose? Be thankful. There are those who didn't live long enough to get the opportunity.

Should you find yourself the victim of other people's bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities, remember, things could be worse. You could be them!

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I am as My servant thinks I am

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25 Prophets mentioned in the Quran

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The Islamic Bulletin
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Vol. XX, No. 25
Note from the Editor
Letters to the Editor
Everyday Dua'a
Islam in Colombia
The Purpose of Life
Inna Lilahi Wa Inna
Ilayhi Rajioon
Ask and He Gives
How I Embraced Islam
Three Special
Individuals
Salaahtul Janazah -
Shafi'i
Salaahtul Janazah -
Hanafi
Learn to Perform and
Correct Your Wudhu
How to Perform
Salaatul Tasbeeh
Prayer Locations
Supplications After
Prayer
The Last Sermon
The Prophets Quiz
Monthly Prayer Calendar
Cook's Corner
Secrets of
Surah Kahaf
Contemplations of
Surah Al Asr
The Past is
Gone Forever
Speaking of Time
Olive Oil
Stories of the Sahabah
Sayings of the Prophet
Extras