Check Your Heart by Sh. Tawfique Chowdhury

Your test was not when you had to wear the hijab or keep the beard. No, your test was when later you were confronted with a sister or a brother in faith who were ‘yet to make the change’. What was in your heart?

Arrogance and Haughtiness at your ‘purity’? Or Humility at His guidance and your sincere effort & dua’ for them to do the same, one day?

Check your heart for none with an atom of Pride shall enter Paradise.

"It sounds comical, but the truth is we put the needs of our body above the needs of our soul. We feed our bodies, because if we didn’t, we’d die. But so many of us starve our souls, forgetting that if we are not praying our soul is dead. And ironically, the body that we tend to is only temporary, while the soul that we neglect is eternal."

Yasmin Mogahed

Workers embroider the Kiswa, a silk cloth covering the Holy Kaaba. (Reuters)

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From the book “Don’t Be Sad” by Sheikh Al Qarni

From the book “Don’t Be Sad” by Sheikh Al Qarni

A poor righteous man asked a father for the hand of his daughter in marriage, but he refused because the young man was not ‘Rich’. Afterwards that father accepted to give his daughter in marriage to a rich man who wasn’t a practicing Muslim. People asked the father:”How could you accept to marry your daughter to such person?”
He just replied: “Allah is Al-Hadi, The Guide, He will show him the right path in InshaAllah.”

But didn’t he know that Al Hadi “The Guide” who will guide that rich man is alos Ar-Razzaq “The Provider” Who will provide that poor man? Rizq is guaranteed from Allah SWT, but Hidayah is not guaranteed.
Allah says in Qur’an: “And marry those among you who are single and the pious of your slaves and maid-servants. If they be poor, Allah will enrich them out of His grace. Allah is of ample means, Aware.” [ Sûrah al-Nûr : 32]

Unfortunately we are in a time where status and wealth are more important than religion/belief and good manners! We are in a time where some parents think that money is the secret of their daughter’s happiness. They forget that a righteous husband is the key to her Jannah and that is the ultimate happiness. They forget that marrying their daughter to a righteous man, they makes sure that the husband gives her happiness for the sake of Allah. If the man has a healthy relationship with Allah Azzawajal, he will be good to her for Allah’s sake, he will automatically respect her, love her and care about her for the sake of Allah.

A poor righteous man asked a father for the hand of his daughter in marriage, but he refused because the young man was not ‘Rich’. Afterwards that father accepted to give his daughter in marriage to a rich man who wasn’t a practicing Muslim. People asked the father:”How could you accept to marry your daughter to such person?”
He just replied: “Allah is Al-Hadi, The Guide, He will show him the right path in InshaAllah.”

But didn’t he know that Al Hadi “The Guide” who will guide that rich man is alos Ar-Razzaq “The Provider” Who will provide that poor man? Rizq is guaranteed from Allah SWT, but Hidayah is not guaranteed.
Allah says in Qur’an: “And marry those among you who are single and the pious of your slaves and maid-servants. If they be poor, Allah will enrich them out of His grace. Allah is of ample means, Aware.” [ Sûrah al-Nûr : 32]

Unfortunately we are in a time where status and wealth are more important than religion/belief and good manners! We are in a time where some parents think that money is the secret of their daughter’s happiness. They forget that a righteous husband is the key to her Jannah and that is the ultimate happiness. They forget that marrying their daughter to a righteous man, they makes sure that the husband gives her happiness for the sake of Allah. If the man has a healthy relationship with Allah Azzawajal, he will be good to her for Allah’s sake, he will automatically respect her, love her and care about her for the sake of Allah.