Being human

The more he forgets himself – giving himself to a cause or another person – the more human he is. And the more he is immersed and absorbed in something or someone other than himself the more he really becomes himself. [Victor Frankly, Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Man’s search for ultimate meaning. Rider. 2011 p. 84]

A family is a blessing

By: Shiekh Yasir Qadhi

The love of family, and having a loving family, are of the greatest blessings Allah can give us, in this world and in the next.

On Judgment Day, we are told that the righteous shall be handed their results in the right hand, and shall then, “Return to his family in happiness!” [Al-Inshiqaq 84:9]

The greatest blessing is to share great blessings with family and loved ones. So imagine: the best blessing of all, Paradise itself and the news that you have been admitted to it, is itself made sweeter and more joyous when you have your family to share the news and the blessings with! In other words, even the good news of Jannah becomes sweeter with a family!

Work on preserving and protecting your families, because good families require hard work and sacrifice and compromise and mercy and love and time, and always make Dua to Allah to grant you a blessed family.

May Allah grant us all a loving family that will help us in this world and share the blessings of the next!


We do not appreciate our families enough. We tend to favor friends over family. Do not forget the sacrifices they’ve made for you selflessly. – Mufti Ismail Menk

Pay attention to your loved ones!

Single?

If the woman does not marry in this life, Allah will marry her off in Paradise to the one she finds delight in. – Ibn Uthaymin

It is better for a woman to be married than to remain single, but it is better for her to be single than to be married to an oppressive, abusive man who makes her life an intolerable misery. – Mufti Ismail Menk

Wealth and poverty

You know what the Qur’an teaches me? The Qur’an teaches me that an incredibly wealthy man can be a failure (Fir’awn/Pharaoh) and a homeless man can be successful (Prophet Ibrahim). It teaches me that success has nothing to do with wealth and failure has nothing to do with poverty. – Nouman Ali Khan

Right and wrong

Wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it. Right is right even if you are the only one doing it. In the end, Allah’s opinion is the only one that matters. What people say or think about you does not matter. – Dr. Bilal Philips

Woman’s first relationship

The Muslim woman’s first and most important relation is with her Creator the Almighty, and all other roles in life come after this fundamental aspect of her being. If a woman chooses to take on the role of motherhood she should do so with the intention of drawing closer to Allah Almighty so she will have her sacrifice, commitment and great effort counted as worship. – Excerpt from onislam.net

Shut up!

The Prophet ﷺ said: “If one of you becomes angry, then he should be silent.”

He also said: “A strong person is not the one who throws his adversaries to the ground. A strong person is the one who contains himself when he is angry.” [Bukhari]

Words are powerful and can hurt more than the sharpest of knives, so think before you speak especially when you are in an emotional state. – Mufti Ismail Menk

Don’t let your temper control you. A strong person controls his temper. – Mufti Ismail Menk