Wednesday, May 27, 2009

How To Erase Sins & Raise Your Status

The Prophet (saw) asked: Shall I not tell you of something by means of which Allah erases sins and raises you in status? They (the Companions) replied: Yes, O Messenger of Allah. He (saw) said: Doing ablution (wudhu) well even when it is difficult, taking many steps to the Mosque and waiting for the (next) prayer after the (last) prayer. This is equivalent to guarding/defending the frontiers (of Islam). (Muslim)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Consequence of sleeping away the Night

Sheikh Abu Bakr Dhareer (rahmatullahi alayh) narrates: "I had a young, handsome slave who used to fast daily and spend the nights in ibaadat. o­ne day he came to me and said: ‘Last night I went to sleep without reciting my auraad (plural of wird - thikr). In a dream I saw a few exceptionally beautiful damsels emerging out of the wall which had split open. o­ne among them was extremely ugly. Never had I seen such an ugly person in my life. I asked them: ‘ To whom do you belong and for whom is the ugly o­ne?’

They said: ‘ We are all your past nights (of ibaadat) and the ugly o­ne is your last night when you had slept away (missing your ibaadat). If you had died this night, she would have fallen to your share permanently.’

After narrating this dream, the youth let out a shriek and his soul departed from his physical body."