TREASURE TROVE - GEMS OF A NOBLE LIFE

Waking Up In The Last Third Of The Night To Beg For Forgiveness From Allah

"(They are) those who are patient ones, those who are true (in Faith, words, and deeds), and obedient with sincere devotion in worship to Allaah. Those who spend [give the Zakat and alms in the Way of Allaah and those who pray and beg Allaah's Pardon in the last hours of the night." (Q3[Aal-lmran: 17)

Staying Away From People (once in a while) In Order To Reflect:

“Verily the likeness of (this) wordly life is as the water (rain) which We send down from the sky, so by it arises the intermingled produce of the earth of which men and cattle eat until when the earth is clad with its adornments and is beautified, and its people think that they have all the powers of disposal over it, you command reaches it by night or by day and We make it like a clean-mown harvest, as if it had not flourished yesterday! Thus do We explain the Ayaat (proofs, signs etc.) in detail for the people who reflect." (Q I0 [Yunus]:24)

Keeping The Company Of The Righteous

"And keep yourself (O Muhammad SAW) patiently with those who call on their Lord morning and afternoon, seeking His Face, and let not your eyes overlook them, desiring the pomp and glitter of the life of the world; and obey not him whose heart We have made heedless of Our remembrance, one who follows his own lusts and whose affair (deeds) has been lost." (Q I8[Kahf]:28)

Reciting The Qur'an With Understanding And Reflection.

"Perform As-Salat from mid- day till the darkness of the night. Verily, the recitation of the Qur'an in the early dawn is ever witnessed (attended by the angels in charge of mankind of the day and the night)." (Q17[lsra]: 78)

Praying Two Rakaahs Of Prayer With Sincerity, Devotion And Presence Of Mind. 

"Successful indeed are the believers. Those who offer their Salat (prayers) with all solemnity and full submissiveness." (Q23[Mu'minun]:2)  

The Prophet (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) also said:

"When the time for a prescribed prayer comes. if any Muslim performs ablution well and offer his prayer with humility and bowing, it will be an expiation for his past sins. so long as he has not committed a major sin; and this applies for all times." (Muslim)

Fasting

Abu Umamah (RA) reported:

"I came to theMessenger of Allaah and said: 'Order me to do a deed that will allow me to enter Paradise.' He said; 'Stick to fastin as there is no equivalent to it.' Then I came to him again and he said: Stick to fasting (Ahmad, an Nasa’I, and al-Hakim authenticated it)

Giving Charity Secretly

The Prophet (salallah alayhi  wa sallam) said:

"Seven (people) will  be  shaded by Allaah by His Shade on the Day of Resurrection when there will be no shade except His Shade.Amongst them is). a man who gives in charity so secretly that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given." (Bukhari)

Providing Relief And Aid To The Afflicted Muslim

The Prophet (saalallahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

"He who alleviate the suffering of a brother from the afflictions of the world. AIIah will alleviate his afflictions from the suffering of the Day of Resurrection. He who finds relief for one who is hard pressed. Allaah will make things easy for him in the hereafter and he who conceals (the faults) of a Muslim Allah would conceal his faults in the  world and  in the Hereafter.  Allaah is at the back of a servant so long as the servant is at the back of his brother "(Muslim)

Abstention From inordinate Worldly Aspiration

The mutual rivalry for piling up of worldly things diverts you, until you visit the graves (i.e. till you die). Nay! You shall come to know! Again, Nay! You shall come to know! Nay! If you knew with a sure knowledge (the end result of piling up, you would not have occupied yourselves in worldly things) Verily, You shall see the blazing Fire (Hell)!" (Q I02 [Takaththuur: 1-6)

This article was culled from the publications of Deen Communication Limited