1. "Or do you think that you will enter Paradise while such [trial] has not yet come to you as came to those who passed on before you? They were touched by poverty and hardship and were shaken until [even their] messenger and those who believed with him said,”When is the help of Allah?” Unquestionably, the help of Allah is near."
    — Surah Al-Baqarah (2:214)

    (Source: inyourbrilliancebask)

     

  2. Allah classifies people into two groups, if a person is not a believer then they are automatically a disbeliever as there is no third category

    It is He who created you, and among you is the disbeliever, and among you is the believer. And Allah , of what you do, is Seeing.” (64:2)

     

  3. "

    Have you not seen those who claim to have believed in what was revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and what was revealed before you? They wish to refer legislation to Taghut (other than the Qur’an and sunnah), while they were commanded to reject it; and Satan wishes to lead them far astray.

    And when it is said to them, “Come to what Allah has revealed and to the Messenger,” you see the hypocrites turning away from you in aversion.

    So how [will it be] when disaster strikes them because of what their hands have put forth and then they come to you swearing by Allah , “We intended nothing but good conduct and accommodation.”

    Those are the ones of whom Allah knows what is in their hearts, so turn away from them but admonish them and speak to them a far-reaching word.

    And We did not send any messenger except to be obeyed by permission of Allah . And if, when they wronged themselves, they had come to you, [O Muhammad], and asked forgiveness of Allah and the Messenger had asked forgiveness for them, they would have found Allah Accepting of repentance and Merciful.

    But no, by your Lord, they will not [truly] believe until they make you, [O Muhammad], judge concerning that over which they dispute among themselves and then find within themselves no discomfort from what you have judged and submit in [full, willing] submission.

    "
    — 

    Surah An-Nisa (4:60-65)

    A warning from Allah to anyone who believes that its acceptable to rule by anything other than the sharia of Allah

     
  4. (Source: understandislam)

     

  5. "All praise is due to Allah, the one who said عَن صَلَاتِهِمْ سَاهُونَ (who are heedless of their prayer) and not فِي صَلَاتِهِمْ سَاهُونَ (who are heedless in their prayer)"
    — 

    Ata’ Ibn Dinar commenting on the verses

    "So woe to those who pray

    [But] who are heedless of their prayer -“(107:4-5)

     

  6. Prophetic Advice for those Memorising Qurān

    quranicreflections:

    One of the most frequent questions that make its way into my inbox – here and on Facebook – is: “I’m memorising Qurʾān, do you have any advice for me?”

    There’s a lot that can be said, but as I’ve shared a great deal of thoughts and insights on this topic in the past, I want to keep the following short and simple.

    Besides the tips and tricks I’ve shared on this blog and on Facebook; from working with a Qurʾān teacher, to keeping a ḥifḏh log where you record the amount you memorise and revise each day, to having a “game plan”, to having a timeframe to work within…), the one advice I will convey is the advice of our beloved Prophet ﷺ:

     “تعاهدوا القرآن”

    A literal translation: “strike a covenant with the Qurʾān” — recite it often and regularly. When you strike a covenant with something you are bond to it.

    Don’t forgo your daily portion of recitation of the Qurʾān . Hold tight to it.

    In completion of the Ḥadīth, Rasūl Allāh ﷺ said, “For by Him in Whose Hand my life is, the Qurʾān escapes from memory faster than camels that are untied.” {Bukhāri 5033}

    No matter what happens, revise a set portion each day, and set a memorisation goal for each day as well. Even if you reach only half of that goal it’s still better than nothing, so don’t give up hope.

    Another advice I want to share is one by my teacher who said: The Qurʾān is Mighty. It is ʿAzīz. Its knowledge will not come easy to you unless and until YOU give it your all and dedicate your time and effort to it. Ḥifḏh is something that can hardly be done half heartedly. You truly need to exert every ounce of yourself into it. And this is not meant as a discouragement or to scare anyone off but rather as a reminder of how dear the Qurʾān should be to us. Of how close we need to be to it in order to succeed in memorising it and retaining it to memory.

    The difference between those who want to memorise Qurʾān and the Ḥuffāḏh is that the latter group actually dedicated their time and effort and put in energy and came through, whereas the former group fell short and gave up.

    We *all* fall short from time to time, but pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep moving with a goal in mind. Do not give up. A ‘bad’ ḥifḏh day doesn’t mean that you’ve reached your maximum capacity and that you cannot memorise any more. Whether you miss a day, a week or even a month, don’t let it bring you down. This is what differentiates ḥuffāḏh from those who’ve attempted ḥifḏh; the ḥuffāḏh did not give up, they did not let any ‘down time’ effect their overall motivation.

    A final note to everyone, including those who are not memorising Qurʾān: Recitation of the Qurʾān is not exclusive to the month of Ramaḍān. The Qurʾān is not a guide, a healing, a light, an admonition… only during the month of Ramaḍān. It is your lifelong companion. It is meant to be recited, understood, reflected on and implemented throughout your life.

    May Allāh make the Qurʾān dear to our hearts. May Allāh make us from amongst the People of the Qurʾān, those whom He calls His people, specially His people.

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  7. "Allah has sent down the best statement: a consistent Book wherein is reiteration. The skins shiver therefrom of those who fear their Lord; then their skins and their hearts relax at the remembrance of Allah . That is the guidance of Allah by which He guides whom He wills. And one whom Allah leaves astray - for him there is no guide."
    — Surah Az-Zummar (39:23)
     

  8. Prophetic sayings: Sulaiman (A.S)

    So [Sulaiman] smiled, amused at her (the ants) speech, and said, “My Lord, enable me to be grateful for Your favour which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to do righteousness of which You approve. And admit me by Your mercy into [the ranks of] Your righteous servants.”

    Surah An-Naml (27:19)

     

  9. Prophetic sayings: Dawud (A.S)

    "And indeed, many associates oppress one another, except for those who believe and do righteous deeds - and few are they."

    Surah Sad (38:24)