Thousands of Palestinians flocked towards the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem to attend prayers on the first Friday of Ramadan. But, as is often the case, many were not allowed -by the Israeli authorities- inside to pray. (AlAqsa mosque last night)
Do you know what is better than charity and fasting and prayer? It is keeping peace and good relations between people, as quarrels and bad feelings destroy mankind.
Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) (Muslim and Bukhari)
When the sun is overthrown. And when the stars fall. And when the hills are moved. And when the camels big with young are abandoned. And when the wild beasts are herded together. And when the seas rise. And when souls are reunited. And when the girl-child that was buried alive is asked: For what sin she was slain. And when the pages are laid open. And when the sky is torn away. And when hell is lighted. And when the Garden is brought nigh. (Then) every soul will know what it hath made ready.
—At-Takwir [81:1-14] (via kdott, increasingandgoall)
Ayat Al-Kursi (The Verse of the Throne/Chair), Al-Baqara [2:255]
Allah! There is no God except He, the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber, nor sleep overtake Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission? He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter . And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. His throne extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to tell his Companions the good news of the onset of Ramadaan, and urge them to make the most of it. Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘There has come to you Ramadaan, a blessed month. Allaah has made it obligatory on you to fast (this month). During it the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are locked, and the devils are chained up. In it there is a night that is better than a thousand months, and whoever is deprived of its goodness is deprived indeed.
— (Reported by al-Nisaa’i, 4/129; Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1/490) (via sinsndeeds)
A year is like a tree; months are its branches, days are its twigs (smaller branches), hours are its leaves, and the breaths of Allah’s servants are its crops/products. The month of Rajab is when it flowers, Shaaban is when it grows and branches, and Ramadan is the time to harvest. True believers are those who harvest.
— Unknown (via heavyheartsgrowlighter, twistandroll)
Her husband is not her master; a Muslim woman has only one Master, and that is God. If her husband does not represent God’s will in the home, the marriage contract is broken.
—Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood
And verily for everything that a slave loses there is a substitute, but the one who loses Allah will never find anything to replace Him.
—Ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyyah
Prophet Sulaiman’s (A.S.) death in the Quran
[Saba 34:14] Then, when We decreed (Solomon’s) death, nothing showed them his death except a little worm of the earth, which kept (slowly) gnawing away at his staff: so when he fell down, the Jinns saw plainly that if they had known the unseen, they would not have tarried in the humiliating Penalty (of their Task).
When Solomon died he was standing watching the work of his Jinn, while leaning on his cane. There he silently died, but did not fall. He remained in this position, and the Jinn, thinking he was still alive watching them work, kept working. But termites were eating the cane, so that the body of Solomon fell after forty days. Thereafter, the Jinn (along with all humans) regretted that they did not know more than God had allotted them to know.
A true Muslim is the one who does not defame or abuse others; but the truly righteous becomes a refuge for humankind, their lives and their properties.
—Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.)
He who keeps his heart near Allah will find peace and tranquility, whilst he who gives his heart to the people will find restlessness and apprehension.
—Ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyyah