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Remember Allah

A man once asked Abû Al-Dardâ’ – Allah be pleased with him – for advice. He said:

 

Remember Allah in good times and He will mention you in hard times. When you remember those who have passed away, consider yourself like one of them. And when you think of involving yourself in some worldly matter, consider first what it will lead to in the end.

 

Siyar A’lâm Al-Nubalâ’

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Gentleness

From Abu Hurairah (radiyallaahu ‘anhu) who said that Allaah’s Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa’sallam) said:

“Indeed Allaah is gentle and loves gentleness, and gives due to gentleness that which He does not give to harshness.”

Reported by Ibn Majah [no. 3688] and Ibn Hibaan [no. 549]

NOTES

So through gentleness hearts become united in friendship and love, and good becomes widespread. Whereas through its opposite ill feelings and distrust prevails and people forsake one another.

  • Forty Hadeeth on the Islamic Personality
    by Shaikh Ali Hasan al-Halabi

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If the fasting of Ramadaan comes to an end, then indeed the voluntary fasting is still prescribed throughout the entire year, and all praise is due to Allaah.

If standing in prayer at night during Ramadaan comes to an end, then indeed, the entire year is a time for performing the night prayer.

And if the Zakaat-ul-Fitr comes to an end, then there is still the Zakaah that is obligatory as well as the voluntary charity that lasts the whole year.

This goes the same for reciting the Qur’aan and pondering over its meaning as well as every other righteous deed that is desirable, for they can be done at all times.

From the many bounties that Allaah has bestowed upon His servants is that He has placed for them many different types of acts of worship and He provided many means for doing good deeds. Therefore, the enthusiasm and the zeal of the Muslim must be constant and he must continue to remain in the service of his Master.

Full Article: Remaining Steadfast After Ramadhaan

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Question: If a person fasts six days of Shawwaal after Ramadaan when he has not yet completed the Ramadaan fast because he did not fast ten days of Ramadaan for a legitimate reason will he have the same reward as a person who fasted all of Ramadaan and followed it with six days of Shawwaal, i.e. will he be like a person who fasted for a lifetime? Please explain to us, may Allaah reward you with good.

Answer: Praise be to Allaah.

The precise rewards for the deeds which people do for the sake of Allaah is something which is known only to Allaah. If a person seeks the reward from Allaah and strives to obey Him, his reward will not be lost, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“We shall not make the reward of anyone who does his (righteous) deeds in the most perfect manner to be lost.” [al-Kahf 18:30]. If someone has missed some of the days of Ramadaan, he should fast them first, then fast six days of Shawwaal, because he cannot follow the fast of Ramadaan with six days of Shawwaal unless he has completed his Ramadaan fast.

And Allaah is the source of strength. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions, and grant them peace.

  • Author: The Permanent Committee for Academic Research and Fatwas | Source: Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 10/392 | From: TheClearPath.Com

Related: Fasting the 6 Days of Shawwaal [Q&A]

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