Category: Salah / Prayer

Why 4 a.m. Is the Most Productive Hour

Prophet Mohammad (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said: “O Allah! Bless my Ummah in their [work done in the] Early Mornings.”(Attermidthi)
Apple chief executive Tim Cook, known for being among first in the office and the last to leave, starts his morning routine at 3:45 a.m…more: WSJ.COM

How To Make A Decision When Having Many Choices?

Here is the way to make a decision when having many choices  (chose #4) : Image result for How To Make A Decision When Having Many Choices

  1. Create a constructive environment, Investigate, Generate alternatives, Explore, Select , Evaluate , and take action, List all your assumptions (mindtools)
  2. reverse them and ask yourself how to accomplish each reversal (thinkjarcollective)
  3. Ask the experts, Pray and see what your dream can tell (People Myth)
  4. Use all the above, ask the experts, Pray Istikara and take action (Istikara)

Is Bankruptcy a Good Idea for You?

 The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, asked, “Do you know who the bankrupt are?” They said, “The one without money or goods is bankrupt.” So the Prophet said, “The bankrupt are those from my followers who comes on…

The Prophet (ﷺ) used to teach us the way of doing Istikhara (Istikhara means to ask Allah to guide one to the right sort of action concerning any job or a deed), in all matters as he taught us the Suras of the Qur’an. He said,(If anyone of you thinks of doing any job he should offer a two rak`at prayer other than the compulsory ones and say (after the prayer): (O Allah! I ask guidance from Your knowledge, And Power from Your Might and I ask for Your great blessings. You are capable and I am not. You know and I do not and You know the unseen. O Allah! If You know that this job is good for my religion and my subsistence and in my Hereafter–(or said: If it is better for my present and later needs)–Then You ordain it for me and make it easy for me to get, And then bless me in it, and if You know that this job is harmful to me In my religion and subsistence and in the Hereafter–(or said: If it is worse for my present and later needs)–Then keep it away from me and let me be away from it. And ordain for me whatever is good for me, And make me satisfied with it). The Prophet (ﷺ) added that then the person should name (mention) his need” (Sahih al-Bukhari)

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, when a servant stands to pray, his sins are placed on top of his head and shoulders. Every time he bows or prostrates, they fall away from him.” (Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān)

عن ابن عمر قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: ( إِنَّ الْعَبْدَ إِذَا قَامَ يُصَلِّي أُتِيَ بِذُنُوبِهِ فَوَضَعَتْ عَلَى رَأْسِهِ أَوْ عَاتِقِهِ فَكُلَّمَا رَكَعَ أَوْ سَجَدَ تَسَاقَطَتْ عَنْهُ) صحيح ابن حبان

 

Ascribing power and Ability

We should know that the most comprehensive and inclusive formula for expressing the repudiation of one’s own claim to power and ability is La hawla wa-la quwwata illa bi’Llah (‘there is neither power nor ability save by God’). Meaning of…