He (saw) said: “part of the perfection of a believers faith is his leaving alone that which does not concern him”
- In one minute you can recite Soorat al-Faatihah 3 times, reciting rapidly and silently. Some scholars said that the reward for reading al-Faatihah is more than 600 hasanahs, so if you read it 3 times you will, by the permission of Allaah, gain more than 1800 hasanahs – all of that in one minute.
…We turned them on their right and on their left sides…
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever gives up something for the sake of Allah, Allah will compensate him with something better than it.” Ahmed
The last thing I will share with you about what we learnt at the course is this:
1. Send consistent, daily prayers on the prophet (saw).
Be habitual in mentioning him.
Make it a part of your life.
2. Let the mention of the prophet (saw) show in your actions.
Those who love him most will be closest to him (saw) in Jannah.
Just because we are sinners it doesn’t mean we can’t love him completely.
Your sin doesn’t keep you away from the prophet (saw).
Don’t think that because you have erred we are not worthy of his love.
These were the last two things taught you to us on the course. Alhamdulillah this course helped me to begin to see just how amazing he (saw) was and increase my love for him ten fold.
The biggest calamity for this ummah was the death of the prophet (saw) and after spending these few days learning about him, I can now see why. But the prophet (saw) only left us after he had perfected the religion, as it was never about us or him, he commanded us to worship Allah, alone. He had completed his mission and now it is upto us to continue doing what he has commanded. For how can we gain his love if we do not do what he has told us to do?
- Solidify your relationship wit h Allah.
- You put your effort in and then trust Allah.
- Salat-Al-Istikharah – this is asking for Allahs divine help: you must first make a decision through proper research and then pray and ask Allah that if this is good make it happen and if it is bad for you then take you away from it.
2. Master the fundamentals – of salah, of ibadah, of the problem you’re in etc.
- You need to know about everything you’re involved in.
3. Learn from the mistakes of others.
4. Practice Islam daily.
- Practice makes perfect.
5. Do not let people influence your decision.
6. Gain knowledge – this is more important than ability and wealth.
- There is nothing better than an increase in knowledge.
- Knowledge is the criterion of justice and wisdom.
- Allah didn’t command an increase in anything but u knowledge.
- We also need to know how to apply it.
7. Respond to failure.
- Don’t fear anyone but Allah.
- Don’t ever give up hope.
8. Fear is an illusion, danger is real.
- Don’t let your mind trick you into not trying.
9. Do the best you can and leave the rest to Allah.
- Seek ihsan – always put your full effort in.
10. Recognise you need others help.
11. In life excellence speaks for itself.
12. Even when you are strong, make dua.
- Even when Allah meets your needs, ask Allah to bless it.
13. If change is required then make a change.
14. Simple things matter most.
- Don’t think any deed is insignificant.
15. Demand that other people give excellence too.
- Mediocrity is not acceptable as a Muslim.
- There is more than 100 Hadith that start with “the best of you…”
- You display excellence and others will seek to model themselves like this.
16. Learn to use your emotions to push you to success.
- Harness your emotions.
17. Love what you do.
- Find something that makes you feel valued.
18. Forget the past.
19. Don’t try to control the future.
20.Invest in the present.
- These last three are seen consistently in the life of the prophet (saw).
- Don’t let your past keep you from success but at the same time don’t so meticulously plan your future and insist everything has to turn out a certain way. All you are required to do is work today, with the hope of obtaining success in the future.
I hope these are of benefit inshaAllah.
Your heart accepts what he has told us to do.
- Sometimes our culture, family etc are different from the sunnah and we have to learn the difference.
- If culture leads dis too far from the prophetic model, this is a problem.
Your anger and emotions incline to what the prophet (saw) loved or hated.
- We should express our emotions the way that the prophet (saw) would have.
Mention him (saw) abundantly.
- It should be part of our life habit.
We should yearn to meet him.
We should show humility and deference to those who love the prophet (saw) and not rebel against those who love him (saw) more than us.
You love his household.
We seek to protect the prophet (saw) from those who don’t know him.
- We are protective over him.
We use his guidance to guide others and seek to display his teachings.
You are merciful to his ummah.
You restrict yourself from things that may lead you away from his love.
- There are things that the prophet (saw) hasn’t said that it is halal or haram but if we stay away from it then it can lead us closer to his love.
We should strive to do these to help us become closer to the prophet (saw). But we need to remember that we will be tested. Part of our love for him (saw) invites poverty. So we will be tested in different things; wealth, health, family etc. but the reward for our steadfastness and our love for him (saw) will be far greater than any test that is sent our way.