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hubb-us-saaliheen:

On the Duty of Loving the Noble Family of The Prophet ﷺ

wordsofsolace:

O Allah, make me better than what they think of me, and forgive me for what they do not know about me.

wordsofsolace:

O Allah, make me better than what they think of me, and forgive me for what they do not know about me.

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zuleikha:

It could take you months and even years on out to spiritually progress to the right path and just one tiny bump on that path can throw you off course and take you back to where you started. The struggle is picking yourself back up and having the courage to walk that long path back to guidance.

on traveling the path.

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Made with Paper

winter is [almost] here. (Taken with Instagram at Opanas / О’Панас)

#hamdillah `ala salamah al-wusul. #mawlid now streaming again live from #tarim. (Taken with Instagram)

ready for today’s dars, isA. #shafiifiqh #mukhtasarallatif #seekersguidance (Taken with Instagram at Wisma)

We know that they are not talking about our Prophet.
Sh. Bin Bayyah

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found a heartwarming note from a beautiful sister i met in kharabsheh, amman, summer of 2010. – View on Path.

the rest of the lot to be sent back to mom and dad’s in the far east. #uprooting #urbannomad #tcklife #books (Taken with Instagram at Wisma)

a selection of books i hope to have shipped to my next destination, isA. – View on Path.

whether it’s lounging by the pool in bali or sightseeing in tbilisi, these are my two favorite things i never leave home without. #khulasa #misbaha (Taken with Instagram)

can’t wait till classes start again. shafii fiqh students should check out www.seekersguidance.org for an excellent line-up this term. leading shafi’i scholar sh. amjad rashid (hA) is even teaching this time. see you in class, isA! (Taken with Instagram)

Sayyidi al-Habib `Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him) was asked:

“How can killing and oppression take place in lands where there are numerous pious people? Do the pious not protect such areas from these tribulations?”

He replied: “Does not the existence of these pious people not make it incumbent on the habitants of those lands to realise their sanctity and follow their example? How can we live in lands where these people exist and then forget them and be heedless of them and go against their teachings and methodology? Some of us even insult them. We have neglected the Sacred Law; we have neglected their legacy; we do not read their biographies or attempt to emulate them; we do not love them or have veneration for them.

What has happened recently is a result of these things that have happened previously. We have replaced the stories of the pious with the stories of the heedless and those that call us to evil. We have left the pious and their places and headed for the places of heedlessness and disobedience. Then we ask: “How can these things happen in our lands?”

We have to ask: “How did what came before happen?” The punishment we are now receiving is nothing compared to what we deserve. Had it not been for Allah’s kindness things would be much worse.

So let us return to the way of the pious and look at how they constantly returned to Allah. Let us pledge our love for them and allegiance to them for the sake of Allah. By them Allah will then remove these tribulations and calamities.”

Ustadh Amin Buxton (Allah preserve him and his teachers, and benefit us by them)

Perpetual obedience isn’t going to be easy, but a person will die as they lived and they will be resurrected as they died, and that is how they’ll be forever—- so it behooves us to strive to find that meaning of continually obeying Allah and constantly renewing our obedience to Allah, Glorious and Exalted is He.
Sh. Abdulkarim Yahya (Allah preserve him and benefit us by him)