It's not even about making money for me, it’s about gaining respect. Seems that for kids around here, all the respect goes to the drug dealers, because they’re the ones with money. But you know what saved me? Family. Instead of hanging out with friends after study, I’d take the bus to work with my dad in the recycling yard. He’d drive me around in his truck while he was doing pick-ups, and he’d tell me stories. And every one of his stories started the same way. He’d say: ‘I wish that when I was your age, I knew the things that I know now.’ And he’d also ask me questions. He’d say: ‘When you get a car, are you going to lease it or buy it?’ He’d say: ‘What stocks do you think we should buy with the money we make today?’ He’d say: ‘Where do you think is the best place to buy a piece of property?’” An example of just how important it is to connect with your children, and be their guide through life with all you’ve learnt about/from it.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q1mZsVQFGM At-Tirmidhi narrated that Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنه reported that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم said: "He is not one of us who imitates other than us. Do not imitate the Jews or the Christians."
فَوَيْلٌ لِّلَّذِينَ يَكْتُبُونَ الْكِتَابَ بِأَيْدِيهِمْ ثُمَّ يَقُولُونَ هَٰذَا مِنْ عِندِ اللَّهِ لِيَشْتَرُوا بِهِ ثَمَنًا قَلِيلًا ۖ فَوَيْلٌ لَّهُم مِّمَّا كَتَبَتْ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَوَيْلٌ لَّهُم مِّمَّا يَكْسِبُونَ (79)البقره . . So woe, a severe chastisement, to those who the with their , that is, fabricating it themselves, then say, ‘This is from ’ that they may sell it for a small , of this world: these are the , the ones that altered the description of the in the , as well as the ‘stoning’ verse, and other details, and rewrote them in a way different from that in which they were . So woe to them for what their hands have written, of fabrications, and woe to them for their earnings, by way of bribery (rishan, plural of rishwa).
This is the Dome of the Rock a very important shrine 4 Muslims. It contains the rock with the footprints of our Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wa salaam) when he ascended into the heavens on the night of Al-Miraj on Al-Barack. This was the night we recieved our positions of salat. Alhamdulillah!
Sometimes people around u make u feel like they have given up on u, that u will never change, that u will never improve. Staying around them, perhaps u start believing in the same, and perhaps u even stop trying. But there is One who has not given up on u! He is the Guide who did not give up on 'Umar Ibn Al-Khattab' despite his cruelty to the Muslims in the early dayes. He is the most forgiving who did not give up on 'Khalid Bin Waleed' who was largely responsible for the defeat of the Muslims in Uhud. He is most merciful who didn't destroy 'Wahahi or Hind' despite their murder of Prophet's (saw) beloved Hamzah and gave them another chance to repent. And so on, so what makes u believe that this most merciful, most forgiving Rabb has given U up? Brothers & sisters in Islam, till the day u keep trying, till the day u keep getting up, till the day u keep repenting,till the day u see the Angel of death or the Sun raise from the West... U must believe that "ur Lord has not neither forsaken u nor does He hate u!" (93:3) and u must keep striving, keep repenting, must keep trying every single minute. Let the world look down upon u in scorn if the creator of the Heavens and the earth is giving u another chance, do u really have any cause to despair?
Ameen to this beautiful dua, may Allah grant us all Jannatul Firdous, can't wait to be there with my wifey InShaAllah! :')
This is very true in this day and age. May Allah save us from slandering and speaking ill of those on the Haqq! MuslimPrisoners
A lion of ! Ibn Taymiyyah! This is what he said to the ruler of Shaam in the year 699 when the Muslim Authority fell! All the scholars and dignitaries left except Ibn Taymiyyah. He did not have fear he spoke the to a ruler who slaughtered 70 000 people within a day! And Imaam Ibn Taymiyyah didn't have an army with him, he didn't even posses a sword, but he possessed Aqeedah of Tawhid! And that was the courage of Ibn Taymiyyah! Rahimahullah Allahuakbar where are the of now?