السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته،
Assalamu alaykum warahmatu Allah wabarakatuh,
After a great “Me time,” take the golden opportunity again tonight by spending it all for Allah, for it may be Laylatul Qadr.
DHIKR OF THE DAY
Train yourself this month to:-
(( إني أعوذ بك من أن أرد إلى أرذل العمر
Allahuma inni a’oodhu bikka min an aruda ila ardhalil ‘umur.
Oh Allah, I seek refuge in You from reaching an age which am not able to distinguish anything.
NB : Formulated du’a according to the following ayah:
Surah An-Nahl, Verse 70:
(وَاللَّهُ خَلَقَكُمْ ثُمَّ يَتَوَفَّاكُمْ وَمِنكُم مَّن يُرَدُّ إِلَىٰ أَرْذَلِ الْعُمُرِ لِكَيْ لَا يَعْلَمَ بَعْدَ عِلْمٍ شَيْئًا إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ قَدِيرٌ)
And Allah has created you, then He causes you to die, and of you is he who is brought back to the worst part of life, so that after having knowledge he does not know anything; surely Allah is Knowing, Powerful.
Everyone will become old someday, if your time of death is written to be in old age. There are some people, after reaching old age, become like a young child or baby. They don’t remember who you are and forget the knowledge they possessed, even of the most basic type. Subhan Allah! May Allah protect us from that.
Seek Allah’s refuge from such a tragic stage of life.
ACTION OF THE DAY
Train yourself this month to :-
Show kindness to everyone, including animals. Simply giving a few birds a piece of bread or a thirsty cat or dog some water will benefit you!
Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “One day a man became very thirsty while walking down the road. He came across a well, went down into it, and drank and then climbed out. In front of him he found a dog panting, eating the dust out of thirst. The man said, ‘This dog is as thirsty as I was.’ He went back down into the well and filled his shoe, putting it into his mouth (in order to climb back up) and then gave the dog water. Therefore, Allah appreciated his action and forgave his sins.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, will we have a reward on account of animals?” He said, “There is a reward on account of every living thing.” (Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 378)
Learn the art of kindness to every creature!
Baaraka Allah feekum.
BM ~ S. Ansari ~ Sharifah Z.