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Kindness!

Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous and treating people with respect and love.
Heart is like a shell and kindness is a pearl of the heart; without it the heart is just and empty shell.

Our beautiful religion Islam teaches us to be merciful and show kindness not only towards human beings but also towards animals, birds, jinn, and our environment.
Love, kindness, care, and affection are some characters which were constantly flowing in the ocean of our Prophet Muhammad(ﷺ) existence. Therefore every Muslim is preached to be kind, humble, and gentle to fellow human beings as well as animals and other living creatures.

Helping each other is a way to overcome grief that we may experience, and it can empower us in our worship to ALLAH. One of the greatest human beings to walk the earth and who was also the best example of compassion and kindness in human form was the Prophet Muhammad(ﷺ).

ALLAH also urges the Prophet of Islam Hazrat Muhammad(ﷺ) to stress kindness among believers in their daily actions “Keep to forgiveness (Mohammad ﷺ), and enjoin kindness, and turn away from the ignorant.”

Kindness must always be shown when dealing with parents and the near kins. “It is prescribed for you, when one of you approaches death, if he leaves wealth, that he bequeath unto parents and near relatives in kindness. (This is) a duty for all those who ward off (evil).”

Islam enjoins kindness towards all individuals, but more so towards certain categories, such as parents and orphans. This quality is particularly stressed in the Quran.
In the Quran, ALLAH (swt) says: “Help one another in acts of piety and righteousness. And do not assist each other in acts of sinfulness and transgression. And be aware of ALLAH. Verily, ALLAH is severe in punishment” (Quran 5:2).

Acts of kindness can be as small as droplets of water, or as massive as the rocks on the mountain. A famous quotes states;
“Simple acts of kindness are the seeds we plant to change the world.”

Every one of us will at some point in our lives experience some type of hardship or pain that hurts us. It is therefore, important to explore the importance of helping others from an Islamic context.
Be kind! Stay happy! Jazak ALLAH!💙

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Islam

حیا!

لغت کے اعتبار سے حیا کا لفظ مصدر ہے۔ اس کی ماضی حَیِییَ ہے۔ یعنی حروف اصلی ” ح، ی اور ی” ہیں۔ اس لئے با حیا بندے کو “رَجُلٌ حَیِیٌ” کہتے ہیں۔
حیا کی صفت تمام انبیاء کے اندر تھی۔ چنانچہ حدیث مبارک میں ہے۔ کہ پہلی شریعتوں میں سے جو چیز دینِ اسلام میں بھی نقل کی گئی وہ یہ ہے کہ:

                  اِذَا لَمْ تَسْتَحِ فَاصْنَعْ مَا شِئْتَ
         “جب تو بے حیا بن جائے تو جو چاہے کر”

اصطلاحاً حیا بندے کی ایک ایسی کیفیت ہے جو اس کو عیب والے کام سے روکتی ہے۔
       
 تَغَیُّرٌ وَ اِنْکِسَارٌ یَعْتَرِی الْلاِنْسَانَ مِنْ خَوْفِ مَا یُعَابُ بِه
“یہ ایسی کیفیت ہے جو بندے پر چھا جاتی ہے اور اسے عیب والا کوئی کام کرنے سے روکتی ہے۔”

یعنی جس کام میں ذلت ہو، رسوائی ہو، شرمندگی ہو، ایسا کال کرنے سے جو کیفیت بندے کو روک دے، اس کا نام حیا ہے۔


لطف اور مزے کی بات یہ ہے کہ حیا اللہ تبارک و تعالی کی صفات میں سے ہے۔

                اَلْحَیِّیُّ مِنْ صِفَاتَ اللہِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ


حیا کی دو قسمیں ہیں۔ ایک حیا فطری ہوتی ہے۔ بعض لوگوں میں زیادہ حیا ہوتی ہے اور بعض میں کم۔ اور دوسری حیا وہ ہوتی ہے جو انسان خود اپنے اندر بڑھا سکتا ہے۔ یہ ذہن میں رکھیں کہ جتنا انسان گناہ زیادہ کرتا ہے، اتنا ہی اس میں حیا کم ہوتی چلی جاتی ہے۔

کس چیز سے حیا پیدا ہوتی ہے؟؟

               اَلْحَیَاءُ رُؤْيَةُ الْاَلاَءِ وَ رُؤْيَةُ التَّقْصِیْرِ
“حیا اللہ تعالی کی نعمتوں میں غور کرنا اور اپنے گناہوں کو دیکھنا ہے۔”


ہمارے بزرگوں نے کہا:
                       اَلْحَیَاءُ اَصْلٌ لِّکُلِّ خَیْرٍ
                    “حیا ہر خیر کی اصل ہے۔”

یعنی ہر نیکی، ہر بھلائی اور ہر اچھے کام کی بنیاد حیا پر ہے۔ کیونکہ جو بے حیا انسان ہوتا ہے اسے کسی کی کوئی پروا ہی نہیں ہوتی۔ نہ اسے چھوٹے بڑے کی تمیز۔ نہ ماں باپ کا لحاظ۔
نہ کسی کے دکھ درد کی پروا۔

ارشاد نبوی(ﷺ) ہے کہ:
“حیاء بھی ایمان کی شاخوں میں سے ایک شاخ ہے۔” (بخاری ، مسلم)

ایک اور حدیث میں ہے : “حیاء اور ایمان ساتھ ساتھ ہیں جب ایک چیزہوگی تو سمجھو دوسری بھی ہوگی۔” (مشکوۃ)


قرآن میں مرد وعورت دونوں کو حیاء کا رویہ اپنانے کا حکم دیاگیا ہے ، ارشاد باری تعالیٰ ہے :

قُلْ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ يَغُضُّوْا مِنْ اَبْصَارِهِمْ وَيَحْفَظُوْا فُرُوْجَهُمْ ۭذٰلِكَ اَزْكٰى لَهُمْ ۭ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ خَبِيْرٌۢ بِمَا يَصْنَعُوْنَ وَقُلْ لِّلْمُؤْمِنٰتِ يَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ اَبْصَارِهِنَّ وَيَحْفَظْنَ فُرُوْجَهُنَّ وَلَا يُبْدِيْنَ زِيْنَتَهُنَّ (النور30۔31)

“مسلمان مردوں سے کہو کہ اپنی نگاہیں نیچی رکھیں اور اپنی شرم گاہوں کی حفاظت رکھیں یہ ان کے لئے پاکیزگی ہے، لوگ جو کچھ کریں اللہ تعالیٰ سب سے خبردار ہے مسلمان عورتوں سے کہو کہ وہ بھی اپنی نگاہیں نیچی رکھیں اور اپنی عصمت میں فرق نہ آنے دیں اور اپنی زینت کو ظاہر نہ کریں ۔”

ہمیں امام انبیاء(ﷺ) کی سیرت طیبہ کے مطابق شرم وحیا کا پیکر بن کر زندگی بسر کرنی چاہیے ۔
اللہ تعالی ہمیں اپنے رسول مصطفی(ﷺ) کے اصولوں پر زندگی گزارنے کی توفیق عطا فرمائیں۔ آمین
جزاک اللہ🌼

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Islam

Zikr e ALLAH!!

The word zikr means remembrance and in the Islamic context, it is used in the sense of remembrance of ALLAH.

How to clean the heart??
The heart is cleaned by the remembrance of ALLAH.

It is said in the hadith:
لِکُلِّ شَیْءٍ ثِقَالَتٌ وَ ثِقَالَتُ الْقُلُوْبِ ذِکْرُ اللہِ
“Everything is polished and the polishing of hearts is the remembrance of ALLAH.”

The one who was deprived of the meaning of zikr was deprived of a comfortable and satisfying life. That is why the believer should always keep his tongue moist with the remembrance of ALLAH.
ALLAH  tells us in the Quran:
يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ ٱذۡكُرُواْ ٱللَّهَ ذِكۡرً۬ا كَثِيرً۬ا

“O you who believe! Remember ALLAH with much remembrance.” (33: 41)

The men and women who remember ALLAH have been specially mentioned in the Quran amongst the categories of people that are dear to ALLAH. We have been told about them:
“And for men and women who engage much in ALLAH ’s remembrance. For them has ALLAH prepared forgiveness and a great reward.” (33: 35)

Our Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (ﷺ) also told us:
“He who remembers his Lord and he who does not are like the living and the dead.” (Bukhari & Muslim)

Those who remember their ALLAH in every situation. Whether it is sorrow or joy, hardship or abundance. ALLAH does not forget them.
ALLAH tells us in the Quran:
“Then remember Me, I will remember you.”(2: 152)


It is vital for our salvation that we remember ALLAH at all times, both in private and when amongst people.

O ALLAH! Purify our heart from hypocrisy and our actions from showing off and our tounge from lying and our eyes from treachery. Indeed you know the treachery of the eyes and what is hidden in the chests. Ameen. Jazak ALLAH🌼

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Islam Motivation

Keep your Promises!

A promise is a commitment by someone to do or not to do something.

If you make a promise. So please do it all and it is haraam to break them and act in a treacherous manner. And when promises are not fulfilled, then man is proved to be a liar. Which leads  to misunderstanding.  And that it what increases the distance between people and love and respect are goes away.
As children, we grow up learning about keeping promises from our parents, teachers and the children’s books with their moral stories that mold our instincts to believe breaking a promise is morally wrong.

The Quran has praised those who keep their promises.
Fulfilling promises is one of the attributes of the pious according to the Book of ALLAH, and it one of the greatest means of attaining taqwa (piety, consciousness of ALLAH).

Failing to keep the promise falls into the category of lies and falsehood is a sign of hypocrisy. The Prophet Muhammad(ﷺ) has mentioned several hadiths regarding the promise vacancy.
It was narrated that Abdullah ibn Amr()said: The Messenger of Allah Prophet Muhammad(ﷺ) said: “There are four characteristics, whoever has them all is a pure hypocrite: when he speaks he lies, when he makes a promise he breaks it, when he makes a covenant he betrays it, and when he disputes he resorts to obscene speech. Whoever has one of them has one of the characteristics of hypocrisy, until he gives it up.”
(Al-Bukhari: 3178, Muslim: 58)

Learn to obey promises and make promises to someone when you are confident that you can fulfil your promise.

Please be sincere in your promises. I’m not just talking about the promises of love. Be sincere with your friends and relatives. And also in business matters. Likewise, improve your world and your life in the Hereafter.

Our Lord, give us in this world(that which is) good and in the Hereafter(that which is) good and protect us from the punishment of the fire. Ameen
Jazak ALLAH.🧚‍♀️