In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate

In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate
Al-Quran (30:30)

So direct your face toward the religion, inclining to truth. [Adhere to] the fitrah of Allah upon which He has created [all] people. No change should there be in the creation of Allah. That is the correct religion, but most of the people do not know.

فَأَقِمْ وَجْهَكَ لِلدِّينِ حَنِيفًا فِطْرَةَ اللَّهِ الَّتِي فَطَرَ النَّاسَ عَلَيْهَا لَا تَبْدِيلَ لِخَلْقِ اللَّهِ ذَلِكَ الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
[Al-Imran 3:8] "[Who say], "Our Lord, let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us and grant us from Yourself mercy. Indeed, You are the Bestower."

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Most Beloved Person to Allah: Lecture by Sheikh Assim AlHakeem

Points from this Lecture:

-What are the signs that Allah loves you?
Before you try to figure it out you should first ask yourself if you love Allah? 

-Hadith that highlights the importance of character:
“The prophet (sallahu allayhi wa salam) said the closest among you from me on the day of judgment are the ones who have excellent character.”

-The most beloved of people to Allah is the one who brings most benefit to the people and the most beloved of deeds to Allah is a Muslim making another Muslim happy (within the boundaries of shareeah) or relieving them from hardship or paying off their debt or warding off hunger from him.

-“The prophet sallahu allayhi wa salam said, "For me to go with my muslim brother to meet his need is dearer to me than observing itikhaff in this mosque (madinah) for a  month."

-Whoever does not act upon his anger, Allah will not expose him

-Whoever suppresses his rage even though when he is able to express it, Allah will fill up his heart with hope on judgment day.

-Whoever goes with their Muslim brother to meet his need until it is accomplished; Allah will make him stand firm on the day when all feet will slip. And that character spoils deeds (bad?) as vinegar spoils honey.

-The prophet sallahu allayhi wa salam said, “By Allah will not throw those whom he loves in hell.”

-Allah says in the Qur'an, "you have to follow Rasulullah (sallahu allayhi wa salam) then you will attain my love."

-if you relieve a Muslim from a hardship, Allah will relieve one from the calamity/hardship on the day of Judgment.

-lending/giving money to other is a fountain of rewards

The prophet sallahu allayhi wa salam said, "whoever lends silver will get the reward of charity (sadaqah) "

-the prophet sallahu allayhi wa salam said whoever awaits for someone who is unable to pay his debt back, Allah will reward him of sadaqah for days not repaid."

-[74:42-44] "What has caused you to enter Hell?" They will say: "We were not of those who used to offer their Salat (prayers) "Nor we used to feed Al-Meeskin (the poor);

-Assarat (bridge above hellfire) only the Muslims and the munafiqoon will walk on that bridge

-the prophet sallahu allayhi wa salam said, "There will be three who Allah wont look at or speak to them on the day of Judgment, one of them is al-mananan (the one who reminds people of the good he has done for them"

-bad character spoils good deeds.