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Be Patient…

The prophet of Allaah (PBUH) said: “Our Lord is amazed at the despairing of His servants (at some hardship) when His changing (his circumstance) is at hand. He looks at you when you are in a state of hardship and despair, and laughs, knowing that your relief is close. (Hadith Hasan)

 

Ya Allaah, console us, and comfort us in our time of need.  Our return is to you my Lord.

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There is a time for everything…Only Allaah knows when the time will come.

We know that our prophet, Mohammed (SAWS), had true dreams, yet there was a time for them to come true.  And sometimes he did not know when they would come true. An example of this is during the sixth year of Hijrah, He (SAWS) had a dream that he and other Muslims were performing umrah in Makkah, safely and securely, with their hair cut or shaved ( an umrah requirement). He told this dream to his companions, and 1500 Muslims went with him that year to perform umrah.  However, they were intercepted by the pagans in a suburb of Makkah called al-Hudaybiyah.

A great battle was about to ensue, but Allaah then instructed His Messenger (SAWS) to accept a truce with the pagans of Makkah. This truce would prevent the Muslims from performing umrah that year, but allow them to perform it the following year.  This truce become know as the Hudaybiyah Truce.

Al-Miswar Bin Makramah, Sahl bin Hanif and other companions reported that, in the beginning, this truce angered many Muslims, who preferred to fight.  “Umar was the most vocal about this, and he came to the Prophet (SAWS) objecting. “are you not truly Allah’s Prophet?” To which the Prophet (SAWS) replied “Yes, indeed.” ‘Umar said: “Why, then should we agree to this power position in regard to our religion?” The Prophet (SAWS) declared:

“Indeed, I am Allaah’s Messenger: I will not disobey Him, and He will surely give me victory”

Umar said, “But have you not told us that we will come to the House (al-Kabah) and perform tawaf around it?’ The Prophet (SAWS) replied, “Yes, indeed. But did I tell you we will do it this year?” Umar replied, “No.” The Prophet (SAWS) said, “Indeed, you will reach it and perform tawaf around it.”

Allaah then revealed: “Allaah has surely shown to His Messenger the dream in truth: You will surely enter the Sanctified Masjid (of Makkah)-if Allaah wills-securely, with your hair shaved or shortened, free from fear.  He knew what you did not know and has arranged prior to that (dream) a near conquest.” (al-Fath:27)

So, as Allaah promised, the Muslims performed ‘umrah the next year, and they conquered Makkah one year thereafter.

Contents taken from “The Dreamers Handbook” by Mohammed Jibaly

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“Say, ‘I believe in Allaah’, and then be upright and steadfast.”

Narrated Sufyaan Ibn ‘Abdillah: “I said: ‘O Messenger of Allaah! Please tell me of an affair that I may hold fast to?’ He replied. “Say, I believe in Allaah’, and then be upright and steadfast.” Then I asked him, ‘O Messenger of Allaah! What do you fear for me the most?’ He grabbed his tongue and said, ‘this!'”

 

At-Tirmidhee

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Be Patient…

The Messenger of Allah (SAL ALLAHU ALAYHI WA SALLAM) said, “Strange is the affair of the Mu’min (the believer), verily all his affairs are good for him. If something pleasing befalls him he thanks (Allah) and it becomes better for him. And if something harmful befalls him he is patient (Saabir) and it becomes better for him. And this is only for the Mu’mmin ”

Ya Allaah, bestow patience in me to see the good in all my affairs.

اللهم آلهمني رشدي وآعذني من شر نفسي
allahumma alhimni rushdi wa-a’idhni min sharri nafsi

(O Allah! Inspire in me guidance and deliver me from the evils within myself).”

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The Hadeeth of Jibrael

On the authority of ‘Umar, radiyallahu ‘anhu, who said:
“While we were one day sitting with the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, there appeared before us a man dressed in extremely white clothes and with very black hair. No traces of journeying were visible on him, and none of us knew him.
He sat down close by the Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, rested his knee against his thighs, and said, O Muhammad! Inform me about Islam.”
Said the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, “Islam is that you should testify that there is no deity except Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger, that you should perform salah(ritual prayer), pay the zakah, fast during Ramadan, and perform Hajj (pilgrimage) to the House (the Ka’bah at Makkah), if you can find a way to it (or find the means for making the journey to it).”
Said he (the man), “You have spoken truly.” We were astonished at his thus questioning him and telling him that he was right, but he went on to say, “Inform me about iman (faith).”
He (the Messenger of Allah) answered, “It is that you believe in Allah and His angels and His Books and His Messengers and in the Last Day, and in fate (qadar), both in its good and in its evil aspects.” He said, “You have spoken truly.”
Then he (the man) said, “Inform me about Ihsan.” He (the Messenger of Allah) answered, ” It is that you should serve Allah as though you could see Him, for though you cannot see Him yet He sees you.”
He said, “Inform me about the Hour.” He (the Messenger of Allah) said, “About that the one questioned knows no more than the questioner.”
So he said, “Well, inform me about the signs thereof (i.e. of its coming).” Said he, “They are that the slave-girl will give birth to her mistress, that you will see the barefooted ones, the naked, the destitute, the herdsmen of the sheep (competing with each other) in raising lofty buildings.”
Thereupon the man went off. I waited a while, and then he (the Messenger of Allah) said, “O ‘Umar, do you know who that questioner was?” I replied, “Allah and His Messenger know better.” He said, “That was Jibril. He came to teach you your religion.

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