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O Believing
Woman!
Do you know the
way to Jannah?

Compiled and prepared by a poor maidservant of Allaah


May 20, 2011
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‫ﺎ‬‫ﻟﻨ‬‫ﺎ‬‫ﻋﻤ‬ ‫ﺕ ﹶﺃ‬
 ‫ﻴﺌﹶﺎ‬‫ﺳ‬ ‫ﻭ‬ ,‫ﺎ‬‫ﺴﻨ‬ِ ‫ﻧ ﹸﻔ‬‫ﻭ ﹺﺭ ﹶﺃ‬‫ﺷﺮ‬ ‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﻮ ﹸﺫ ﺑﹺﺎﻟﱠﻠ‬‫ﻧﻌ‬‫ﻭ‬ ,‫ﻩ‬ ‫ﺮ‬ ‫ﻔ‬ ‫ﻐ‬ ‫ﺘ‬‫ﺴ‬
 ‫ﻧ‬‫ﻭ‬ ,‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﻨ‬‫ﻴ‬‫ﺘﻌ‬‫ﺴ‬ ‫ﻧ‬‫ﻭ‬ ,‫ﻩ‬ ‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﻤ‬ ‫ﺤ‬
 ‫ﻧ‬ ,‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﻟﱠﻠ‬ ‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﻤ‬ ‫ﺤ‬
 ‫ﹺﺇ ﱠﻥ ﺍﹾﻟ‬
‫ﺪ ﹶﺃ ﱠﻥ‬ ‫ﻬ‬ ‫ﺷ‬ ‫ﻭﹶﺃ‬ ,‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﻚ ﹶﻟ‬
 ‫ﻳ‬‫ﺷ ﹺﺮ‬ ‫ﻩ ﹶﻻ‬ ‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﺣ‬ ‫ﻭ‬ ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﻪ ﹺﺇ ﱠﻻ ﺍﻟﱠﻠ‬ ‫ﺪ ﹶﺃ ﹾﻥ ﹶﻻ ﹺﺇﹶﻟ‬ ‫ﻬ‬ ‫ﺷ‬ ‫ﻭﹶﺃ‬ ,‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﻱ ﹶﻟ‬
 ‫ﺩ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻼ ﻫ‬
‫ﻠ ﹾﻞ ﹶﻓ ﹶ‬‫ﻀ‬  ‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻭ‬ ,‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﻀ ﱠﻞ ﹶﻟ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻼ‬ ‫ﻪ ﹶﻓ ﹶ‬ ‫ﻩ ﺍﻟﱠﻠ‬ ‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﻬ‬ ‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﻣ‬
‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﻮﹸﻟ‬‫ﺭﺳ‬ ‫ﻭ‬ ‫ﻩ‬ ‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﺒ‬‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﺍ‬‫ﻤﺪ‬ ‫ﺤ‬  ‫ﻣ‬
All praise and thanks are due to Allaah, we seek His Help and we seek His Forgiveness. We seek refuge with Him from the
evil of our souls and the evil of our actions. Whosoever Allaah guides then none can misguide him, and whosoever Allaah leaves
to stray then none can guide him. I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship save Allaah, the One Who has no partner
and we bear witness that Muhammad  is his servant and Messenger.

‫ﻮ ﹶﻥ‬‫ﻠﻤ‬‫ﺴ‬
 ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﺘ‬‫ﻧ‬‫ﻭﹶﺃ‬ ‫ﻦ ﹺﺇ ﱠﻻ‬ ‫ﺗ‬‫ﻮ‬‫ﺗﻤ‬ ‫ﻭ ﹶﻻ‬ ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﺗ‬‫ﻘﹶﺎ‬‫ﻖ ﺗ‬ ‫ﺣ‬ ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﺗﻘﹸﻮﺍ ﺍﻟﱠﻠ‬‫ﻮﺍ ﺍ‬‫ﻣﻨ‬ ‫ﻦ ﺁ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ﺎ ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬‫ﻳﻬ‬‫ﺎ ﹶﺃ‬‫ﻳ‬
"O you who believe! Fear Allaah (by doing all that He has ordered and by abstaining from all that He has forbidden) as He
should be feared. [Obey Him, be thankful to Him, and remember Him always], and die not except in a state of Islaam (as
Muslims) with complete submission to Allaah." [Surah Aali-Imraan 3:102]

‫ﺎ ًﺀ‬‫ﻭﹺﻧﺴ‬ ‫ﺍ‬‫ﺜﲑ‬‫ﺎ ﹰﻻ ﹶﻛ‬‫ﺎ ﹺﺭﺟ‬‫ﻬﻤ‬ ‫ﻨ‬‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﺚ‬


‫ﺑ ﱠ‬‫ﻭ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺟﻬ‬ ‫ﻭ‬ ‫ﺯ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻨﻬ‬‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻖ‬ ‫ﺧﹶﻠ‬ ‫ﻭ‬ ‫ﺓ‬ ‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﺣ‬ ‫ﺍ‬‫ﺲ ﻭ‬  ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺎ ﺍﻟﻨ‬‫ﻳﻬ‬‫ﺎ ﹶﺃ‬‫ﻳ‬
‫ﻧ ﹾﻔ ﹴ‬ ‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﺧﹶﻠ ﹶﻘ ﹸﻜ‬ ‫ﻱ‬‫ﻢ ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬ ‫ﺑ ﹸﻜ‬‫ﺭ‬ ‫ﺗﻘﹸﻮﺍ‬‫ﺱ ﺍ‬
‫ﺎ‬‫ﻴﺒ‬‫ﺭﻗ‬ ‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﻴ ﹸﻜ‬‫ﻋﹶﻠ‬ ‫ﻪ ﻛﹶﺎ ﹶﻥ‬ ‫ﻡ ﹺﺇ ﱠﻥ ﺍﻟﱠﻠ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺭﺣ‬ ‫ﺍ َﻷ‬‫ﻪ ﻭ‬ ‫ﺎ َﺀﻟﹸﻮ ﹶﻥ ﹺﺑ‬‫ﺗﺴ‬ ‫ﻱ‬‫ﻪ ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬ ‫ﺗﻘﹸﻮﺍ ﺍﻟﱠﻠ‬‫ﺍ‬‫ﻭ‬
"O mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person (Aadam), and from him (Aadam) He created
his wife [Hawwa (Eve)], and from them both He created many men and women and fear Allaah through Whom you demand
your mutual (rights), and (do not cut the relations of) the wombs (kinship. Surely, Allaah is Ever an All Watcher over
you."[Surah an-Nisaa' 4:1]

‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﻄ ﹺﻊ ﺍﻟﱠﻠ‬ ‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻭ‬ ‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﺑ ﹸﻜ‬‫ﻮ‬‫ﻢ ﹸﺫﻧ‬ ‫ﺮ ﹶﻟ ﹸﻜ‬ ‫ﻔ‬ ‫ﻐ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ﻭ‬ ‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﺎﹶﻟ ﹸﻜ‬‫ﻋﻤ‬ ‫ﻢ ﹶﺃ‬ ‫ﺢ ﹶﻟ ﹸﻜ‬ ‫ﻠ‬‫ﺼ‬
 ‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﺍ‬‫ﻳﺪ‬‫ﺳﺪ‬ ‫ﻮ ﹰﻻ‬ ‫ﻭﻗﹸﻮﻟﹸﻮﺍ ﹶﻗ‬ ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﺗﻘﹸﻮﺍ ﺍﻟﱠﻠ‬‫ﻮﺍ ﺍ‬‫ﻣﻨ‬ ‫ﻦ ﺁ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ﺎ ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬‫ﻳﻬ‬‫ﺎ ﹶﺃ‬‫ﻳ‬
‫ﺎ‬‫ﻴﻤ‬‫ﻋﻈ‬ ‫ﺍ‬‫ﻮﺯ‬ ‫ﺯ ﹶﻓ‬ ‫ﺪ ﻓﹶﺎ‬ ‫ﻪ ﹶﻓ ﹶﻘ‬ ‫ﻮﹶﻟ‬‫ﺭﺳ‬ ‫ﻭ‬
"O you who believe! Keep your duty to Allaah and fear Him, and speak (always) the truth. He will direct you to do righteous
good deeds and will forgive you your sins. And whosoever obeys Allaah and His Messenger, he has indeed achieved a great
achievement (i.e. he will be saved from the Hell-fire and made to enter Paradise). [Sooratul-Ahzaab 33:70-71]
‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﻌ‬ ‫ﺑ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﹶﺃﻣ‬
‫ﻭ ﹸﻛ ﱠﻞ‬ ,‫ﻋ ﹲﺔ‬ ‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﺔ ﹺﺑ‬ ‫ﺪﹶﺛ‬ ‫ﺤ‬
 ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻭ ﹸﻛ ﱠﻞ‬ ,‫ﺎ‬‫ﺗﻬ‬‫ﺪﺛﹶﺎ‬ ‫ﺤ‬
 ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻮ ﹺﺭ‬‫ﺮ ﺍ ُﻷﻣ‬ ‫ﺷ‬ ‫ﻭ‬ ,‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﻤ‬ ‫ﺤ‬
 ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻱ‬
 ‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﻫ‬ ‫ﻱ‬
‫ﺪ ﹺ‬ ‫ﻬ‬ ‫ﺮ ﺍﹾﻟ‬ ‫ﻴ‬‫ﺧ‬ ‫ﻭ‬ ,‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﺏ ﺍﻟﱠﻠ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻛﺘ‬ ‫ﺚ‬
 ‫ﻳ‬‫ﺤﺪ‬ ‫ﺮ ﺍﹾﻟ‬ ‫ﻴ‬‫ﺧ‬ ‫ﹶﻓﹺﺈ ﱠﻥ‬
‫ﺎ ﹺﺭ‬‫ﻲ ﺍﻟﻨ‬‫ﺔ ﻓ‬ ‫ﻼﹶﻟ‬
‫ﺿﹶ‬ ‫ﻭ ﹸﻛ ﱡﻞ‬ ,‫ﻼﹶﻟ ﹲﺔ‬
‫ﺿﹶ‬
 ‫ﺔ‬ ‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﹺﺑ‬
As for what follows:
Verily the most truthful speech is the Word of Allaah and the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad , and the worst
of affairs are the newly invented matters (in the Religion) and every newly invented matter is an innovation and every innovation
is a going astray and every going astray is in the Fire.

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We ask Allaah to bless with sincerity this morning’s gathering and in that which we are about to present to
you, to benefit all of us and to grant us tawfeeq.

Today’s talk is purely a reminder first to myself and then to you my dear sisters. Knowing how this dunya
distracts, we always need to be reminded for verily reminding benefits the believers. This temporary life is
soon leaving and we are about to face our imminent demise. Therefore we need to make sure that we are
moving on the right track because we’re going to pass this way only once.

Allaah  says:
‫ﻮ‬ ‫ﻬ‬ ‫ﻭﹶﻟ‬ ‫ﺐ‬
 ‫ﻌ‬ ‫ﺎ ﹺﺇ ﱠﻻ ﹶﻟ‬‫ﻧﻴ‬‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﺎ ﹸﺓ ﺍﻟ‬‫ﺤﻴ‬
 ‫ﺎ ﺍﹾﻟ‬‫ﻭﻣ‬
And the life of this world is nothing but play and amusement

‫ﺘﻘﹸﻮ ﹶﻥ‬‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ﺮ ﱢﻟﱠﻠﺬ‬ ‫ﻴ‬‫ﺧ‬ ‫ﺮ ﹸﺓ‬ ‫ﺧ‬ ‫ﺭ ﺍﻵ‬ ‫ﺍ‬‫ﻭﻟﹶﻠﺪ‬
But far better is the house in the Hereafter for those who are al-Muttaqun

‫ﻘﻠﹸﻮ ﹶﻥ‬ ‫ﻌ‬ ‫ﺗ‬ ‫ﻼ‬


‫ﹶﺃﹶﻓ ﹶ‬
Will you not then understand?
? [Surah Al-An'am 6: 32]

The Prophet  advised us how to treat and behave in this dunya.

.‫ﺳﺒﹺﻴ ﹴﻞ‬ ‫ﺮ‬ ‫ﺐ ﺃﻭ ﻋﺎﹺﺑ‬


 ‫ﻚ ﹶﻏﺮﹺﻳ‬
 ‫ﻧ‬‫ﻧﻴﺎ ﻛﹶﺄ‬‫ﻦ ﰲ ﺍﻟﺪ‬ ‫ﹸﻛ‬
“Be in this world as if you were a stranger or a traveler.”
[Bukhari]

And like any traveler, we are bound to reach our final destination [huling hantungan].We’re returning back to
Allaah :
‫ﻮ ﹶﻥ‬‫ﺍ ﹺﺟﻌ‬‫ﻪ ﺭ‬ ‫ﻴ‬‫ﺎ ﹺﺇﹶﻟ‬‫ﻭﹺﺇﻧ‬ ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﻟﻠﱠـ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﹺﺇﻧ‬
"Truly! To Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return."
[Surah al-Baqarah 2: 156]

And in another place, Allaah says:


‫ﺒﺜﹰﺎ‬‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﺎ ﹸﻛ‬‫ﺧﹶﻠ ﹾﻘﻨ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻧﻤ‬‫ﻢ ﹶﺃ‬ ‫ﺘ‬‫ﺒ‬‫ﺴ‬
ِ‫ﺤ‬ ‫ﹶﺃﹶﻓ‬
"Did you think that We had created you in play (without any purpose),

‫ﻮ ﹶﻥ‬‫ﺟﻌ‬ ‫ﺮ‬ ‫ﺗ‬ ‫ﺎ ﻟﹶﺎ‬‫ﻴﻨ‬‫ﻢ ﹺﺇﹶﻟ‬ ‫ﻧ ﹸﻜ‬‫ﻭﹶﺃ‬


and that you would not be brought back to Us?"
[ Surah al-Mu’minoon 23:115]

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Allaah  gave us clear instructions to the safe way back to Him: Narrated Abdullah bin Mas‘ud :
Allah’s Messenger drew a straight line (for our comprehension) saying that it is the way to Allâh. Then
he drew oblique lines on both the left and right of the straight line, saying that Satan prompts [inuudyukan]
you to follow these. He recited part of the Qur’ânic verse:

‫ﻩ‬ ‫ﻮ‬‫ﺗﹺﺒﻌ‬‫ﺎ ﻓﹶﺎ‬‫ﻴﻤ‬‫ﺘﻘ‬‫ﺴ‬


 ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻲ‬‫ﺍﻃ‬‫ﺻﺮ‬
 ‫ﻫـٰﺬﹶﺍ‬ ‫ﻭﹶﺃ ﱠﻥ‬
This is My way, the straight one. So follow it...” [Surah al-An’am 6:153] (Ahmad, Nasa’i and Dârimi)

And to inspire us, Allaah  related to us the about His female servant and her tremendous desire to have
Jannah as her abode--- notwithstanding the hardship it entailed --- to serve as a model for us to emulate.
Her name is Asiyah bint Muzahim  and she was the wife of Fir3awn. Allaah said ,
‫ﻮ ﹶﻥ‬ ‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﺮ‬ ‫ﻓ‬ ‫ﺕ‬
 ‫ﺮﹶﺃ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻮﺍ ﺍ‬‫ﻣﻨ‬ ‫ﻦ ﺁ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ﻟﱠﻠﺬ‬ّ ‫ﻣﹶﺜﻠﹰﺎ‬ ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﺏ ﺍﻟﻠﱠـ‬
 ‫ﺮ‬ ‫ﺿ‬
 ‫ﻭ‬
And Allah has set forth an example for those who believe, the wife of Fir'aun (Pharaoh),

‫ﺔ‬ ‫ﻨ‬‫ﺠ‬
 ‫ﻲ ﺍﹾﻟ‬‫ﺎ ﻓ‬‫ﻴﺘ‬‫ﺑ‬ ‫ﻙ‬ ‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﻨ‬‫ﻲ ﻋ‬‫ﺑ ﹺﻦ ﻟ‬‫ﺏ ﺍ‬
‫ﺭ ّﹺ‬ ‫ﺖ‬
 ‫ﹺﺇ ﹾﺫ ﻗﹶﺎﹶﻟ‬
when she said: "My Lord! Build for me a home with You in Paradise,

‫ﻪ‬‫ﻤﻠ‬ ‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﻭ‬ ‫ﻮ ﹶﻥ‬ ‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﺮ‬ ‫ﻓ‬ ‫ﻦ‬‫ﺠﻨﹺﻲ ﻣ‬


‫ﻧ ّﹺ‬‫ﻭ‬
and save me from Fir'aun and his work,

‫ﲔ‬
 ‫ﻤ‬ ‫ﻟ‬‫ﻮ ﹺﻡ ﺍﻟﻈﱠﺎ‬ ‫ﻦ ﺍﹾﻟ ﹶﻘ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﺠﻨﹺﻲ‬
‫ﻧ ّﹺ‬‫ﻭ‬
and save me from the people who are Zalimun
[At-Tahreem 66:11]

That was her ardent wish to be in Jannah---and she got it. It is said that when she said this, the sky opened
for her and she saw her home in Jannah and she smiled.

Frustrated and angry, the guards picked up a huge rock to crush her completely. But before they could do
that, Allah  took her soul and she became an example for all the believing men and women until the end
of time.

As believing women, this should be our goal in life, “I want to go to Jannah (Paradise)."

Sadly enough, few of us remember the highest of humanly wishes; the greatest of wishes; the best of
wishes; the loftiest of wishes.

Yeah sure, it is there on our list, and we wish for it. But NOT with the fervor and passion that it deserves.

Why is that my dear sisters? Is it because we are not scared enough to run away from the Hellfire to save
ourselves from its painful torments and severe punishments whose fuel is men and stones?

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‫ﺍ‬‫ﻌﲑ‬ ‫ﺳ‬ ‫ﻭ‬ ‫ﻭﹶﺃ ﹾﻏﻠﹶﺎﻟﹰﺎ‬ ‫ﺳ ﹶﻞ‬ ‫ﺳﻠﹶﺎ‬ ‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﻓﺮﹺﻳ‬‫ﻟ ﹾﻠﻜﹶﺎ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺪﻧ‬ ‫ﺘ‬‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﺎ ﹶﺃ‬‫ﹺﺇﻧ‬
Verily, We have prepared for the disbelievers iron chains, iron collars, and a blazing Fire.
[Surah al-Insaan 76:4]

Or are we not motivated enough to push harder to attain the everlasting abode of Happiness in Paradise
that Allaah has prepared for the successful ones?

‫ﺏ‬
‫ﺍ ﹴ‬‫ﻭﹶﺃ ﹾﻛﻮ‬ ‫ﺐ‬
‫ﻫ ﹴ‬ ‫ﻣّﻦ ﹶﺫ‬ ‫ﻑ‬
 ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺼﺤ‬
 ‫ﻴﻬﹺﻢ ﹺﺑ‬‫ﻋﹶﻠ‬ ‫ﻑ‬
 ‫ﻳﻄﹶﺎ‬
Trays of gold and cups will be passed round them,

‫ﺲ‬
 ‫ﻪ ﺍﹾﻟﺄﹶﻧ ﹸﻔ‬ ‫ﺘﻬﹺﻴـ‬‫ﺸـ‬
 ‫ﺗ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺎ ﻣ‬‫ﻴﻬ‬‫ﻭﻓ‬
(there will be) therein all that the one's inner-selves could desire,

‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﻴ‬‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﺗﹶﻠ ﱡﺬ ﺍﹾﻟﹶﺄ‬‫ﻭ‬


all that the eyes could delight in,

‫ﻭ ﹶﻥ‬‫ﻟﺪ‬‫ﺎ‬‫ﺎ ﺧ‬‫ﻴﻬ‬‫ﻢ ﻓ‬ ‫ﺘ‬‫ﻭﺃﹶﻧ‬


and you will abide therein forever.
[Surah az-Zukhruf 43:71]

Or is it because we have other priorities? Don’t be deceived, this is a crucial matter.

It should be written in bold letters on our foreheads so that it serves a constant reminder for us.

“I WANT TO GO TO JANNAH."

This talk goes to me and to all of you my dear Sisters in Islaam. We need to be cautious of what lies ahead.
The Prophet  did not warn us about falling into a hole or having an accident or tripping on our aba3ah.
Rather he warned us of something much bigger than that which is the punishment of Hellfire.

Dear Sisters in Islaam, our Beloved Prophet  saw something that if we only knew of its severity, we would
never laugh. He saw Hellfire and he saw that the majority of the people of Hell will be from among us
women.

It was narrated from ‘Imraan ibn Husayn that the Prophet  said: “I looked into Paradise and I saw that the
majority of its people were the poor. And I looked into Hell and I saw that the majority of its people are women.” (Narrated
by al-Bukhaari, 3241; Muslim, 2737)

The Prophet  was asked about it and he explained the reason.

:‫ ﻗﺎﻝ ﺍﻟﻨﱯ ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﷲ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ‬:‫ﺱ ﺭﺿﻲ ﺍﷲ ﻋﻨﻬﻤﺎ ﻗﺎﻝ‬


‫ﺎ ﹴ‬‫ﻦ ﺍﺑ ﹺﻦ ﻋﺒ‬ ‫ﻋ‬ :
It was narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Abbaas said: The Messenger of Allaah  said:

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‫ﻳ ﹾﻜﻔﹸﺮ ﹶﻥ‬ ‫ﻠﻬﺎ ﺍﻟﻨﺴﺎ ُﺀ‬‫ﺮ ﺃﻫ‬ ‫ﺭ ﻓﺈﺫﺍ ﺃﻛﺜ‬ ‫ﺖ ﺍﻟﻨﺎ‬
 ‫ﹸﺃﺭﹺﻳ‬
“I was shown Hell and I saw that the majority of its people are women who are ungrateful.”

‫ﻳ ﹾﻜﻔﹸﺮ ﹶﻥ ﺑﺎﷲ؟‬‫ﻗﻴ ْﹶﻞ ﹶﺃ‬


It was said: “Are they ungrateful to Allaah?”

،‫ﻜﻔﹸﺮ ﹶﻥ ﺍﻹﺣﺴﺎﻥ‬‫ ﻭﻳ‬،‫ﺸﲑ‬


 ‫ﻳ ﹾﻜﻔﹸﺮ ﹶﻥ ﺍﻟﻌ‬:‫ﻗﺎﻝ‬
He said, “They are ungrateful to their companions (husbands) and ungrateful for good treatment

،‫ﻫﺮ‬ ‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﻦ ﺍﻟ‬ ‫ﺖ ﺇﱃ ﺇﺣﺪﺍﻫ‬


 ‫ﻟﻮ ﺃﺣﺴﻨ‬
If you are kind to one of them for a lifetime

،ً‫ﻚ ﺷﻴﺎﺀ‬
 ‫ﻨ‬‫ﺕ ﻣ‬
 ‫ﺃ‬‫ﻢ ﺭ‬ ‫ﹸﺛ‬
then she sees one (undesirable) thing in you,

‫ﻂ‬
‫ﻚ ﺧﲑﹰﺍ ﹼﻗ ﱡ‬
 ‫ﺖ ﻣﻨ‬
 ‫ ﻣﺎ ﺭﺃﻳ‬:‫ﺖ‬
 ‫ﻗﺎﻟ‬
she will say, ‘I have never had anything good from you.’” [‫]ﺭﻭﺍﻩ ﺍﻟﺒﺨﺎﺭﻱ‬

Very few women will enter Paradise

The Prophet  mention; “Few of the inhabitants of Paradise are women.” [Muslim, via 'Imraan Ibn Husayn]

How rare are the women of Paradise amongst us

‘Amr Ibn al-’Aas mentioned ‘Whilst we were with the Messenger of Allaah  in this valley (on this
mountain path), he  said; “Look, can you see anything? “ We said, ‘We see crows, and one of them stands out because
its beak and feet are red.”

The Messenger of Allaah  said; “No women will enter Paradise except those who are as rare among them as this crow
is among the others.” [Ahmad & Abu Ya'la, via 'Amr Ibn al-'Aas, see also Silsilat al-Ahaadeeth as-Saheehah, 4/466. hadeeth #
1851]

Explanation: Qurtubee mentions in his ‘At-Tadhkhirah’ (1/369):

Women will be few among the inhabitants of Paradise because in most cases they prefer the immediate
pleasures of this life, as they are (generally) less wise and unable to keep the hereafter in mind.

They are too weak to strive (alone) and prepare themselves for it, and are more inclined towards this world.

In spite of all this, they are the strongest factor in this world that distracts men from the Hereafter, because
men are inclined to desire them and they are not concerned with the Hereafter.

They are quick to follow those who call them to deviate from Islaam, and reluctant to follow those pious
people who call them to the Hereafter and righteous deeds.

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Another factor why many people will be driven to hell (in a thirsty state) is mentioned in a hadeeth collected
by Bukhaaree and Muslim on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, where the Messenger of Allaah  said;

:‫ﷲ ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﷲ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ ﻗﺎﻝ‬ ِ ‫ﺳﻮ ﹶﻝ ﺍ‬‫ ﺃ ﱠﻥ ﺭ‬:‫ﺿﻲ ﺍﷲ ﻋﻨﻪ‬‫ﺮﻳﺮ ﹶﺓ ﺭ‬‫ﻦ ﺃﰊ ﻫ‬ ‫ﻋ‬
(‫ﻩ‬ ‫ﻨ ﹸﺔ ﺑﺎﳌﹶﻜﺎ ﹺﺭ‬‫ﺖ ﺍﳉ‬
 ‫ﺒ‬‫ﺠ‬
‫ﺣ ﹺ‬ ‫ ﻭ‬،‫ﺭ ﺑﺎﻟﺸﻬﻮﺍﺕ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺖ ﺍﻟﻨ‬
 ‫ﺒ‬‫ﺣﺠﹺ‬ )
“Hell is surrounded by all kinds of desires and passions, and Paradise is veiled (in another narration ‘surrounded’) by all
kinds of disliked undesirable things.“ [ Bukhari 8:484]

A great number of women will follow Dajjal

Narrated by Ibn Umar, Prophet  said, “Dajjal will stay in the saline land ‘Marqnaat’ while most of the womenfolk
shall approach him. Even so that a man will tie-up his wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt with rope fearing that they might
not conjoin with Dajjal ….” [Ahmed vol 2]

May Allaah protect us all from the Fire of Hell, whose fuel is mankind and stones.


Jannah is the greatest prize that every human being should hope for and strive to reach. And as with all
aspects of the Unseen, it can be only imagined through analogy, yet its realities are far beyond description in
any human language.

The Prophet  said that Allaah  has prepared for His servants:
‫ﺕ‬
 ‫ﺭﹶﺃ‬ ‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﻴ‬‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﻴﻬﺎ ﻣﺎ ﹶﻻ‬‫ﻓ‬
"In it there is that which no eye has seen
Ang nakapaloob dito ay bagay na wala pang matang nakakita

‫ﺖ‬
 ‫ﻌ‬ ‫ﻤ‬ ‫ﺳ‬ ‫ﻭ ﹶﻻ ﹸﺃ ﹸﺫ ﹲﻥ‬
and/or no ear has heard of,
o narining ng tenga

‫ﺮ‬ ‫ﺸ‬
 ‫ﺑ‬ ‫ﺐ‬
‫ﺮ ﻋﻠﻰ ﹶﻗ ﹾﻠ ﹺ‬ ‫ﺧ ﹶﻄ‬ ‫ﻭ ﹶﻻ‬
and that never has occurred to the heart of a human being."
At hindi pa kailanman naganap sa puso ng tao
[al-Bukhaari, Muslim and others]

Hence we cannot comprehend the glory that exists in Jannah. What we know about it, from how Allaah 
described it in His Book and upon the tongue of Prophet , is that it is so great that everyone of us should
wish for it and try his best to enter.

Paradise is very high. And ascending to lofty places takes a great deal of effort. The way to Paradise is filled
with things that go against human wishes and inclinations. This needs strong determination [pagpapasya] and
willpower [paghahangad].

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In a hadith narrated by Bukhari and Muslim from Abu Hurayrah, the Messenger of Allah  said that
“Allaah prepares it and He adorns it for His believing servants morning and evening, in preparation for their arrival to it.”

Why do we neglect such an important undertaking [gawain]? After all the things we heard about Jannah,
let’s ask ourselves again, “Do we really want Jannah?”


~Where is the way to Jannah?~

Obedience to Allaah and His Prophet

‫ﺎ‬‫ﻴﻬ‬‫ﻦ ﻓ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ﻟﺪ‬‫ﺎ‬‫ﺭ ﺧ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻧﻬ‬‫ﺎ ﺍﹾﻟﹶﺄ‬‫ﺘﻬ‬‫ﺤ‬


 ‫ﺗ‬ ‫ﻦ‬‫ﺠﺮﹺﻱ ﻣ‬
 ‫ﺕ ﺗ‬
 ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺟﻨ‬ ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﺧ ﹾﻠ‬ ‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﻮﹶﻟ‬‫ﺭﺳ‬ ‫ﻭ‬ ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﻄ ﹺﻊ ﺍﻟﻠﱠـ‬ ‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﻦ‬‫ﻭﻣ‬
And whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger will be admitted to Gardens
under which rivers flow, to abide therein,

‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﻴ‬‫ﻌﻈ‬ ‫ﺯ ﺍﹾﻟ‬ ‫ﻮ‬ ‫ﻚ ﺍﹾﻟ ﹶﻔ‬


 ‫ﻟ‬ٰ‫ﻭ ﹶﺫ‬
and that will be the great success.

‫ﺎ‬‫ﻴﻬ‬‫ﺍ ﻓ‬‫ﻟﺪ‬‫ﺎ‬‫ﺍ ﺧ‬‫ﺎﺭ‬‫ﻪ ﻧ‬ ‫ﺧ ﹾﻠ‬ ‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﻩ‬ ‫ﺩ‬ ‫ﻭ‬‫ﺣﺪ‬ ‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﻌ‬ ‫ﺘ‬‫ﻭﻳ‬ ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﻮﹶﻟ‬‫ﺭﺳ‬ ‫ﻭ‬ ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﺺ ﺍﻟﻠﱠـ‬
‫ﻌ ﹺ‬ ‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﻦ‬‫ﻭﻣ‬
And whosoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger and transgresses His limits,
He will cast him into the Fire, to abide therein;

‫ﻣﻬﹺﲔ‬ ‫ﺏ‬
 ‫ﻋﺬﹶﺍ‬ ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﻭﹶﻟ‬
and he shall have a disgraceful torment.
[Surah an-Nisaa’ 4:13]

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Messenger  said, "All my followers will enter Paradise except those who refuse." They
said, "O Allah's Messenger! Who will refuse?" He said, "Whoever obeys me will enter Paradise, and whoever disobeys me is
the one who refuses (to enter it)." [Bukhari]

Seeking knowledge

The Prophet  said:

،‫ﻠﻤﺎﹰ‬‫ﻪ ﻋ‬ ‫ﻴ‬‫ﺲ ﻓ‬


 ‫ﻤ‬ ‫ﺘ‬‫ﻳ ﹾﻠ‬ ‫ﻚ ﹶﻃﺮﹺﻳﻘﹰﺎ‬
 ‫ﺳﹶﻠ‬ ‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻭ‬
"Whoever goes down a path/road searching for knowledge,

‫ـﺔ‬‫ﻪ ﹶﻃﺮﹺﻳﻘﹰﺎ ﺇﱃ ﺍﳉﹶـﻨ‬ ‫ﷲ ﹺﺑ‬


ُ ‫ﻬ ﹶﻞ ﺍ‬ ‫ﺳ‬
Allah will make it easy for him the road to Paradise.”
[Saheeh Muslim, Vol.3 Hadith No. 99]

My dears Sisters, this hadeeth speaks about Religious Knowledge. Allaah  said:

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‫ﻚ‬
 ‫ﻟﺬﹶﻧﹺﺒ‬ ‫ﺮ‬ ‫ﻔ‬ ‫ﻐ‬ ‫ﺘ‬‫ﺳ‬ ‫ﺍ‬‫ﻪ ﻭ‬ ‫ﻪ ﹺﺇﻟﱠﺎ ﺍﻟﻠﱠـ‬ ٰ‫ﻪ ﻟﹶﺎ ﹺﺇﹶﻟـ‬ ‫ﻧ‬‫ﻢ ﹶﺃ‬ ‫ﻋﹶﻠ‬ ‫ﻓﹶﺎ‬
So know that La ilaha ill-Allah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah),
and ask forgiveness for your sin,
[Surah Muhammad 47:19]

According to Ibnul Qayyim ra7imahullaah, “As for the case of the believer, his most need is to know his Lord more
than anything else.”

Furthermore, he said in the book “Ighaathatul Lahfaan”, “Love of Allaah and seeking His nearness, being His
friend and desiring His meeting and being pleased with Him and by Him, is the foundation of the Deen. Just as knowing Him
and His Attributes and His Actions is the most noble of all Islaamic Sciences.”

‫ﺕ‬
 ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺭﺟ‬ ‫ﺩ‬ ‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﻌ ﹾﻠ‬ ‫ﻮﺍ ﺍﹾﻟ‬‫ﻦ ﺃﹸﻭﺗ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬‫ﻢ ﻭ‬ ‫ﻨ ﹸﻜ‬‫ﻮﺍ ﻣ‬‫ﻣﻨ‬ ‫ﻦ ﺁ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ﻪ ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬ ‫ﺮﹶﻓ ﹺﻊ ﺍﻟﻠﱠـ‬ ‫ﻳ‬
Allah will exalt in degree those of you who believe, and those who have been granted knowledge.
[Surah al-Mujadilah 58:11]

Shaykh Abdur-Rahmaan bin Muhammad bin Qaasim al-Hanbalee said in his explanation of Thalathatul
Usool, the raising of station means being raised in the Dunya and in the Akhirah.

‫ﻮ ﹶﻥ‬‫ﻌﹶﻠﻤ‬ ‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﻦ ﻟﹶﺎ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬‫ﻮ ﹶﻥ ﻭ‬‫ﻌﹶﻠﻤ‬ ‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ﺘﻮﹺﻱ ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬‫ﺴ‬


 ‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﻫ ﹾﻞ‬
Are those who know equal to those who know not?
[Surah az-Zumar 39:9]

Having Taqwa

• Allaah commanded us to worship Him to attain taqwa

‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﻠ ﹸﻜ‬‫ﺒ‬‫ﻦ ﹶﻗ‬‫ﻦ ﻣ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬‫ﻢ ﻭ‬ ‫ﺧﹶﻠ ﹶﻘ ﹸﻜ‬ ‫ﻱ‬‫ﻢ ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬ ‫ﺑ ﹸﻜ‬‫ﻭﹾﺍ ﺭ‬‫ﺒﺪ‬‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﺍ‬
Worship your Lord, Who created you and those who were before you
Sambahin ninyo ang inyong Panginoon na Siyang lumikha sa inyou at sa mga nauna sa inyo

‫ﺘﻘﹸﻮ ﹶﻥ‬‫ﺗ‬ ‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﻌﱠﻠ ﹸﻜ‬ ‫ﹶﻟ‬


so that you may become Al-Muttaqûn
nang sa gayon ay magkaroon kayo ng taqwa
(Al-Baqarah 2:21)

• What is Taqwa?

Taqwa is one of the most important and comprehensive Islamic concepts. The term is derived from its root
"waqayya" which means “to protect.” Taqwa therefore means to protect one own self from the severe
punishment of Allah by following His guidance.
The tabi’3ee Talq Ibn Habib  said: “If an ordeal [mahigpit na pagsubok] appears amongst you extinguish [pawiin] it
with taqwa”. When asked what taqwa is, he replied: “Taqwa is that you act in obedience to Allah, and hope in His
mercy, upon a light from Him; and taqwa is leaving acts of disobedience to Allah out of fear of Him, upon a light from Him”
(Related by Ibn Abi Shaybah in ‘Kitab ul-iman’ & it was declared Sahih by Sh. Al-Albani

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• Who are the Muttaqoon?

Allaah said in Surah al-Baqarah:

 ‫ﻘ‬ ‫ﺘ‬‫ﻤ‬ ‫ﻟ ﹾﻠ‬ ‫ﻯ‬‫ﻫﺪ‬ ◌ۛ ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﻴ‬‫ﺐ ۛ◌ ﻓ‬


‫ﲔ‬  ‫ﻳ‬‫ﺭ‬ ‫ﺏ ﻟﹶﺎ‬
 ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻜﺘ‬ ‫ﻚ ﺍﹾﻟ‬
 ‫ﻟ‬ٰ‫ ﹶﺫ‬.‫ﺍﱂ‬
This is the Book (the Quran), whereof there is no doubt, a guidance to those who are Al-Muttaqun

‫ﻔﻘﹸﻮ ﹶﻥ‬ ‫ﻨ‬‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﻫ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺯ ﹾﻗﻨ‬ ‫ﺭ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻣﻤ‬ ‫ﻭ‬ ‫ﺼﻠﹶﺎ ﹶﺓ‬
 ‫ﻮ ﹶﻥ ﺍﻟ‬‫ﻴﻤ‬‫ﻳﻘ‬‫ﻭ‬ ‫ﺐ‬
‫ﻴ ﹺ‬‫ﻐ‬ ‫ﻮ ﹶﻥ ﺑﹺﺎﹾﻟ‬‫ﻣﻨ‬ ‫ﺆ‬ ‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬
Who believe in the Ghaib and perform As-Salat and spend out of what we have provided for them

‫ﻮ ﹶﻥ‬‫ﻗﻨ‬‫ﻮ‬‫ﻢ ﻳ‬ ‫ﻫ‬ ‫ﺓ‬ ‫ﺮ‬ ‫ﺧ‬ ‫ﻭﺑﹺﺎﻟﹾﺂ‬ ‫ﻚ‬


 ‫ﻠ‬‫ﺒ‬‫ﻦ ﹶﻗ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻧ ﹺﺰ ﹶﻝ‬ ‫ﺎ ﹸﺃ‬‫ﻭﻣ‬ ‫ﻚ‬
 ‫ﻴ‬‫ﻧ ﹺﺰ ﹶﻝ ﹺﺇﹶﻟ‬‫ﺎ ﹸﺃ‬‫ﻮ ﹶﻥ ﹺﺑﻤ‬‫ﻣﻨ‬ ‫ﺆ‬ ‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ﺍﻟﱠﺬ‬‫ﻭ‬
And who believe in which has been sent down (revealed) to you and in which were sent down before you and they
believe with certainty in the Hereafter.

 ‫ﺌ‬ٰ‫ﻭﺃﹸﻭﹶﻟ‬ ◌ۖ ‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﺑ ﹺﻬ‬‫ﺭ‬ ‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻯ‬‫ﻫﺪ‬ ٰ‫ﻋﹶﻠﻰ‬ ‫ﻚ‬


‫ﻮ ﹶﻥ‬‫ﻠﺤ‬‫ﻤ ﹾﻔ‬ ‫ﻢ ﺍﹾﻟ‬ ‫ﻫ‬ ‫ﻚ‬  ‫ﺌ‬ٰ‫ﺃﹸﻭﹶﻟ‬
They are on (true) guidance from their Lord, and they are the successful.

(On guidance) meaning, they are (following) a light, guidance, and have insight from Allah,

(And they are the successful) meaning, in this world and the Hereafter. They shall have what they seek and be
saved from the evil that they tried to avoid. Therefore, they will have rewards, eternal life in Paradise, and
safety from the torment that Allah has prepared for His enemies. [Tafseer Ibn Katheer]

Having Eeman

‫ﺕ‬
 ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻟﺤ‬‫ﺎ‬‫ﻤﻠﹸﻮﺍ ﺍﻟﺼ‬ ‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﻭ‬ ‫ﻮﺍ‬‫ﻣﻨ‬ ‫ﻦ ﺁ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬‫ﻭ‬
And for those who believe and do righteous good deeds, surely,

‫ﲔ‬
 ‫ﺤ‬
 ‫ﻟ‬‫ﺎ‬‫ﻲ ﺍﻟﺼ‬‫ﻢ ﻓ‬ ‫ﻬ‬ ‫ﻨ‬‫ﺧﹶﻠ‬ ‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﻨ‬‫ﹶﻟ‬
We shall make them enter in (the entrance of) the righteous (i.e. in Paradise).
[Surah al-Ankabut 29:9]
• What is Eemaan?

.‫ﺔ‬‫ﺼﻴ‬
 ‫ﻌ‬ ‫ﺺ ﺑﺎ ﹶﳌ‬
 ‫ﻘ‬ ‫ﻨ‬‫ﻳ‬‫ﻭ‬ ،‫ﺔ‬‫ﺪ ﺑﺎﻟﻄﺎﻋ‬ ‫ﻳﺰﹺﻳ‬ ‫ﻮ‬ ‫ﻫ‬ ‫ﻭ‬ ،‫ﻤ ُﹶﻞ ﺑﺎﳉﻮﺍﺭﹺﺡ‬ ‫ﻋ‬ ‫ ﻭ‬،‫ﺩ ﺑﺎﻟﻘﹶﻠﺐ‬ ‫ﻘﺎ‬‫ﻋﺘ‬ ‫ ﻭﺍ‬،‫ﻖ ﺑﺎﻟﻠﺴﺎﻥ‬ ‫ ﹾﻄ‬‫ﺍﻹﳝﺎﻥ ﻫﻮ ﻧ‬
It is a statement of the tongue, a belief of the heart and an action of the limbs.
It increases through obedience (to Allaah) and decreases through disobedience (to Allaah).

1. Statement of the tongue:

This refers to the tongue’s confirmation of what the heart contains. In other words the tongue professes what
the heart contains. When a person says with his tongue; "I testify that none has the right to be worshipped except
Allaah, alone without any partners and I testify that Muhammad is His servant and messenger" then he is confirming
what is in his heart. So note how the speech of the tongue still relates to knowledge.

2. Belief of the heart

This refers to the belief of the heart with respect to Allaah and the other pillars of eemaan (such as the Angels,
Books, Messengers, Qadr, the Last Day etc.). In other words it refers to the knowledge that the heart contains and its firm

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belief in this knowledge. So this would include Tawheed and its two categories of Ruboobiyyah and Asmaa was-
Sifaat because both of these are related to knowledge.

3. Action of the limbs

This refers to doing all the commanded things and keeping away from all the forbidden things. And this refers to
the physical acts of worship. Notice how the actions of the limbs are also related to Tawheed ul-
Uloohiyyah in that they should be performed for the sake of Allaah alone.

(Explanation by Abu Iyaad as-Salafi http://www.salafipublications.com)

Following the commands

What is the first and greatest commandment given to us? (Explanation by Shaykh Muhammad al-Maliki in his lecture
“The Key to Knowledge) Allaah  said:

‫ﺱ‬
 ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺎ ﺍﻟﻨ‬‫ﻳﻬ‬‫ﺎ ﹶﺃ‬‫ﻳ‬
O mankind!
O sangkatauhan!

‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﻠ ﹸﻜ‬‫ﺒ‬‫ﻦ ﹶﻗ‬‫ﻦ ﻣ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬‫ﻢ ﻭ‬ ‫ﺧﹶﻠ ﹶﻘ ﹸﻜ‬ ‫ﻱ‬‫ﻢ ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬ ‫ﺑ ﹸﻜ‬‫ﻭﹾﺍ ﺭ‬‫ﺒﺪ‬‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﺍ‬
Worship your Lord, Who created you and those who were before you
Sambahin ninyo ang inyong Panginoon na Siyang lumikha sa inyou at sa mga nauna sa inyo

‫ﺘﻘﹸﻮ ﹶﻥ‬‫ﺗ‬ ‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﻌﱠﻠ ﹸﻜ‬ ‫ﹶﻟ‬


so that you may become Al-Muttaqûn
nang sa gayon ay magkaroon kayo ng taqwa
(Al-Baqarah 2:21)

This is one of the Principles of the Religion: ‫ﺑﻚ؟‬‫ﺭ‬ ‫ﻦ‬


 ‫ﻣ‬ Who is your Lord?
And the first question to be asked in our grave. That’s why Shaykh Muhammad bin Abdil Wahhab in his
Book “Usooluth Thalatah”, he gave the definition of knowledge as follows:

‫ﻬﺎ‬‫ﻌ ﹺﺮﹶﻓﺘ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﺔ‬ ‫ﺐ ﻋﻠﻰ ﹸﻛ ﱢﻞ ﻣﺴﻠ ﹴﻢ ﻭﻣﺴﻠﻤ‬


 ‫ﺠ‬
‫ﻳ ﹺ‬ ‫ﺃﻟﹼﱵ‬
That which is obligatory upon every Muslim male and female to know

‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﻴ‬‫ﻧﹺﺒ‬‫ﻪ ﻭ‬ ‫ﻨ‬‫ﻪ ﻭﺩﻳ‬ ‫ﺑ‬‫ﺭ‬ ‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﺒ‬‫ﻌ‬ ‫ﻌ ﹺﺮﹶﻓ ﹸﺔ ﺍﻟ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻫ ﹺﻲ‬ ‫ﻭ‬
And it is the knowledge of the slave of his Lord, his religion and his Prophet 

Going back to following Allaah’s commands as a way to Jannah, the Scholars have explained that the first
command to the whole of mankind is in ayah 21 of Surah Al- Baqarah.

Allaah called on Mankind ‫ﺱ‬


 ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺎ ﺍﻟﻨ‬‫ﻳﻬ‬‫ﺎ ﹶﺃ‬‫ﻳ‬ . Notice that He did not say, “Worship Allaah” but rather, ‫ﻭﹾﺍ‬‫ﺒﺪ‬‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﺍ‬
‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﺧﹶﻠ ﹶﻘ ﹸﻜ‬ ‫ﻱ‬‫ﻢ ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬ ‫ﺑ ﹸﻜ‬‫ﺭ‬ “Worship your Lord, the One Who created you”, and then He described Himself by some of
His Attributes and blessings that He bestowed upon the creation.
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And from this we see that it is very simple to know our Lord. Our Lord is the One created us.

Establishing the Prayer


Prayer is the greatest pillar of Islam after the Shahaadatayn. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of
Allaah be upon him) said:

‫ﻙ ﺍﻟﺼﻼﺓ‬ ‫ﺮ‬ ‫ﺗ‬ ‫ﺮﻙ ﻭﺍﻟﻜﻔﺮ‬‫ﲔ ﺍﻟﺸ‬


 ‫ﺑ‬‫ﺟ ﹺﻞ ﻭ‬ ‫ﲔ ﺍﻟﺮ‬
 ‫ﺑ‬
Between man and disbelief is his giving up his prayer.
[Muslim]

Prayer is the first act of worship ordained by Allaah upon the believers and the first to be asked on Yawmul
Qiyaamah. This command was received by the Prophet  up above when he ascended the seven Heavens.
This shows the great importance of the Salah.

Sisters must be cautious about their prayer as we tend to put it off till the last minute due to the many
chores we do at home. This is one of the many tricks of Shaytan that we fall victim to. Don't be neglectful
of making up prayers as soon as the menses finish.

• Optional prayers
Standing at night entitles one to the highest levels in Jannah. Allaah said to His Prophet 

‫ﺩ‬ ‫ﻮ‬‫ﺤﻤ‬
 ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻣﻘﹶﺎﻣ‬ ‫ﻚ‬
 ‫ﺑ‬‫ﺭ‬ ‫ﻚ‬
 ‫ﻌﹶﺜ‬ ‫ﺒ‬‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﺴﻰٰ ﺃﹶﻥ‬
 ‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﻚ‬
 ‫ﻓﹶﻠ ﹰﺔ ﱠﻟ‬‫ﺎ‬‫ﻪ ﻧ‬ ‫ﺪ ﹺﺑ‬ ‫ﺠ‬
 ‫ﻬ‬ ‫ﺘ‬‫ﻴ ﹺﻞ ﹶﻓ‬‫ﻦ ﺍﻟﱠﻠ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻭ‬
“And in some parts of the night offer the Salah with it (ie. recite the Qur’an), as an optional salah for you. It may be that
your Lord will raise you to the highest level in Jannah.” [Surah al-Isra17: 79)

Fasting in Ramadhaan

‫ﺘﻘﹸﻮ ﹶﻥ‬‫ﺗ‬ ‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﻌﱠﻠ ﹸﻜ‬ ‫ﻢ ﹶﻟ‬ ‫ﻠ ﹸﻜ‬‫ﺒ‬ ‫ﻦ ﹶﻗ‬‫ﻦ ﻣ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ﻋﻠﹶﻰ ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬ ‫ﺐ‬
 ‫ﺘ‬‫ﺎ ﹸﻛ‬‫ﻡ ﹶﻛﻤ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺼﻴ‬
ّ ‫ﻢ ﺍﻟ‬ ‫ﻴ ﹸﻜ‬‫ﻋﹶﻠ‬ ‫ﺐ‬
 ‫ﺘ‬‫ﻮﺍ ﹸﻛ‬‫ﻣﻨ‬ ‫ ﺁ‬‫ﻳﻦ‬‫ﺎ ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬‫ﻳﻬ‬‫ﺎ ﹶﺃ‬‫ﻳ‬
O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may
become Al-Muttaqun [Surah al-Baqarah 2:183]

Obedience to the husband and making him happy

"If a woman dies while her husband was pleased with her, she will enter into Paradise."
(Ibn Majah and Tirmidhi)

، ‫ﺴﻬﺎ‬
‫ﲬ‬ ‫ﺮﹶﺃ ﹶﺓ ْﹶ‬ ‫ﺖ ﺍ ﹶﳌ‬
 ‫ﺻﹶﻠ‬
 ‫ ﺇﺫﺍ‬: ‫ﺳﻮ ﹸﻝ ﺍﷲ ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﷲ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ‬ ‫ﺭ‬ ‫ ﻗﺎﻝ‬: ‫ﻪ ﻗﺎﻝ‬ ‫ﻨ‬‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﺮ ﹶﺓ ﺭﺿﻲ ﺍﷲ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ﺮ‬ ‫ﻫ‬ ‫ﻦ ﹶﺃﰊ‬ ‫ﻋ‬
.‫ﺖ‬ ‫ﺷﹾﺌ‬ ‫ﺔ‬ ‫ﻨ‬‫ﳉ‬
‫ﺏﺍﹶ‬ ‫ﺑﻮﺍ ﹺ‬‫ﻱ ﹶﺃ‬
 ‫ﻣﻦ ﹶﺃ‬ ‫ﺧِﹸﻠﻲ‬ ‫ﺩ‬ ‫ﻗﻴﻞ ﹶﻟﻬﺎ ﹸﺃ‬ ‫ﺟﻬﺎ‬ ‫ﻭ‬ ‫ﺯ‬ ‫ﺖ‬
 ‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﻭﹶﺃﻃﺎ‬ ‫ﺟﻬﺎ‬ ‫ﺮ‬ ‫ﺖ ﹶﻓ‬
 ‫ﻨ‬‫ﺼ‬
 ‫ﺣ‬ ‫ﻭ‬ ‫ﺮﻫﺎ‬ ‫ﻬ‬ ‫ﺷ‬ ‫ﺖ‬
 ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻭﺻﺎ‬
Abu Hurairah said : The Messenger of Allah  said : If the woman pray her five’s (prayers) , fast her month,
prevent her private part and obey her husband, she will enter paradise from whichever gate she wishes . (Ibn Habban).

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The husband has many rights over his wife. She must make her home a portion of Jannah in this dunya for
her husband, at which he always looks forward coming home to.

• He is her Paradise and Hell

From Husayn ibn Mihsan who said that my paternal aunt said,

"I came to Allah’s Messenger  for some need, so he asked, ‘You there! Are you married?’ I replied, ‘Yes.’ He then
asked, ‘How are you towards your husband?’ She responded, ‘I do not fall short in his service except with regard to what I am
unable to do.’ He said, ‘Then look to your standing with him, for indeed he is your Paradise and your Fire.’" [Sahih, reported
by al-Haadim and others]

Sometimes the husband may be difficult and lacking the aadab but it is upon the woman to be patient. She
must not retaliate; rather she must do her best to fulfill her duties regardless. She has to do what she has to
do. If he is an oppressor, there are ways to handle it and if goes beyond what is bearable, the Sharee3ah
provides solution to it. If she chooses to be patient, she must forgive her husband and not accumulate those
deeds for her to retaliate. Rather she must strive hard to be a good Muslimah, keeping her eyes on the prize
which is Paradise.

Guarding the chastity

The woman should be cautious where they're going, who they're going with and who they sit with. This is
the same whether she's married or not. She shouldn’t put herself in a doubtful situation where her husband
would suspect her. She should put a strong barrier between herself and such doubtful situations that will
protect them.

Staying home

ٰ‫ﺔ ﺍﹾﻟﺄﹸﻭﹶﻟﻰ‬ ‫ﻴ‬‫ﻠ‬‫ﻫ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺝ ﺍﹾﻟﺠ‬


 ‫ﺮ‬ ‫ﺒ‬‫ﺗ‬ ‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﺟ‬ ‫ﺮ‬ ‫ﺒ‬‫ﺗ‬ ‫ﻭﻟﹶﺎ‬ ‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﺗ ﹸﻜ‬‫ﻮ‬‫ﺑﻴ‬ ‫ﻲ‬‫ﺮ ﹶﻥ ﻓ‬ ‫ﻭﹶﻗ‬
“And stay in your houses, and do not display yourselves like that of the times of ignorance.”
[Surah Al-Ahzab 33:33).

Women should know that Allaah created them and He has commanded them that they should remain in
their homes. Her prayer is better done at home than in the Masjid., but she shouldn’t be prevented from
going provided she observes the conditions.

Her place is inside her home and this is where she belongs. Allaah placed her home as her natural field of
activity conforming to her physical attributes where she is able to carry out her duties with ease e.g. caring
for her family.

A woman may go out to attend her needs outside her home but she must strongly adhere to the proper
conduct.

Covering properly

The believing woman who wants to go to the Jannah should be cautious about neglecting her hijab. Do not
be like the disobedient women who dress to be seen, who are dressed but yet seem naked. The hijab is your
chastity and modesty.

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Indeed Allaah ordained the hijab for the believing woman as a protection from the harm of the wicked
people. Be cautious of the enemies who want to strip you out of the proper hijab so they could abuse and
use you to serve their wicked purposes.

‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﺟﻠﹶﺎﺑﹺﻴﹺﺒ ﹺﻬ‬ ‫ﻦ‬‫ﻦ ﻣ‬ ‫ﻴ ﹺﻬ‬‫ﻋﹶﻠ‬ ‫ﲔ‬


 ‫ﺪﹺﻧ‬ ‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﲔ‬
 ‫ﻣﹺﻨ‬ ‫ﺆ‬ ‫ﻤ‬ ‫ﺎ ِﺀ ﺍﹾﻟ‬‫ﻭﹺﻧﺴ‬ ‫ﻚ‬
 ‫ﺗ‬‫ﺎ‬‫ﺑﻨ‬‫ﻭ‬ ‫ﻚ‬
 ‫ﺍ ﹺﺟ‬‫ﺯﻭ‬ ‫ﻟﹶﺄ‬ّ ‫ﻲ ﻗﹸﻞ‬ ‫ﻨﹺﺒ‬‫ﺎ ﺍﻟ‬‫ﻳﻬ‬‫ﺎ ﹶﺃ‬‫ﻳ‬
O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies
(i.e. screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way).

‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ﺆ ﹶﺫ‬ ‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﻦ ﹶﻓﻠﹶﺎ‬ ‫ﺮ ﹾﻓ‬ ‫ﻌ‬ ‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﻧﻰٰ ﺃﹶﻥ‬‫ﺩ‬ ‫ﻚ ﹶﺃ‬
 ‫ﻟ‬ٰ‫ﹶﺫ‬
That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women) so as not to be annoyed.
[Surah al-Ahzab 33:59]

The believing woman whom Allaah wants to make it easy to make it to Jannah needs to remember this---
adorn yourself with the righteous conduct and proper hijab. It is a challenge and sometimes difficult and
hot. But remember that the heat of the hellfire intense.

• Beware of Hidden Tabarruj

Beware of the latest hijab and abaya fashions that are designed not to conceal but to enhance the beauty that
the woman is suppose to cover. This is from the tricks of Shaytan that we must be aware of.

Avoid mixing with the opposite gender

It is incumbent upon you o maidservant of Allaah who’s goal is to reach Jannah, to avoid mixing with men.
This trap of Shaytan victimizes most of us, under the guise of “he’s a long time neighbor and he’s harmless”, or
“Oh he’s the husband of my best friend so there should be no malice”. These men are strange men no matter what or
who they are in the community.

When we leave home whether to the market, hospital or the likes, its true that we can’t avoid interacting
with strange men. If this should happen, let our conduct be in a way that is pleasing to Allaah. Speak in
business-like manner and ake sure we are not soft in speech or our charms are not exposed.

‫ﻭﻓﹰﺎ‬‫ﻌﺮ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻮﻟﹰﺎ‬ ‫ﻦ ﹶﻗ‬ ‫ﻭﹸﻗ ﹾﻠ‬ ‫ﺽ‬


 ‫ﺮ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﻲ ﹶﻗ ﹾﻠﹺﺒ‬‫ﻱ ﻓ‬‫ﻊ ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬ ‫ﻤ‬ ‫ﻴ ﹾﻄ‬‫ﻮ ﹺﻝ ﹶﻓ‬ ‫ﻦ ﺑﹺﺎﹾﻟ ﹶﻘ‬ ‫ﻌ‬ ‫ﻀ‬
 ‫ﺨ‬
 ‫ﺗ‬ ‫ﹶﻓﻠﹶﺎ‬
Then be not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy, or evil desire for adultery, etc.) should be moved with
desire, but speak in an honourable manner. [Surah al-Ahzaab 33:32]

Qadi Iyyad in his Sharh of Nawawee, he said it was normal for the Arabs to speak to women and it wasn’t
considered as anything. But when the ayah of hijab was revealed, men stopped talking to women and vice
versa. The believing woman should adorn herself with the characteristic of al-Islaam and not be a source of
fitnah for the men as we have been forewarned:

“I have not left behind me any fitnah (temptation) more harmful to men than women.”
[Bukhaari, 5096; Muslim, 2740]

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Give charity

“O women, give in charity, for I have seen that you form the majority of the people of Hell”
They asked, “Why is that, O Messenger of Allaah?
He  answered, “Because you curse too much and are ungrateful for the good treatment (done to you by your husbands).”
[Bukhaaree & Muslim, via Abu Sa'eed al-Khudree]

Rasulullah  said:

"A servant says, ‘My wealth. my wealth, but out of his wealth three things are only his: whatever he eats and makes use of; or
by means of which he dresses himself and it wears out; or he gives as charity, and this is what he stored for himself (as a reward
for the Hereafter). And what is beyond this (it is of no use to you) because you are to depart and leave it for other people."
[Muslim]

Having a good character

The importance of good character is also manifest in the Hadeeth of Allah's Messenger  who said:

'Nothing will be heavier on the Day of Resurrection in the scale of the believer than good manners. Allah hates one who utters
foul or coarse language.' [At-Tirmidhee]

The Messenger of Allah  was asked about the deed, which will be foremost to lead a man to Jannah, he
replied, 'Fear of Allah and the good character.' Then he was asked about the indulgence, which will admit a man
to Hell and he replied, 'The tongue and the genitals.' [At-Tirmidhee]

Choose your friends

Choosing and having good companions is extremely important for many reasons and from many aspects.
The Prophet  explained the matter of good companionship, so that no room is left for doubt or
confusion, when he  said,

"A person is upon the Deen of his khaleel (close friend), so look to whom you befriend." [Abu Dawud & Tirmidhee]

This means that a person is upon the same minhajj (methodology) as his friend, the same tareeq (path) as his
friend, the same nature, manner and behavior as his friend. So we must be careful about whom we befriend.

There is an Arabic expression - 'Your companion is what pulls you to something'. So if your companion is good, he
will pull to towards that which is good. But if your companion is bad, he will only pull you towards that
which is evil.

Don’t backbite

Prophet  asked his companions: "Do you know what backbiting is?" They said, "Allah and His
Messenger know best." He then said, "It is to say something about your brother that he would dislike." Someone asked him,
"But what if what I say is true?" The Messenger of Allah said, "If what you say about him is true, you are backbiting him,
but if it is not true then you have slandered him." [Sahih Muslim: Haidth No 2589].

• Punishment for Gheebah

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On the authority of Anas ibn Malik, may Allah be pleased with him, who narrated that the Messenger of
Allah, , said:

‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﻫ‬ ‫ﺭ‬ ‫ﻭ‬‫ﺻﺪ‬


 ‫ﻭ‬ ‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﻬ‬ ‫ﻫ‬ ‫ﻮ‬‫ﻭﺟ‬ ‫ﻮ ﹶﻥ‬‫ﻤﺸ‬ ‫ﺨ‬
 ‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﺎﺱ‬‫ﻧﺤ‬ ‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻢ ﹶﺃ ﹾﻇﻔﹶﺎﺭ‬ ‫ﻬ‬ ‫ﻮ ﹴﻡ ﹶﻟ‬ ‫ﺕ ﹺﺑ ﹶﻘ‬
 ‫ﺭ‬ ‫ﺮ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﺝ ﺑﹺﻲ‬
 ‫ﻋ ﹺﺮ‬ ‫ﻤّﺎ‬ ‫ﹶﻟ‬
When I was taken up (on the night journey), I passed by some people who had nails of copper scraping their faces and chests.

‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﺿ ﹺﻬ‬
 ‫ﺍ‬‫ﻋﺮ‬ ‫ﻲ ﹶﺃ‬‫ﻮ ﹶﻥ ﻓ‬‫ﻳ ﹶﻘﻌ‬‫ﻭ‬ ‫ﺱ‬
‫ﻨّﺎ ﹺ‬‫ﻡ ﺍﻟ‬ ‫ﻮ‬‫ﻳ ﹾﺄ ﹸﻛﻠﹸﻮ ﹶﻥ ﹸﻟﺤ‬ ‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ﺆ ﹶﻻ ِﺀ ﺍّﹶﻟﺬ‬ ‫ﻫ‬ ‫ﺒﺮﹺﻳ ﹸﻞ ﻗﹶﺎ ﹶﻝ‬‫ﺎ ﹺﺟ‬‫ﺆﻻﹶ ِﺀ ﻳ‬ ‫ﻫ‬ ‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﺖ‬
 ‫ﹶﻓ ﹸﻘ ﹾﻠ‬
I said, “Who are these, Oh Gabriel?” He said, “These are the ones who consumed people’s flesh and maligned their honor.”
[Sunan Abu Dawud, Book of Manners, #4878, authentic]

The Prophet  said "Whoever can guarantee me two things I can guarantee them Paradise." The companions asked
"What O Messenger of Allah?" He replied "What is between his jaws (his tongue) and his legs (private parts)." [Bukhari]

Showing goodness to one’s parents

‫ـﻨﹰﺎ‬‫ﺣﺴ‬ ‫ﻳ ﹺﻦ ﹺﺇ‬‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﻟ‬‫ﻮ‬ ‫ﻭﺑﹺﺎﹾﻟ‬ ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ـ‬‫ﻭﹾﺍ ﹺﺇ ﱠﻻ ﹺﺇﻳ‬‫ﺒﺪ‬‫ﻌ‬ ‫ﺗ‬ ‫ﻚ ﹶﺃ ﱠﻻ‬


 ‫ﺑ‬‫ﺭ‬ ‫ﻰ‬‫ﻭﹶﻗﻀ‬
And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him.
And that you be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor
shout at them but address them in terms of honour [Surah al-Isra’ 17:23].

Allahs Messenger  said:

"He, who wishes to enter paradise at the best gate, must please his father and mother." [Bukhari & Muslim]

Being patient

‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﺎﹺﺑﺮﹺﻳ‬‫ﻊ ﺍﻟﺼ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﻭﺍ ۚ◌ ﹺﺇ ﱠﻥ ﺍﻟﻠﱠـ‬‫ﺻﹺﺒﺮ‬


 ‫ﺍ‬‫ﻭ‬
And be patient. Surely, Allah is with those who are As-Sabirin (the patient ones)
[Surah al-Anfal 8:46]

If you encounter any harm, be patient. Allaah will test you with certain things whether you'll be patient or
not.

‫ﺕ‬
 ‫ﺍ‬‫ﻤﺮ‬ ‫ﺍﻟﱠﺜ‬‫ﺲ ﻭ‬
‫ﺍﹾﻟﺄﹶﻧ ﹸﻔ ﹺ‬‫ﺍ ﹺﻝ ﻭ‬‫ﻣﻮ‬ ‫ﻦ ﺍﹾﻟﹶﺄ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ّ ‫ﺺ‬
‫ ﹾﻘ ﹴ‬‫ﻭﻧ‬ ‫ﻉ‬
‫ﻮ ﹺ‬‫ﺍﹾﻟﺠ‬‫ﻑ ﻭ‬
 ‫ﻮ‬ ‫ﺨ‬
 ‫ﻦ ﺍﹾﻟ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ّ ‫ﻲ ٍﺀ‬ ‫ﺸ‬
 ‫ﻧﻜﹸﻢ ﹺﺑ‬‫ﻮ‬ ‫ﺒﹸﻠ‬‫ﻨ‬‫ﻭﹶﻟ‬
And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits,

‫ﻦ‬ ‫ﺎﹺﺑﺮﹺﻳ‬‫ﺸ ﹺﺮ ﺍﻟﺼ‬


ّ ‫ﺑ‬‫ﻭ‬
but give glad tidings to As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.)

‫ﻮ ﹶﻥ‬‫ﺍ ﹺﺟﻌ‬‫ﻪ ﺭ‬ ‫ﻴ‬‫ﺎ ﹺﺇﹶﻟ‬‫ﻭﹺﺇﻧ‬ ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﻟﻠﱠـ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺒ ﹲﺔ ﻗﹶﺎﻟﹸﻮﺍ ﹺﺇﻧ‬‫ﻴ‬‫ﻣﺼ‬ ‫ﻢ‬‫ﺘﻬ‬‫ﺑ‬‫ﺎ‬‫ﻦ ﹺﺇﺫﹶﺍ ﹶﺃﺻ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬
Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: "Truly! To Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return."
[Surah al-Baqarah 2:155-156]

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Seeking forgiveness and repentance

“Every son of Adam commits sins, and the best of those who commit sins are those who repent.” [Al-Tirmidhi]

Abu Umamah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa salim)
said, “ The companion (Angel) on the left lifts his pen for six hours for the Muslim slave that errs or sins. If this slave repents
and seeks Allah’s forgiveness for that error or sin, the Angel doesn’t record it. And if the slave doesn’t ask Allah for
forgiveness, the Angel records it once. [Collected by At-Tabarani in Kabir (7667 ) , Abu Na’eem in Hilya (6/124), Al-Bayhaqi in
Shu’ib (6788). Shaykh Al-Albani graded this hadeeth as being Hasan in Saheehah (1209)

• Sin that led to Jannah


Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullâh) said: One of the Salaf (Pious Predecessors) said:

“Indeed a servant commits a sin by which he enters Paradise; and another does a good deed by which he enters the Fire.”

It was asked: “How is that?“

So he replied: “The one who committed the sin, constantly thinks about it; which causes him to fear it, regret it, weep over it and
feel ashamed in front of his Lord the Most High – due to it. He stands before Allâh, broken-hearted and with his head
lowered in humility.

So this sin is more beneficial to him than doing many acts of obedience, since it caused him to have humility and humbleness –
which leads to the servant’s happiness and success – to the extent that this sin becomes the cause for him entering Paradise.

As for the doer of good, then he does not consider this good a favor from his Lord upon him. Rather, he becomes arrogant and
amazed with himself, saying: I have achieved such and such, and such and such. So this further increases him in self-adulation,
pride and arrogance – such that this becomes the cause for his destruction.” [Al-Wâbilus-Sayib minal-Kalimit-Tayyib, p.15]

Staying away from zinaa in all its form


And be aware of the actions of disobedience to Allaah and His Messenger  and alll sinful acts, especially
zinaa and all that leads to it especially the sight. The sisters should stay away from the watching T.V. and the
D.V.D and the likes because these are channels in which Shaytan propagates evil. We witness adultery and
fornication and all kinds of evils right in our living rooms or bedrooms through this Satanic tube.

ٰ‫ﻧﻰ‬‫ﻮﺍ ﺍﻟ ّﹺﺰ‬‫ﺮﺑ‬ ‫ﺗ ﹾﻘ‬ ‫ﻭﻟﹶﺎ‬


“And come not near to unlawful sex [zina].

‫ﺳﺒﹺﻴﻠﹰﺎ‬ ‫ﺎ َﺀ‬‫ﻭﺳ‬ ‫ﺸ ﹰﺔ‬


 ‫ﺣ‬ ‫ﻪ ﻛﹶﺎ ﹶﻥ ﻓﹶﺎ‬ ‫ﻧ‬‫ﹺﺇ‬
Verily, it is a Faahishah (i.e. anything that transgresses its limits: a great sin],
and an evil way [that leads one to hell unless Allaah Forgives him]
[Surah al-Isra’ 17:32]

"The fornication of the eyes is the sight (looking lustfully), the fornication of the tongue is the talk (with sexual overtones), and
the heart (inner self) lusts and desires and the private parts testify all this or deny it." (Aboo Hurayrah, Bukhari)

The list goes on and on, but let’s suffice it here with a very inspirational aayah:

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‫ﺕ‬
 ‫ﺩﻗﹶﺎ‬ ‫ﺼﺎ‬  ‫ﺍﻟ‬‫ﲔ ﻭ‬  ‫ﻗ‬‫ﺩ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺍﻟﺼ‬‫ﺕ ﻭ‬
 ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺍﹾﻟﻘﹶﺎﹺﻧﺘ‬‫ﲔ ﻭ‬  ‫ﺘ‬‫ﺍﹾﻟﻘﹶﺎﹺﻧ‬‫ﺕ ﻭ‬
 ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻣﻨ‬ ‫ﺆ‬ ‫ﻤ‬ ‫ﺍﹾﻟ‬‫ﲔ ﻭ‬
 ‫ﻣﹺﻨ‬ ‫ﺆ‬ ‫ﻤ‬ ‫ﺍﹾﻟ‬‫ﺕ ﻭ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻠﻤ‬‫ﺴ‬
 ‫ﻤ‬ ‫ﺍﹾﻟ‬‫ﲔ ﻭ‬
 ‫ﻤ‬ ‫ﻠ‬‫ﺴ‬
 ‫ﻤ‬ ‫ﹺﺇ ﱠﻥ ﺍﹾﻟ‬
‫ﺕ‬
 ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺋﻤ‬‫ﺼﺎ‬  ‫ﺍﻟ‬‫ﲔ ﻭ‬  ‫ﻤ‬ ‫ﺋ‬‫ﺎ‬‫ﺍﻟﺼ‬‫ﺕ ﻭ‬  ‫ﺪﻗﹶﺎ‬ّ ‫ﺼ‬
 ‫ﺘ‬‫ﻤ‬ ‫ﺍﹾﻟ‬‫ﲔ ﻭ‬
 ‫ﻗ‬‫ﺪ‬ّ ‫ﺼ‬
 ‫ﻤﺘ‬ ‫ﺍﹾﻟ‬‫ﺕ ﻭ‬
 ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺷﻌ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺍﹾﻟﺨ‬‫ﲔ ﻭ‬  ‫ﻌ‬ ‫ﺷ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺍﹾﻟﺨ‬‫ﺕ ﻭ‬  ‫ﺍ‬‫ﺎﹺﺑﺮ‬‫ﺍﻟﺼ‬‫ﻦ ﻭ‬ ‫ﺎﹺﺑﺮﹺﻳ‬‫ﺍﻟﺼ‬‫ﻭ‬
‫ﺎ‬‫ﻴﻤ‬‫ﻋﻈ‬ ‫ﺍ‬‫ﺟﺮ‬ ‫ﻭﹶﺃ‬ ‫ﺮ ﹰﺓ‬ ‫ﻔ‬ ‫ﻐ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻢ‬‫ﻪ ﹶﻟﻬ‬ ‫ﺪ ﺍﻟﻠﱠـ‬ ‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﺕ ﹶﺃ‬
 ‫ﺍ‬‫ﻛﺮ‬ ‫ﺍﻟﺬﱠﺍ‬‫ﺍ ﻭ‬‫ﺜﲑ‬‫ﻪ ﹶﻛ‬ ‫ﻦ ﺍﻟﻠﱠـ‬ ‫ﻛﺮﹺﻳ‬ ‫ﺍﻟﺬﱠﺍ‬‫ﺕ ﻭ‬  ‫ﻓﻈﹶﺎ‬‫ﺎ‬‫ﺍﹾﻟﺤ‬‫ﻢ ﻭ‬ ‫ﻬ‬ ‫ﺟ‬ ‫ﻭ‬‫ﲔ ﹸﻓﺮ‬  ‫ﻈ‬ ‫ﻓ‬‫ﺎ‬‫ﺍﹾﻟﺤ‬‫ﻭ‬
Verily, the Muslims (those who submit to Allah in Islam) men and women, the believers men and women (who believe in
Islamic Monotheism), the men and the women who are obedient (to Allah), the men and women who are truthful (in their
speech and deeds), the men and the women who are patient (in performing all the duties which Allah has ordered and in
abstaining from all that Allah has forbidden), the men and the women who are humble (before their Lord Allah), the men and
the women who give Sadaqat (i.e. Zakat, and alms, etc.), the men and the women who observe Saum (fast) (the obligatory
fasting during the month of Ramadan, and the optional Nawafil fasting), the men and the women who guard their chastity
(from illegal sexual acts) and the men and the women who remember Allah much with their hearts and tongues (while sitting,
standing, lying, etc. for more than 300 times extra over the remembrance of Allah during the five compulsory congregational
prayers) or praying extra additional Nawafil prayers of night in the last part of night, etc.) Allah has prepared for them
forgiveness and a great reward (i.e. Paradise). [Surah al-Ahzab 33:35]

We ask Allaah to guide us to the Straight path, the path of those whom He is pleased with. We need Him
and we ask Him not to leave us alone to ourselves even for a single moment. Aameen.

O Lord! Build for us a home with You in Paradise!



Everything that is correct is from Allaah  and anything that is wrong is from me.

From one who is in Dire need of Allaah’s Mercy


May 20, 2011

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