The Day of Judgement is the day appointed by Allāh to recompense good or evil deeds. The world is only the field of action, the place where one is required to perform one’s duty and not the place of receiving one’s reward. The mere fact that man happens to be healthy and wealthy or powerful does not necessarily mean that he has won the pleasure and favour of Allāh. Similarly, the mere fact that a man happens to be ill, poor or weak does not indicate that he is the object of Allāh’s wrath.
Qasas al-Nabiyeen is a pivotal book consisting of five volumes taught in the beginning stages of studying the Arabic language to improve a student’s understanding of the sentence structure and vocabulary.
A scholar of Ḥadīth writes, ‘I reached the Ḥaram for Ẓuhr Ṣalāh after performing wuḍu. With only five minutes left for Maghib Ṣalāh, I developed an intense urge to attend the call of nature. I thought, ‘If I go back to attend the call of nature, I will not be able to return for Ṣalāh on time. Hence, I feared that my Ṣalāh would become qaḍā, while at the same time the urge to relieve myself was so intense that I feared I may spoil the Ḥaram.
Hurt people hurt people. Many of our criticisms are written because we’re hurt somehow, not because we’re defending Islam. If there’s religious evidence to support our case, it’s naturally used for our case. Sometimes we’re purely emotional, sometimes it’s a mix of desire to defend the truth and desire to follow our negative emotions. In either case, we should be careful with our intentions, especially if we’re students and teachers who have access to knowledge.
Islam promotes seeking all types of knowledge, although seeking Islamic knowledge is the most virtuous, studying secular subjects along side Islamic studies open many doors towards inviting others towards Islam.
It’s the time of the year where we as students push to our limits, late nights, early mornings, additional prayers, supplications and excessive Dhikr. The thought of failure during from an exam aside, there are perks of having them too! It allows us to dive into our books, unearth the gems we zoomed past the first time. Surely you’ve experienced the same.
I pray Allah creates ease in all our exams, and more so the main test of the hereafter. May He عز و جل allow us all to succeed with amazing results, and make it a means of pleasure for our parents and teachers. May He عز و جل remove pride or jealousy that this period may erupt, and May He make it pass with ease.
Please remember me in your humble Du’as.
When reading ḥadīth, names like “‘AbdAllah bin ‘AbdarRahman” etc. are usually what we read and find normal, but then we may encounter titles like “Ghundar” or “Masrūq” and “Ābil Laḥm” and wonder, what a strange and abnormal-sounding-like name?