Abu Yahya Suhaib bin Sinan (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “How wonderful is the case of a believer; there is good for him in everything and this applies only to a believer. If prosperity befalls him, he expresses gratitude to Allah and that is good for him; and if adversity befalls him, he endures it patiently and that is good for him.” [Sahih Muslim]
For a Muslim there is reward (hasanaat), and thus eternal good (khair), in every circumstance. Since Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is responsible for all the good that comes to us we thank and praise Him by saying and feeling “Alhamdulillah” in all circumstances.
There was once a courtier of a king who would always say, “Alhamdulillah.” One day the king’s hand got cut. The courtier exclaimed, “Alhamdulillah.” The king got very upset at this and had the courtier thrown into prison. The courtier again said “Alhamdulillah” on being put in jail.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Saturday, April 16, 2016
The personal cook of Saddam Hussain says, “It is completely unjust that they killed a wonderful human being, Saddam Hussain”
The Cook, Haja Mohideen from Keelakkarai, India, was shedding tears when he was talking about his previous employer, Saddam Hussain.
Haja Mohideen served Saddam, for many years. At present he is running a Fast Food Restaurant in Triplicane, India.
We met him in his residence at Puthuppet. He started to relate his experience in the Palace of Saddam.
“On my first day of work as a personal cook for Saddam, a manager like person, in some formal dress, gave me a menu for the day, for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
This routine continued and I served the food accordingly.
Saturday, April 9, 2016
The purpose of all our actions in life should be the pleasure of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala). This is true for marriage as well. Together husband and wife make a fantastic team but for this their mutual relationship has to be strong.
Regarding the husband-wife relationship Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) says: “They are as a garment for you and you are as a garment for them.” [Quran 2:187] The following two ayaat of the Quran explain what the function of a garment is: