On hearing the Athan

أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدَاً عَبْدَهُ وَرَسُولَهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدَاً عَبْدَهُ وَرَسُولَهُ رَضِيتُ بِاللَّهِ رَبَّاً وَبِمُحَمَّدٍ رَسُولَاً وَبِالْإِسْلَامِ دِينَاً

“I testify that there is no one worthy of worship besides Allah. He is all by Himself and has no partner and I testify that Muhammad (S.A.W.) is His servant and Rasul. I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, Muhammad (S.A.W.) as my Rasul and Islam as my Deen. It is stated in the hadith that the sins of a person are forgiven if the above dua is recited on hearing the athaan.


For true belief for one’s family


رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ اَزْوَاجِنَا وَ ذُرِّيَّاتِنَا

قُرَّةَ اَعْيُنٍ وَّ اجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِيْنَ اِمَامًا


O our Lord! Grant us from our wives and our offsprings, the joy of our eyes, and make us for the pious ones.

Living Twice – العيش مرتين

العيش مرتين

قال صلى الله عليه وسلم:
“إذا مات ابن آدم انقطع عمله إلا من ثلاث: صدقة جارية، أو علم ينتفع به، أو ولد صالح يدعو له”. رواه الإمام مسلم.
ليس كل الناس يستطيعون الصدقة الجارية، وليس كل الناس لديهم العلم ينفعون به الناس، ولكن أغلب الناس يرزقون بالولد…
هذا حثٌ نبوي على إدراك قيمة الولد أنه من الأثر بعدك فإن أنت أحسنت تربيته ذكرا كان أم أنثى إمتدت حسناتك حتى الى ما بعد مماتك.
وعليه، بمجرد أن يُرزق الإنسان بمولود يجب أن يدرك أن حياته ما عادت لزمانه بل لزمان ولده من بعده وكأنك تعيش عمرين.
فانظر أخي وأختي رعاكم الله ماذا تتركون لأبنائكم وبناتكم! هل تتركون لهم وسائل الحياة في الدنيا فقط من مال وجاه أم أنكم فقهتم أنكم مسؤولون عن تأمين وسائل المرور الى الآخرة من قرآن وسنة وأخلاق ودين!
{قوا أنفسكم وأهليكم نارا} قال العلماء: الولد من النفس

Living Twice

The Prophet SAAW said: “If son of Adam died, all his deeds will be at halt except for a continuous Sadaqah and a beneficial knowledge and a righteous child making dua for him.” Hadith narrated by Imam Muslim

I assume not all people have money to donate and not all people have the knowledge to teach others but most people will be enjoying children and indeed, this Hadith urges us to understand the value of our kids that they are of our extension in life and that because of them our good deeds can continue after we depart from this life

From here you need to understand that when you are granted children you need to know that your life is not just about you only but also about them as if you are living twice

So watch out dear brother and sister to that which you leave your children with! Are you leaving them only matters of survival in this life like wealth and position or are you giving them tools of survival that will cause them to be saved in the Hereafter too like Quran and Sunnah and knowledge and Deen?

Allah SW said: save yourself and your family that of fire
Scholars said: kids are of self not family

sh. Kifah Mustapha


To Protect Oneself –

If Allah bestows favors over his slave, whether on his family, children, or property and he says,

مَا شَاءَ اللَّه، لا قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّه

‘Masha Allah la qwata ila billah.’

What Allah has willed there is no might except with Allah.