1) Good Attitude – A Muslim must always have a positive attitude toward life. We say, “Al Hamdulillah” (Praise be to Allah) for whatever He gives us (or doesn’t give us).
2) Help – Our prophet, peace be upon him, stressed the importance of men helping their wives and Allah tells us the importance of women being mates and helpers to their husbands. This is a real “win-win” situation, if we just follow it.
3) Trust – Muslims, men and women are ordered to be trustworthy and follow the example of our prophet, peace be upon him, as the “Trustworthy”.
4) Respect – You get respect, when you give respect. This is mandatory for all Muslims toward all people, how much more toward the spouse?
5) Joy – Our prophet, peace be upon him, used to entertain his wife, Ayesha and she used to play and race with him. She said, “I used to out-run him, but then when I got heavy he used to outrun me”. He told us to play with our wives.
6) Forgiveness – Clearly, this is one of the most important aspects of Islam. Whoever does not forgive – will not be forgiven. This comes from Allah, Himself. We must learn to forgive each other’s mistakes so we won’t have it against us.
7) Time – Spend time, alone – together. Go for walks. Take a bus ride. Visit a friend or someone who is ill (you get big rewards for that). Fast together on Mondays & Thursdays if you can. Make hajj – this is a great way to get a “new start” on life. Trust me.
8) Worship – connection with Allah through ritual of prayer, petition and peace while moving together in the salat is something a non-Muslim can never really appreciate. Our prophet, peace be upon him, used to lead his wife in salat, even though he lived connected to the mosque. He told us not to make our homes like grave yards. We should offer some of our sunnah prayers at home. A sister gains the most rewards at home, in her room, behind a screen.
“Halal” means “Permissible” in Arabic and refers to the dietary law of Islam, which practicing Muslims follow. Similar to Kosher food for Jews, Halal food avoids anything derived from swine flesh (pork, bacon, lard, gelatin, etc.) as well as alcohol (beer, wine, etc.). Animals which are considered lawful to consume for Muslims include Halal chicken, beef, lamb, goat, turkey, deer, and seafood. In order for the meat to be considered “Halal” the animal must be slaughtered in a specific way and the name of God must be mentioned at the time of slaughtering the animal by a Muslim. Of course there are different interpretations of what is considered Halal and what is not, but the main goal is to keep away from those items which God has instructed us to avoid for better health and a longer life. Usually, but not always, the animals used for Halal meat are fed natural grains, grass or corn and are not injected with any hormones or harmful chemicals.
This has to be the most emotional video I have seen in a long time.. The message is clear, the love and compassion that Sahabi had for each other, that love, that bond.. it is clearly shown in this video.. all for the sake of Allah swt and the Prophet Pbuh… Amazing..***
Compare it to nowadays.. indeed, this Muslim Ummah is lost..Where has all the love gone?
The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “To cast a glance at the charms of a woman is one of the poisonous arrows of Iblees. Allah grants him the taste of exhilarating worship who refrains from such glances.” [Minhaaj ul Abideen by Imam Ghazzali]You are traveling in a desert and it is burning hot. You are in a new car with good air conditioning. You have turned the air conditioning on but somehow don’t feel its cooling effect. On investigation it turns out that a window is partially open. This is letting the scorching heat in and preventing you from experiencing the coolness generated by the air conditioning.Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has guaranteed peace and contentment of the heart for those who remember Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) frequently. “Those who believe and whose hearts are peaceful with the remembrance of Allah. Listen, only in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find peace.” [Quran: Surah Ar-Raad, Ayat 28]But Dhikr (the remembrance of Allah) is like air-conditioning. Its coolness is felt in the heart and mind when the windows of the eyes, the ears, the tongue, the hands, the heart, and the stomach are closed to sin by Taqwa – the fear and awareness of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala). If a man looks at women other than his wife, the hot air of this sin ruins the cooling effect of the Dhikr he performs. Similarly, if a person backbites, then it is as though they have left the window of their tongue down, and the hot wind coming in through it doesn’t allow the air conditioning of Dhikr to cool their heart. If they harbour jealousy or eat Haraam food, the windows of their heart and stomach weren’t shut against the heat, depriving their Dhikr of providing them peace of mind. Thus, despite much recitation of the Quran, Duas and performance of Nawafil, such a person remains mentally disturbed and uneasy with himself and the world around him.We should try to give up our sins. But we should continue with Dhikr even if we are involved in some sin and find it difficult to give up. The day we give up sinning, the utterance of one “Allah” will allow us to experience the air-conditioning of the heavens and the earth. The heart will be granted perfect peace and tranquility.