In the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful, Dear readers everywhere, It’s been such a long while since I last wrote to you. It was two years ago or even more I guess. The reasons are many, but to make a long story short, one should not go about some work or task, big or small, without perfecting it and availing the needed means for it. It’s a question of perfecting what you do or not. The concept of perfection and striving for excellence or “Ihsan” is cornerstone to our Islamic education and culture, as the Allah and the Prophet (PBUH) taught us in many instances in the Quran and the Sunnah, For example Allah says in Surah Al- Naml, verse 88. “This is the handiwork of God who has perfected all things” The past two years require me to immerse myself in my duty and role as a wife and a mother, as it was a period that required no compromises whatsoever, but rather perfection and sincere dedication. Similarly, my dedication to you, dear readers, and duty towards presenting only what I think is the best I have, is not a matter that can be compromised or belittled. So you can say, I had to take a break. However, this break was useful to The Muslim Tribune
I will end my post today with one golden advise to keep remembrance of Allah loudly and in secret, as much as you can, whether or not you got the chance to read or listen to His Holy words or those who remind you of Allah.
“I heard the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) say: ‘The best of remembrance is La ilaha illallah (None has the right to be worshipped but Allah), and the best of supplication is Al-Hamdu Lillah (praise is to Allah).'”
So dear readers, be Mindful of Allah.
Here I end my letter to you, the first of many to come, God willing.
|Grade||: Hasan (Darussalam)|
|Reference||: Sunan Ibn Majah 3800|
|In-book reference||: Book 33, Hadith 145|
|English translation||: Vol. 5, Book 33, Hadith 3800|