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productivemuslim:

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Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Eid al Fitr, In sha Allah… May Allah (SWT) accept our good deeds, forgive us for our sins and ease the suffering of our beloved brothers and sisters in the whole world. Let’s not forget to include in our Duaa’s our  oppressed brothers and sisters especially in Palestine, Iraq and Syria. The Ummah needs us today more than ever in our duaa’s.

productivemuslim:

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Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Eid al Fitr, In sha Allah… May Allah (SWT) accept our good deeds, forgive us for our sins and ease the suffering of our beloved brothers and sisters in the whole world. Let’s not forget to include in our Duaa’s our oppressed brothers and sisters especially in Palestine, Iraq and Syria. The Ummah needs us today more than ever in our duaa’s.

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I am not concerned whether Allah will respond to my call when I call Him or not. I know for a fact that if I ask Allah for something He will give me that which is best for me. I am not worried on His part. Rather my concern and worry is on my part. Whether I will put the effort to make du’a’a, whether I will take action and exhaust the means to get my du’a’a accepted. Because I know if I make du’a’a, while being certain and I take action then for sure Allah will respond and give me that which is best for me.
Umar ibn Khattab (via magnoliacelebration)
marhabayamustafa
marhabayamustafa:

Narrated by Sayyidina Ya’la radi Allahu anhu : (in a lengthy narration)We were with RasoolAllahﷺ and we stopped at a spot. RasoolAllahﷺ rested at a certain place. A tree cut through the soil and moved itself in front of RasoolAllahﷺ and shaded him. After some time it went back to it’s original place.When RasoolAllahﷺ woke up, I told him about this incident.RasoolAllahﷺ, “The tree sought permission from it’s Lord to greet His Messenger and it was given the permission to do so.”Musnad Ahmad 4/170,173Dalaail An Nubuwah : Abu Nu’aym 1/158, #184Majmua Az-Zawaaid : Imaam Haytami 9/5Taareekh Damishq : Ibn Asakir 4/368____________________________RasoolAllahﷺ was sleeping yet heﷺ knew what had happened. 
Subhan Allah

marhabayamustafa:

Narrated by Sayyidina Ya’la radi Allahu anhu : (in a lengthy narration)

We were with RasoolAllahﷺ and we stopped at a spot. RasoolAllahﷺ rested at a certain place. A tree cut through the soil and moved itself in front of RasoolAllahﷺ and shaded him. After some time it went back to it’s original place.

When RasoolAllahﷺ woke up, I told him about this incident.

RasoolAllahﷺ, “The tree sought permission from it’s Lord to greet His Messenger and it was given the permission to do so.”

Musnad Ahmad 4/170,173
Dalaail An Nubuwah : Abu Nu’aym 1/158, #184
Majmua Az-Zawaaid : Imaam Haytami 9/5
Taareekh Damishq : Ibn Asakir 4/368
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RasoolAllahﷺ was sleeping yet he
 knew what had happened. 

Subhan Allah

Sun of generosity.Hazrat Uthman (RadiAllahu Anhu) used to say, “Wealth is only good for the grateful and generous,” and he used to act according to what he said. He (RadiAllahu Anhu) set free, or led other people to set free, hundreds of slaves.Before the battle of Tabuk, which was one of the critical battles for the Muslims, He (RadiAllahu Anhu) donated 300 fully-equipped camels and a thousand dinars to the army. The Prophetﷺ remarked, “The generosity of this gift will make `Uthman t protected from whatever he does.”Tirmidhi, al-Manaqib, 18/3700; Ahmad, V, 63.When `Uthman (RadiAllahu Anhu) migrated from Makka to Madina, he found that the Muslims of Madina were suffering from lack of water. The water of most of the wells in Madina was not drinkable. Only one well, named al-Ruma, currently had drinkable water. It was owned by a member of one of the Jewish tribes of Madina, who was selling its water to the Muslims.The Prophetﷺ asked his people, “Who wants to buy the well of al-Ruma and trade it for a better one in Paradise?”Hadrat `Uthman (RadiAllahu Anhu) went off to purchase the well on the spot, but the owner rejected his offer. Hadrat `Uthman (RadiAllahu Anhu), however, negotiated with him, and managed to buy a half share in the well, so that the Muslims and the Jews could both access water freely on an every-other-day basis. Later on, he bought the whole well.The Prophetﷺ asked him if he would be willing to give away the well of al-Ruma as charity, and he accepted the idea right away After that, there were no more water shortages in Madina. It is narrated that Hadrat `Uthman (RadiAllahu Anhu) himself used to line up to draw water from the well that he had once owned, just other people did. It is also narrated that this generosity led to the revelation of the famous Qur’anic verse,O soul at peace! Return to your Lord well-pleased, well-pleasing. Enter among My servants; enter into My garden. (Fajr/89: 27-30)._______________________________________________Truly, Hazrat `Uthman (RadiAllahu Anhu) is a symbol of generosity.

Sun of generosity.

Hazrat Uthman (RadiAllahu Anhu) used to say, “Wealth is only good for the grateful and generous,” and he used to act according to what he said. He (RadiAllahu Anhu) set free, or led other people to set free, hundreds of slaves.

Before the battle of Tabuk, which was one of the critical battles for the Muslims, He (RadiAllahu Anhu) donated 300 fully-equipped camels and a thousand dinars to the army. The Prophetﷺ remarked, “The generosity of this gift will make `Uthman t protected from whatever he does.”

Tirmidhi, al-Manaqib, 18/3700; Ahmad, V, 63.

When `Uthman (RadiAllahu Anhu) migrated from Makka to Madina, he found that the Muslims of Madina were suffering from lack of water. The water of most of the wells in Madina was not drinkable. Only one well, named al-Ruma, currently had drinkable water. It was owned by a member of one of the Jewish tribes of Madina, who was selling its water to the Muslims.

The Prophetﷺ asked his people, “Who wants to buy the well of al-Ruma and trade it for a better one in Paradise?”

Hadrat `Uthman (RadiAllahu Anhu) went off to purchase the well on the spot, but the owner rejected his offer. Hadrat `Uthman (RadiAllahu Anhu), however, negotiated with him, and managed to buy a half share in the well, so that the Muslims and the Jews could both access water freely on an every-other-day basis. Later on, he bought the whole well.

The Prophetﷺ asked him if he would be willing to give away the well of al-Ruma as charity, and he accepted the idea right away After that, there were no more water shortages in Madina. 

It is narrated that Hadrat `Uthman (RadiAllahu Anhu) himself used to line up to draw water from the well that he had once owned, just other people did. It is also narrated that this generosity led to the revelation of the famous Qur’anic verse,

O soul at peace! Return to your Lord well-pleased, well-pleasing. Enter among My servants; enter into My garden. (Fajr/89: 27-30).
_______________________________________________
Truly, Hazrat `Uthman (RadiAllahu Anhu) is a symbol of generosity.

Possessor of Two Lights (Dhûn-Nurayn)
Hadrat `Uthman (radiAllahu anhu) was shattered when his wife Rukayya (radiAllahu anha), the noble daughter of the Prophetﷺ, died. When the Prophet ﷺ asked him about the intensity of his grief, he said, “O Prophet! No one has lost as much as I have. Not only must I say farewell to my beloved wife, but the bond of kinship between you and me no longer exists.” When his relatives suggested to him that he might marry again, he declared, “I cannot take anyone else after the Prophet as my father-in-law. I cannot marry anyone after his daughter!”

The Prophetﷺ was touched by this outburst of love and commitment. When some time had passed, he arranged for `Uthman (radiAllahu anhu) to marry another of his daughters, Umm Kulthûm (radiAllahu anha). Umm Kulthûm (radiAllahu anha) also died during `Uthman’s lifetime. The Prophetﷺ told him, “If I had a third unmarried daughter, I would marry her to you as well.” Such were his words of special love for `Uthman (radiAllahu anhu).

Possessor of Two Lights (Dhûn-Nurayn)

Hadrat `Uthman (radiAllahu anhu) was shattered when his wife Rukayya (radiAllahu anha), the noble daughter of the Prophetﷺ, died. When the Prophet ﷺ asked him about the intensity of his grief, he said, “O Prophet! No one has lost as much as I have. Not only must I say farewell to my beloved wife, but the bond of kinship between you and me no longer exists.” When his relatives suggested to him that he might marry again, he declared, “I cannot take anyone else after the Prophet as my father-in-law. I cannot marry anyone after his daughter!”

The Prophetﷺ was touched by this outburst of love and commitment. When some time had passed, he arranged for `Uthman (radiAllahu anhu) to marry another of his daughters, Umm Kulthûm (radiAllahu anha). Umm Kulthûm (radiAllahu anha) also died during `Uthman’s lifetime. The Prophetﷺ told him, “If I had a third unmarried daughter, I would marry her to you as well.” Such were his words of special love for `Uthman (radiAllahu anhu).

theconsciousmuslim
theconsciousmuslim:

#10Companions:  ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. ʿAwf (d. 31/654)
ʿAbd al-Raḥmān’s original name was ʿAbdul ʿAmr (servant of ʿAmr) but the Prophet (ﷺ) renamed him ʿAbd al-Raḥmān (servant of the Most Merciful) after he converted. He converted when he was around 21 years old, and although he did not have a direct link to the Prophet (ﷺ) he did share a bond of sort, his mother helped deliver the Prophet (ﷺ). He was the ninth of the ten companions that was promised paradise. 
He emigrated twice, once to Ethiopia to escape persecution at the hands of the pagan Meccans, and later on his life to Madīnah. He is remembered by many to have been immensely rich, but he knew both poverty and wealth. When he left Mecca to go to Ethiopia he left behind everything, and later in his life when he emigrated to Madīnah he arrived penniless. When the companions emigrated the Prophet (ﷺ) paired them with an Anṣārī brother, ʿAbd al-Raḥmān was paired with one of the richest men, he offered him half of all of his wealth, ʿAbd al-Raḥmān thanked him, prayed for him and asked to be directed to the marketplace instead. He was an astute businessman, and in a matter of days would become wealthy once again, it was said that ʿAbd al-Raḥmān could turn over a stone and find gold beneath it. He got married soon after giving a brick of gold for mahr. 
ʿAbd al-Raḥmān philanthropy did not bring about delusional overindulgence or arrogance. He still participated in all of the battles, and was one of the few that remained steadfast with the Prophet (ﷺ) at Uḥud, a battle in which he was wounded so badly that he would limp for the rest of his life. He had the most ḥalāl income stating that, “We left behind around half of ḥalāl income because we were afraid of ribā (usury).” He would give freely; pay of people’s debts, equip the army, whenever any of the Caliphs needed money he would be at the front giving. Ṭalḥah states that the people of Madīnah were living off ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, that’s how much money he gave. After the sad demise of the Prophet (ﷺ) he took it upon himself to fund the widows of the Prophet (ﷺ) such as Lady ‘Ā’ishah.
He also has the distinct honor of being the first companion to lead the Prophet (ﷺ) in prayer. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān was unaware as the Prophet (ﷺ) joined the prayer midway, the fiqh of missing a unit in prayer stems from this incident.  
He left behind millions, and his funeral was one the largest seen. He was buried in Baqīʿ cemetery in Madīnah. 
May God be pleased with him and fill his grave with light.
Further Sources:



ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. ʿAwf
The Honest Merchant

theconsciousmuslim:

#10Companions:  ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. ʿAwf (d. 31/654)

ʿAbd al-Raḥmān’s original name was ʿAbdul ʿAmr (servant of ʿAmr) but the Prophet () renamed him ʿAbd al-Raḥmān (servant of the Most Merciful) after he converted. He converted when he was around 21 years old, and although he did not have a direct link to the Prophet () he did share a bond of sort, his mother helped deliver the Prophet (). He was the ninth of the ten companions that was promised paradise. 

He emigrated twice, once to Ethiopia to escape persecution at the hands of the pagan Meccans, and later on his life to Madīnah. He is remembered by many to have been immensely rich, but he knew both poverty and wealth. When he left Mecca to go to Ethiopia he left behind everything, and later in his life when he emigrated to Madīnah he arrived penniless. When the companions emigrated the Prophet () paired them with an Anṣārī brother, ʿAbd al-Raḥmān was paired with one of the richest men, he offered him half of all of his wealth, ʿAbd al-Raḥmān thanked him, prayed for him and asked to be directed to the marketplace instead. He was an astute businessman, and in a matter of days would become wealthy once again, it was said that ʿAbd al-Raḥmān could turn over a stone and find gold beneath it. He got married soon after giving a brick of gold for mahr. 

ʿAbd al-Raḥmān philanthropy did not bring about delusional overindulgence or arrogance. He still participated in all of the battles, and was one of the few that remained steadfast with the Prophet () at Uḥud, a battle in which he was wounded so badly that he would limp for the rest of his life. He had the most ḥalāl income stating that, “We left behind around half of ḥalāl income because we were afraid of ribā (usury).” He would give freely; pay of people’s debts, equip the army, whenever any of the Caliphs needed money he would be at the front giving. Ṭalḥah states that the people of Madīnah were living off ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, that’s how much money he gave. After the sad demise of the Prophet () he took it upon himself to fund the widows of the Prophet () such as Lady ‘Ā’ishah.

He also has the distinct honor of being the first companion to lead the Prophet () in prayer. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān was unaware as the Prophet () joined the prayer midway, the fiqh of missing a unit in prayer stems from this incident.  

He left behind millions, and his funeral was one the largest seen. He was buried in Baqīʿ cemetery in Madīnah.

May God be pleased with him and fill his grave with light.

Further Sources:

ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. ʿAwf

The Honest Merchant