Thursday, June 12, 2008

Luqman a.s. Advice to his Son

Luqman a.s. Advice to his Son

The Qur'an contains ten precious advices Luqman, a.s.offered his son. Following is the list of this advice offered to Muslim parents, that they may communicate them to their children, family and members of society that they may implement them. If this valuable advise is followed and implemented, then we will all be on the straight Path leading to Paradise . Luqm⮠himself summed up in a few words the way to succeed in this life and on the Day of Judgment.

1. Luqman, a.s.warns his son against the greatest injustice man can do. Allah said that Luqman, a.s.said:

"O my son! Join not in worship others with Allah Verily, joining others in worship with Allah is a great injustice indeed." [31:13]

Luqman, a.s.calls his son: "My Son". To do so catches his son's attention so that he may listen carefully to his father . Then he calls his son's attention to Tawhid. " Shirk," Luqman, a.s.said:" Is a great injustice indeed ".

Therefore, the one who associates others with All⨠in worship does injustice to Allah the owner and Creator of the universe. A great injustice is also done to the Mushrik: he subjects himself to All⨧s anger and eternal punishment in Hell.

2. Luqm⮠reminds his son of the rights of his parents on him,

"and We have enjoined on man to be dutiful and good to his parents.. His mother bore him upon weakness and hardship" [31:14]

He describes hardships mothers face bearing children.

"And his weaning is in two years, give thanks to Me and to your parents. Unto Me is the final destination. " [ 31:14]

Luqm⮠mentions the total dependence of infants on their mothers for two years. Thank All⨬ and then your parents. Is not, then the final destination is to All⨮

"And if they both strive with you to make you join in worship with me others that of which you have no knowledge, then obey them not, but behave with them in the world kindly." [31:15]

Luqm⮠tells his son that if the parents are Mushrik then do not follow their way: All⨧s right comes first by far. Even so. for as long as the live, treat your Mushrik parents with kindness.

3. Luqm⮠then describes some of All⨧s Might.

"O my son! If it be equal to the weight of a grain of mustard seed, and though it be in a rock, or in the Heavens or the earth, All⨠will bring it forth. Verily All⨠is subtle in bringing out that grain, well aware of its place." [31:16]

All⨧s Knowledge is so perfect that the existence of anything, big or small, is acknowledged and controlled by Him. Luqm⮠tries to impress his son reminding him of All⨧s absolute control over His kingdom. Such might and power must not be challenged or ignored by anyone.

4. A great advice to Luqman's son is to establish regular prayer, on time and with the best possible performance,

"O my son! Offer prayer perfectly." [31:17]

Prayer is the direct connection between a Muslim and his Creator. Parents must take great care to teach and call upon their children to establish prayer.

5. Luqm⮠advises his son to "enjoin (people) for good, and forbid from evil." [31:17]
If every Muslim observe this duty, then evil and mischief will have no place in Muslim society.

6. After the useful advice he offered his son, Luqm⮠recommended patience in implementing them, and in all matters of life,

"And bear with patience whatever befalls you. Verily, these are some of the important commandments ordered by All⨠with no exemption." [31:17]

Patience is a righteous act ordered, and rewarded by All⨮

7. Arrogance is an attribute of All⨠alone and not for man.
The Creator and Owner of the universe is the only One who deserves to be Arrogant. All⨠threatens arrogant people with punishment in Hellfire. Luqm⮠said:

"And turn not your face away from men with pride." [31:18]

8. To be moderate is a great attitude anyone can possess,

"Nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily All⨠likes not each arrogant boaster." [31:18]

All⨠does not like that man is arrogant and proud of themselves.

9. To be moderate in walking and talking is also one of Luqman's advises to his son, "And be moderate (or show no insolence) in walking." [31:19]
Isl⭠offers a code of conduct in every aspect of life. Even the way Muslims walk and talk are regulated. Islam offers guidelines in this regard that will produce the best behavior and generate respect.

10. Luqm⮠reminds his son that being harsh while talking will liken his voice to the braying of a donkey. Shouting does not win hearts, rather, it will offend and alienate people,

"And lower your voice. Verily the harshest of all voices is the voice (braying] of an ass!!" [31:19]

Luqm⮠shows great wisdom in his advice to his son. If Muslims parents take his example, and have their children implement these advises, then by All⨧s permission our Ummah will be successful.



Every Muslim should prepare for Jum'ah from Thursday. After Asr on
Thursday one should increasingly read Istighfaar etc. That person
shall obtain the most benefit of Jum'ah who awaits it and prepares for it
from Thursday.

Rasulallah ( S.A.W. ) has said : " The best day of the week that
the sun rises on, is the day of Jum'ah." The night of Jum'ah (the night
between Thursday and Friday ) is more blessed and the day of Jum'ah is
most blessed.

Friday is the best among all days.
Friday is an Eid for the Believers.
Adam (R.A.) was created on Friday,
He was granted entrance into Jannah on Friday,
He was descend into Earth on Friday,
He died on Friday, Qiyaamah will also take place on Friday.
Amongs the seven days of the week, Friday is the day when Allah's
Special mercies are granted. It is a day of gathering for the
Muslims and rewards are increased. Many great events took place on this
day, and yet take place.

Hazrat Abu Saeed kh u dri ( R.A. ) says that the Rasulallah ( S.A.W.) has said that :
" Whoever recite Suratul-Kahf on Friday (the night between Thursday and Friday) enjoys the illumination between two Fridays." (Nasai) Hazrat Abdullah Bin Umar ( R.A. ) says that the Rasulallah ( S.A.W. ) has said that: " Whoever recites Suratul-Kahf on Friday, will enjoy
a light shining from his feet to the heaven and will have his sins forgiven committed between the two Fridays." ( Ibn Marduya ).

It is reported from Hazrat Abu Huraira ( R.A. ) that Rasulallah (
S.A.W.)has said that : " Whoever recites Suratul-Ham- Mim Dukhan on
Friday, (the night between Thursday and Friday ) enjoys the prayer of
70,000 angels for his forgiveness and gets all sins forgiven." ( Tirmizi ).
Hazrat Abdulla Bin Abbas ( R.A. ) says that Rasulallah ( S.A.W. )
has said That : " Whoever recites Suratul-Aale Imran on Friday, angels
enjoy the divine shower of salutation on him till sunset." ( Tibrani ).
Al Isbahaani reports from Ibn Abbas ( R.A. ) that Rasulallah (
S.A.W.)said : " The one who performs 2 raka'at after Maghrib on Friday
night (the night between Thursday and Friday ) and reads in every
rakaat once Suratul-Al Fatiha and Suratul Zilzaal ( Iza zul zilatil Ardhu )
15 times,Allah will ease for him the Sakaraat of Death ( the moment of
death ) and will save him from the punishment of the grave and make
easy for him the crossing of the Siraat.
Hazrat Abu Amama ( R.A. ) says that the Rasulallah ( S.A.W. ) has
said that : " The bath of Friday, pull out every sin of the man from
its root.( Tibrani ) Hazrat Abu Huraira ( R.A. ) says that the Rasulallah ( S.A.W. ) has
said that : " whoever goes out for Friday prayer after making proper
ablution and listen to the sermon quietly sitting, get all his sins
forgiven not only from one Friday to the next, but also the sins of three days
more."(Muslim ) Hazrat Abdullah Bin Masud ( R.A. ) reports that Rasulallah ( S.A.W.
) had said : " The order of sitting before Allah will be just as order of attendance on Friday. Whoever comes first in mosque on Friday will have his seat nearest to Allah, the second one will have the second seat and third one will have the third seat and fourth one will also not be very far from Allah." ( Ibn Maaja )

After the Jum'ah Salaat read as follows :
Suratul-Fatiha 7 times,
Suratul-Iklaas 7 times,
Suratul-Falaq 7 times,
Suratul-Naas 7 times.
Allah said, "If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you."

I f you are not ashamed, send this message...only if you believe.
"Yes, I love Allah. Allah is my fountain of Life and My Saviour.
Allah keeps me going day and night. Without Allah, I am no one. But
with Allah, I can do everything. Allah is my strength."
This is a simple test. If you love Allah and you are not ashamed of
all the great things that he has done for you, send this to everyone
you know, and the person that sent it to you.
May Allah help u to succeed...Ameen

Stories for children

Stories for children

When you are explaining the Sura Fathiha, coming to "Rabb-il-Aalameen",
to show the magnitude of the creation of Allah, to comprehend its vastness, to show that he is lord over all of these you can show the video below.

This will show how vast is his creation and how insignificant we are. Then follow it by saying that these galaxies are all adoring the lowest heavens. Allah has created seven heavens. And more importantly, HIS KURSI SPANS ALL THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH.

Ask them to think about this vastness of his Creation and his power when they say "Rab il Aalameen" and when they say Rab in Ruku and Sajdah.