Repentance-do it now before too late-

It is necessary to repent from every sin. If the offence involves the right of Allah, not a human, then there are three conditions to be met in order for the repentance to be accepted by Allah

Conditions of repentance

To stop committing the sin

To feel sorry for committing it

To resolve not to recommit it once again

Any repentance failing to observe any of the above mentioned conditions will not be sound.

But if the sin involves a human right, a fourth condition is required, i.e, to absolve oneself from such a right. If it’s a property, it should be returned to its original owner; if it’s slandering or backbiting, one should seek the forgiveness of the offended. Allah the Exalted says

“Seek the forgiveness of your Lord and turn to Him in repentance.” (11:3)

“O ye who believe! Turn to Allah with sincere repentance.” (66:8)

HADITHS ON REPENTANCE

First Hadith

The Prophet pbuh said, “By Allah I seek Allah’s forgiveness and repent to Him more than seventy times a day.”

Commentary

* The hadith is an inducement to repent and seek Allah’s forgiveness. The Prophet (pbuh) whose past and future sins were forgiven,was always asking Allah’s forgiveness. So how about us who commit sins on a regular basis? How much then should we repent?

  • Sincere and ceaseless prayer for pardon is essential so that any sins that we may unintentionally commit are forgiven.
  • Seeking pardon is by repeating the following words : ” Astaghfirullah-al ‘adheem” i.e., I seek forgiveness of Allah The Great

Second Hadith

Abu Sa’id ibn Sa’d ibn Malik ibn Sinan al-Khudri reported that the Prophet of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Among those before you there was a man who killed ninety-nine people. He asked who was the most knowledgeable man in the world and was directed to a monk. He went to him and said that he had killed ninety-nine people and was repentance possible for him? The monk said, ‘No,’ so he killed him and made it a hundred. Then he again asked who was the most knowledgeable man on earth and was directed to a man of knowledge. He said that he had killed a hundred people, so was repentance possible for him? The man said, ‘Yes, who can come between you and repentance? Go to such-and-such a land, where there are some people worshipping Allah Almighty. Worship Allah with them and do not return to your own country. It is an evil place.’ So he went and then, when he was half way there, he died. The angels of mercy and angels of punishment started to argue about him. The angels of mercy said, ‘He came in repentance, turning with his heart to Allah Almighty.’ The angels of punishment said, ‘He has not done a single good action.’ An angel came in a human form and they appointed him arbitrator between them. He said, ‘Measure the distance between the two countries and whichever one he is nearer to, that is the one he belongs to.’ They measured and found he was nearer to the land to which he was going, so the angels of mercy took him.” [Agreed upon]

In another narration, “He was a hand-span nearer to the virtuous land, so he was put among their people.” Another version says, “Allah revealed to this country to distance itself and that one to come nearer. He said, ‘Measure the distance between them,’ and they found that he was nearer to the good one by a hand-span and He forgave him.” It is also narrated that he drew closer by a slight movement on his chest.

Commentary

· The hadith shows that the gates of repentance are open even for the worst of sinners; and Allah forgives everyone provided they repent sincerely. (See conditions of repentance).

· A scholar is far better than a mere worshipper: He would be more knowledgeable and would bear in mind the psychological aspects of the questioner in a way that would not make him reckless in his sins out of frustration.

· In some situations, Allah makes angels appear in human form to support His sincere slaves.

· Bad company should be abandoned: the least evil they can cause is that they don’t induce one to do good deeds or abandon evil ones.

· Good company is essential for the salvation of anyone seeking Allah’s pleasure: they constantly remind one of what is good and forbid what is bad.

· Allah rewards according to one’s final deeds, so make sure your final deeds are the best in the sight of Allah.

· If one dies among bad people, he will definitely be gathered with them in the Hereafter, unless he was accidentally among them, hating all their deeds.

· If one dies in the midst of good, pious people, he will definitely be gathered with them in the Hereafter and will probably benefit from their intercession for him on the Day of Judgment.

source:by editor


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Islamic Quotes by Revert2007

Here I have some quotes of my own which I paste on my wall so that whenever my relatives come to my room, they can read and think about. It is one way of doing da’wah (calling for Allah) by the way. Perhaps you should give it a try as well

Disobeying Allah is Equal to Committing Suicide

Jannah is Not Easy Yet It is Not Difficult

PAST IS  HISTORY,
PRESENT IS WHAT YOU HAVE,
FUTURE IS WHAT YOU ARE UNSURE OF,

FORGET THE PAST,
LIVE FOR THE PRESENT,
HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.

Nothing is Certain in This Life Except Death

Life Is Too Short To Mess Around With

The Greatest Love Is The Love Between Allah and Me

Iman Is Like A Diamond That Needs To Be
Polished To View The Shine

Islam Is Not Difficult But We Make It Difficult

Iman Is For Those Who Seek It.



Why did I choose Islam?

Hope all my dear sisters and brothers are doing fine, inshaAllah.

I would like to share some of my thoughts over here about “Why I chose Islam as my religion”.

There are many religions on this Earth and before I convert to Islam, I had the dilemma between Christianity and Islam. I read Bible (someone forced me to read it lol) and when I read the Bible, MashaAllah everything mentioned in it is similar to what I read in the book of 25 Rasools when I was 10 years old. Many of my friends told me that Christianity was the religion from Allah and it is very similar to Islam yet the Muslims can’t follow Christianity due to the DRASTIC modification in the Bible. No matter how many people convince me and do “da’wah” to me about Christianity, I just can’t accept any of their words. Islam has been so deeply in my heart and in my mind.

Finally when someone did da’wah to me on Skype, why did I choose Islam?
The answer is very simple.

As a non-Muslim, I do not love this world. I know very well that when I die I am not going to take anything with me to the graveyard-not the fame, not the wealth, not my family, nothing …..

I keep on asking myself, and then what is the purpose of me being created? Is God just having fun creating me? Why sometimes I am happy and have good life and some other time I am very sad and have a lot of hardship in life. What is the reason for all these?

Islam answered my questions well. And Islam really makes sense to me.

-Believe in one Creator
-Nothing can be compared to Him
-He is a supernatural power
-He has messengers to convey His message

I just need to know these things to convert.

If you ask me whether I love Allah before or after I convert.
My answer is NO

I do know that Allah s.w.t is the only Creator of the world and no one is comparable to Him, yet I can’t feel Him or love Him yet.

Love takes time to grow. The love comes when I witness the miracles happened in my life. After couple of months later, the more knowledge of Islam I have, the more I learn to love Allah s.w.t

When I love Allah s.w.t , automatically I obey Him without any force and am very happy and delighted to worship Him according to Quran and Sunnah.

Allah s.w.t has mentioned in Quran, those obey Him and follow the sunnah will have happy eternal life in hereafter. That is what am seeking for insyaAllah. And now I know why I was created.

I was created to take “study” and take the test on the Day of Judgment. If I pass my test inshaAllah I will enter Jannah and if I fail I will have to company syaitan in hell fire.

There is no other reason why we must obey Allah. It is all to avoid the hellfire.

The reason Allah created us is only for one reason
TO WORSHIP HIM

After being a Muslim, I respect myself more and even others respect me more. They respect me because of my religion and the way I live which is The Islam Way of Life.

This below message is for those who are hesitate to convert to Islam for some reason

Well, Islam is not a ritual or a culture but a way of life and how you are suppose to live your life according to the Creator’s rule.

Example:
Your mother will guide you and always tell u about the Do’s and Don’ts because she is your mother who gave birth to you.

Same goes to Allah as the only Creator has mentioned about the Do’s and Don’ts in Quran .

Question
You can love the woman who gave birth to you,but why can’t you love The Creator who created you?

Ashadu an la ilaha illa’llah.
wa Ashadu anna Muhammadan ‘abduhu wa Rasuluh.

I bear witness that there is no God to be worshiped but Allah,
and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger

Assalamulikum.

My story towards Islam


I was born and raised in a Muslim country-Malaysia. Even though we have many non-Muslims here such as Chinese, Indians, Christians and many more, the practice of Islam is good. The official religion of this country is Islam Alhamdulilah.

Since my childhood, all my friends were  Malays (Muslim).When I was 10 years old, one of my friend lend me 2 books on prophets it is called 25 Rasools. I took this book to my school and read is during break. Many of my Muslim friends got shocked, but I don’t bother at all. Some of my friends started to do dawah to me even though they are only 10 years old. I told them that I will convert but I just don’t know when.
One day I started to perform the prayer just by covering my head with a towel and without taking wudhu. I perform the tashahud as how I have seen before. I asked my mother whether I can convert, she said no.

Actually Islam came to my life when I was 8 years old when I got to know a Chinese mix Muslim girl. She taught me how to write alif, baa, taa and so on. I wrote some of these Arabic words and took it to school. I still remember that one of this Muslim teacher scolded me and pinched me after looking at the papers where I wrote Arabic. She said as a kafir I am not supposed to do this things and she thought I was just mocking Arabic. I was only 8 years old and I copied everything exactly from an Islamic book.

When I grow older, my friends started to tell me about Jannah and hell. I got very scared. But that time I only fear of Allah and nothing else.

When I entered my high school, I have lost contact with my Muslim friends. All the friends I have were non-Muslim.

Finally I entered university and alhamdulilah I came back to the right path after 1 year in the University. I started to mix with Muslim friends. All my Muslim friends are the one very religious and wear khimar all the time. I do have some friends who are not that religious but again they are much better than non-Muslim.
Most of them got married and they used to tell their husband about me and their husband will advice them to bring me to Islam. they tried to advice me but I told them that the right time hasn’t come yet.
Even before converting, my friends started to call me Syarifaah. They don’t call me by my original name.
Couples of months before convention, many strange things happen to me. I know how to say syahadah and whenever my mind is not thinking about anything; my heart keeps on saying syahadah. Even when I want to sleep. I will say syahadah many times. During convocation in March there were many stall at my university. I went to one of the Islamic stall and I saw Kalimah Allah. I touched them and I felt very strange.

So  in the beginning of April, I got to know an American revert. I told him many things about Islam and he keeps on asking me to convert. But I said I will convert once I finish my studies and he said what if you die tomorrow. That question makes me to think deeply. For 6 days he didn’t come online. I was very depressed and I didn’t go out of the room and I don’t do anything for the 6 days. I was just waiting for him to come online. On 12th April 2007, he came online and we started to have more serious talk about converting.

He asked me to take shower and take wudhu. I did as he said. I repeat the syahadah twice after him. It was 3am.then he taught me how to read Al-Fatihah. I need a book with the translation. I went to my friend’s room. I told her room mate everything and suddenly my friend woke up. She was sick actually and she said that she dream that I was praying and wearing the praying cloth. She handed me a book before she sleep.

Suddenly I heard adhan for subh prayer. I told him that I don’t know where the qiblat is and I don’t have anything to cover my awra. He said just find something to cover yourself and just sujud as thanking Allah. I did as he said.

The next day I woke up exactly for zohr prayer. I felt like someone woke me up. I ran to my religious friend’s room and pray together. For the ishaa prayer, I successfully memorized Al-Fatihah and prayed my first independent salat. That was the time I cried a lot and only Allah knows how I felt.
Finally, 12 years of waiting have ended. Alhamdulilah,….