Saturday, December 20, 2014

Think Before Speaking

"When one desires to talk, then it is upon him to think before he speaks. If there is beneficial good in what he will say, then he should speak. And if he has doubt about that, then he must not speak until he clears that doubt (by making his speech good)."
Imam Shafi'i

Friday, December 19, 2014

Seal of Prophethood

Jaabir bin Samurah (Radhiallahu Anhu reports that: "I saw the Seal of Prophethood of Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) between his two shoulders, which was like a red tumour (protruding flesh), the size of which was like that of a pigeon's egg".

Commentary
There are various and different narrations regarding the size and colour of the Seal of Prophethood of Sayyidina Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam). Qurtubi has reconciled these by sayimg that the size changed from time to time, as did the colour. According to this humble servant, this reconciliation may also be possible, that in reality all these are similarities, and every similarity is according to a person's understanding, which is an approximate state. There is no disagreement in explaining approximates. This is a more appropriate explanation.
Source: Shama'il Tirmidhi

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Benefit Others

As far as possible, try to help and benefit others As far as possible, try to help and benefit others irrespective of whether it be in worldly or Deeni irrespective of whether it be in worldly or Deeni matters.
Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Character

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.