pearlsofislam:

Acts of direct ibadah one can do:

  1. I’tikaf at the Masjid [for brothers]
  2. Make du’a seeking forgiveness
  3. Increase recitation of the Qur’an
  4. Qiyam Al-Layl/Tahajjud/Taraweeh
  5. Engage in the Dhikr (remembrance) of Allah
  6. Memorize a Surah (this* is an excellent online tool for memorization)
  7. Pray Rawaatib (Sunnah) & Nawafil Salah
  8. Perfect your Tajweed

Acts of indirect ibadah that are also beneficial:

  1. Learn about the Life of the Prophet
  2. Learn about the Lives of the Sahaba and Ahlul Bayt
  3. Read books recommended by the Scholars
  4. Listen to lectures by the scholars (here or here)

*Please note: I advise one to refrain from using the Mounthira website to memorize the names of Allah, as some of those listed do not have a legislated basis in the Qur’an & Sunnah.

insearchof-bliss:

Happiness is not tied to a person or place. Happiness is having a tranquil heart. A heart will not have tranquility until the soul is at ease. The soul will not ease until it is taken care of. It is not properly taken care of until it is fed & the food for the soul is this Deen. It is the Qur’aan. it is following the sunnah.

(via insearchof-bliss)

nonchalante:

  • don’t overwhelm yourself with negative comments nor lose yourself with positive comments. Concern yourself with constructive criticism. Concern yourself with what will benefit you, help you, and improve you.
  • don’t compare yourself to people. Compare yourself to your past self and strive to improve your present self in order to be the best you, you can be.
  • stop giving people the world when they can’t give you a moment of sincerity. Stop looking for friends. Be a friend and you will be surrounded by people who matter.

Shaikh ’Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said,

“A person must prepare to meet Allaah عزوجل and know how he will meet Allaah— will he do so in a condition that pleases Him عزوجل or the opposite? So examine yourself and know what state you are in.”

— [Sharh al-Arba’een an-Nawawiyyah, p. 478]

(Source: giftsofknowledge.net)

kitabs-of-ilm:

We’re all in need of righteous companions to help us along the straight path - those who aid and encourage us to continuously better ourselves. And if you already have these special people in your life, hold on to them, for they are rare jewels that are worth a fortune.

attarandilm:

People need to understand how certain words and certain actions pull a trigger in the mind of someone who has suffered from depression and anxiety. If you know someone has been through these things, why would you purposely go and open that door they spent years trying to close?

wayofthesalaf:

e-book: A Heartfelt Advice to the Sons of the Islamic Ummah & the Carriers of ad-D’awatu as-Salafiyyah - A Small excellent advice for the Ummah By Shaykh Rabee’ ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee 

pearlsofislam:

Take a moment to reflect upon the lives of our noble four Righteous Caliphs, Umm nul Mu’mineen, and the Salaf us Saalih. They were the greatest of believers, and those whom we are to emulate in piety and righteousness. Yet despite being guaranteed paradise, Umar ibn Al Khattab (radhiAllahu ‘anhu) wanted to use an earth full of gold to ransom himself from the punishment of Allah, and the Mother of the Believers Aisha (radhiAllahu ‘anhu) wished she were a leaf for fear of accountability. These are awe-inspiring levels of taqwa.

In our progress within this blessed deen at times we perceive ourselves to be in lofty positions, fall into self amazement, and worse yet, become arrogant. We should however, understand these are rather foolish thoughts and from the Waswaas of Shaytan. It is upon us to humble ourselves, and continuously seek the mercy of Allah, for He is the One who cloaks our sins, shortcomings, and wrongdoing. Do not allow Shaytan to deceive you into claiming self importance. Always remember that we are simply believers, striving upon the truth, and must seek our utmost to please our Lord.