When Waking Up


الحَمْـدُ لِلّهِ الّذي أَحْـيانا بَعْـدَ ما أَماتَـنا وَإليه النُّـشور.

Alhamdu lillahil-lathee ahyana baAAda ma amatana wa-ilayhin-nushoor.

‘All praise is for Allah who gave us life after having taken it from us and unto Him is the resurrection.’


When would the Hour (Doomsday) take place?

Narated By Abu Huraira :

While the Prophet was saying something in a gathering,

a Bedouin came and asked him,“When would the Hour (Doomsday) take place?”

Allah’s Apostle continued his talk, so some people said that Allah’s Apostle had heard the question, but did not like what that Bedouin had asked. Some of them said that Alllah’s Apostle had not heard it.

When the Prophet finished his speech, he said, “Where is the questioner, who enquired about the Hour (Doomsday)?”

The Bedouin said, “I am here, O Allah’s Apostle .”

Then the Prophet said, “When honesty is lost, then wait for the Hour (Doomsday).”

The Bedouin said, “How will that be lost?”

The Prophet said, “When the power or authority comes in the hands of unfit persons, then wait for the Hour (Doomsday.)”

Sahih Bukhari Book 03. Knowledge


Pledge of allegiance to Allah’s Apostle

Narated By Jarir bin Abdullah : I gave the pledge of allegiance to Allah’s Apostle for the following:

1. Offer prayers perfectly.
2. Pay the Zakat. (obligatory charity)
3. And be sincere and true to every Muslim.

Sahih Bukhari Book 02. Belief

Narated By Ziyad bin’Ilaqa : I heard Jarir bin ‘Abdullah (Praising Allah). On the day when Al-Mughira bin Shu’ba died,

he (Jarir) got up (on the pulpit) and thanked and praised Allah and said,

“Be afraid of Allah alone Who has none along with Him to be worshipped.(You should) be calm and quiet till the (new) chief comes to you and he will come to you soon. Ask Allah’s forgiveness for your (late) chief because he himself loved to forgive others.”

Jarir added, “Amma badu (now then), I went to the Prophet and said, ‘I give my pledge of allegiance to you for Islam.”

The Prophet conditioned (my pledge) for me to be sincere and true to every Muslim so I gave my pledge to him for this.

By the Lord of this mosque! I am sincere and true to you (Muslims). Then Jarir asked for Allah’s forgiveness and came down (from the pulpit).

Sahih Bukhari Book 02. Belief


Spend for Allah’s sake

Narated By Abu Mas’ud : The Prophet said,

“If a man spends on his family (with the intention of having a reward from Allah) sincerely for Allah’s sake then it is a (kind of) alms-giving in reward for him.”

Sahih Bukhari Book 02. Belief

Narated By Sa’d bin Abi Waqqas : Allah’s Apostle said,

“You will be rewarded for whatever you spend for Allah’s sake even if it were a morsel which you put in your wife’s mouth.”

Sahih Bukhari Book 02. Belief


Reward of every deeds

Narated By ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab : Allah’s Apostle said,

The reward of deeds depends upon the intention and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for Allah and His Apostle, then his emigration was for Allah and His Apostle. And whoever emigrated for worldly benefits or for a woman to marry, his emigration was for what he emigrated for.”

Sahih Bukhari Book 02. Belief


Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alayhi Wasalam Order and Forbade Four Things

Narated By Abu Jamra : I used to sit with Ibn ‘Abbas and he made me sit on his sitting place. He requested me to stay with him in order that he might give me a share from his property. So I stayed with him for two months. Once he told (me) that when the delegation of the tribe of ‘Abdul Qais came to the Prophet, the Prophet asked them, “Who are the people (i.e. you)? (Or) who are the delegate?” They replied, “We are from the tribe of Rabi’a.” Then the Prophet said to them, “Welcome! O people (or O delegation of ‘Abdul Qais)! Neither will you have disgrace nor will you regret.” They said, “O Allah’s Apostle! We cannot come to you except in the sacred month and there is the infidel tribe of Mudar intervening between you and us. So please order us to do something good (religious deeds) so that we may inform our people whom we have left behind (at home), and that we may enter Paradise (by acting on them).” Then they asked about drinks (what is legal and what is illegal).

The Prophet ordered them to do four things and forbade them from four things. He ordered them to believe in Allah Alone and asked them, “Do you know what is meant by believing in Allah Alone?” They replied, “Allah and His Apostle know better.” Thereupon the Prophet said, “It means:

1. To testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad is Allah’s Apostle.
2. To offer prayers perfectly.
3. To pay the Zakat (obligatory charity).
4. To observe fast during the month of Ramadan.
5. And to pay Al-Khumus (one fifth of the booty to be given in Allah’s Cause).

Then he forbade them four things, namely, Hantam, Dubba,’ Naqir Ann Muzaffat or Muqaiyar; (These were the names of pots in which Alcoholic drinks were prepared) (The Prophet mentioned the container of wine and he meant the wine itself). The Prophet further said (to them): “Memorize them (these instructions) and convey them to the people whom you have left behind.”

Sahih Bukhari Book 02. Belief


Guard your HEART

Narated By An-Nu’man bin Bashir : I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, ‘Both legal and illegal things are evident but in between them there are doubtful (suspicious) things and most of the people have no knowledge about them. So whoever saves himself from these suspicious things saves his religion and his honor. And whoever indulges in these suspicious things is like a shepherd who grazes (his animals) near the Hima (private pasture) of someone else and at any moment he is liable to get in it. (O people!) Beware! Every king has a Hima and the Hima of Allah on the earth is His illegal (forbidden) things. Beware! There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good (reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoilt the whole body gets spoilt and that is the heart.

Sahih Bukhari Book 02. Belief


Followers of Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alayhi Wasalam

Narated By ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas : I was informed by Abu Sufyan that Heraclius said to him, “I asked you whether they (followers of Muhammad) were increasing or decreasing. You replied that they were increasing. And in fact, this is the way of true Faith till it is complete in all respects. I further asked you whether there was anybody, who, after embracing his (the Prophets) religion (Islam) became displeased and discarded it. You replied in the negative, and in fact, this is (a sign of) true faith. When its delight enters the heart and mixes with them completely, nobody can be displeased with it.”

Sahih Bukhari Book 02. Belief


Some portents when the Hour will be establish

Narated By Abu Huraira : One day while the Prophet was sitting in the company of some people, (The angel) Gabriel came and asked, “What is faith?” Allah’s Apostle replied, ‘Faith is to believe in Allah, His angels, (the) meeting with Him, His Apostles, and to believe in Resurrection.” Then he further asked, “What is Islam?” Allah’s Apostle replied, “To worship Allah Alone and none else, to offer prayers perfectly to pay the compulsory charity (Zakat) and to observe fasts during the month of Ramadan.” Then he further asked, “What is Ihsan (perfection)?” Allah’s Apostle replied, “To worship Allah as if you see Him, and if you cannot achieve this state of devotion then you must consider that He is looking at you.” Then he further asked, “When will the Hour be established?” Allah’s Apostle replied, “The answerer has no better knowledge than the questioner. But I will inform you about its portents.

1. When a slave (lady) gives birth to her master.
2. When the shepherds of black camels start boasting and competing with others in the construction of higher buildings. And the Hour is one of five things which nobody knows except Allah.

The Prophet then recited: “Verily, with Allah (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour…” (31. 34) Then that man (Gabriel) left and the Prophet asked his companions to call him back, but they could not see him. Then the Prophet said, “That was Gabriel who came to teach the people their religion.” Abu ‘Abdullah said: He (the Prophet) considered all that as a part of faith.

Sahih Bukhari Book 02. Belief



Depression vs Contentment

While the world continues to progress technologically. I swear by Allah, faster than its growth in technology it is retrogressing morally and spiritually. While life seems to become easier theoretically, in theory, when you analyze life today with communication and modes of transport becoming so much easier, in theory life seems easier than previous times but practically life has become more challenging than the previous times.

Tension, depression and frustration has By Allah become the order of the day. Happiness, Joy and prosperity is something of the past. The very fears that haunt the minds of every individual are ever lurking.. “I must never become poor, i must never be diagnosed of cancer”. The fears that are ever lurking in the heart and in the mind of every man is sufficient depression in the life of every person. The only way to avert financial depression is to convince yourself is that Allah is the sustainer. In the midst of affluence there is no joy, in the midst of comfort and luxury there is absolutely no joy.

Muhammad (Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam) Said: … ” Wealth in essence is the contentment of the heart, the one who has contentment in his heart, the no amount of calamities and tragedies will harm this man, will depress this man”, nothing in the world will depress this man. Money can buy a house but not a home. Money can buy you bed but not sleep. The greatest contributing factor to depression is Sin. As that young guy, who after he takes a pill and he is on a buzz and on cloud 9 & you know he is floating somewhere else, as soon as he becomes sober, he goes through such depression that he’s left with one of the 2 options, either he commits suicide or takes a pill again! There is no choice left in his life again, either he takes these tablets as an “escapism” where you are hiding the reality, you are disguising or camouflaging, you are not solving and tracing the problem.

Having Allah on your side means sailing on a boat which no storm can sink. It doesn’t mean you wont have storms, you will have storms, you will have waves, but when you have Allah (God) on your side, no storm will sink that ship. It is contentment, grab hold onto it, I swear if you have it your a king without a throne. Muhammad (Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam) said “He who has contentment in his heart, no calamities of this world will depress him”. It doesn’t mean when a person has contentment, calamities will not come but rather Allah will give him the strength to react differently, he will not get emotional by situations.

Allah gives you the ability to focus, on the reward promised in the hereafter. Friends you have seen the fake pleasure of this world, you have seen how it has deceived you, I call you and introduce you to divine pleasure, I introduce you to spiritual pleasure, I swear by Allah, there is so much pleasure in worshiping Allah, where you will prostrate to your Lord, and I promise you will derive such pleasure, I swear by Allah in who’s control is my life, you wont be able to lift your head up.

The person who can commit to righteous actions, Allah (GOD) will give him contentment and tranquility in life. We are chasing a life where we are in need of peace, tranquility and have a good life, before we commit to become righteous and committing good deeds in life.

Look at everyone these days, you will reach the conclusion that they all want to first resolve issues in their lives and create a good life balance around them before working on good deeds such as looking after the poor, the needy, the orphans, helping in your community, helping respect for our parents etc.

So our formula is completely upside down, but “He who corrects his deeds, Allah with his Will, would correct his affairs”. If your deeds are corrupt, then your life affairs will become corrupt.

When people scream out to God and say “O LORD look what a mess I am in with my life, our LORD would say have you seen your Deeds?” yet we still fail to look at our own actions.

We spend day and night, to correct and excel in our worldly affairs but have absolutely no reflection of the life hereafter? No consideration for what will happen to us after death? Why so? Everyone is engrossed in this effort. But the companions of the Prophet Muhammad (Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam) and other men of piety, corrected their Hereafter and in return Allah SWT corrected their worldly affairs.

There is truly no God but Allah, the One & Only Creator, Muhammad, Jesus are Messengers of Allah!

Audio Lecture: http://www.muslimcentralmedia.com/islamic-lectures/sulaiman-moola-youth-and-depression/