1 - Bathing (Ghusl) (Bukhari, 1951)
2 - To wear nice clothes (Abu Dawood)
3 - Use perfume and use the Miswaak (Ibn Majah)
4 - Going early to Jumu’ah Prayer (Bukhari, 929 & Muslim, 1964)
5 - Walking to masjid for Jumu’ah Prayer (Tirmidhi, 496)
6 - If the saffs (rows) are already filled, one…
The first thing that college is for is to teach you to think. That doesn’t simply mean developing the mental skills particular to individual disciplines. College is an opportunity to stand outside the world for a few years, between the orthodoxy of your family and the exigencies of career, and contemplate things from a distance.
Learning how to think is only the beginning, though. There’s something in particular you need to think about: building a self. The notion may sound strange. “We’ve taught them,” David Foster Wallace once said, “that a self is something you just have.” But it is only through the act of establishing communication between the mind and the heart, the mind and experience, that you become an individual, a unique being—a soul. The job of college is to assist you to begin to do that. Books, ideas, works of art and thought, the pressure of the minds around you that are looking for their own answers in their own ways.William Deresiewicz.
You know that feeling when something amazing happens to you and you can’t wait to share it with the world? Learn to wait. Here’s why:
1. When any good news came to the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa salam) or if a calamity had been averted, he would immediately fall in prostration (sajdatul shukr) and thank Allah for it. This is a beautiful sunnah that should be practiced all the time and not just for major occasions like graduations, new homes, etc.
2. Take a few moments to really deeply say al hamdulila from the depths of your heart. That will be a form of maintaining that blessing as Allah will see your sincere gratitude.
3. Some of the scholars say that one of the reasons Allah did not allow Zakariyya (alayhis salam) to speak for 3 days except for words of praise was to bestow a greater appreciation of the blessing upon him. Al Baghawi (ra) said that is because sometimes when you speak about your blessings to others immediately, you lose yourself in your excitement.
So from now on when something good happens to you, hold off on the phone call, text, email, or status. Say takbeer, go into prostration, say subhana rabbi al a’ala the way you do in your prostration in prayer, AND add a personal note of dua and thanks to Allah from the depths of your heart before you rise. Sh. Omar Suleiman (via beautifulsabr)
I have the best department at university, we’re such a small group in comparison to others that it feels like we all know each other in a way I don’t think you get in other courses.
So I had booked out the optics room with a couple of friends to play around with the slit lamp, which is the really cool piece of kit that lets you look at the eye and it’s structures to an incredible degree of detail. I am in awe of Allah’s perfection when I get to see that.
I had to pick up the keys to the room from my department and there the head of the entire programme has a little chat with us. She tells us she misses the sun, but she’s happy to say goodbye to it as it means saying hello to us, all the students. I wanted to hug her right there and then, my insides were exploding from ‘aaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwws’