School of Deen

Back to Shape – Introduction

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Back to Shape (Part 1)
Introduction

 

Lost Moralities

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لِمَ تَقُولُونَ مَا لَا تَفۡعَلُونَ (٢) ڪَبُرَ مَقۡتًا عِندَ ٱللَّهِ أَن تَقُولُواْ مَا لَا تَفۡعَلُونَ (٣

O you who have believed, why do you say what you do not do? Great is hatred in the sight of Allah that you say what you do not do.
[Surah as Saff, 61:2-3︎]

 

Exalted in Manners

وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلَىٰ خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ۬ (٤

And indeed, you are of a great moral character.
[Surah al Qalam, 68:4︎]

 

Our role model

لَقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِمَنْ كَانَ يَرْجُو اللَّهَ وَالْيَوْمَ الْآخِرَ وَذَكَرَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا {21

There has certainly been for you in the Messenger of
Allah an excellent pattern for anyone whose hope is in
Allah and the Last Day and [who] remembers Allah often.
[Surah al Ahzaab, 33:21]

 

What was his first mission?

إنَّما بُعِثتُ لأتمم مَكَارِمَ الأخْلاَق

“I have only been sent to perfect the most noble manners.”
[Al Bukhari – Hadith 21301]

 

Ponder over this story

A Man came to the Prophet ﷺ and told him that ‘O Messenger of Allah, there is a lady who is known for performing a lot of prayers, fasting and charity, however she harms her neighbour by her tongue’ So the Prophet ﷺ said:︎ “She is in hell.”

 

Who is the bankrupt?

“…is the one who will come on the Day of Judgment with prayer and fasting and charity, but he will come having insulted this one, slandered that one, consumed the wealth of this one and shed the blood of that one, and beaten that one. So they will be given some of his rewards, and when his rewards run out, some of their sins will be taken and cast onto him, then he will be cast into the fire”

 

Salah – Prayers

اتْلُ مَا أُوحِيَ إِلَيْكَ مِنَ الْكِتَابِ وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ ۖ إِنَّ الصَّلَاةَ تَنْهَىٰ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنْكَرِ ۗ وَلَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ أَكْبَرُ ۗ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ مَا تَصْنَعُونَ {45

“Recite, [O Muhammad], what has been revealed to you of the Book and establish prayer. Indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing…”
[Surah al Ankaboot, 29:45]

 

Zakah – Alms

خُذْ مِنْ أَمْوَالِهِمْ صَدَقَةً تُطَهِّرُهُمْ وَتُزَكِّيهِمْ بِهَا وَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِمْ ۖ إِنَّ صَلَاتَكَ سَكَنٌ لَهُمْ ۗ وَاللَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ {103

Take, [O, Muhammad], from their wealth a charity by which you purify them and cause them increase, and invoke [Allah ‘s blessings] upon them. Indeed, your invocations are reassurance for them. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing.”
[Surah at Tawbah, 9:103]

 

Sawm – Fasting

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ {183

“O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous”
[Surah al Baqarah, 2:183]

 

Hajj – Pilgrimage

الْحَجُّ أَشْهُرٌ مَعْلُومَاتٌ ۚ فَمَنْ فَرَضَ فِيهِنَّ الْحَجَّ فَلَا رَفَثَ وَلَا فُسُوقَ وَلَا جِدَالَ فِي الْحَجِّ ۗ وَمَا تَفْعَلُوا مِنْ خَيْرٍ يَعْلَمْهُ اللَّهُ ۗ وَتَزَوَّدُوا فَإِنَّ خَيْرَ الزَّادِ التَّقْوَىٰ ۚ وَاتَّقُونِ يَا أُولِي الْأَلْبَابِ {197

“Hajj is [during] well-known months, so whoever has made Hajj obligatory upon himself therein [by entering the state of ihram], there is [to be for him] no sexual relations and no disobedience and no disputing during Hajj…”
[Surah al Baqarah, 2:197]

 

Characteristics of successful believers

قَدْ أَفْلَحَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ {1

الَّذِينَ هُمْ فِي صَلَاتِهِمْ خَاشِعُونَ {2

وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ عَنِ اللَّغْوِ مُعْرِضُونَ {3

“Certainly will the believers have succeeded: hey who are during their prayer humbly submissive And they who turn away from ill speech.”
[Surah al Mu’minun, 23:1-3]

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