“and obey Allah and His Messenger so that you all may receive Mercy.”
[Al Imran 3:132]
Allah says to obey Him and also His Messenger, Prophet Muhammad sallalhu alaihi wasalam. So everytime we want to do something, stop and ask, is Allah please with what we are doing? Is this act that I am about to do an act of obedience. Am I obeying to do things that Allah ask me to do and to stay from what He tells me not to do? Is this the correct way to do like how Prophet Muhammad sallalhu alaihi wasalam did?
Taqwa of Allah ta’ala,
What is taqwa? People always translate taqwa as fear. But we do not fear Allah like we are afraid of certain things. Taqwa means being very careful and being very conscious about our actions.
Taqwa is profoundly explained in a discussion, between Umar (R) and Kaab (R) who were companions of the Prophet (S) of Islam. Umar (R) asked Kaab (R), the meaning of Taqwa as he was renowned for his deep understanding of the Quran Al Kareem.
Kaab (R) then inquired from Umar (R), whether he had walked through a thorny bush path with his cloak. Umar (R) replied that he had done so on numerous occasions. Kaab (R) asked Umar (R) to describe his movements through this thorny path. Umar (R) replied that he moved very cautiously, so as not to tear his clothing. Kaab (R) said that was the description and the meaning of Taqwa.
Abu Darda (R) said: “From the completion of Taqwa is that the servant fears from His Lord even with regards to things, the weight of an atom.” Abu Darda’s advice for servants who wish to accomplish a character of Taqwa should fear to commit the smallest of sins.
Staying away from things he forbids
Fear and consciousness of Allah.
“and My Mercy encompasses all things, so soon I will write it for those who have taqwa.” [Al Aaaraf 7:156]
O you who believe! Fear Allah, and believe in His Messenger, He will give you a double portion of His mercy, and He will give you a light by which you shall walk (straight). And He will forgive you. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Al Hadid 57:28]
Following the Qur’an.
“And this is a book, We have sent it down as one blessed, so follow it and fear Allah so that you all may receive Mercy.” [Al Anaam 6:155]
What manual do you follow for your way of life?
Doing ihsaan (utmost good) towards Allah and the creation.
“Indeed the Mercy of Allah is near to those who do utmost good.” [7:156]
We have covered the topic of ihsan when we did this hadith. This ihsan that we are talking about now is doing our utmost good towards Allah and also His creation.
So when we do solah, we try to do as perfect as we can like as if we can see Allah. And we know that we cannot see Him, but think He can see you. If you can really feel that He can see you, then you must strive to perform your very best.
Also when we do our work, we must do our very best. Our schoolwork. Cleaning our room. Doing what you area asked to by your parents. Watering the plants. Extra curriculum. Do your utmost best.
Remember Allah never breaks His promis.
Praying four rak’aat before ‘Asr prayer.
The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said: “May Allah have mercy on one who prays 4 raka’aat before the ‘Asr Prayer.” [Narrated by at-Tirmidhi no. 395 and he declared it a hassan, Al-Albany rated the Hadith as hassan in Sahih al-Jami’ No. 3493.]
Insya Allah we will try to add this sunnah prayers.
Listening to the Qur’an attentively and remaining silent.
“And when the Quran is recited, listen to it with attention, that you may receive Mercy.” [Al Aaraf 7:204]
Having rahmah towards the creation of Allah.
A hadith in Musnad Ahmad states, “Show mercy so that you may be shown mercy, forgive and Allah will forgive you.”
There is another hadith narrated in Sunan Abi Dawood that states, “The merciful will be give mercy by the Most Merciful. Have mercy to those on earth and the one in the heavens will have mercy upon you.”
Also Allah ta’ala says in the Qur’an,
Do you not love that Allah should forgive you? [Al Noor 24:22]
So if you want mercy, you want knowledge of the Qur’an, you want Jannah, you want Guidance? Show mercy to others.
Subhanallah be kind to Allah’s creation be it human and animals and even plants. May Allah have mercy on us.
Enjoining Good, Forbidding Evil, Praying and Giving Zakat.
The believers, men and women, are close protecting friends of one another; they enjoin the good, and forbid from evil; they perform the prayer, and give the Zakat, and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah will have His mercy on them. Surely Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise. [At Tawba 9:71]
To start off we must learn about the deen to know what we are asked to do and to learn what we are forbidden. then we must start practising what we learned.
Obey what Allah and Prophet Muhammad sallahu alaihi wasalam. Then we start calling others to do good too and forbids them from doing wrong. may we all have the strength.
Making Reconciliation between Brothers.
The believers are nothing else than brothers. So make reconciliation between your brothers, and fear Allah, that you may receive mercy. [Al Hujraat 49:10]
No fighting among Muslim friends.
May Allah make us among those who receive His mercy.
Good Manners and Form (Al-Adab)
Bukhari :: Book 8 :: Volume 73 :: Hadith 28
Narrated ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab:
Some Sabi (i.e. war prisoners, children and woman only) were brought before the Prophet and behold, a woman amongst them was milking her breasts to feed and whenever she found a child amongst the captives, she took it over her chest and nursed it (she had lost her child but later she found him) the Prophet said to us, “Do you think that this lady can throw her son in the fire?” We replied, “No, if she has the power not to throw it (in the fire).” The Prophet then said, “Allah is more merciful to His slaves than this lady to her son.”
A dua’ that we can learn.
“Our Lord! Bestow on us mercy from Yourself, and facilitate for us our affair in the right way! Al Kahf 18: 10
Taken from this site HERE.