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On Salafi Islam

Regardless of your Islamic background, I would encourage all of you to read this, sincerely and with an open mind.

I’m proud to be an adherent of the Athari school, too.



1. One considers himself as belonging to the next world and not this world. He is a stranger in this world anxious to reach his abode in the Hereafter.

2. One continues to be upset with himself anytime he commits a sin until he finally and completely repents to Allah.

3. One is more upset and unhappy if he misses his daily recitation of the Qur’an and dhikr, than if he had lost his wealth.

4. One finds greater pleasure worshiping Allah than any pleasure in eating and drinking.

5. One’s worries and concerns about this world leave him whenever he begins his formal prayers.

6. One’s only concern and worries are about Allah and doing deeds only for His sake.

7. One is more concerned and stingy about wasting time than a greedy person is with respect to his wealth.

8. One is more concerned about the correctness of his deeds than with the performance of the deeds themselves.

On Relationships

There are some women that Allah has made more delicate than rose petals. More fragile than crystal. More loving and caring than a man could ever fathom. The man neglects her, flirts with other women, and takes all of her gestures for granted. Brothers, if Allah has blessed you with such a woman then please cherish her. Be gentle with her. Love her with all of your heart. Don’t be the cause of her becoming emotionally scarred, self loathing, and pessimistic of ever finding true love.

There are some guys who are extra sensitive, extra loving, and extra caring. They are 1 in a 100. They would give everything up for their girl. The girl in return bosses them around, gets everything she wants, and leaves him heart broken. These men may not get into another healthy relationship ever again. If they do the demons inside may haunt them forever. Sisters, if you’re blessed with such a guy treat him right. Show him the respect and recognition you know he needs. Don’t be the cause of him being filled with rage and becoming skeptical of all women.

Men and women are meant to prosper together. Let’s understand each other, and have meaningful halal relationships. I’m tired of seeing men and women constantly heart broken…

May the controller of all hearts mend yours and mine.

Navaid Aziz

Good Character

Good Character


al-Hasan al-Basree said:

The true reality of good character is: Doing good to others, withholding from harming, and having a cheerful face;

al-Qaadee `Iyaad said:

“It is to associate with the people in a beautiful manner, to have a cheerful face, to show love for them, to show compassion for them, to tolerate the harm they cause, to be forbearing with them, to have patience upon disagreeable things, to abandon having pride or being arrogant towards them; and to avoid harshness, anger, and taking them to account.”
(Taken from Abu Talha Burbank’s explanation of four ahadith from Adab al-Mufrad)

Character of the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam)

  • The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) used to greet the children when he passed by them. Sometimes, a little girl would take him by the hand and he would allow her to lead him wherever she wanted.

    He used to lick his fingers after eating. He would be in the service of his family when at home. Never would he become angry because of something personal.

    He used to repair his own sandals and mend his own torn clothes. He would milk his goat himself for his own family. He would feed his own camel.

    He used to eat with his servants, sit in the company of the poor people, and personally take care of the needs of widows and orphans.

    He would be the one to initiate the greeting when meeting people. He would respond to the humblest of invitations. He lived a very modest lifestyle.

    A man of soft manners, naturally kind, easy to get along with, having a pleasant smile on his face, gracefully humble, extremely generous but not wasteful, soft-hearted and gentle in his dealings with each and every Muslim, lowering the wings of humility to the believers, bearing their companionship in such a gentle way”.

    [Ibn al Qayyim in Madarij as Salikeen]

“The Qur’an Was Heavy Upon Them”

Very inspirational…!

Sami'na Wa Ata'na | سمعنا وأطعنا


Truly, we were the beginning of this nation.  There would be men, amongst the best of the companions of the Messenger of Allah (S), who only had with them one surah or so from the Qur’an, but the Qur’an was heavy upon them and they were given the sustenance of acting according to it.  Truly, the end of this nation will have the Qur’an upon them until even the child and the non-Arab recites it, but they will not act according to it. —’Abdullah ibn ‘Umar

(Read on pg 40-41, Imam Abu Baker Muhammad b. al-Husayn al-Ajurri, The Character of the Bearers and People of the Qur’an.) 

Incredible book, by the way.

-Fi Amanillah-

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