If we take an examining look at the youths, we will be able to conclude that youths generally are of three categories: the upright youth, the corruptef youth and the confused youth.
The Upright Youth
The upright youth is the believer - in every sense of the word - He believes in his religion in such a way he love it, convinced by and contented with it. He regards embracing it as profit and denial of it as a clear loss.
A youth who sincerely worships Allah Alone and follows Prophet Muhammad (bpuh) - in his saying and deeds because of hIs ability belief he is truly a Messenger of Allah and that he is the leader that should be followed.
A youth who observe Salaah (prayer) perfectly to the best of his ability becaus ehe believes in its temporal, eternal and social benefit and advantages as well as in woeful consequences of its neglect for individuals and nation
A youth who pays Zakaah (obligatory fixed alms) fully to those who deserve it for he believes that, it satisfies the needs of Islam and Muslims, a reason that makes it one of the pillars of Islam.
A youth who fasts in the month of Ramadaan and abandons his desires and enjoyments, be it in winter or summer for he believes that it so pleases Allah and therefor gives what pleases Him preferences over his desires.
A youth who performs the obligatory pilgrimage (Hajj) to the Sacred House of Allah because he loves Allah and as a result loves His house. He goes to places of His mercy and forgiveness and shares the experience with his Muslim brothers who also visits those places.
READING OF DESTRUCTIVE BOOKS, MAGAZINES, NEWSAERS ETC.
This type of literature makes one septical about his religion and faith and drags one from excellent morality to the abyes of degeneration which naturally leads to kufr (disbelief) and depravity if the youth does not hav ea strong resistance power in terms of deep Islamic education and mental acuteness and sagacity that can enable him defferentiate between truth and falsehood and between what is useful and what is harmful.
Also, reading of this kin dof literature turn sthe youth upside down because it meets fertile ground in his mind and thinking without any hindrance and get it's roots strengthened and his stem solidified.
It also reflects in his rationality and life.
The solution to this problem is to immediately shift from reading such literature to books that inculcate the love of Allah and His Prophet in one's heart and those books that help in actualizing faith and virtuous deeds.
He should patiently endure reading of thos ebooks because his soul will put up a strong fight against him in order to coerce him into reading what he was used to before and will make him feel bored and irritated at reading useful books.
Example of him is like person who wrestles with his soul so as to force it obey Allah and the soul instead insists on wallowing in falsehood and distraction.
There are many useful books that help in this situation, most improtant of which is the Noble Qur'an and its Tafseer (commentary) written by scholars woh based their exegesis on authentically transmitted ahaadeeth and unequivocal common sense.
Equally improtant and useful are books on ahaadeeth then writings of scholars that are deduced and inferred from two above mentioned sources.
All Praise is due to ALLAH, The Forgiver and Concealer of Faults, The Guide to Repentance, The ONE who Responds to duas
Salaat, Salaam and Salutations Upon The Protector and Guide of The Believers, Sayyedena Muhammad
O OUR SUSTAINER, by the virtue of YOUR knowing the unseen and YOUR power over the creation, keep us alive as long as YOU know that life is better for us, and cause us to die once YOU know that death is better for us
O OUR CHERISHER, we ask that we fear only YOU when we are concealed from everyone,& we ask that YOU grant us sincerity in prosperity & adversity
O OUR MOST COMPASSIONATE ALLAH, we ask YOU for bounties which do not end and coolness of eyes which does not end
O OUR MOST BELOVED ALLAH, we ask YOU for submission to YOUR decree, a pleasurable life after death, the joy of looking at YOUR countenance, and the desire of meeting YOU, O ALLAH
O OUR MOST MERCIFUL ALLAH, we seek refuge with YOU from the harm of harmful things and from a tribulation which causes one to go astray
O ALLAH, we ask YOU for good - all of it - in the present and in the future, that which we know of and that which we don't , guide us on Siraatul Mustaqeem and accept this dua of ours
Subhaanarabbikarabbil Izzati Amma Yassifoon Wassalaamun Alal Mursaleen Walhumdulillahir Rabbil Aalameen.
8 SIGNS OF A HEALTHY HEART
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
[Ibn Al-Qayyim rahimahuAllah].
Fasting is something which is just for Allaah, and Allaah will give multiple rewards without measure for it. The hadeeth says:
“[Allaah says:] Fasting is Mine and it is I Who give reward for it.”
[Al-Bukhaari, Fath, no. 1904]
“There is nothing equivalent to fasting.”
[Al-Nisaa’i, 4/165; see also Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1/413]
“The prayer (du’aa’) of the fasting person will not be refused.”
[Reported by al-Bayhaqi, 3/345; see also al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 1797]
Encouraging children to fast is symptomatic of great concern to raise children with the best of attributes and deeds..."
Today’s Beautiful Hadith is about Evil
On the authority of Abu Sa`eed al-Khudree (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say, “Whosoever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then [let him change it] with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart — and that is the weakest of faith.”
Today's Beautiful Hadith is about Wudu
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Allah does not accept prayer of anyone of you if he does Hadath (passes wind) till he performs the ablution (anew).
(Bukhari Vol. 9, Book 86, Hadith 86)