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    Give People the Credit They Are Due

    “And the labels fill your pockets. Every pocket is labelled with a characteristic or title; this pocket is filled with labels that say ‘Disbeliever,’ and every time you see someone that you don’t like, you hand him a label. Another pocket is filled with labels that say ‘Innovator,’ and a third pocket is filled the labels that say ‘Poor,’ and another says ‘Ignorant,’ etc. This way, you have given everyone a label from one of your labels…

    There are families in Peshawar who cannot find enough Clorox bleach in the marketplaces, so, they send off to Islamabad to purchase this bleach, so that they can use it to clean their clothing and the clothing of their families. So, you are also in need of searching for bleach; you are in need of success in finding that which will clean your heart and purify your insides. If you are part of a particular Islamic group, then beware of assuming that all of the truth rests with that group, and that all falsehood rests with everyone else, as some of the earlier zealous people said: “All of our statements are correct, with a possibility of a mistake, while all the statements of others are mistaken, with a possibility of being correct.” This is the destructive type of allegiance! How many groups have been torn apart, and how many people who were close to each other became divided because of such a mindset?!

    Pay attention to your heart, beware of raising yourself above others, and beware of belittling others. How many of these people have given for the sake of this Religion – but have kept it secret between them and the Lord of the Worlds – from he whose statement is belittled and his appearance mocked, and he might even have given more for this Religion than an Earthful of people like you ever would? So, pay attention to yourself, and may Allah have Mercy on a man who knows his limits and stays inside those limits. The virtuous people are those who acknowledge the virtue of the people of virtue, especially the scholars, and especially those who are old in age, and especially the parents…

    So, my brother, it is enough for your good deeds to be annulled that you look to your actions as if they are great, as Allah Said:

    {“Woe to al-Mutaffifin! Those who, when they have to receive by measure from men, demand full measure, and when they have to give by measure or weight to men, give less than their due.“} [al-Mutaffifin; 1-3]

    So, if he mentions himself, he only mentions his good deeds, and if he mentions the others, he only mentions their mistakes, as the Prophet said: “One of you sees a small speck of dirt in the eye of his brother, but fails to see the large piece of dirt in his own eye.” [‘at-Targhib wat-Tarhib’; 3/236]…

    Just because you are part of a particular group doesn’t mean that you are better than the people. Just because you read a particular book doesn’t mean that you are better than the people. There is some good with the Ikhwan, and there is some good with the Tabligh, and there is some good with the Salafiyyah; every one of them has a portion of the good, so, try – if you are able – to collect all of the good from these groups. They used to study from a large group of the scholars, so, his Hadith instructor is different from his Tafsir instructor , and his instructor in spiritual nurturing is different from his Arabic language instructor. Take from the Tabligh their manners…and imagine if we were to follow their path in respecting the people, and their manners with the scholars… The Tabligh have very good speech, as they convey what they say and work magic on the hearts with their manners, and cause any envy one might have against them to vanish. Take from the Ikhwan their historical movements and revolutionary ideas, and take from the Salafiyyah their beliefs. Collect within yourself all that is good, become a student, and do not restrict the truth to your own shaykh… Take from this person, and take from that person; respect the people, and give them the credit they are due, and put them in their proper categories…”

    [From a khutbah entitled ‘an-Nas Asnaf’ (People Are of Various Types), given on September 26, 1986]

    May Allah have mercy on the khateeb and free the translator.
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    What harms Islam the most is when the ignorant stands to defend it, while the scholar is absent from its leadership.

    Sh. Abdul-ʿAziz al-Tarifi
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    (Original post by Ibn Fulaan)
    May Allah have mercy on the khateeb and free the translator.
    Ameeeen. Real pearls of wisdom from the shaykh
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    (Original post by Tpos)
    I actually feel the same way!
    :yy:

    (Original post by Incredible97)
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    Happy birthday
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    (Original post by Incredible97)
    WalaikumAsalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu

    Read it was your b'day sis, and I wanted to wish you good health. I hope you achieve everything you wanted to this year insha Allah.

    I also wish you great happiness

    Ma'salamah. (lol i gotta sleep now)
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    (Original post by Mary562)
    I have an exam tomorrow
    May Allah makes it easy for you to ace your exam

    Start with basmalah. Remember the du'aa, all the best!

    :hugs:

    (Original post by Tpos)
    Salaam

    http://www.therevival.co.uk/blogs/tpos/grown-decisions

    Are these kinds of thoughts that bother guys too? (I'm assuming girls DO think about this kind of stuff...do you?)
    Hoho, as a girl, yes yes.

    (Original post by Khodu)
    Salam ISoc family, hope you are well. This recitation has helped me so so so much, subhanAllah. Please remember me in your du'as.


    Waalaikumussalam warahmatullah Remember us in your du'as as well

    (Original post by Ibn Fulaan)
    Give People the Credit They Are Due

    “And the labels fill your pockets. Every pocket is labelled with a characteristic or title; this pocket is filled with labels that say ‘Disbeliever,’ and every time you see someone that you don’t like, you hand him a label. Another pocket is filled with labels that say ‘Innovator,’ and a third pocket is filled the labels that say ‘Poor,’ and another says ‘Ignorant,’ etc. This way, you have given everyone a label from one of your labels…

    There are families in Peshawar who cannot find enough Clorox bleach in the marketplaces, so, they send off to Islamabad to purchase this bleach, so that they can use it to clean their clothing and the clothing of their families. So, you are also in need of searching for bleach; you are in need of success in finding that which will clean your heart and purify your insides. If you are part of a particular Islamic group, then beware of assuming that all of the truth rests with that group, and that all falsehood rests with everyone else, as some of the earlier zealous people said: “All of our statements are correct, with a possibility of a mistake, while all the statements of others are mistaken, with a possibility of being correct.” This is the destructive type of allegiance! How many groups have been torn apart, and how many people who were close to each other became divided because of such a mindset?!

    Pay attention to your heart, beware of raising yourself above others, and beware of belittling others. How many of these people have given for the sake of this Religion – but have kept it secret between them and the Lord of the Worlds – from he whose statement is belittled and his appearance mocked, and he might even have given more for this Religion than an Earthful of people like you ever would? So, pay attention to yourself, and may Allah have Mercy on a man who knows his limits and stays inside those limits. The virtuous people are those who acknowledge the virtue of the people of virtue, especially the scholars, and especially those who are old in age, and especially the parents…

    So, my brother, it is enough for your good deeds to be annulled that you look to your actions as if they are great, as Allah Said:

    {“Woe to al-Mutaffifin! Those who, when they have to receive by measure from men, demand full measure, and when they have to give by measure or weight to men, give less than their due.“} [al-Mutaffifin; 1-3]

    So, if he mentions himself, he only mentions his good deeds, and if he mentions the others, he only mentions their mistakes, as the Prophet said: “One of you sees a small speck of dirt in the eye of his brother, but fails to see the large piece of dirt in his own eye.” [‘at-Targhib wat-Tarhib’; 3/236]…

    Just because you are part of a particular group doesn’t mean that you are better than the people. Just because you read a particular book doesn’t mean that you are better than the people. There is some good with the Ikhwan, and there is some good with the Tabligh, and there is some good with the Salafiyyah; every one of them has a portion of the good, so, try – if you are able – to collect all of the good from these groups. They used to study from a large group of the scholars, so, his Hadith instructor is different from his Tafsir instructor , and his instructor in spiritual nurturing is different from his Arabic language instructor. Take from the Tabligh their manners…and imagine if we were to follow their path in respecting the people, and their manners with the scholars… The Tabligh have very good speech, as they convey what they say and work magic on the hearts with their manners, and cause any envy one might have against them to vanish. Take from the Ikhwan their historical movements and revolutionary ideas, and take from the Salafiyyah their beliefs. Collect within yourself all that is good, become a student, and do not restrict the truth to your own shaykh… Take from this person, and take from that person; respect the people, and give them the credit they are due, and put them in their proper categories…”

    [From a khutbah entitled ‘an-Nas Asnaf’ (People Are of Various Types), given on September 26, 1986]

    May Allah have mercy on the khateeb and free the translator.
    :yy: Thanks for sharing, it's a good reminder. Jazakallahu khairan. Ameen.
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    (Original post by Incredible97)
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    Sanah Hilwah

    May Allah grant you success in this dunya and the akhirah

    :party:
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    (Original post by Incredible97)
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    May Allah grant you a very long, pious and successful life. Ameen.
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    (Original post by ThatMuslimGuy)
    Gonna be taking a break from TSR.

    AsalamuAlaikum Wa rahmatullah Wa Barakatu.
    Wa'alaikum assalam warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.

    Probably something I need to do too.
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    Assalamualaikum.

    I just wanted some advice...

    I tend to get very upset by the smallest of things. I'm usually okay for a few days and the smallest thing can trigger it off and I lose all hope in life. I feel sad and upset by everything in life. I would say I'm pretty optimistic about everything but... I'm so rubbish at explaining. :facepalm2:

    My point is; I know that I shouldn't let things get to me so much. I find I can't avoid it... I'm always in this ever lasting cycle of happy and sad. The happiness lasts a few days while the sadness lasts weeks. I overthink things a lot too. Any advice would be appreciated.

    I know friends have tried to help me with this and I feel bad that they try hard to help me but nothing seems to work.
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    (Original post by Tennumbers)
    Assalamualaikum.

    I just wanted some advice...

    I tend to get very upset by the smallest of things. I'm usually okay for a few days and the smallest thing can trigger it off and I lose all hope in life. I feel sad and upset by everything in life. I would say I'm pretty optimistic about everything but... I'm so rubbish at explaining. :facepalm2:

    My point is; I know that I shouldn't let things get to me so much. I find I can't avoid it... I'm always in this ever lasting cycle of happy and sad. The happiness lasts a few days while the sadness lasts weeks. I overthink things a lot too. Any advice would be appreciated.

    I know friends have tried to help me with this and I feel bad that they try hard to help me but nothing seems to work.
    Uh I knew something was up. And I've been worried since. Please come on whatsapp...now!!! Pleaseee! NOW!
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    (Original post by ThatMuslimGuy)
    Gonna be taking a break from TSR.

    AsalamuAlaikum Wa rahmatullah Wa Barakatu.
    lol see you next week bro
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    (Original post by HSafirah)



    Waalaikumussalam warahmatullah Remember us in your du'as as well
    Will do xx
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    (Original post by Ibn Fulaan)
    Just because you are part of a particular group doesn’t mean that you are better than the people.
    "(Muslims)You are the best of peoples ever raised for mankind, you enjoin good and forbid evil, and you believe in Allaah" (al-'Imraan,110)
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    @Incredible/Yalda May Allah grant you a long, happy life. Have a great day inshaAllah.

    @TMG Walaikum assalam warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

    (Original post by Tennumbers)
    Assalamualaikum.

    I just wanted some advice...

    I tend to get very upset by the smallest of things. I'm usually okay for a few days and the smallest thing can trigger it off and I lose all hope in life. I feel sad and upset by everything in life. I would say I'm pretty optimistic about everything but... I'm so rubbish at explaining. :facepalm2:

    My point is; I know that I shouldn't let things get to me so much. I find I can't avoid it... I'm always in this ever lasting cycle of happy and sad. The happiness lasts a few days while the sadness lasts weeks. I overthink things a lot too. Any advice would be appreciated.

    I know friends have tried to help me with this and I feel bad that they try hard to help me but nothing seems to work.
    Walaikum assalam,

    I shall give you advice on watsapp.
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    (Original post by Khodu)
    Salam ISoc family, hope you are well. This recitation has helped me so so so much, subhanAllah. Please remember me in your du'as.

    Wa'alaikumussalam! beautiful recitation JazakAllahu Khayr for sharing Sis! and will do please remember all of us in your duas too!
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    (Original post by ko111)
    Wa'alaikumussalam! beautiful recitation JazakAllahu Khayr for sharing Sis! and will do please remember all of us in your duas too!
    It sure is, still listening to it and will do :awesome:
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    (Original post by Khodu)
    It sure is, still listening to it and will do :awesome:
    Salam Alaikum xx

    I just wanted to say salam because I haven't yet and that feels rude lol. How r u?
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    Note: Please limit the amount of chitchat (especially between opposite genders). I'm no one to lecture anyone but heed my suggestion anyway.
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    (Original post by beautifulxxx)
    Salam Alaikum xx

    I just wanted to say salam because I haven't yet and that feels rude lol. How r u?
    Wa alaikum assalam you're so sweet masha Allah. I'm well alhamdulillah, just very busy and using TSR to procrastinate. How are you? lol

    I don't have enough time to read through everyone's posts on the ISoc thread but I am skimming through some of them, and watching the videos during my study breaks.
 
 
 
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