May 3rd, 2021 - Weekly Update

May 3

Message from Moutasem Atiya

May 03, 2021

As-Salamu Alaikum wa RahmatulLah!

I pray that you are all well and have had a great week inshaAllah! SubhanAllah time is going so fast and we already find ourselves on the cusp of the last 10 days of this beautiful month. We pray that Allah fills these last 10 days with light and blessings and may He ﷻ make these last 10 days a means of us entering the highest if Jannah, amin!

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Wishing you a blessed week ahead inshaAllah.

Your brother in faith,

Moutasem Atiya
Founding Director
Al-Madina Institute

Hadith of the Week

Hadith of week

Dua When Breaking the Fast

The Prophet of Allah ﷺ used to read this Dua when he broke his fast. [Abu Dawood]

4 Ways the Prophet ﷺ Gave Charity

4 ways

The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was known for his generosity.

Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: "The Prophet ﷺ was the most generous of people…" (Bukhari)

The Prophet ﷺ continuously encouraged his followers to help others, calling upon Muslims to support their families, neighbours, communities and the wider ummah.

Emphasising the importance of charity, the Prophet ﷺ said: "Generosity is near to Allah, near to Paradise, near to the people, and far from the Hellfire…" (Tirmidhi)

1. He fed the poor ﷺ: "He is not a Muslim whose stomach is full while his neighbor goes hungry." (Muslim)
2. He gave water to the needy ﷺ: "The best form of charity is to give someone water (to drink)." (Ibn Majah)
3. He helped orphans ﷺ: "Blessed is the wealth of the Muslim, from which he gives to the poor, the orphan and the wayfarer." (Muslim)
4. He took care of widows ﷺ: "The person who assists and takes care of the widow… is like the person who is striving in the path of Allah…" (Bukhari and Muslim)

The Prophet ﷺ said: "None of you have faith until you love for your neighbour what you love for yourself." (Muslim)

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Stories from the Qur'an - Episode 3: Story of the Elephant

Moutasem Atiya takes young hearts on an expedition through some of the stories of the Qur’an. Grow in love and awe of Allah’s book as his stories stir their imagination and ignites their passion for their heritage.

Everlasting Reward:

Click to listen to Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui relay a beautiful Prophetic Hadith on how to attain everlasting reward.

Friday Reflection

Full moon of badr

JUMU‘A REFLECTION: THE FULL MOON OF BADR

Assalamu’alaykum all. Jumu’a Mubarak!

Today, we commemorate the great event of the battle of Badr in our history.

Allah says: “Allah certainly granted you victory at Badr, while you were lowly….” (3:123). That is, while you were in a state of need and deprivation.

The saintly ‘ulama teach: Actively realize your attributes, He will grant you of His Attributes: Realize your lowliness, He will grant you of His Nobility; realize your incapacity, He will grant you of His Power; realize your weakness, He will grant you of His strength.

In the remaining days and nights of this blessed month, let us realize and express our attributes through the struggle of being in loving, worshipful surrender to Him — the very spirit of i’itikaf — and may Allah grant us victory, through Him, of hearts unclouded, whole and resplendent. Amin.

Let us not forget to read Sura al-Kahf today and send abundant salawat on the Beloved ﷺ.

BarakAllaho fikum!

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