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what does it mean to be rightly guided

asked 8381147 yaqin's gravatar image

listen. i'm really sorry for the way i acted. im just gonna give my answer for your question even though i cant give you a biggggg answer. being rightly guided is when Allah has opened your heart so that you can be the best muslim you can be. It's when you listen before you judge and think before you speak. It's when you speak the words of Allah as well as follow them. If thats not what it is. then i dont know what is. Please forgive me.

(Jun 19 '13 at 03:57) a_mohammed a_mohammed's gravatar image

Good answer sister.salaam

(Jun 19 '13 at 09:20) yaqin ♦ yaqin's gravatar image

:o im pleasantly surprised that you agree :)ma salama

(Jun 20 '13 at 02:57) a_mohammed a_mohammed's gravatar image

This also.

(Aug 25 '13 at 03:58) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

What does it mean

(Oct 26 '13 at 21:08) yaqin ♦ yaqin's gravatar image

@ yaqin who ya talking too? Just making sure its not me. Not that I thought it is just wms. Salam

(Oct 26 '13 at 21:56) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

Sadie it is a general question to everyone .salaam

(Oct 26 '13 at 23:57) yaqin ♦ yaqin's gravatar image
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Praise be to Allaah.
Allaah has given man in this world that which will help him to worship and obey Him as He has commanded. He has given him strength in himself and has created him in the best mould (cf. al-Teen 95:4). Then He sent His Messengers to mankind to tell them the way to worship and obey Him, and He sent down His Books to mankind, and gave the ability to understand and learn.

The slave has to seek the means which will help him to follow the path of obedience and faith. These include:

1 – Striving to perform the obligatory duties as prescribed in sharee’ah, and doing so regularly.

2 – Striving to keep away from haraam things and sin, because that has a great effect on man’s heart.

3 – Taking time to read Qur’aan. What we should note here is that the kind of reading Qur’aan which has a beneficial effect on the one who reads it is that which is accompanied by thinking and pondering the meanings of the verses of the Qur’aan. Allaah has told us of the effect of the Qur’aan on His believing slaves, as He says (interpretation of the meaning):

“and when His Verses (this Qur’aan) are recited unto them, they (i.e. the Verses) increase their Faith”[al-Anfaal 8:2]

“Allaah has sent down the Best Statement, a Book (this Qur’aan), its parts resembling each other (in goodness and truth) (and) oft‑repeated. The skins of those who fear their Lord shiver from it (when they recite it or hear it). Then their skin and their heart soften to the remembrance of Allaah”[al-Zumar 32:23]

4 – Remembering Allaah (dhikr) and persisting in doing so. Beneficial dhikr is that which is done in the heart and on the lips. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“verily, in the remembrance of Allaah do hearts find rest”[al-Ra’d 13:28]

5 – Calling upon Allaah (du’aa’) and turning to Him. Among the du’aa’s concerning this is that which is described in the hadeeth of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him):

“There is no-one who is afflicted by distress and grief, and says: ‘Allaahumma inni ‘abduka ibn ‘abdika ibn amatija naasyati bi yadika, maada fiyya hukmuka, ‘adlun fiyya qadaa’uka. As’aluka bi kulli ismin huwa laka sammayta bihi nafsaka aw anzaltahu fi kitaabika aw ‘allamtahu ahadan min khalqika aw ista’tharta bihi fi ‘ilm il-ghayb ‘indaka an taj’al al-Qur’aana rabee’ qalbi wa noor sadri wa jalaa’ huzni wa dhihaab hammi (O Allaah, I am Your slave, son of Your slave, son of Your maidservant; my forelock is in Your hand, Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over me is just. I ask You by every name belonging to You which You have named Yourself with, or revealed in Your Book, or You taught to any of Your creation, or You have preserved in the knowledge of the Unseen with You, that You make the Qur’aan the life of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety),’ but Allaah will take away his distress and grief, and replace it with joy.” He was asked: “O Messenger of Allaah, should we learn this?” He said: “Of course; everyone who hears it should learn it.”

6 – Striving to reduce your attachment to this world and developing an attachment to the Hereafter, for being preoccupied with the worries of this world makes a person more worried and anxious, and makes the problems that he is going through occupy all his thoughts and give him sleepless nights.

7 – Doing things to help one relax and dispel worry, such as keeping company with righteous people, relaxing in permissible ways and giving oneself variety to avoid a boring routine. Allah guides whom he pleases and strays whom he pleases . Subhana Allah

answered 1.6k315 sadie's gravatar image

Well done sadie you and the sister has given me some insight into my question .and I truly thank the both of you.salaam

(Jun 19 '13 at 09:27) yaqin ♦ yaqin's gravatar image

No thank me. Alhamdulillah my brother. May Allah guide you and bless you much in this life and the next.

(Jun 20 '13 at 02:24) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

Asalamualaikum.....from my little knowledge,i would like to give an information on "rightly guided".when we talk about rightly guided,we are talking about the phenominum of being guided by some one,most especially by allah. when you are being guided by allah there is no man and no power on earth can come true your way.. (1)you will be strong and trust worthy,and also you would be taking away from bad company..according to the prophet (s.a.w)he said in hadith 23 (wagdatu kairu nin jalissin suuhi ) loneliness is better dan bad would be so purified in wat so ever you do..may allah make us amonge those who are rightly guided...jazakallahu kareem

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And know that among you is the Messenger of Allah . If he were to obey you in much of the matter, you would be in difficulty, but Allah has endeared to you the faith and has made it pleasing in your hearts and has made hateful to you disbelief, defiance and disobedience. Those are the [rightly] guided. 49:7

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