Every living being will experience and taste the pangs of death. There is no escape from this finality! Death is a reality which is inescapable irrespective of the status of the person or his/her relationship with Allah Ta’ala.
O Muslims! Do not waste your lives! Do not waste time on unnecessary and trivial matters. Make it a point of remembering Allah Ta’ala all the time by reciting the prescribed masnoon (recommended) duas. Most importantly, be constantly engaged in sincere Dhikrullah (remembrance of Allah Ta’ala).
Allah Ta’ala made us as one “Ummah” and the “Ummah” represents an unbroken “continuum” until the Day of Qiyamat...
Good deeds are indeed beloved to Allah Ta’ala, and are securely deposited in the “bank” of the hereafter. Simultaneously, there are also clear warnings for doing good deeds for name, fame and gain --- “riyaa” (show). As a matter of fact, “riyaa” (showing-off) is a very serious, hated and condemned act. Additionally, it is openly looked-down-upon and despised in man, particularly in a Muslim.
Charity (Sadaqa) is a great gift from Allah Ta’ala. The act of giving and donating, generates spiritual elevation and revitalises the Iman. Allah Ta’ala loves the act of charity. In the Mubarak (blessed) words of our beloved Nabi (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) reported by Asma bint-e-Abu Bakr (RA) that:
Verily Allah orders you to act with justice & compassion and to do good to relatives & forbids shameless acts, evil deeds & transgression (Surah Nahl – Verse 90)
Water is a beautiful and amazing bounty of Allah Ta’ala and is the source of life of every living body. Allah Ta’ala says: "It is He (Allah) who sends down water from the sky. From it you drink and from it grows the vegetation on which you send your cattle to pasture". (Surah An Nahl Verse 10)
The verse/s of the Noble Quran that alerts and cautions against friendship with non-Muslims is not referring to every and all types of friendships and relationships. Surah Taubah, verse 23, states: “O you who believe, do not choose your fathers or your brothers as friends if they take pleasure in disbelief rather than faith. Whosoever takes them as friends, they have wronged”.