Dawah

So today a customer walked in the store with his four kids. They were one of those families that made your heart flutter when you looked at them because of how interactive the father was with his kids. Jokes and laughs everywhere and actual conversation. I overhead him telling his kids “oh Come on just say it.” And they looked so embarrassed it was funny. I didn’t know what he wanted them to say so I didn’t focus on the conversation much. Then he said “Alhamdullilah. It means praise to God. It’s beautiful. Just say it.” And the kids were smiling and laughing and just brushed it off. I asked the oldest if that was their dad and he said “yeah. It’s sorta complicated.” Complicated. Yea, the father converted to Islam recently but of course the kids are adjusting to it. Seeing it was beautiful though. The awkwardness and just the little corny ways to let his kids understand his life choice now-simply through “Alhamdullilah.”
The father came up to me all happy and said “ I got twenty cents but I feel like a million dollars ask me why.”
“ Why"I asked. “Alhamdullilah. Because of that. All praise be to Him. Because of that. I feel great.”


May we feel and breathe the essence of such a word and implement it in our lifestyles. Ameen.


Alhamdullilah.

WANNA BE IN  DOCUMENTARY ABOUT HIJAB (AGAIN)

Salaam guys!

So…I did a promo for a documentary before, but that one is moving along ridiculously slowly (but it’s still happening) but there’s a…

NEW HIJAB DOCUMENTARY that any veiled girl can be in regardless of location!!!!! YAY!!! As long as you possess a camera, the wherewithal to send a video and the ability and personality to answer some interview question then you’re in girly! ^.^ Yasssss be your beautiful self and give Dawah and spread the meaning of hijab (what an opportunity)!!!!!

This documentary is being produced by the beautiful and lovely Amira who you can reach here: amirajah 

Shoot her an email at aalligui@gmail.com letting her know a little bit about yourself (i.e. background, location, age, name, how long you’ve being wearing hijab, etc.) and that you’re interesting in being in it and she’ll email you back with the interview questions. You can submit your video to her through https://www.wetransfer.com

The documentary is about the pivotal role of Muslim women in non-Muslim societies. She’s looking primarily for Muslimahs living in Europe, the US, Asia, Australia etc. who are willing to answer questions via video about different topics such as: the way we’re perceived, what it’s like living in these societies, multiculturalism and co-existence of cultures and religious beliefs, workplace life, fashion and modesty, racism and islamophobia, and our dislikes about living in the Western world. 

Please don’t let anything stop you from participating if you can because this project’s success is dependent on diversity in experiences, opinions and backgrounds.    

If you want to look into the project a little more she also has a blog called “Looking For Muslim Women’s Voices” so ask her about it!

JazakAllah Khair for spreading this guys!

I have the shittiest luck i managed to avoid this wahabi dawah dude all semester and on the last day of classes he found me again and sat next to me to educate me (=

You are the best of the nations raised up for (the benefit of) men; you enjoin what is right and forbid the wrong and believe in Allah; and if the followers of the Book had believed it would have been better for them; of them (some) are believers and most of them are transgressors.

Surah Imran | Verse 110

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Everyone is pious these days.

Everyone says she is pious because she wears hijab or niqaab, he is pious because he wears thobe and has beard, but do we not know the piety and becoming pious starts not on our physical appearance but within our hearts?

I don’t know but it’s been a trend everywhere that somehow this thought discourages our brothers and sisters in Islam who doesn’t wear as pious clothes as others do.

Remember, not because you wear more modest clothes, you are in higher level, we all are struggling, we all are being tested in our own ways, the dawah should be given in the most sincere way, not on such a harsh and insulting way. 

There’s so many things out there that show how hijab should be fashionable how thobe should be swag looking how this should be look cool, and us degrading or making these people doesn’t help, remembering giving dawah doesn’t give you instant change from someone, dawah is not a one day talk, it is a continuous job that every da'ee has to do and I mean every Muslim here.

ENCOURAGE. Not DISCOURAGE.

It is only when we think we are pious enough that we start to fall into sins as we start to degrade others and think that we are “more” pious than them, let me tell you a story about ‘Aishah Radiyallahu Anha.

After the death of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam, indeed the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum took 'ilm and advices from 'Aishah Radiyallahu Anha. 

One day a man came to 'Aishah and asked her: “When will I know that I am pious?

She said: "When you realize that you are a sinner”. 

He said: “And when will I realize I am a sinner?”

She replied: “When you think you are pious.”
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Indeed, a brain that has no remembrance and mention of Allah Azza Wa Jall is easily tricked by Shaytaan.

Stop thinking you are pious because you are are able to do something that someone else couldn’t do [in regards to the deen].

Always remember that what these people you are giving dawah to are going through, you once went through it.

Every pious had a past and every sinner has a future. Always remember that. 

You have to aim to be pious, put it in your heart, not on your brain.
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And we pray that we learn from this story from 'Aishah Radiyallahu Anha, may we all find that lighting guidance from Allah Azza Wa Jall through humility and abundant dhikr. Amin

Zohayma
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Story was taken from:

• Tanbeeh Al Ghafileen, 251

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Without even realising, in our attempt to correct somebody’s mistakes or show them the correct way of doing something - we get carried away and come across a little harsh which can do more damage than we realise. Keep in mind to always be sensitive to the person you want to help, for the level they are at may have taken them an internal war to get to.. and to you it may seem like nothing.